St. Demetrios Greek Festival, Seattle, and Oktoberfest Northwest, Puyallup, Oct. 9-11, 2015.

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Eat, drink and play like a Greek and a German at the St. Demetrios Greek Festival and Oktoberfest Northwest Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 to 11.

St. Demetrios Greek Festival, a local favorite since 1960, invites everyone to “come for the food and stay for the entertainment.”

Greek lamb sandwiches, gyros, calamari, souvlaki, spanakopita, soups, salads, desserts, pastries, deli and seated meals at the Dining Hall offer something for everyone. The event’s other crowd-pleaser, Greek dancing by adults and kids ages 5 through teens on the main stage throughout the weekend. The Taverna has wine, beer and football, baseball and soccer games on big-screen TVs, and shops offer Greek imports. There will be tours of the church’s sanctuary to learn about the Orthodox faith.

St. Demetrios Greek Festival

Time: Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9-11.

Cost: Admission free.

Location: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle; free parking and shuttles, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Seattle Prep parking garage, 11th Avenue East just before Miller Street; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Montlake Elementary School, 2409 22nd Ave. E., Seattle.


Oktoberfest Northwest

Time: Noon to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, ages 21 and older only after 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for all ages.

Cost: $10-$12 Friday/Saturday, $5/Sunday, ages 12 and younger free daily; free for everyone noon to 3 p.m. Friday.

Stein Dash 5K: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, registration 8:30 a.m.; $38.

Location: Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup.

More info: 253-841-5045 or

Street parking in the Montlake neighborhood can be hard to find during the popular event; free parking and shuttle service are available Saturday and Sunday.

German entertainment, food, beer and games offer fun for all at Oktoberfest Northwest at Washington State Fair Event Center in Puyallup. Restaurants and food vendors include schnitzel from Gutes Essen Haus, bratwursts and Polish sausage at Ziegler’s German Haus and pickle soup and apple strudel at Bruno’s European Restaurant.

German beers are featured at the Munich-style Festhalle with polka bands and other entertainment, featuring headliner Manuela Horn Revue’s yodeling and music and dancing on stage Friday and Saturday night and at an all-ages polka dance and singalong at 3 p.m. Sunday. Kinderfest activities include crafts, games and Root Bier Garden, and Oktoberfest admission for ages 12 and younger is free all weekend.

A new feature this year, the German Kuchenchef Cooking Stage, hosts chefs from local restaurants preparing classic Bavarian dishes. Sports Haus opens early Sunday for a Seahawks viewing party, hosts the Hammerschlagen Tournament of Champions Friday and Saturday and features German beers all weekend. Sunday also includes the Stein Dash 5K with beer and root beer stops, and Wiener Dog Races; sign up your dashing dachshund in advance or starting at 11 a.m. Sunday.