4:00 pm - Friday, October 7

Oktoberfest in El Cajon

German American Societies of San Diego, 1017 South Mollison Avenue, El Cajon

Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations

Celebrating 50 years of Oktoberfest in El Cajon, this is a family-friendly festival that began in 1972, promoting traditional German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam, who join us from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths, and let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Zone!

On Saturday nights, the clubhouse is also open for dancing (8:00 PM to midnight), with live German music. On Friday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m., join us for our opening parade and ceremonial "Tapping the Wooden Keg." And at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9, we’ll draw the ticket of the winner of our Grand Prize, a round-trip ticket for two to Germany! Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the entire festival, with frequent door prize drawings, too.

Try authentic German food such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, pretzels, sauerkraut and red cabbage, plus a mouth-watering variety of German pastries. Soft drinks and adult beverages are sold, featuring a fantastic
selection of German beers on draft, plus wines and a full bar. Bring your family and invite your friends to join you at the real German Oktoberfest in El Cajon!

Admission/Cost: $5 to $15

German American Societies of San Diego
1017 South Mollison Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020

Dates and times:
Saturday, October 1 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 2 - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, October 7 - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 8 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 9 - 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM