Klamath Basin Oktoberfest is an annual event, In 2020 it will be held on September 19th.
The Bill Collier Community Ice Arena located at the entrance of the Running Y Ranch Resort in Klamath Falls.
5075 Fox Sparrow Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
For tasting: A one-time purchase of a tasting mug is required. Mugs are $20 and come with 5 beer tokens. Collector mugs are $30 and come with 4 tokens.
Additional tokens are sold in packs of four for $5. Each 4 oz pour is one token, full beers are 4 tokens. Tokens are non-refundable.
Mugs are available for purchase online, however, you must be 21 or older. These mugs will be given out at the gate once ID has been checked. Online purchases are non-refundable.
Free parking can be found at the Bill Collier Community Ice Arena, near the Running Y Ranch Resort Lodge, and near the Club House on the golf course for overflow.
A shuttle will be available to the ice arena from each of the parking locations.
The Klamath Basin Oktoberfest accepts credits cards and cash both at the event entrance as well as at the Merchandise Tent.
The OLCC accepts the following as proper ID:
The state identifications card and/or the military card must include a photo of the person, the person’s name, address, date of birth, a physical description, and the signature of the person.
Yes! The Klamath Basin Oktoberfest is kid friendly.
Last call is at 8:30 pm, last served is 8:45 pm, and everyone out by 9:00 pm.
A selection of food from local vendors will be on site. The food vendors are:
If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact us for more information.
You may bring sealed water bottles, low profile chairs, kid-carriers.
Outside food, beverages and coolers are not allowed.
The tradition of ice skating out-of-doors in the Klamath Basin began in the early 1900s when the city created a community ice rink near Moore Park along the south shore of Upper Klamath Lake. This natural sheet of ice was a popular winter recreation site. However, in the 1970s, due to changing climate and city budget constraints, the rink was forced to close. In the 1990's, Bill Collier, a local retiree and former hockey player, began to personally renovate the historic site. He spent cold winter nights and early mornings spraying the dirt patch with water from a fire hose to create the sheet of ice.
The Basin’s constantly changing weather made it almost impossible to maintain a consistent sheet of ice and it soon became evident that a refrigerated, covered ice rink was needed. Bill’s dedication and commitment inspired other volunteers to help with the project and, in 1999, Klamath Ice Sports Inc. (KIS), a grass roots, not-for-profit organization, was formed and began raising funds and generating widespread enthusiasm for a new ice-skating facility. Located just inside the entrance to the Running Y Ranch Resort, the Bill Collier Community Ice Arena (BCCIA) opened in January of 2002.
In the winter, the facility has a 200′ x 85′ refrigerated ice sheet and is protected from the weather by a tensile fabric, pavilion-style roof that provides an outstanding view of the surrounding countryside, continuing the long tradition of outdoor skating in the Klamath Basin. During its five-month long season, the ice arena offers a wide variety of ice-skating opportunities to both residents of and visitors to the area. Klamath Ice Sports depends upon both individual and corporate contributions to support its programs, its endowment fund, and the athletic scholarships that are made available to young skaters.