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Oktoberfest Guide to San Diego

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San Diego wants you to celebrate Oktoberfest all month long, which means there is more than one of these festivals happening, all in San Diego. Start your celebration off in Carlsbad at the Oktoberfest & Family Fall Fest on October 7th from 12pm-10pm. This is the longest running Oktoberfest in San Diego County, starting all the way back in 1982. This festival will start off with music and live bands such as Faith Paige, Bluebirds, and The Last Call. There will be performances, a pumpkin patch, blow up jump houses, and much more to ensure that your entire family will be entertained. You can purchase a $15 ticket that includes a meal and your entry to the festival. There will also be different contests that you can be a part of such as the Best Dressed German boy and girl and a yodeling contest. Enjoy a day with your family and friends, while indulging in delicious food and the holiday season atmosphere.

El Cajon is another location of an Oktoberfest celebration. The first weekend is September 29th, 20th, and October 1st, while the second weekend is October 6,7, and 8. With a German band that descends from Germany, you’ll feel like you are being transported to Europe for the real Oktoberfest. Admission is $10 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $5 on Sundays. Along with the live music, there will be raffle contests, games, dancing, beer, delicious food, arts and crafts, and of course more beer. This is the perfect family outing, that will allow you to let your kids run around and have a good time, while you sip on a beer with out a worry on your mine.

Ocean Beach will also be hosting an extraordinary Oktoberfest on October 6th and 7th.  Celebrate Oktoberfest in beer gardens, complimented by live music to set the tone for your night. There will be a kickoff party at Winstons on Sunday October 10th, along with complimentary drinks and a free show. Enjoy authentic brews in the Beer Garden on both days of the festival, with a $5 entry fee.

San Diego is doing locals a favor and bringing Germany to you, along with delicious beer and authentic food, complimented by live entertainment. There are many different Oktoberfest’s that you can be a part of, so make it a whole day event with your family or friends, so that you can all explore this diverse culture, right here in San Diego. Discover a new culture, without leaving your home city.

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