Volunteers handing out badges and checking IDs, from left: Lamin Manneh, Frannie Cohen and Sidney Cohen.
Operating the information booth and photo booth, from left: Brenda Carrithers, Tara Denkinger and Jose Longoria.
Emcee Carolyn Douglas welcomes attendees to the first-ever Edmonds Oktoberfest.
Wearing his Lederhosen, Steven Ono of Ono Poke is ready for the beer judging.
Betty Woelfel with her dog Miles watches as husband Harlan Woelfel tosses a bean bag.
Gallaghers’ owners Tom and Marcie Kretzler are ready to pour their beers.
Kory Leuders, owner of beverage catering service Tap Truck, pours a taste of cider out of his 1951 GMC panel truck.
Paul Keller of Lynnwood, along withBill and Judy Baker –classes of ’62 and ’65 Edmonds High Tigers, respectively — take advantage of the picnic tables to enjoy their samples.
Toby of the polka band Smiling Scandinavians plays the accordion.
Handing out tasting tokens and sample glasses, Rotarian Elise Hegrat shows off the apron she brought back from Germany.
Mike Martin enjoys a sample of beer while Anja, his 6-year-old Great Pyrenees, enjoys attention from those who meet him.
A reuben sandwich with pretzels from the Here and There truck.
The Oktoberfest clean-up crew, aka Waste Warriors, from left: Robin Blahous, Carole Lang, Dina Soy-Olson, Lynne Behrendtand Tom Blahous.
Jef Melby, Dana Smith, and Mark and Marcella Langford, with their dog Chance Langford.
Beer tokens quickly fill a boot at Watts Brewing Co out of Bothell.
Edmonds resident Mikel Anne Aldrich marvels at the size of the big pretzel.
Getting into the Oktoberfest spirit, Conner and Cheryl Haggerty of Edmonds do the chicken dance polka.
Festival goers enjoy the evening as autumn colors fill the sky.
Edmonds’ first-ever Oktoberfest drew a crowd to Frances Anderson Field Friday, as attendees enjoyed beer, live music, food and games on the festival’s first day. The fun continues Saturday, starting with a 9 a.m. 5K run and a 10:15 pet parade — both at Frances Anderson Field, followed by a day of activities for families and adults alike. Learn more at
— Photos by Julia Wiese