A tradition for our community is the annual Oktoberfest. This activity brings visitors and vendors from all over the region to La Mesa for a weekend dedicated to family, friends, great food and entertainment. The La Mesa Village Merchants Association began this popular event 41 years ago. This event has gone from a small street fair to a 3-day festival with over 200 vendors offering goods and services to over 200,000 attendees. Add great food, lots of children's activities, entertainment and of course, good old German brats and cold beer, and you have a family event that has something for everyone!
The Kid Zone is back at the Plaza for children age 12 and under. Have fun from 11 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday and from Noon to 5 pm on Sunday.
A special guest star this year is Marissa Grace, an 11 year old La Mesa resident who is very good. Marissa will be performing at our 4th St Food Court from 4 pm to 6 pm on Friday, and at our Nebo Dr Food Court from 4 to 6 pm on Saturday.
Joining us this year is the "Bavarian Beer Garden Band". They will be at our Nebo Dr Beer Garden on Friday October 3rd from 6 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday from 2 pm to 4 pm. The band will also be at our 4th St Food Court from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday.
Also with us will be our friends from "Bonified Brass". They will be our guests at the 4th St Food Court on Saturday the 4th from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Helping to close our show on Sunday will be "Young Actors Theatre". They will be performing on Sunday at the 4th St Food Court at 3 pm and at the Nebo Dr Food Court at 4:30 to close our event.
New this year is real German Beer in our Nebo Dr Beer Garden! We will be serving Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, Munich Gold and Paulaner Hafe-Weisen beers exclusively at the Nebo Dr Beer Garden, next to the La Mesa Train Museum.
October 3, 4 and 5 2014
Friday & Saturday 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday noon - 5 pm
Please eMail requests for vendor applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for event is John Vigil at 619-277-5363
Sponsorships are still available, and a few vendor booths are still available, as of 9/16/2014
Transportation: UBER is a partner for this years' Oktoberfest. More to come on this.
The La Mesa Oktoberfest is located along La Mesa Blvd, between Acacia Ave and 4th St. If you are coming from North County, the South Bay or from San Diego, take Hwy 8 or 94 and exit Spring St and head towards La Mesa Blvd. If you are coming from El Cajon and all points east, please take Hwy 8 to the city of La Mesa, exit on La Mesa Blvd, and go west to the downtown Village. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING WILL BE VERY LIMITED - You most likely will need to park blocks away from the event.
We encourage you to Take the Orange Trolley to La Mesa Blvd - This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get to the center of the Oktoberfest celebration!
Welcome One and All to our 41st Oktoberfest! We're sure you'll enjoy the event.