Whether you’ve got German heritage or are simply a Deutschlander at heart, Oktoberfest is a time to celebrate the harvest and the coming of fall. Great music, traditional German costume and food, dancing, cultural experiences and more. It’s fun for everyone, young and old.
Get ready to swill a stein of ice cold beer to the warbling tubas of an Oompah band! Taylor Morrison’s Oktoberfest guide for southern California homes and Phoenix real estate is here.
P.S. Don’t be fooled by the name. Check dates carefully as some cities celebrate Oktoberfest in September.
Old World Oktoberfest in Peoria pulls out all the stops to be the biggest and best in the Phoenix area. Live musicians cross the pond from Germany to bring truly authentic Oompah sounds and the food is truly awesome. Brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and all your favorites. Amusement rides & games for all ages. September 22nd & 23rd from 5-10pm.
- San Francisco: A three-day event running from September 22-24, Oktoberfest by the Bay fills your weekend plans with music from the Chico Bavarian Band and dancing by the talented Nature Friends Schuhplattler. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance online as the event routinely sells out.
- East Bay: In its 10th year, Oaktoberfest in the Dimond promises two days filled with fine craft beer and world class entertainment. Different ticket levels are featured with commemorative steins and food & drinks packages up to unlimited 4 oz. tasters from a selection of 200+ craft beers! September 30th 11am-7pm and October 1st 10am-5pm.
- San Jose: Teske’s Germania Restaurant & Beer Garden will be running Oktoberfest events every Friday and Saturday night from September 29th through October 28th.
- Head to Turn Verein for one of the most vaunted Oktoberfest parties on the west coast. Advertised as a “Little piece of Munich in Sacramento”, organizers promise German beer on tap and a fun outdoor Biergarten to enjoy it in. With plenty of kid-friendly activities and live music from three different bands, plan to join the fun on October 13th at 6pm.
- LA County – Alpine Village Oktoberfest in Torrance, CA is southern California’s oldest and voted one of the top 10 in the United States. Events run every weekend from September 8th through October 28th with every Sunday designated as a special Family Day.
- Orange County – Party like a German at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Oktoberfest kicks off on September 22nd and runs through the end of October. Open Friday from 6pm, Saturday from 5pm and Sunday at noon.
- San Diego County – The German Club is the place to be for Oktoberfest in San Diego. Enjoy live music from Die Guggenbach Buam, who is traveling from Baden-Württemberg, Germany for the two-weekend event. Food selection includes bratwurst, potato pancakes, ox-on-the-spit, traditional German pastries and more. September 29th through October 1st and October 6-8.
Don’t Forget Your Lederhosen
Get into the Oktoberfest spirit and embrace your inner German. Remember to drink responsibly and have a fantastic time!