Oktoberfest originated in 1810 and started as a festival celebrating a wedding, Bavarian traditions, and beer brewed within Munich’s city limits. Today’s celebrations generally begin in September and run through October. Find all the Oktoberfest details here on our guide to Oktoberfests in Orange County. O’ zapft is!
7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
- Wednesdays & Thursdays – Free, Family Friendly: 6PM – 10PM
- Friday & Saturday – 21+ $10-$15: 6PM – 1AM
- Sunday Family Friendly Free – $10 (16+): 1PM – 7PM
It doesn’t get much more authentic than Oktoberfest at the German-themed Old World Village in Huntington Beach. The most popular and longest running Oktoberfest in Orange County is open five days a week and has live music every night.
More at Old World
Old World Village is a German Village with a variety of shops. At Old World Village you will find:
Old World German Restaurant
Old World German Bakery
Award-Winning Sausages (Voted Best Sausage in California)
Imported Beers & Spirits and the German Pub
1340 Sanderson Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
The Phoenix Club in Anaheim celebrates Oktoberfest every year. It is the longest running Oktoberfest in Southern California, now celebrating over 60 years, and claims to be the most authentic. Come out and see for yourself. You must reserve your spot with a pre-purchased ticket. All Special Admission tickets include a $12 food voucher.
- Fridays & Saturdays (21+ Only): $15 General Admission, $25 Special Admission
- Family Sundays 12PM – 5PM (All ages): $15 General Admission, $25 Special Admission, $5 Ages 13-16, Under 13 Free
Orange County Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA
$35 Non-alcohol tickets
$47.50 – $67.50 for general admission and VIP
Brew Ha Ha Productions presents three hours of unlimited beer tastings with an emphasis on Oktoberfest and German style lagers, with a selection of west coast favorites. Concessions will be available, costumes are encouraged, and a line up of artists will host live music for your entertainment. 21 and older only.
SteelCraft Garden Grove
12900 S Euclid St, Garden Grove
Join in the Oktoberfest fun with craft beer, food specials, themed menu items, live music and more.
St. Irenaeus Catholic Church
5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, CA
6PM – 10PM
$40-$50 per person
Enjoy live music, pretzels, German style dinner and dessert, games, dancing, and a selection of beer and wine. Presale tickets can be purchased online.
19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda
This Oktoberfest carnival includes rides, games, entertainment, bingo, food and drinks, and much more. Come out for a weekend of fun and celebrate this fall tradition.
Newport Dunes 1131 Back Bay Drive Newport Beach
OCtoberfest Newport Beach is the newest Octoberfest event in the neighborhood. It is a 21 and over only event. The event will be held at Newport Dunes and includes two stages for non-stop entertainment, an activity zone, a Bavarian Village with vendors and food, a VIP Tent, Waterfront VIP area by Fashion Island Hotel, a Long Dog Beach Derby, traditional Biergarten, and more.
Activities & Entertainment
- Live bands and DJs
- Musical Chairs
- Yodeling lessons with Kathrin Jakob
- Stein Hoisting Contest
- Dance Party
- Greasy Sausage Toss Game
- Beer Tasting
- Alpenhorn Blowing
- Mr. and Miss OCtoberfest Costume Contest
- Log Sawing
- Keg Games
- Beer Chugging
- Onsite VIP at Newport Dunes $20
- Free offsite parking at Fashion Island Hotel and Corona Del Mar High School
- Use Lyft from offsite parking or from home
VIP Zone Benefits
- Reserved table seating
- Full Bar Access
- VIP restrooms
- Live music and stage show inside the Bavarian VIP Tent
- Waterfront VIP Tables at Fashion Island Hotel waterfront VIP Zone
- Bier and food concierge with no lines to wait in
- VIP restrooms
- Stunning village views
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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.