Seniors Discover Authenticity in Little Bavaria

There are several reasons to “gear up” for Leavenworth, Washington including the upcoming Oktoberfest which is one highlight of the year for the town of only 2,000 inhabitants. The locals like to say to senior visitors that “We’re Bavarian Charm and Northwest Hospitality.”

The Fest starts October 4th, so get ready for live music, German food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family, including senior visitors. Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich. Leavenworth, originally known as Icicle (can you guess why?), was renamed after Captain Charles Leavenworth, one of the first commercial developers in this part of Washington.

Senior Love Affair With Leavenworth

Leavenworth is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range in the upper reaches of the Wenatchee River Valley. The town is 118 miles east of Seattle. Ever since the change to a Tudor Style Bavarian Village, Leavenworth has become a pillar of the tourism industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Woody Goomsba, the dapper nutcracker from Leavenworth, stars in his first music video – “Gitcha Goomsba Up!” This is really a “one of kind” tourist ad that highlights Leavenworth. Now we know why close to two million tourists come to visit Leavenworth each year.  You too, like each senior visitor, will find an individual love affair with the community. And those mountains…right out of the Sound of Music.

Leavenworth is famous for it’s exciting festival line-up including the Christmas Lighting Festival, Oktoberfest, Mai-Fest, Alefest, Autumn Leaf Festival and several more events. In the winter, the summit of Stevens Pass is just 30 miles from town making playing in the snow quite convenient.

TripAdvisor will fill in all your FAQs and suggest several fun things for senior citizens to do while you are in town. Maybe practice your German (ein Bier bitte hier) prior to your visit. Can you yodel? Maybe they can use you. Enjoy Leavenworth.  jeb




  1. To find out what is going on in Leavenworth when you visit, along with reviews of places to eat, shop and stay, visit:

    We’re tourists ourselves and built this site to help other tourists find out what’s happening. Enjoy!

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