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September 12 – October 26

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German Bier, Food & Music!

Bringing You Oktoberfest Since 1968

Alpine Village is the home of the oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. 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 2014!

Schedule:

  • Friday: 6-midnight
  • Saturday: 5-midnight
  • Sunday 1-6

2014 is our 47th consecutive Oktoberfest celebration. Chosen by USA Today as “One of the best Oktoberfests in the world!”

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Sing & Dance with our Oom Pah Pah Bands!

The Alpine Village Celebration – Oktoberfest 2014

Oktoberfest 2014 is first and foremost a celebration of gemuschlichkeit, taking joy in the community. On Friday and Saturday nights we open our doors at 6 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.

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 celebration by the beach is not to be missed.

Zicke Zacke, Zicke Zacke, Hoi Hoi Hoi!

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Oktoberfest Food

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

  • Main Courses: Sausage, Baked Chicken, Kassler Ripchen (Vegetarian Sausage is Available)
  • Sides: Sauerkraut,  German Bratkartoffeln (Fried Potatoes), Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Tater Tots
  • Desserts: HUGE Cookies, Cream Horns, Brownies
  • And Giant Pretzels!

 

Oktoberfest Bier

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
  • Konig Ludwig Oktoberfest
  • Selection of Wine
  • And finally, Coors Light if German beer isn’t to your taste

 

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!
Sing, tanz and make merry! Gemuchlichkeit 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 $22,000 in 2013, and we are hoping to exceed that total this year. Our unofficial motto is, “Revelry, charity and gemuchlichkeit for all!.”

Accomodations

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
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Policies, Notes & Info
DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM: 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 beverages (every day). 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 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.