People have flocked to Germany for over 200 years for the annual 16-day Oktoberfest, celebrating Bavarian culture, engaging in fun-filled festivities, tasting a variety of traditional food and of course, drinking high-quality German Beer. However, for the residents of Orange County, you don’t have to travel across the globe to celebrate Oktoberfest, for there are many excellent local Oktoberfest events.
San Clemente Oktoberfest • The Market at North Beach
October 21 • 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy the 5th annual San Clemente Oktoberfest, with the music of Tunnel Vision, Vinnie and the Hooligans, Joint Committee, Rocky Road and Schwaubapower! (1832 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672)
Old World Village Oktoberfest • Huntington Beach
September 10 – October 29
Held since 1977, this year’s Old World Village Oktoberfest promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German food, imported German Beers and German Bands straight from Germany, as well as other festivities, competitions, games and more. (7561 Center Ave. #49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647)
St. Martin de Porres Oktoberfest • Yorba Linda
Celebrating its 38th year, the St. Martin de Porres Oktoberfest is an annual fall parish festival that brings the entire community together for fun, food and fundraising. (19767 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886)
Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club • Anaheim
September 22 – October 29 (Weekends)
Head to the Phoenix Club for their annual Oktoberfest — which has been celebrated for 55 years — and enjoy delicious German food, German beer on tap and live music from The Express Band, Musikkapelle Rottenbuch and Odenwälder Dirndljaeger. (1340 S. Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806)
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