Fall is a little over a month away and that means Oktoberfest is on the horizon. This year, the La Jolla Blue Book is a proud sponsor of the 18th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest happening on Sunday, September 22nd.
Oktoberfest’s roots trace back to the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in 1810 in Munich, Germany. Their marriage celebration was so enjoyable that they decided it should be held every year. Oktoberfest has grown greatly and today over 6 million people attend.
Today’s Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival that takes place from the end of September to the beginning of October. Encinitas established its very own Oktoberfest in 1994, because of its German heritage brought over by the German farmers in the northeastern colony of Olivenhain, founded in 1884.
Some highlights of the festival include German entertainment, delicious food, street vendors and of course, lots and lots of beer. The festival begins with a ceremonial parade and will include over 200 vendors, a family fun zone with children’s games and more. The best part, entrance is FREE!
Look out for future articles centered around things like food and beer that you will see at the festival, and other classic Oktoberfest traditions. We hope these featured articles will teach you all there is to know about this amazing festival centered on great food, great entertainment and great beer!
This years festival is on September 22, 2013 from 10:00-5:00 on El Camino Real and Mountain Vista Drive. More info click here.
We would like to thank Maddie Erdossy for her contribution in creating this article.