Oktoberfest in El Cajon!
1st weekend: Sep 29, 30 and Oct 1.
2nd weekend: Oct 6, 7 and 8
Open to the public with an entry fee of
Open to the public with an entry fee of $15 for adults on Fridays and Saturdays, $5 on Sundays; those under 21, club current members and all active military are admitted for free. Parking is also free but fills up, please consider using a taxi or ride-share service as there is a drop-off point in front of the fest.
'Oktoberfest in El Cajon' is a family-friendly traditional festival promoting German food, culture and language. This year marks our club's 50th celebration of this always upbeat event. Live entertainment in the 'Biergarten' (beer garden) is provided by our popular band joining us for many years from Germany, the Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games and contests, vendor and craft booths; let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Zone! On Saturday nights, the clubhouse is also open for dancing (8 PM to midnight), with live German music by the Gordon Kohl Band.
On Friday, September 29, at 6:30 PM, join us for our opening parade and ceremonial 'Tapping the Wooden Keg' - O'zapft is! (it's tapped). The next day, Saturday, September 30, be with us for the recognition of past Oktoberfest Königinnen (Queens).
Raffle tickets can be purchased during the festival for $2 each or 3 for $5; prize drawings take place throughout the festival, while the winning ticket for our Grand Prize, a round-trip ticket for two to Germany, will be drawn at 8:00 PM on the last day of the festival: Sunday, October 8!
Try authentic German food such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, pretzels, sauerkraut and red cabbage, plus a mouth-watering variety of German pastries. Soft drinks and adult beverages are sold, featuring a fantastic selection of German beers on draft, plus wines and a full bar. Sorry, due to the large crowds, we are not pet-friendly! Bring your family and friends to 'Oktoberfest in El Cajon' - Welcome!
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