This year La Mesa Oktoberfest returns with more entertainment, more vendors, and of course, more beer than ever before. There will also be a wide range of activities, hand on crafts, and demonstrations for attendees of all ages. Best of all, adults can indulge in the full biergarten serving plenty of German and craft beers while enjoying the live German music and entertainment.
You can partake in the many offerings of La Mesa Oktoberfest during the following dates and times:
· Friday, September 29th from 4:00pm to 10:30pm
· Saturday, September 30th from 10:00am to 10:30pm
· Sunday, October 1st from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Best of all, the festival is free for all ages, so there is no excuse to miss this exciting weekend event.
The Oktoberfest Biergarten will keep the German beers and wines flowing all weekend long. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy as much cold beer as you desire because the festival’s Gaudi waitresses will ensure that you are never without a drink in hand. As you sip on your beer, you can expect to enjoy lively crowds, sing-a-longs, and traditional games.
The highly anticipated Glucklich Games will return this year at 12pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. The games will commence with a musical procession down the Hauptstrasse (Main Street) of the La Mesa Oktoberfest and will feature games such as:
· Beer Stein Race: contestants will race down the street through a mini obstacle course holding full steins. They will repeat running from one end to the other and grab new steins each time to pour into the measuring bucket at the end. The winner will be the first to fill their bucket.
· Beer Barrel Roll: contestants will roll an empty beer barrel through a mini obstacle course down the street. The first to reach the finish line wins!
· Keg Bowling: contestants will attempt to knock down a pyramid of kegs using a keg strapped to a dolly as their ball.
· Greased Pole Climbing: contestants will race to reach the top of a greased maypole.
For the younger crowd, the festival will include professional caricatures, balloon art, rock wall climbing, a bungee trampoline, a mobile train, a giant inflatable slide, an obstacle course for toddlers, and many more engaging activities.
In addition to these competitive games and activities, guests can also enjoy a full entertainment lineup across three stages. This year’s festival will feature traditional German music, local bands, and community performances.
Make sure you put on your Lederhosen, grab your pint glass, and celebrate all things German at the La Mesa Oktoberfest this year!
If you are seeking accommodations during your stay, Ayres Lodge Alpine is within close proximity to the festival. This hotel boasts a casual comfort and features beautiful Southern California scenery, making it the perfect retreat after an exciting day at the festival.