As the heat of summer descends upon us, there is a bright spot in the distant future that sustains us and keeps us from despair: October and the La Mesa Oktoberfest is just a few short months away! This fantastic festival gives us hope in the most desperate of times in the form of cooler weather, leather shorts, and all the beer you could possibly hope to drink! For over 44 years the La Mesa Oktoberfest has set the standard for Oktoberfest’s all over the United States, setting the bar so high all others pale in comparison, and this year’s event promises to be even better than the last 44!

Located at 8401 La Mesa Boulevard & Taking Place the Last Weekend in September

Famous for being the largest Oktoberfest in all of San Diego County, this is the festival that keeps giving. Offering more than polka music, beers, and brats, taking part in this celebration has that authentic German feel. Some of the activities that take place include a carnival for the “kinder” with games, rides, and a gigantic Ferris wheel, a German car showcasing the best in German automotive engineering with classic car examples from Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen, and a bier garten offering all the German beers you could ever dream of tasting!

Food booths and food trucks will be featuring a supersized variety of foods from all nations, including Mexican, Indonesian, and good old fashioned American comfort food, in addition to the brats and pretzels you expect to find at any decent Oktoberfest!

Three stages allow for three times the musical entertainment, and although 2018’s lineup has not been announced yet, previous year’s performers have rocked the roof off their outdoor stages that technically don’t have roofs!

One of the more unique aspects of this Super-Oktoberfest is the inspiration station, which offers classes in Zumba, pottery making, macramé, yoga, and so much more. Feeling like you need a new hobby? Stop by the inspiration station and find one that fits your lifestyle!

Ticket prices haven’t been released yet, but if you visit their site periodically, you will be able to order 2018 tickets as soon as they are available.

After Finishing That Last Beer

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