Thursday, October 02, 2008

More Things To Do This Weekend: Oktoberfest!!

Since it is officially October (or Rocktober as I keep reading EVERYWHERE), I thought I'd post some info about beer drinkers' second favorite time of year, next to St. Patrick's Day. And it lasts longer. So maybe it the favorite favorite? I don't know, but it's a good time.

So, this weekend is the La Mesa Village Oktoberfest celebration. I haven't been in a few years, mostly because the last time I attempted to make myself one of the 200,000 attendees, I was nearly impaled by a drunk person carrying a weathervane. Why people buy weathervanes in San Diego, I will never know, but for some reason they are a hot item at the La Mesa Oktoberfest.

Anyway, La Mesa Oktoberfest takes place this weekend, October 3-5:

Friday 11am-10pm
Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday Noon-6pm

For more information, CLICK HERE. Do yourself a favor and take the trolley. Take the Orange Line and exit at the La Mesa Blvd. stop.

The other big Oktoberfest celebration, and the one I prefer, is at the German American Club in El Cajon. Why do I prefer it? Well, for one, there aren't 200,000 people there. There is no street fair though there are usually a handful of people selling crafts. This is a pure beer garden with a German band, German food, and German people of all ages mostly just hanging out, socializing, dancing, and drinking good beer. I'm not German, but when you're there, everyone is German.

The event takes place at the German Club at 1017 S. Mollison Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020.
And it's so awesome because it lasts 2 fabulous weekends.

Friday- October 3 & October 6: 3-10pm
Saturday- October 4 & October 7: Noon-10pm
Sunday- October 5 & October 7: Noon-9pm

For more information, CLICK HERE. There is a nominal fee, usually $3-$5 for entry. Obviously the beer drinking is 21+, but this is an all ages event.

Here's my post with pictures from last year.

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