Lager Fest

Astoria, Oregon

May 10th – 11th

About Lager Fest

Buoy Beer Co.’s annual Lager Fest is back! Join us on the Astoria riverfront Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th as we celebrate the wonderful world of lagers with live music, great company, and unbeatable river views.

On May 11th, we encourage you to start your day with Astoria’s 10th annual Run on the River Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k. Sponsored by Buoy Beer, Run on the River is a fundraiser for Astoria Parks Recreation and Community Foundation, which helps individuals and families access health and wellness opportunities through scholarships.

Lagers & Music On The River

Buoy is partnering with more than a dozen West Coast breweries to showcase the best of the crisp, clean, refreshing lager style. Festivities will begin Friday, May 10th at 3pm and continue Saturday, May 11th from 11am-8pm. Join us at Buoy’s original riverwalk brewery location (1 8th Street) and enjoy live music, activities including a blind taste test, bingo, Jenga, and cornhole, delicious food, and of course, lots of lagers. We will also be celebrating Buoy Beer Co.’s 10th anniversary and will be raffling off a Buoy anniversary cornhole set.

Lager Fest event mugs and tokens will be for sale on-site, giving beer lovers a chance to taste variations of the style’s color, fermentation process, hop profiles, and malt flavors from our partner breweries and specialty lagers from Buoy.


While you do not need to order tickets in advance, our pre-sale tickets offer a better deal and let you skip the traditional line to get you into the festival faster.

with perks

We are looking for beer pourers and monitors! The beer pourers will need a current OLCC card or a temporary one for the weekend. The shifts are 3 hours; volunteers get a festival t-shirt, mug, and 10 tokens!

Buoy Beer Club

During the festival you can also sign up for our Buoy Beer Club. The annual membership features perks like discounted draft and packaged beer, discounts on merchandise (both at the brewery and online), exclusive invites to brewer social events, and more! Sign up during Lager Fest and your festival mug will be included in your membership price.

Run On The River

We encourage you to complete the weekend by participating in the Run On The River on the morning of Saturday, May 11th.

Astoria’s premiere half marathon, 10k, and 5k. Enjoy a run on the Astoria River Walk and stay for the after party sponsored by Buoy Beer. Registration includes a shirt, medal, lunch, and a beverage from Buoy Beer Company. Run on the River proceeds go to funding swimming lessons and scholarships to APRD youth programs.

Brewed & Canned By:
Buoy Beer Company
Astoria, Oregon