The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2017 Entertainment & Performance Lineup for the Encinitas Oktoberfest!

This year, We are pleased to announce that The Blue Birds will again be playing. They are a traditional German Band performing traditional polka, tango and the chicken dance and will be performing in the opening parade and then they will then play from 12:30pm to 5:30pm on the stage in the family tent singing genuine German songs as well as conducting traditional and modern contests.

 

Gemütlichkeit Alpine Dancers

Gemütlichkeit Alpine Dancers

The Gemütlichkeit Alpine Dancers will demonstrate authentic dances to the guests of the Oktoberfest. They are a group of international folk dancers from the greater San Diego area. They specialize in the dances of the German/Alpine ethnic area – specifically, dances from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, and surrounding regions with similar cultural background. Their dance director and several of the dancers hail from mixed German ancestry. The name, “Gemütlichkeit” is derived from the popular Oktoberfest toast, and means the comfortable, cozy feeling invoked by Bavarian and Tyrolean hospitality.