Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday: 4:20 to 11:00 PM.
Beer Garden - $5 Entry Fee
Venue: Foot of Ocean Beach PierFollow Us On:
The 11th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is a two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations.
The event will kick off on Friday night with live music in the 21 and older beer garden and optional German microbrew tastings. Admission to the beer garden is $5, valid for both Friday and Saturday.
The Saturday morning festivities will kick off at 9:00 AM with the fourth annual Brat Trot, a fundraiser with Ocean Beach Community Foundation to promote local youth sports. All ages are invited to participate; registration is $25 per family (up to 6 participants) for the 2K Family Fun Run at 9:00 AM and $30 per person for the 5K Beach Run to follow at 10:00 AM Registration for the 5K Beach Run includes two complimentary beers for runners 21 and older and free entrance to the beer garden.
Saturday will also include a free beachside all-ages stage with performances by a traditional Oompah Band, along with a food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn. Beer garden entertainment will include live music; the annual Sausage Toss Competition for a $10, 000 cash prize; and bratwurst-eating, stein-holding and other competitions.
A free event shuttle will be provided between the 710 Beach Club in Pacific Beach and the festival on Friday. It will deliver people to and from the festival throughout the day Saturday from The Local Downtown, Rabbit Hole in Normal Heights, and the 710 Beach Club with the final shuttle leaving Ocean Beach at 10:00 PM.