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Prost! For San Diego Oktoberfests

October is filled with Oktoberfests throughout the county in Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, Liberty Station, Carlsbad and Ocean Beach.

October is filled with Oktoberfests throughout the county in Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, Liberty Station, Carlsbad and Ocean Beach.

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.

Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real, Encinitas, encinitasoktoberfest.com

Encinitas Oktoberfest. (Courtesy photo)

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

La Mesa’s Oktoberfest. (Charlie Neuman/Union-Tribune)

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

El Cajon Oktoberfest. (Chadd Cady/Union-Tribune)

9.29-10.8: CRAFToberfest

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

Liberty Station. (Bradley Schweit)

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

Carlsbad Oktoberfest. (Courtesy photo)

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

OB Oktoberfest. (Courtesy photo)

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