Odessa Deutschesfest

THURSDAY SEPT 13TH - SUNDAY, SEPT 16TH
With 15,000 visitors annually, there are plenty of attractions for all ages—authentic German food, city-block big Biergarten, live music, a parade, kids zone, street vendors, helicopter rides—just to name a few. 

Deutschesfest is put on by local descendants of the German-Russians who settled in Odessa at the beginning of the 20th Century. A strong appreciation of good food, drink, music and dancing have been handed down through generations to give this festival a touch of care you’ll only find from those with true hometown pride. This gives you the perfect reason to get the family together, break out your lederhosen and dirndls and load up the motorhome or trailer to bring everyone out for a weekend of fun. br/>


THUR—SEP. 13, 2018
5PM—Kids Chalk Drawing at Wheatland Bank, Sign-Up 4:45PM
6PM—Tricycle Race on First Avenue
AFTER TRICYCLE RACE—Bed Races
7PM to 11PM—Biergarten Opens!

FRI—SEP. 14, 2018
7AM TO 10AM—Pancake Feed at the Community Center
7AM TO 11AM—Breakfast Buffet at Chiefs Bar & Grill
9AM TO 5PM—Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at Eldridge Chiropractic (18W 1st Ave.)
10AM Until Sold Out—Old Fashioned German Bake Sale at the Old Town Hall
10AM TO 5PM—Vintage Quilt Display & Genealogy Room at St. Matthew's Church (Alder St & 4th Ave)
10AM TO 7PM—Odessa High School FBLA Vendor Street Fair on Division Street
11AM TO 8PM—German Food Court at Fest Platz, Main Street
12:30PM TO 1AM—Biergarten
2PM TO 6PM—Historical Museum Open (West 4th Ave. & Elm St.)
7PM—Odessa High School Football Game (The Sausage Bowl) at Finney Field, Odessa vs Tekoa-Rosalia

SAT—SEP. 15, 2018
7AM TO 10:30AM—Lions Club Farmer's Breakfast at the Community Center
7AM TO 11AM—Buffet Breakfast at Chiefs Bar & Grill
8:30AM—Odessa High School ASB Fun Run at City Park. Check-in 7AM to 8AM
ALL DAY—German Food Court at Fest Platz on Main Street
9AM TO 5PM—Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at Eldridge Chiropractic (18W 1st Ave.)
10AM TO 7PM—Odessa High School FBLA Vendor Street Fair on Division Street
10AM—Kiddie and General Parade on 1st Avenue
11AM TO 1AM—Biergarten
11AM TO 5PM—Kid Zone (City Park)
12PM TO 6PM—Historisches Museum Open (West 4th Ave. & Elm St.)
12PM TO 6PM—Ag Machinery Display at Historisches Museum
12PM TO 6PM—Vintage Quilt Display & Genealogy Room at St. Matthews Church (Alder St & 4th Ave)
1PM—Horseshoe Tournament and Open Play at East End of Finney Football Field. Signup at Noon.
1PM TO 3PM—Josie Westmoreland Piano Performance at Historisches Museum
1PM TO 5PM—Old Town Hall Rejuvenation Project Cash Bingo at the Old Town Hall
1:30PM—Ugly Beard Contest on Outdoor Stage. Registration at Noon.
7PM—Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
8PM TO 10PM—Under the Stars Dance (All Ages). Lot next to Odessa Chiropractic.

SUN—SEP. 16, 2018
7AM TO 11AM—Breakfast Buffet at Chiefs Bar & Grill
8AM TO 11AM—Pancake Feed & More at the Community Center
8AM—Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
10:30AM—Outdoor Combined Church Service by Odessa Ministerial Association / Outdoor Stage
11AM—Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church Service
11AM TO 2PM—Odessa High School FBLA Vendor Street Fair on Division Street
11:30AM TO 10PM—Biergarten
12PM TO 2PM—Bike Show at the Rolling Thunder Pizza
ALL DAY—German Food Court at Fest Platz, till the food runs out!
12PM TO 4PM—Vintage Quilt Display & Genealogy Room at St. Matthews Church
12PM TO 4PM—Historical Museum Open
11:30AM TO 10PM—Bier Garten

Details

Is there a fee for visiting the festivities?
There is no fee for visiting Deutschesfest in general. There is a fee for parking RV's and for entrance into the Bier Garten.

Where do I park?
There is plenty of parking on residential streets adjacent to downtown for automobiles. For RV's, there is the tourist park just east of downtown, and its adjacent streets. All parking areas are first come; first serve, with no hookups. Also available for RV's and tent campers, is the school's Finney Field complex, parking on a lush green ball field!

Where do I stay, are there motels, camping etc?
Odessa has one motel, the La Collage Inn (509) 982-2412. It is most likely booked a year in advance, along with Odessa Golf Club and RV Park (509) 982-0093. Odessa's Reiman and tourist park fill up with RV's a week before Deutschesfest. There is no 'reservation' system in place for camping or RV's in the park. The Odessa School District allows RV parking and tent camping at its Finney Field sports complex. The location is on West 4th Avenue, across from the museum. Just look for the signs once you enter town.

What does it cost to park at the ballfield campsite, and can I reserve a camping spot?
There is no 'reservation' system in place, it is first come, first serve. It is common practice for early arrivals to 'stake out' space for friends arriving later. No one has ever been turned away due to lack of space. The cost is $30 if arriving Wednesday or Thursday. $25 if arriving Friday and beyond. Note that on Wednesday, you cannot park till after 5:30pm. There is no water or electricity available on site. There is a 'rudimentary' wastewater dump across from the cemetery on the west end of town.
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Odessa Deutschesfest

Odessa Deutschesfest

Sep 13, 2018 Starts: 5:00 PM - Ends: 11:00 PM



Odessa, WA
99159


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