El Cajon Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest in El Cajon is a family-friendly festival that was first held in 1972, promoting traditional German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam, who join us from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths, and let your youngsters go crazy in the Kids’ Zone!
On Friday, September 29, at 6:30 PM, join us for our opening parade and ceremonial "Tapping the Wooden Keg." Our grand prize winner of our raffle will be drawn at 8:00 PM Sunday, October 8; some lucky winner will win a round-trip flight for two to Germany! Raffle tickets can be purchased during the festival, and door prizes will be drawn frequently.Try authentic German food such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, pretzels, sauerkraut and red cabbage, plus a mouth-watering variety of German pastries. Soft drinks and adult beverages are sold, plus a fantastic selection of German beers on draft, wines and a full bar. Bring your family and invite your friends to join you at the real German Oktoberfest in El Cajon!