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October Beer Festivals

SEE Oktoberfest Events, always featuring beer!

VISALIA: Halloween Brewfest October 26, 2019
Visalia Rawhide Baseball Club
visitvisalia.com

DIXON: Dixon Beer Stroll October 26, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
 Dixon Beer Stroll Tickets  $25 pre-sale, $30 day of (limited available).Featuring Manzanita Music!
downtowndixon.com

Past Events

TORRANCE: Alpine Village Oktoberfest September 7-October 27, 2018

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Beach Oktoberfest September 9-October 28, 2018

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead California Oktoberfest September 15-October 28, 2018

MARIPOSA: Sausage and Suds October 27, 2018
Mariposa Friends of the Fairgrounds Foundation
mariposafof.com
Annual event helps support your fairgrounds and enjoy over 100 beers and 20 different sausages. There will also be a silent auction and several raffles for guns. Tickets $35-up

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Phoenix Club Oktoberfest September 21-October 28, 2018

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 28-October 7, 2018
1017 S. Molliison Ave.
El Cajon
germanclubsandiego.org

NEWPORT BEACH: OCtoberfest September 29-October 21, 2018
Weekends Saturdays & Sundays at Newport Dunes

AUBURN Oktoberfest October 5, 201
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High St., Auburn
goldcountryrotary.org

POMONA: Oktoberfest at Fairplex October 5-20, 2018
Fairplex
Pomona, CA
Location: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA
Held Friday & Saturday, 3 weekends

CARLSBAD:  Carlsbad California Oktoberfest October 6, 2018, 12-10 p.m. Oktoberfest at Holiday Park  rotaryoktoberfest.org 

TWAIN HARTE: Twain Harte Oktoberfest Pints in the Pines Festival October 6, 2018

ARCADIA: Oktoberfest at Santa Anita Race Track October 6-7, 2018
Santa Anita Park
285 W Huntington Drive
Arcadia CA 91007
$35-60, santaanita.com
German food, beer, music, carnival and Thoroughbred racing all in one great experience.

CLAYTON: Clayton Oktoberfest October 6-7, 2018
3 day Carnival October 5-7 (no beer sold on Oct.5)

LAKEPORT: Lakeport Oktoberfest Celebration October 6, 2018

MONTROSE: Montrose Oktoberfest Celebration October 6, 2018

REDLANDS: Oktoberfest Beer Festival October 6, 2018

CENTRAL COAST: 5 Cities Oktoberfest OCEANO | GROVER BEACH | SHELL BEACH | PISMO BEACH |  ARROYO GRANDE October 7, 2018, 12-5 p.m.
Ramona Garden Park
993 Ramona Ave.
Grover Beach, CA
Free admission, 5citiesoktoberfest.com
Live German music, food, and beverages for sale at this free admission, family-friendly event. Prizes awarded for best German costumes, stein holding, beer chug and other contests. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities: mike@pouringforgood.org

ALAMEDA: Alameda  Oktoberfest October 7, 2018

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest September 8-November 3, 2018

DAVIS: Davis Beer Week October 8-14, 2018
Central Park
Davis, CA.
davisbeerweek.com
$prices vary
This is the biggest event of the First Annual Davis Beer Week. The Brewfest is a fundraiser for the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, also located in Davis. 50 breweries and 10 wineries, local restaurants, music all in one great location.

SACRAMENTO: Turn Verein Oktoberfest October 12-13, 2018

SAN DIEGO: Ocean Beach Oktoberfest October 12-13, 2018
Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA
oboktoberfest.com

BENICIA: Zombie Brew Crawl October 13, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
$25-35, beniciamainstreet.org
Zombie Brew Crawl brings zombie-attired beer lovers to Downtown Benicia. A variety of craft beers will be poured inside participating downtown shops, providing adults with a fun-filled opportunity to get into the spirit of Halloween. Zombie costumes are encouraged, but not required to participate.

COTATI: Cotati Oktoberfest October 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: SF Brewfest n' Vegan Eats Invitational San Francisco, California October 13, 2018

MOORPARK: Moorpark Beer Festival October 13, 2018, 12-5 p.m.
Historic High Street - Downtown
Moorpark, CA 93021
$30-60, moorparkbeerfestival.com
Bands include: Abby Ward | Lacey Mae | Flashpants | DJ Apple Juice

PASADENA: Craftoberfest at the Rose Bowl October 13, 2018
This is a mega festival which includes over 20 breweries pouring samples.

QUINCY: Mountain Harvest Festival October 13, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairgrounds Rd.
Quincy, CA 95971
$35, plumasarts.org
$5 admission festival without tasting
Fall colors of Plumas County and a celebration of rural community featuring a beer tasting with over 20 breweries, food, non-alcoholic beverages. Overnight camping available onsite at the Fairgrounds.

SAN FRANCISCO: Brews on the Bay October 13, 2018
sfbrewersguild.org

ESCONDIDO: Welk Resorts San Diego First Annual Oktoberfest October 13-14, 2018, 12-6 p.m.
Location: 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive Escondido, CA 92026
Free-$40; Bed & Brew VIP Package including one-night stay for $115, welksoktoberfest2018.eventbrite.com/

CAMPBELL: Campbell Oktoberfest October 20-21, 2018, 10 a.m.
Free admission, campbellchamber.net | campbelloktoberfest.com
Downtown Historic Campbell CA

BURBANK: Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair October 20, 2018, 12-7 p.m.
Downtown Burbank
201 N. San Fernando Blvd. North San Fernando Blvd., between Magnolia Blvd. & Angeleno Ave.
Burbank, CA 
$49.55, BurbankBeerFestival.com
A massive beer fest returns to beautiful Downtown Burbank TWO sessions of Craft Beer to choose from!​
Session 1: Noon-3pm OR Session 2: 4pm-7pm.

DIXON: Dixon Beer Fest October 20, 2018
Held in Downtown Dixon
downtowndixon.com

GILROY: Downtown Halloween Beer Crawl October 20, 2018, 2-6 p.m.
$32.54-37.79, gilroywelcomecenter.org | eventbrite.com
The Halloween Beer Crawl in Downtown Gilroy includes pour stations featuring great craft beer for the over-21 crowd the weekend before Halloween. Costumes are highly encouraged.

HALF MOON BAY: Coastside Brewfest October 20, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
$35.39, hmbbrewingco.com
(650) 728-2739
Coastside Brewfest
Live music, food  in the house. No strollers, dogs not allowed other than service dogs. Space is limited. The best breweries in the Bay Area offer tastes of their favorite beers.
Who's pouring: Alpha Acid Brewing Company | Altamont Beer Works | Barebottle Brewing Company | Benoit Casper Brewing Company | Deschutes Brewery | Drakes Brewing Company | East Brother Beer Company | Faction Brewing | F.D.R. Brewery | Fort Point Beer Company | Half Moon Bay Brewing Company | Hop Dogma Brewing Company | Laughing Monk Brewing | Marin Brewing Company | Morgan Territory Brewing | Novel Brewing Company | Pedro Point Brewing | Pine Street Brewery | Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen | Santa Clara Valley Brewing | Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery | Temescal Brewing

KERNVILLE: Rockin' River Beer & Music October 20, 2018
$55-75, kernvillebeerfest.com
Includes river setting, bands Stoneflys and Lonely Avenue. Food sold but beer sampling is included with ticket admission. Event is benefit for Kern Conservancy

RANCHO BERNARDO: Rancho BEERnardo Festival October 20, 2018,  2-5 pm
Webb Park
16826 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, 92128
$40 or $70 for 2, age 21+, ranchobeernardofestival.com
Among San Diego's Best Beers Festival, the 7th Annual Rancho BEERnardo Festival features over 50 IPAs, craft beers, and regional wines. Live music, games and gourmet food  for purchase round out Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club's biggest fundraiser of the year. Co-sponsored by the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club and URGE Gastropub, proceeds benefit many charities. 

SANTA BARBARA: Beer Festival October 20, 2018
Ellins Park
Santa Barbara, CA
sbbeerfestival.com
Phenomenal brews, food, and tunes. As you enter you get a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west. Plus, your ticket purchase helps support two local Santa Barbara nonprofits, so you can feel good about it to boot. Live music.

YUBA CITY: California Beer and Wine Festival October 20, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Yuba City Town Center
Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA
$30-40, californiabeerandwinefestival.com
Unlimited Tasting. Proceeds benefit non-profit local groups. Sponsored by Sutter Buttes Real Estate

SAN DIEGO: Rancho BEERnardo Festival San Diego, California October 20, 2018

WILLOW GLEN: Beer Walk October 27, 2018, 2-5 p.m.
Lincoln Avenue in Downtown Willow Glen
$37.79, $40 day of if not sold out,  thebeerwalk.com
Held in San Jose's Willow Glen downtown region along Lincoln Avenue, the Annual Halloween Edition benefits The Bay Brewers Guild & Downtown Willow Glen Business Association

 

Past events

TEMECULA:  I-15 Brew Festival  Galway Downs  38801 Los Corralitos Rd 

NORCO: Car Corral & Brew Fest, norco.ca.us

OROVILLE: St. Thomas the Apostle Brewfest Food & Wine/Beer Festival
1380 Bird Street
Oroville, California

SAN JOSE: Willow Glen Beer Walk September
willowglen.org

OKTOBERFEST

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JULIAN: St. Elizabeth's Annual Oktoberfest

SAN JOSE: San Pedro Square Market Oktoberfest 87 N San Pedro St
San Jose, CA

LA JOLLA Bravecort Brew Fest & Masskrugstemmen bravecort.com

JUNE LAKE: Annual June Lake Autumn Beer Festival | Charity & Causes by June Lake Loop Autumn Beer Festival | 90 Granite Ave, June Lake, CA

LOS ANGELES Fall Beer Festival
drinkeatplay.com

CHICO: Oktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Hop Field
1075 East 20th Street
Chico, CA
sierranevada.com

FAIRFIELD: The BooZ & BrewZ Beer Festival
600 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA
boozandbrewz.com

JUNE LAKE: June Lake Autumn Beer Festival
mammothmountain.com
The Annual June Lake Autumn Beer Festival

MORGAN HILL: Brew Crawl
Downtown Morgan Hill
morganhilldowntown.org

TURLOCK: Firestone Walker Brewfest
10 East Kitchen & Tap House,
Turlock, California
(209) 669-1010
10easttaphouse.com

DANA POINT: Oktoberfest
Lantern Bay Park
33501 Niguel Rd.
Dana Point, CA
danapointoktoberfest.com

LONG BEACH: Promenade Beer & Wine Festival Between 1st & 3rd Streets
Long Beach, CA
downtownlongbeach.org

SAN DIEGO: Finest Fall Fest at the Finest Made Ales October 15, 2016 2-10 p.m.
finestmade.com
Brewmaster Rey Knight to sample the full Finest Made beer lineup, and the debut of #20 Oktoberfest, as he cooks up a variety of traditional sausages accompanied with homemade German potato salad, grilled onions & peppers, and sauerkraut. Additionally, Finest Made will debut fall festive house-crafted sodas.

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Craft Beer Festival on Cal State Long Beach Campus.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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