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Oktoberfests

Steins, Bratwursts, Oom-Pah-Pahs

Photo By Bradley Schweit Photography 2015

Originally celebrated in early-1800s Germany in honor of the country's royal family, Oktoberfest today is simply a reason for 6 million people to come to Munich to drink, eat and be very merry.

The Munich celebration may have more than 150 years on us in San Diego, but that doesn't mean we don't know how to throw a party. Here's where you can chug a hefty stein of lager, chow down on a Bratwurst and oom-pah-pah to your heart's content.

La Mesa Oktoberfest Dancers

Oktoberfest Celebrations Around San Diego

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

When: Friday-Sunday, September 29-October 8, 2017
Traditionally held on the first two weekends in October, dance to the sounds of an honest-to-goodness Bavarian band at the two-weekend Oktoberfest in El Cajon.

La Mesa Oktoberfest

When: September 29-October 1, 2017
Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has featured hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and of course beer.

Encinitas Oktoberfest

When: October 1, 2017
The Encinitas Oktoberfest will feature music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest

When: October 6-7, 2017
San Diego's annual Oktoberfest takes to the streets of Ocean Beach once again in this uniquely Southern California salute to the celebration of German culture and fun.

Carlsbad Oktoberfest

When: October 7, 2017
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.

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No one knows beer better than Joshua M. Bernstein. The prolific contributor to publications such as Bon Appétit, Men’s Journal, and The New York Times—to name only a few—has also released a “four pack” of books on the topic: The Complete Beer Course, Brewed Awakening, Complete IPA, and his latest, Homebrew World. Have a beer and join us for an exciting talk on homebrewing and the future of beer.

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