Oktoberfest by the Bay! – San Francisco, CA – September 25-27, 2015
Named one of the ten best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the USA in 2010 by AOL. This San Francisco Oktoberfest has live music headlined by the 21 piece Chico Bavarian Band. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $75 for VIP per session. VIP includes German buffet, commemorative mug, first beer, private bathrooms and guaranteed seating in private area.
Location: Pier 48, San Francisco, CA.
Clayton Oktoberfest – Clayton, CA – October 3-4, 2015
Two days of fun with parade, keg tapping, live music, biergarten, German food, California wines, arts and crafts show and carnival. The band will be The Internationals.
Location: Main St, Clayton, CA 94517
Oktoberfest in Campbell – Campbell, California – October 17-18, 2015
German foods, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 artisans and live entertainment. Attendance is generally 30,000.
Location: On Campbell street from Third Street to Railway Avenue in downtown Campbell, California.
Schroeder’s Oktoberfest – San Francisco, CA – September 18 – October 16, 2015
Food and polka dancing at this San Francisco German restaurant. Bands include the Joe Smiell Jr. Band, the Blowmusk, and the Schwabenland German Band on select night at their Front Street Biergarten.
Location: 240 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Sacramento Turn Verein Oktoberfest – Sacramento, CA – October 10, 2015
Eat, drink and dance like a German. Outdoor biergarten. Kid friendly activities.
Location: 3349 J Street, Sacramento CA 95816
Cotati Oktoberfest – Cotati, CA – October 10, 2015
9th annual event. Authentic German meal of bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut for $15 with Oktoberfest microbrews from Lagunitas Brewing Company available. Lots of contests including wiener dog races, tankard hold and beer stein race. Admission is free. Polka the night away on the dance floor.
Location: La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA
Monterey Bay Oktoberfest – Carmel, CA – September 13-14, 2014
Noon – 6 PM. Tickets are $20 on Saturday or $15 on Sunday and $30 for the combined weekend ticket. Children under 12 are free. Day of admission tickets $5-10 more. Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd Monterey, CA 93940
Vacaville Oktoberfest – Vacaville, CA – September 26, 2015
9th annual Oktoberfest with German food and live music from 11 AM to 7 PM. Food options include brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, potato salad and more. Free admission.
Location: Town Square Plaza, Vacaville, CA 95688
Jackson Oktoberfest – Sutter Creek, CA – September 19, 2015
Authentic German food, beer, Bavarian dancers and Oktoberfest music. Contests include keg rolling, yodeling, mug holding, bratwurst throwing and a Bavarian costume contest. They also have Weiner Dog Races thanks to the Amador County Daschunds. Hosted at the Italian Picnic Grounds. Presale tickets available prior to September 15th for $25 (adults) and $12 (Youth 6-20). Soda and entertainment for kids, adults get collector beer mug or wine glass with one drink. VIP package available with dinner and reserved seating. Food options includes bratwurst, pork chop, sauerkraut, apple strudel and soft pretzels.
Location: 581 California 49, Sutter Creek, CA
Oktoberfest Lakeport – Lakeport, CA – October 3, 2015
Sixth annual German festival from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Craft beer, German and American music, authentic German food and vendors. Dachsund derby, costume contests for adults, kids and dogs, beer pong and a beer stein contest. live music from two bands. it is held the same day as the Knocti Challenge, a 20, 40, 65 or 100 mile bicycle ride starting and ending at the Lakeport Yacht Club.
Location: 875 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport, CA 95453
Dixon Beer Fest – Dixon, CA – October 10, 2015
Oktoberfest and Run – Redwood City, CA
Three races (a half marathon, timed 5K and a 5Kolor Run) starting at 8 AM as well as live music and dozens of beers to support three charities. Oktoberfest and After Party from noon – 9 PM.
Stocktoberfest – Stockton, CA – October 3, 2015.
Beers and brats on the waterfront from 2-9 PM (1 PM for VIPs). 21+ only. Craft beers, home brews, sausage, chicken dance-off, keg lifting and beer stein holding competitions. Live classic rock and accordion music. General admission ticket prices are $15 on their website. Save $2 off beer when dressed in costume! Food vendor Delroy Grill is back with their featured hit grilled oysters. They have 10 featured beers including Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest.
Located: Outdoor Amphitheatre, 445 West Weber Avenue, Stockton, CA.
San Pedro Square Market Oktoberfest – San Jose, CA – October 10, 2015
Outdoor beer gardens with German beer and food, German Inspired Cocktails, San Jose’s largest chicken dance, Oktoberfest games, wiener dog races, and Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest contest. Kids are free!
Location: 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110