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La Mesa’s 49th annual Oktoberfest is back

Thousands will head to La Mesa for a weekend stuffed with beer, bratwurst, music and the rooster dance. It’s free and you’ll have a good time Oktoberfest all weekend lengthy.

LA MESA, Calif. — The final day of September additionally marks the official kick off of La Mesa’s 49th annual Oktoberfest.

What it’s best to know

  • The primary road competition is free
  • For $5, you may get into all 3 Biergartens
  • There are upgraded VIP experiences out there additionally

The CBS 8 group had enjoyable simply strolling round and meeting individuals. We discovered that it’s a homecoming of kinds. Vicki and Steve Edwards got here from Sacramento to fulfill pals. She mentioned, “We’re here for the polka music because we love the Chicken Dance. This is the best Oktoberfest in San Diego.”

There are 3 levels of continuous music that includes: 

  • Rock
  • Pop
  • DJ’s
  • Traditional Bavarian music 
  • German music

La Mesa’s Mayor Mark Arapostathis has been coming to Oktoberfest since he was 11. 

“It’s more than just beer that’s what the Oktobergest is in La Mesa. It brings the community together,” Arapostathis mentioned. “I do see quite a lot of my college students. They say- Hey Dr. A. And I say hey, behave yourselves.” 

Fun for teenagers

  •  Activities run the size of Main Street
  • Hoola hooping
  • Face portray 
  • Carnival video games 
  • Rides
  • Dog races 
  • Doggy style present 

The meals

Of course there’s meals. Lots of it.

  • Brautwurst
  • Burritos
  • Gigantic pretzels
  • Locally owned eating places in downtown La Mesa are open too.

You have all weekend to catch it, the final bands hit the stage Sunday at 8 p.m

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