Where To Celebrate Oktoberfest In The Bay

It’s that time of year again! Time to don your lederhosen, grab a ridiculously large pretzel and sip on an even larger beer…Oktoberfest! But did you know that this German beer festival actually started off as a wedding celebration? In fact, the first Oktoberfest was held in 1810  to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, thus according to the official Oktoberfest website, and the rest is well…history.

Here is a complete list of where you can celebrate Oktoberfest around The Bay!

Prost! \m/
Joe Hawk

SAN FRANCISCO
SEPT. 15 – OCT. 15: Oktoberfest at Zeitgeist 
SEPT. 21-23: Oktoberfest By The Bay 2018: Pier 48. “Best OKTOBERFEST in the West!”
OCT. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: SF Zoo’s ZOOtoberfest 2018 – Hay Maze & Brew Haus. “Go on an adventure in ‘Harvest Hallow.'”
OCT. 13: Oktoberfest 2018: Park Chalet Coastal Beer Garden. “Enjoy live music, delicious German fare, specially brewed Oktoberfest beer, costume contest and more!”
OCT. 19: Oktoberfest 2018: Gallery 308 Fort Mason. “Get ready for the Bay Area’s most authentic Oktoberfest!”

PENINSULA
SEPT. 19-23: Oktoberfest 2018 – Food, Music & Dancing: Downtown Redwood City“Bier! Brezeln! Bratwurst!”
SEPT. 29: Oktoberfest Release Party: Armstrong Brewing. Ticket gets you one free pint of Oktoberfest and your choice of a sausage or vegetarian meal.
OCT. 13: Peninsula Oktoberfest 2018: Hiller Aviation Museum. San Carlos: Fine fare, beer & traditional Bavarian music.

SOUTH BAY
OCT. 20-21: Annual Oktoberfest 2018: Downtown Campbell. A community tradition that features German food, beer and wine, live music, and arts and crafts.
SEPT. 22 & 29: Ludwig’s German Table Oktoberfest San Jose.  Live band & biergarten. Vegetarian meal option, too.

EAST BAY
SEPT. 22: Oktoberfest & Food Trucks: Original Pattern Brewing Oakland. Enjoy live music & specialty beers. Proceeds portion benefits students.

 

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