Oktoberfest returns to La Mesa with FREE German Festivities for ALL AGES
Friday, September 30, 4pm-10pm, Saturday, October 1st, 10am-10:30pm & Sunday, October 2nd, 12pm-8pm
La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
Since 1973, La Mesa Oktoberfest has been attracting Oktoberfest revelers from across San Diego and Southern California for 3 FREE days of festive live music, including Oompa bands, tons of top-notch German food, and of course, steins filled to the brim with German & Craft beer! The Munich-inspired festivities will be returning to the La Mesa Village on Friday, September 30th, Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday, October 2nd as the quaint streets set the scene for the largest German celebration San Diego has to offer! Grab your steins and get ready to "Prost!” (Cheers!), because there is a libation to satisfy the taste of every Mann or Frau at this year’s Oktoberfest! Top off a perfect day soaking in the La Mesa sun with three fully loaded biergartens featuring non-stop performances by local and regional bands for young and old alike with German Polka bands, indie rock jams, brass musicians and more! A Biergarten Pass is only $5 (kids are free) and gives you access to all three unique gartens. Guests will want to come hungry and enjoy a wide variety of traditional German food, giant pretzels, bratwurst, schnitzel, and other delicious delights in the food court!
Gather up your brute and brawn for the Glucklich Games and battle it out in a series of ferocious games! Race down the street through a mini obstacle course while holding full steins at the Beer Stein Races. Face off to see who can roll their beer barrel the fastest from one end of the course to the other with the Beer Barrel Roll. Team up and grab each end of a keg, run around the cone, and then come back and pass it off to the next two players on your team with the Keg Haul Relay Race. Throw your partner over your shoulders and race through the custom course with the Partner Carrying Race. Prove which team is the strongest with a suspenseful game of Tug-O-War!
After you have competed in the Glucklich Games, head over to Oktoberfest’s Craft Faire! The Craft Faire will feature artisanal vendors offering unique and hand-made items. Lining the streets will be over 100+ vendors to shop at and enjoy traditional and non-traditional food including some unique vegan specials! If the above was not enough, Oktoberfest has even more to enjoy at this German paradise with the German Kinder Karneval, featuring a towering Ferris Wheel, rock-climbing wall, massive inflatable slides, interactive art, brat-eating competitions, scavenger hunts, & MORE!
Dachshunds and all pets are welcome! Bring your funny friend to our 3-day Dackeldorf extravaganza and participate in our Wiener/Dachshund dog races and fashion shows to win exciting prizes and medals.
Always wanted to be a VIP? Upgrade your Oktoberfest experience with one of our Hofbrauhaus Biergarten VIP Passes that provide special benefits and VIP treatments! Celebrating its 48th year, La Mesa Oktoberfest continues to top its traditions and present Bavarian festivities that San Diegans of all ages can partake in!
La Mesa Oktoberfest is the perfect opportunity to create meaningful memories, enjoy the company of friends and family, and come together for an unbeatable FREE weekend in a German paradise in the heart of La Mesa. Hold on to your Lederhosen – 2022 is going to be one for the books! For more information and to purchase VIP passes, visit http://www.LaMesaOktoberfest.org.