Who says that coastal Orange County living can’t include a touch of German culture? Pull out your dirndl, dust off your lederhosen, and head to the Oktoberfest Parade on Sunday, September 29th at 2 p.m. Participants get in to the Oktoberfest at Old World Huntington for free. Spectators can purchase tickets either online or at the gate. Regular adult admission on Sundays is $10. Buy a fast pass ticket and skip the lines. Admission for adults is $15. The parade is a regular feature of the Munich Oktoberfest. This one begins at Bella Terra and includes Oom Pah Pah bands from Germany, community groups, families, cool vehicles, and beautiful horses.
Coastal Orange County Living Families Love Kinderfest
Sundays at Oktoberfest mean Kinderfest. After the parade, be sure to stick around and enjoy the fun. Families enjoy a meal of bratwurst or hotdogs. Snack on strudel and pretzels. Of course, the adults can also relax with one of the delicious German beers being served. Live Oom Pah Pah music will be playing, and there will be dancing. At 3 p.m., be sure to catch the Weiner Dog Races. They’re short and sweet! On Sundays, you’re also welcome to bring canine friends living in your coastal Orange County home. Kids can also meet characters in costume. For more to do, there are tons of carnival games. Little ones can jump out some of their energy at the bouncy houses.
Oktoberfest runs Wednesday through Sunday until November 3rd. Admission is free on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The German Dance Group performs on Wednesdays, and the Beach City Cloggers are on Thursdays. The Jaeger Lounge has a DJ every Friday and Saturday, and Friday has special theme nights, too.
Visit the Old World to find out more about Oktoberfest, which offers all the great German beers of the old country with the special flair of coastal Orange County living.