BAKERSFIELD: Oktoberfest October 16, 2021, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Bakersfield Community Center. Cold beer, hot brats, and the best dressed in the West with crowning of Mister or Miss Oktoberfest!Junior League of Bakersfield fundraiser includes games & prizes, live music and heavenly food & drinks! Location: 1928 19th St., Bakersfield, CA $75, jlbakersfield.org
CATALINA ISLAND: Oktoberfest Saturday, October 15, 2021, 6-9 p.m. at Catalina Island Museum. Live music by Hammerstein Bavarian polka band, the traditional singing of the schnitzelbank )(German and Catalina Island versions,) free giveaways, an Oktoberfest-themed art project for the kids, food for all, and for the adults - German beer. Bring Your Own Stein optionally, and dress in your finest lederhosen and dirndls. Location: 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA. catalinamuseum.org
COTATI: Cotati Organ Fest September 25-26, 2021 in La Plaza Park. $18-27, cotatifest.com (though this isn't an Oktoberfest as its focus is not on beer, German food and games, the accordion music will often sound familiar.
FOLSOM: Red Bus Brewery Oktoberfest September 5, 2021, 2-6 p.m. (Sunday). Event features the Gruber Family Band playing traditional European music. Location: 802 Reading St. #A, Folsom, CA 95630 redbusbrew.com
MILLBRAE: Beats & Brews Oktoberfest with Alpine Sound Bavarian band October 21, 2021, 5 p.m. Held in Downtown Millbrae, Broadway & Hillcrest Blvd., California ci.millbrae.ca.us
MILL VALEY: Oktoberfest Saturday, September 25, 2021, 3-8 p.m. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen to Tam Valley Community Center parking lot for live music, dancing, games, food, amusements and beer in Oktoberfest produced by Tamalpais Community Services District. Location: 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley, CA. $20, $10 age 4-13 years, presale call (415) 388-6393. tamcsd.org
MOUNTAIN VIEW: Oktoberfest
ROCKLIN: Oktoberfest at Kathrin's Biergarten September 11 & 24, 2021
4810 Granite, Suite 1A
$20 includes stein, kathrinsbiergarten.com
SAN CARLOS: Peninsula Oktoberfest October 2, 2021, 6-10 p.m. at Hiller Aviation Museum featuring Zicke-Zacke Band. Beer, brats & Bavarian... Location: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA. $, hiller.org/event/oktoberfest/
SAN RAMON: Oktoberfest Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Forest Home Farms Historic Park means beer, polka, doxie races and cheer. Location: 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA srhf.org
Entertainment all year at the German Restaurant
2424 Lincoln Ave.
Every weekend mid-Sept.-Oct.
1240 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA
Oom pah pah Band direct from Germany in one of the longest running Oktoberfest events in California.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High St., Auburn
Oktoberfest at Auburn's Gold Country Fair Grounds. Serving authentic German Dinner, German Beer & Schnapps, live music and German Dancers.
AVILA BEACH - SAN LUIS OBISPO: Oaktoberfest
Avila Beach Golf Resort
Tickets will include admission to entire event, a commemorative event stein and your first beer.
Weekend festival is usually held in September.
Noble Creek Regional Park, 38900 14th St., Beaumont, CA
BEN LOMOND: Oktoberfest
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest
Open Saturdays Noon to Midnight; Sundays Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 most weekends, pre-purchase at discount; seniors, kids are less
CAMPBELL: OKTOBERFEST Downtown Campbell Campbell Chamber of Commerce campbellchamber.com
Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest
For more information call the Carlsbad Visitors Bureau at 760-434-6093 or visit rotaryoktoberfest.org.
Admission & Parking are Free
CARMEL: Oktoberfest oktoberfestmontereybay.com
Modeled after the Munich event.
CLAYTON: Oktoberfest returns in 2022
City of Clayton, CA claytonoktoberfest.com
CONCORD: Oktoberfest returns in 2022
La Plaza Park, downtown Cotati at the corner of Old Redwood Hwy. & W. Sierra Ave., under a giant tent! Contests galore! For more information, call the Cotati Chamber of Commerce at - cotati.org
EL CAJON: Oktoberfest
Bring your family and friends to El Cajon and experience a real German Oktoberfest!, German American Societies, 1017 S. Molliison Ave., El Cajon, CA
Held Wednesday through Sunday over a 2 month period. Wednesday & Thursday are free admission family nights. Friday and Saturday are adult nights 21+ only, admission fee. Sunday is Kinderfest, and afternoon and evening event at 2:30 p.m. with Dachshund Races at 3 p.m. Fee. Location: Old World German Village, Center Ave., Huntington Beach, CA oldword.ws
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest in the Village is held weekends during part of September and all of October.
LA MESA: Oktoberfest celebration takes to the streets of La Mesa for several days.
LONG BEACH: LB Oktoberfest runs for 2 weekends
Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest
MONTROSE: Montrose Oktoberfest
Contests, Stein Holding, & Sausage Eating Contests in Beer Garden at Wickham Way
Oaktoberfest in Dimond
ORINDA: Orinda Jazz Festival Oktoberfest facebook.com/orindajazzfestival
Oktoberfest at Feather Falls Casino include all star line up of rock music and blues.
Outdoor event previously held downtown and hoping for city cooperation to present it free or without exorbitant fees
Oktoberfest at The Rose Bowl.
REDLANDS: Oktoberfest in Sylvan Park. redlandsoktoberfest.com
REDWOOD CITY: Peninsula Oktoberfest
Beer, food and music.
One day event at Vernon Street Town Square includes beer, food, live music, fun
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Oktoberfest
3349 J St.
SAN CLEMENTE: Oktoberfest
All day event in the plaza next to Old City Hill in downtown San Clemente.
German Beer Garden, Alpine music, foods
Ocean Beach "OB" Oktoberfest
Held on the sunny sands of Southern California's beloved Ocean Beach.
SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest by the Bay
21-piece Bavarian Band!
VALLEY: Rotary Oktoberfest
Scotts Valley Rotary Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest and German Car Show
Held in historic Downtown Tehachapi
Alpine Village Oktoberfest
833 West Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90502
Oom-pah-pah music, contests, sing-a-long, bier prosting and of course the chicken dance.
TWAIN HARTE: OktoberFest
Twain Harte, CA
VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest
VISALIA: Beers & Brats at the Ballpark
Visalia Chamber of Commerce open to 21+
Visalia Rawhide Baseball Field
300 N Giddings, Visalia, CA
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.