10.1: 22nd Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest
Sink your teeth into authentic German fare and throw back a bevy of brews at the "Keepin' It Local" Craft Beer Garden during Encinitas' traditional European event bringing Bavarian dancing, traditional tunes and a street faire featuring 200-plus artisans.
9.29-10.1: 44th Annual La Mesa Oktoberfest
Hold on to your Lederhosen as La Mesa's long-running German festival returns with more merchants, entertainers and beer than ever before, plus a new craft-spirit garden serving sips of cocktails against a live soundtrack of traditional German music.
La Mesa Village, La Mesa, lamesaoktoberfest.org
9.29-10.1; 10.6-8: El Cajon Oktoberfest
Treat your taste buds to authentic German fare, beer and booze during two fun-filled weekends, while a band from the fatherland plays polkas, waltzes and tons of traditional drinking tunes.
1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, germanclubsandiego.org
Enjoy 10 days of Deutschland delights and a German tap takeover as Bottlecraft and more than 30 of the Public Market's other artisan vendors serve Oktoberfest-influenced sips, apps and entrees.
Liberty Public Market, Liberty Station, libertypublicmarket.com
10.7: Carlsbad Oktoberfest
Don your finest German attire as North County's longest-running Oktoberfest returns for another year of yodeling, costume contests, music, meals and more.
Holiday Park, Carlsbad, rotaryoktoberfest.org
10.6-7: OB Oktoberfest
OB's signature fall event brings Bavaria to the beach with live music, a biergarten, costume contests and other challenges, including a balloon blow, a sausage toss, and a butt-based "Booty Flip."
Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, oboktoberfest.com