VALDEZ oktoberfest & Home Brew Competition

Each year the Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts the Annual Oktoberfest & Home Brew Competition to recognize the most talented home brewers not only in Valdez but in the State of Alaska – those who continue to push boundaries and elevate the possibilities of craft beer.  America’s interest in home brewing and craft beer is at an all-time high and the craft beer landscape has exploded.

Always wanted to brew your own beer? Enter your winning craft brew by registering today.  Now is the time to start researching your recipe, gathering supplies, and setting a date to brew. 

Saturday October 7th from 11 am, Judging of Home Brew Entrants begins.  This is open to the Public. 

Location: Civic Center, 134 Clifton Court.

Saturday October 7th from 7 pm - The Oktoberfest celebrations begin

Location: Civic Center, 134 Clifton Court.

Tickets can be purchased online via this website


At the Visitor Information Center or Rogues Garden both locations on Fairbanks Drive.

Need to contact the Visitor Center? Phone: (907) 835-2984 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.



Don't miss out ...October is coming around fast! 



The natural beauty and breath-taking wildlife in Valdez creates the perfect playground for abundant activities and adventure throughout the year. Valdez is home to the Prince William Sound - a mix of tidewater glaciers, rainforests, and mountains. Wild animals, birds and nature flourish here. Come visit Valdez and experience your own Alaskan adventure.



DRIVE: Proclaimed as one of “America’s Most Scenic Roads” and known to Alaskans as the “Adventure Corridor,” the drive to Valdez from Fairbanks, Tok, and Anchorage provides
breathtaking views of glaciers,  waterfalls, towering mountains and incredible scenery. The
picturesque Glenn Highway and Richardson Highway converge along the nation’s largest
national park — the Wrangell-St. Elias — holding nine of the 16 tallest peaks in the U.S.
Whether driving from Anchorage, Tok, or Fairbanks, the community of Glennallen provides gas, food and lodging needs before continuing on to the Richardson Highway. Watch for the sign to Worthington Glacier, one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers, when driving through the breathtaking Thompson Pass. Be ready to pull over and take in the majesty of the awe inspiring
Keystone Canyon, where cascading waterfalls greet you from towering canyon walls just before entering Valdez.

FLY: Take a short 45-minute flight from Anchorage. Daily flights offer spectacular views of the coastal Chugach Mountains, vast glacial ice fields and the beautiful Prince William Sound.

TAKE THE FERRY: With frequent service in the summer, The Alaska Marine Highway is an exciting and beautiful way to travel to Valdez and experience the majestic Prince William Sound. The Marine Highway
offers service throughout the year to all three major coastal Prince William Sound communities.