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September 12 – October 26

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Thank you for a fantastic Oktoberfest in 2014! We hope to see you again next season.

German Bier, Food & Music!

Hosting Oktoberfest in Los Angeles Since 1968

Alpine Village is the home of the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. Ours is the longest running Oktoberfest in Los Angeles. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers brewed by Warsteiner. We deliver an authentic-yet-modern Oktoberfest to you each and every year…and all within 10 miles of Southern California’s beautiful beaches. Join us for Oktoberfest 2015!

HOURS

  • Fridays: 6:00 PM to midnight (After Party until 2AM in Restaurant)
  • Saturdays: 5:00 PM to midnight (After Party until 2AM in Restaurant)
  • Sundays:  1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friday & Saturday: 21+
Sunday: All Ages
Tickets are non-refundable
For more info, see our FAQs.

TICKETING

GENERAL ADMISSION

General admission tickets are pre-sold online and also available at the door. We have a limited amount of tickets available online. When you buy your tickets online, you can bypass the door sales line and go directly to our Online Sales gate. In most cases, you will have little to no wait before 7:00pm. From 7:00pm and on, you may have to wait a little bit but not nearly as long as those who are in the door sales line. The longest our Online Ticket holders have had to wait is approximately 30 minutes during peak hours on peak nights.

FRONT-OF-LINE PACKAGE

Front-of-Line tickets are very limited, with a maximum of 100 per night.  The package includes:

  • Front-of-line Admission
  • Dinner at the Alpine Steinhaus Restaurant
  • Ceramic Stein and Beer

FRONT-OF-LINE ADMISSION TO OKTOBERFEST
No standing in line. After dinner, you get escorted straight to the front no matter how many people are in line! Front-of-line privileges are only offered with the Front-of-Line Package.

DINNER AT THE ALPINE STEINHAUS RESTAURANT
For dinner, you can choose one of these plates below.

  • Wienerschnitzel:  Traditional breaded pork cutlet served with lemon and two sides
  • Sausage Plate:  Your choice of our housemade bratwurst, polish, chicken habanero or vegan sausage with bier mustard and two sides
  • Sauerbraten:  A true German’s specialty! Wine marinated beef topped with gingerbread gravy and served with two sides

CERAMIC STEIN AND BEER AT THE ALPINE STEINHAUS RESTAURANT
Your own 2015 Alpine Oktoberfest ceramic stein filled with 32 ounces of Warsteiner Pilsner, Oktoberfest or Dunkel beer. GSUFFA!

DESIGNATED DRIVER ADMISSION

The Alpine Village seeks to encourage responsible drinking in all of its business units. This designated driver program is part of the plan to encourage our patrons to plan for a safe, sober ride home after the event. Designated drivers can purchase special tickets online or at the gate for which they receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. The designated drivers must agree to the following:

  • They will not consume any alcoholic beverage at or immediately before the event. If they do so, they will be asked to leave the event.
  • They must have a valid drivers license and present the drivers license at the entrance
  • They certify that they are driving home at least one other person who is attending the event
  • Designated driver tickets are non-transferrable

Designated drivers will be identified by a special neon green armband. They will be given the wristband at the entrance gate once they have demonstrated to Alpine staff that they have a valid drivers license and are not under the influence at the time of entry. Admission prices vary by date  – click on “Find Tickets” in the ticketing table for entry fee.

AFTER PARTY AT THE ALPINE STEINHAUS

On Friday and Saturday nights, the big tent closes down at midnight. However, the merriment continues at the Alpine Steinhaus Restaurant. There is no cover charge to patrons who paid admission for the big tent. In the restaurant, we will have DJ’d music (and another Oompah band during Oktober) along with a $5.00 Tot Bar with a selection of toppings. Last call at the bar is 1AM.

Date Ticket Type Admission Fee Ticket Link
FRI SEP 11

General Admission
Front-of-Line Package

$10.00
$60.00
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SAT SEP 12

General Admission
Front-of-Line Package

$10.00
$60.00
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SUN SEP 13

CLOSED

CLOSED CLOSED
FRI SEP 18

General Admission
Front-of-Line Package

$12.00
$60.00
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SAT SEP 19

General Admission
Front-of-Line Package

$12.00
$60.00
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SUN SEP 20

General Admission

$6.00 Find Tickets
FRI SEP 25

General Admission
Front-of-Line Package

$12.00
$60.00
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SAT SEP 26

General Admission
Front-of-Line Package

$20.00
$70.00
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SUN SEP 27

General Admission

$6.00 Find Tickets
Date Ticket Type Admission Fee Ticket Link
FRI OCT 2

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$20.00
$70.00
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SAT OCT 3

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$20.00
$70.00
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SUN OCT 4

General Admission

$6.00 Find Tickets
FRI OCT 9

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$20.00
$70.00
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SAT OCT 10

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$25.00
$75.00
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SUN OCT 11

General Admission

$6.00 Find Tickets
FRI OCT 16

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$20.00
$70.00
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SAT OCT 17

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$25.00
$75.00
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SUN OCT 18

General Admission

$6.00 Find Tickets
FRI OCT 23

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$20.00
$70.00
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SAT OCT 24

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$25.00
$75.00
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SUN OCT 25

General Admission

$6.00 Find Tickets
FRI OCT 30

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$15.00
$65.00
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SAT OCT 31

General Admission
Front-of-Line Pkg

$15.00
$65.00
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Oktoberfest Food

Come with your appetites and feast on a selection of delectable treats!

  • Main Courses: Herb Roasted Chicken, Sausage plate or  Sausage sandwich (with Bratwurst, Polish or Veggie Brat), Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich, and Corny Bratwurst (corndog inspired!)
  • Sides: Sauerkraut,  German Bratkartoffeln (Fried Potatoes), Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Tater Tots
  • Desserts: Cream Horns, Chocolate Sundae and Spaghetti Eis (German Spaghetti shaped ice-cream!)
  • Giant Pretzels!

For more on our menu, check out our blog on Oktoberfest Food.

Oktoberfest Bier and Wine

A feast would not be complete without an ice cold stein of German bier. This year we are featuring Warsteiner beers, one of the most popular beers in Germany.

  • Warstiener Pilsner
  • Warsteiner Oktoberfest
  • Warsteiner Dunkel
  • Selection of Wine – Zinfandel or Chardonnay
  • Bud Light (if German beer isn’t to your taste)
  • Bud Light Lim-a-rita
  • Rotating fine wines and craft brew at the Kraft Bier and Wine Bar

 

Oktoberfest Goods

Costumes of all types are HIGHLY encouraged. Simply put, Oktoberfest is more fun if you are dressed in traditional or satirical attire and Oktoberfest bier is tastier when drunk out of a big stein. Bring your own or stop by our merchandise booth to gear up (Yes we allow you to bring your own steins as long as they are not made of glass or metal).

  • Boots and steins
  • Oktoberfest felt hats
  • Viking helmets
  • Blond wigs and light up braids
  • Chicken hats, Beer stein hats, all kinds of hats!
  • Oktoberfest t-shirts – several designs to choose from
  • Key chains, cow bells, bracelets and more!
Zicke Zacke, Zicke Zacke, Hoi Hoi Hoi!

The Alpine Village Celebration in Los Angeles – Oktoberfest 2015

Oktoberfest 2015 is first and foremost a celebration of Gemütlichkeit, taking joy in the community. On Friday and Saturday nights we open our doors at 6pm and 5pm respectively. Oktoberfest revelers come in, greet their friends, grab a meal and listen to the music. At 6:30, Festmeister Hans welcomes the crowd and introduces us to their band for the evening. And then the Oom Pah begins! We start the evening off with traditional songs from the Fatherland and slowly work in modern Oktoberfest classics. The star of the show, the CHICKEN DANCE commences each hour on the hour and is immediately followed by one of our contests such as DAS BOOT and the stein holding contest. At 8pm we unveil our special guest, German zuperstar Heino!, who hosts our contests, leads the crowd in a rousing round of prosts and tantalizes the ladies with his high polyester fashion and albino good looks. From 8pm to midnight the party is non-stop and continues after the tent shuts down at the Oktoberfest After Party hosted in the Alpine Restaurant. For an insider point-of-view on the big celebration, be sure to check out our blog posts on Oktoberfest.

The Origins of Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest celebration began with a royal marriage. Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810 and Bavarians did what Bavarians are wont to do: they threw a party! That original celebration turned out so wunderbar that the Bavarians decided to do it again, and again, again. The folk festival expanded into two-and-a-half week long party that brings 7 million visitors to Munich every year. The 2010 celebration was the 200th anniversary of the original Oktoberfest and mini-festivals have been recreated throughout the world and we do our best to pay homage to the tradition of the event, incorporate the modern fun the people of Munich bring to the event, and mix in a small amount of California flair. Whether you’ve been to Munich or not, Alpine Village throws the Best Fest in the West and our  Oktoberfest celebration in Los Angeles is not to be missed.

Sing, tanz and make merry! Gemütlichkeit is in the air!

Charity

Each year The Alpine Village celebrates Oktoberfest by supporting charities through ticket donations. Charities can sell the tickets as a fundraiser or as a team-building reward to their staff, volunteers and donors. We are happy to report that participating charities raised over $40,000 in 2014, and we are hoping to exceed that total this year. Our unofficial motto is, “Revelry, charity and gemuchlichkeit for all!.” If you are a charitable organization looking for a FUNraising event, please complete the contact form for more information.

Sponsorships

Sponsors enable us to continue building a unique experience we’ve spent nearly 50 years perfecting – an event unparalleled by any venue in the L.A. area.  If you are interested in participating this year, please complete the form to the right.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • 10×10 exhibitor space
  • Promotional giveaways
  • Sweepstakes prizes
  • Contest sponsorship
  • VIP area sponsorship
  • Media sponsorship

Media

For media inquiries, please complete the form. Include your phone number and the publication or channel you represent and one of our team members will get back to you within a day.

INFORMATION REQUEST FORM

Complete the contact form below to receive more information about charities, sponsorships or media, and a representative will get back to you within 1 day (2 days max during peak periods).

Sing, tanz and make merry! Gemütlichkeit is in the air!

Accommodations

Whether you are visiting Los Angeles from out of town or simply looking for lodging close to Oktoberfest, there are several hotels conveniently nearby Alpine Village. The nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn, which is located less than 1 mile from our venue.

Holiday Inn
19800 S Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: ‎855-239-9227‎
Book Reservation Online

Frequently Asked Questions

IF ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE SOLD OUT, ARE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR? Yes, we only reserve a certain amount of tickets for online purchase and the rest are sold at the door. You may purchase tickets at the box office the day of the event. However, please note that customers purchasing tickets at the door may experience longer wait times, especially on peak nights.

IF I BUY A TICKET AT THE DOOR BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS, DO I STILL HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE? Yes, you still have to wait in line. Only online ticket holders can check in at the front gate (there may a short wait for online ticket holders on peak nights).

CAN I BRING GLASSWARE INTO THE TENT? Due to safety concerns, no glass will be allowed inside the tent on Friday and Saturday night. Thank you for your cooperation!

WHAT DRINKING VESSELS AM I ALLOWED TO BRING INSIDE THE TENT? You can bring your own cup, stein, vase, tupperware or other drinking vessel to Oktoberfest as long as it doesn’t shard (like glass) and/or doesn’t have high potential to break into sharp pieces. Please note that at Oktoberfest we will not fill your stein directly. We sell our bier in 16 oz. sizes and you can then pour the bier into your chosen drinking vessel.

CAN I LEAVE THE EVENT AND RE-ENTER? No, unfortunately there are no in-and-out privileges. Once you enter Oktoberfest you may not leave and re-enter. This necessary policy helps us control crowds and safety in the event and there are no exceptions. Please leave any personal items you may not want in your vehicle and please arrange to meet your friends inside the event.

CAN I RESERVE A TABLE IN THE TENT? The Alpine Village does not reserve tables at Oktoberfest. Table space can be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

DO YOU ACCEPT COUPONS?  Coupons are not accepted at Oktoberfest. All coupons in existence are either counterfeit or were printed for use in prior year events. DO NOT PURCHASE A COUPON FROM A COUNTERFEITER OR SCALPER. The coupon you bought will NOT be honored.

WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS? Sunday is an all-ages event; On Friday and Saturday you must be 21 years or older to enter Oktoberfest. All valid ID’s are accepted provided we can read them and verify their authenticity.

HOW MUCH IS THE PARKING FEE? Parking is completely FREE though it is impacted. Arrive early for easy parking and, please, be kind to your fellow revelers and respect the surrounding neighborhood.