Alpine Village is the home of the oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah big bands flown in direct from Germany, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers. We deliver an authentic Oktoberfest to you each and every year…and all within 10 miles of Southern California’s beautiful beaches!
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.
The Alpine Village celebrates Oktoberfest each and every year as it has since 1968. We recreate the great festival for 8 weeks during September and October complete with oom-pah-pah bands flown in direct from Deutschland, German bier, and our authentic, homemade Bratwurst and Polish sausages. Last year tens of thousands of you came to revel with us in all of your chicken dancing glory. This year we will continue the fun—-come see what it’s all about!
Come with your appetites and feast on a selection of delectable treats!
A feast would not be complete without an ice cold gulp of German bier. This year we are featuring taps from Warsteiner, Konig Ludwig and other tasty brew.
All who come to the big tent must be adorned in their most festive gear and drinking vessels! If you do not have the proper accessories, be sure to stop by our merchandise booth to pick up some fun souvenirs.
The Alpine Village has a rich tradition of supporting charities with its annual Oktoberfest Fundraisers. For 2013 we’ve donated over 2000 event tickets to non-profit groups, school clubs and churches. These groups were able to sell the tickets and keep ALL of the proceeds to continue the work that they do.
In 2013 several groups are taking advantage of our program including the spectacular philanthropists at the South Bay Center for Counseling (sbaycenter.com), Chive LA, AIDS Walk LA (Team Carmen) Lawndale Cub Scout Pack 290 and Torrance Boy Scout Troop 785.
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.
19800 S Vermont Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
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Designated drivers will be identified by a special neon green armband. They will also 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.
GLASSWARE: Due to safety concerns, no glass will be allowed inside the tent on Friday and Saturday night. Thank you for your cooperation!
DRINKING VESSELS: 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.
NO IN & OUT: 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.
TABLE RESERVATIONS: The Alpine Village does not reserve tables at Oktoberfest. Table space can be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
TICKETS cost $10 on Friday & Saturday nights in weeks 1-3 (September 7 to September 22) and $20 on Friday and Saturday nights for the remainder of the event, weeks 4-8 (September 28 to October 27). Sunday tickets are $5; kids 12 and under enter free on Sundays as do revelers dressed in dirndls or lederhosen.
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.
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.
PARKING: is completely free though it is impacted. Arrive early for easy parking and, please, be kind to your fellow revelers.