Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Palm Springs and Southern California

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It’s Oktoberfest Season!!! So grab a stein, a brat, and an Uber and get read to do the Chicken Dance! Here’s where you can enjoy Oktoberfest in and around Greater Palm Springs, the Inland Empire, and Southern California this fall. 


Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

It’s the 47th installment of Oktoberfest at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  The event runs weekends through November 3.  There’s music, Brats & Knockwursts, German beer, vendors, contests, dancing and more. and enjoy the very same beers poured at Munich’s Oktoberfest

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Related: Like beer? Here’s how to save 50% on tickets to the Palm Springs Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival. 

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest

Another option for getting your Oktoberfest on in the San Bernardino mountains!  The eventt is happening Saturdays and Sundays in the Lake Arrowhead Village from September 15 through October 28.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest

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Highland Springs – September 15 & 16

There will be German music, housemade bratwursts, games and a ton of German beers  – plus the venue is pretty cool: an outdoor field with century-old trees plus event tents turned into a beer hall.

Highland Springs Ranch and Inn

San Diego Festival of Beer – September 22

So technically, this is not an Oktoberfest.  But hey, tons of beer tastings, music, and food – so, still, good times and the weather is always nice in San Diego.  If you go, save cash with the Groupon.

San Diego Festival of Beer

Fairplex Oktoberfest – October 5 to 20

The LA County Fairplex will have Bavarian music, beer, Authentic German food, contests, and did I say Beer? – every Friday and Saturday from October 5 – October 20, 6pm to midnight each day.

LA Fairplex

Draughtsman, Palm Springs – October 6

The Palm Springs restaurant / bar will have live music all day, guest breweries, and serve beer brats, kielbasa, chicken schnitzel sandwiches, and pretzels.


Redlands Oktoberfest – October 6

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Mark your calendars because the 8th annual Redlands Oktoberfest is going down on October 6, 2018! The event will take place at Sylvan Park by the University of Redlands from 11 am to 7 pm. Come hang out with your mates for a day full of fun and german festivities! #oktoberfest #redlandsoktoberfest #oktoberfest2018 #redlandsoktoberfest2018 #oktoberfestredlands #sylvanpark #sylvanparkredlands #redlands #redlandsevents #redlandslife #thingstodoinredlands #redlandseats #redlandsbucketlist #beerfest #beerfestival #beer #drinklocal #germanbeer #redlandsbeer #brewfestival #craftbeer #drinklikeagerman #prost #cheers #oktoberfestbeer #charity #optimistsclub #redlandsoptimists #familyfriendly #supportlocal

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The Redlands Optimist Club hosts their 7th annual event at  Sylvan Park on Saturday Oct. 6 from 11 am to 7pm.  It’s a kid friendly event with live music, German food, and, of course, beer.

Redlands Oktoberfest

Temecula Oktoberfest – October 6

Music, beer, games, and more at Temecula’s Galway Downs.  The event runs from noon to 10 pm.  If you go, save some cash with the Groupon.

Temecula Oktoberfest

La Quinta Brewing Co. Oktoberfest – October 27

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The Palm Springs area brewery is hosting their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest in their parking lot on October 27.  There will be games, music, authentic german eats and German-style beers – plus your ticket gets you a collectible glass stein to drink all that tasty beer in.  You can grab your advance tickets for $10 here (it’ll be $15 at the door).

La Quinta Brewing Co. 

Have a great time at whatever Oktoberfest in Southern California you attend!  Cheers!!

Did we miss anything?  Let us know.


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