Producing a successful three day festival takes a great deal of planning and effort by an outstanding group of committed individuals. Many people put in long hours to make this event a reality.

The following people are deserving of special recognition. Given my role as Creative Director, many of the accolades come my way. I am humbled and grateful to receive them, but to me, it is the people on this list who deserve the applause. I am honored to work shoulder to shoulder with them and to call them my friends.

Thank you for your support of Kirkland Oktoberfest. Save the date for next year and we will see you September 25-27, 2015.


Rob Butcher, Creative Director


2014 Committee Members

Fun & Games                 Mike Metteer / Julie Metteer
Emcee, Host                  Troy McVicker
Vendor Director           Maryam Marzban
Production                     Tom Anderson
Entry Gate Director        Kayle Walls
Bier Ticket Sales            Michael McKee
Food & Beverage          Spencer King
Press                              Joy Aurand
Wiener Dog Races       Judi Kuntz
Decor/Signage             Morgan Horne / John Poulson

Master of Ceremonies  Wallace Franz

Special thanks to Mayor Amy Walen, The Wilde Rover, Uli's Famous Sausage, Columbia Distributing, and of course, Liebchen Delicatessen.

Festival Photography provided by:

Timothy DeHan -

Bob Gassen / Humanature Photography



Additional support provided by the staff and board of the Kirkland Downtown Association which was the beneficiary in 2014.