This October marks the 50th anniversary at Alpine Village, where traditional Bavarian fun and Oom Pah Pah music is met with authentic German fare and delicious German brews. Tickets are still available to join the Oktoberfest Celebration at Alpine Village in Torrance for the final weekends in October…
It's not too late to join the party in the giant Oktoberfest tent, erected on the 13-acre site at Alpine Village, where General Manager Anton Tabar says, "I think we're the only (American Oktoberfest) that tries to emulate the Munich experience by having a large tent."
The party begins on Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 5 p.m. to Midnight and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Keep in mind when purchasing tickets that Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ and Sundays are for the entire family. General admission is sold on line and at the door and there are a variety of packages available. Be sure to arrive early or expect a significant wait, unless you purchase the package that gets you to the front of the line.
Sunday Funday at Alpine Village is family focused and admission is free for children 12 and under and adults over 65 dressed in German costumes. Parents can relax together while kids are entertained by the various activities in the Big Tent including games, dancing, face painting, competitions, the Polonaise Parade, meeting Hans and Gretel and of course…the chicken dance.
Parking on site is free and limited, but there is also residential parking located nearby. Uber and Lyft are encouraged as a method of transportation and they also have a designated driver program. Designated drivers can purchase special discounted wristbands online or at the gate and receive two complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.
This year they are serving a variety of ales, including Paulaner beer, imported from Germany, to wash down the giant pretzels and authentic pork schnitzel. Local craft beer including Inglewood's Three Weav3rs and San Diego's Alpine Beer Co., and selections from Stone Brewing will be tapped as well. Partygoers can bring in their own cup, stein or drinking vessel into the tent, as long as it doesn't shard like glass if dropped. You can also purchase your own 2018 Commemorative Ceramic Stein filled with 16 ounces of imported Paulaner beer.
Be sure to come with your appetite and feast on a selection of authentic German treats including giant Bavarian pretzels, sausages, wursts, chicken, schnitzel, traditional German sides dishes and famous apple and cherry Strudel. You can also purchase tickets which include dinner at the Alpine Village Restaurant before you enter the Big Tent and allows front-of-the-line privileges.
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