Alpine Village is the home of the oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. This year’s Oktoberfest will be held every Friday and Saturday night between September 6 and October 27 and on Sunday afternoons from September 23 through October 27. Our bier sponsors for the event are Warsteiner and Konig Ludwig who produce some of the finest brews the old world has to offer. This year the Alpine Village will hold German American Day in our BIG TENT in association with the German American League of Southern California on Sunday, September 8. German American Day ticket proceeds go to support the member organizations of the League and tickets cost $10 for this Sunday only. Admission to regular Oktoberfest Sundays is $5.
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!
Event times are:
- Friday: 6PM until Midnight
- Saturday: 6PM until Midnight
- Sunday: 1PM until 6PM
Friday and Saturday nights are louder and geared for adults; Sundays are family days with kiddie jumpers, sweet treats and games. EVERY day is full of Oom-pah-pah music, contests, sing-a-longs, bier prosting and of course the chicken dance.
Oktoberfest Fridays and Saturdays are hosted by a tribute to the “Voice of Germany”, Heino!, and the fabulous Festmeister Hans Baumgaertner. As Heino! says, let ze gut times rrroooollll!
2012 is our 45th consecutive Oktoberfest celebration which has been chosen by USA Today as “one of the best Oktoberfests in the world!”
Notes & Info:
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 either 32 oz. or 16 oz. sizes and you can then pour the bier into your chosen drinking vessel.
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.