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Oktoberfest and International Chef Competition

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Sandpoint’s annual fall festival. What could be better than an Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Sandpoint and a little sisterly competition with two top chefs from sister cities? Oktoberfest and International Chef Competition happens Saturday, Oct. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. at the old Granary at Fifth and Oak. Catch live entertainment with Nu Jack City, fantastic local food, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, plus, new this year: An international chef cook-off competition between Eichardt’s own Reese Warren and All Seasons Cafe’s Amanda Skidmore from our sister city of Nelson, B.C.

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Maps & Travel Info

Sandpoint is located in the northern tip of Idaho, at the crossroads of the major north-south route through Idaho, U.S. Highway 95, and the east-west route of U.S. Highway 2. It is 80 miles northeast of Spokane, and 352 miles east of Seattle. Boise, the state capital, is 439 miles south.

By Plane

Spokane International Airport. Located within 80 miles of Sandpoint in Spokane, Wash., this major airport provides access to flights on several airlines. Airlines serving Spokane International Airport include:

Rental cars are available at the airport, including:

  • Alamo, (800) 462-5266
  • Avis, (800) 331-1212
  • Budget, (800) 527-0700
  • Dollar, (800) 800-4000
  • Enterprise, (800) 325-8007
  • Hertz, (800) 654-3131
  • National, (800) 227-7368
  • Thrifty, (800) 367-2277

Sandpoint Airport. Located two miles from downtown, the Sandpoint Airport provides a
5,500-foot paved runway rated up to 40,000 pounds gross weight single-wheel load. Amenities and services include pilot’s lounge, courtesy cars, fuel, flight school and tiedowns. (208) 263-9102

By Train

Amtrak’s Empire Builder route arrives and departs on a daily basis at Sandpoint’s historic railroad depot on Railroad Avenue, just off of Bridge Street. The westbound train departs at 11:49 p.m., and the eastbound train departs at 1:40 a.m. For more information, call Amtrak toll-free at
1-800-872-7245, or check Amtrak’s website.

Local Rental Car Services

Rental cars are available locally through these area businesses.

  • Hertz Rent a Car: (208) 263-9102, located at the Sandpoint Airport a mile north of downtown Sandpoint at 1100 Airport Way, off North Boyer Avenue.
  • Thrifty Car Rental: (208) 255-7909, located in the lobby of Anderson’s Autobody on Highway 200 two miles east of Sandpoint.
  • Rental cars are also available at the Spokane International Airport. See above.

Taxi Services

Bonner Cab Co. offers taxi services 24-hours a day, 7 days a week: (208) 263-7626.

Sandpoint Cab Company LLC also offers taxi services: (208) 610-6212.