Encinitas Chamber hosts 20th annual Oktoberfest Sept. 20


The 20th annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 20 on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. This event is completely free and fun for the entire family.

“This year marks the 20th annual Encinitas Oktoberfest and the event is bigger than ever. We have traditional German food, beer, bands and dancers,” said Bob Gattinella, CEO of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s a really fun day out for families. It draws quite a crowd, and attendees tell us that it is one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in San Diego.”

Free parking is available at the Flora Vista Elementary School, 1690 Wandering Road, with free shuttle service from the parking lot to the Oktoberfest site.

Entertainment features The Bluebirds, a German-American band, Bavarian dancers and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors, including artisans with unusual arts and craft items.

The family food and refreshment tent will be serving authentic German food and beers from national and local breweries. “We are very excited to have four local breweries in the all new ‘Keepin’ It Local’ Craft Beer Garden sponsored by Encinitas Magazine, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Culture Brewing and Latitude 33,” said Alex Meade, vice president of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce.

The event includes a ceremonial parade at noon. A family fun zone will have children’s games, family-oriented activities and much more.

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