From La Mesa to Carlsbad, here are four events in San Diego to get your pint on this Oktoberfest season.
9.27-29 and 10.4-6: Oktoberfest in El Cajon
Do the chicken dance, sing time-honored tunes, and tantalize your taste buds with authentic German eats during two fun-filled weekends featuring a ceremonial keg tap, the crowning of the Oktoberfest queen and a raffle for a flight to the Fatherland.
German American Societies, El Cajon, germanclubsandiego.org
10.4-6: 46th annual La Mesa Oktoberfest
Billed as the largest Oktoberfest bash west of the Mississippi, this free, three-day event attracts more than 100,000 attendees and boasts live local music, traditional German dishes and plenty of Bavarian bier along with sing-a-longs, stein races and oodles of other games.
La Mesa Village, La Mesa, lamesaoktoberfest.org
10.5: Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest
Dig out your finest German attire as North County’s long-running Oktoberfest returns for another year of costume contests, ice-cold beer, music, meals and more.
Holiday Park, Carlsbad, rotaryoktoberfest.org
10.11-12: OB Oktoberfest
Toss a sausage, gorge on bratwurst or dare to do “Das Booty Flip” as Bavaria takes over Ocean Beach for a weekend full of beer, live music, costume contests and tons of crazy challenges.
Along Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach, oboktoberfest.com