This year's event will be on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

21 Years Strong

The 21st Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. This event is completely FREE and fun for the entire family!

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.

The event entertainment feature the Bluebirds, a German-American Band, Bavarian dancers and a street craft faire featuring over 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 & local breweries.

The event will kick off at 10:00am and include a ceremonial parade at 12:00pm.

There will be a family fun zone with children’s rides, family oriented activities and much more.

Get Your Stein!


Details coming soon

Encinitas Magazine "Keepin' It Local" Craft Beer Garden

Beer Local 2

2015 Local Craft Line Up

Locals only craft beer garden will have four of San Diego’s finest breweries. This year we are proud to welcome Ballast Point, Green Flash, Culture Brewing and Latitude 33! The Encinitas MagazineKeepin‘ It Local” Craft Beer Garden will be located at the end of Mountain View at the shuttle drop off. Beer starts pourin’ at 11am!

Join the fun and Volunteer!


The celebration kicks off at 10am with a ceremonial parade starting at noon. Come enjoy great German beers and family fun!


We’ll have Tarantino Gourmet Sausage serving up authentic German specialties along with a great selection of German and local craft beers, wine and more!


German Oom-Pah-Pa band, The Alpine Quintett, authentic German dancers, The Gemuetlichkeit Alpine Dancers and more. Learn more about the entertainment this year.


Don’t get stuck scrambling on the day of Oktoberfest. Get info on parking and directions to join the fun at Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Put yourself in front of more than 25,000 people and enjoy all the benefits of sponsoring the first Oktoberfest event of the season in San Diego County! Join us on our 21st anniversary to make this year the best one yet!


Encinitas’ German roots go back to one of our five communities, the northeastern colony of Olivenhain, founded in 1884 by German farmers. The Encinitas Oktoberfest coincides with the Deutschland start of Oktoberfest in mid September. We first celebrated Oktoberfest in 1994 and the 2015 event will be the 20th annual. The Encinitas Heritage Oktoberfest starts at the corner of El Camino Real and flows down Mountain Vista Drive to Wandering Road and gives everyone a chance to eat, drink, shop and be German for the day. The event features about 200 craft booths, food (authentic German sausage and side dishes), cold beverages, Bavarian band, dancers, and more.