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  La Mesa Oktoberfest 2014

Update for Food Vendors - See Below

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 Chamber has proudly partnered with the La Mesa Village Merchants Association, who began this popular event over 35 years ago. This event has gone from a small street fair to a 3-day festival with over 250 vendors offering goods and services to over 200,000 attendees. Add great food, lots of children activities, entertainment and of course, good old German brats and cold beer, and you have a family event that has something for everyone!

Schedule of EventsLa Mesa Oktoberfest 2011

Friday, October 3rd
6:00 -10:00 p.m.: The Car Tune Dogs (Classic Rock)

Saturday, Oct 4th
12 noon - 4:00 p.m.: Our Song (German Music)
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.: The Car Tune Dogs (Classic Rock)

Sunday, Oct 5th
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Our Song (German Music)


Location: Downtown La Mesa on La Mesa Blvd. between Acacia and 4th Avenue
BIG Beer Garden Location: In the Allison Street parking lot between Pine and Palm

The La Mesa Oktoberfest is the biggest Oktoberfest in the country west of the Mississippi.

TROLLEY DETAILS:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 - The trolley runs every 15 minutes until 12:01 a.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 - The Trolley runs every 15 minutes to downtown San Diego until 11:30 p.m.  From 11:01 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. the Trolley will run every 30 minutes with the last Trolley departing from La Mesa at 1:00 a.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 - The Trolley runs every 15 minutes throughout Sunday event hours.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q.        What are the dates and hours of Oktoberfest?
A.        It begins on Friday, October 3rd from 11 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. for all food and street vendors along La Mesa Boulevard.

Friday, October 3rd: The BIG beer garden/pavilion on Allison Street opens at 4:00 p.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.

Everything is open Saturday, October 4th from 11 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. including all food and the BIG beer garden on Allison Street.

Sunday, October 5th: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m., all food and street vendors along La Mesa Boulevard are open. The BIG beer garden is open 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DURING THE EVENING FESTIVITIES AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 P.M. IN THE BIG BEER GARDEN EACH EVENING, THERE WILL BE A STEIN HOLDING CONTEST SPONSORED BY SAMUEL ADAMS.

Q.        Where do I park?
A.        Parking is at a premium, so people are encouraged to use public transportation. The trolleys are set to run every 15 minutes to help bring people to and from this 10 block event.

Q.        Is there easy access from the trolley?
A.         Yes. The best trolley stop for Oktoberfest is La Mesa Blvd.

Q.        Who can come to this event?
A.        This is a family-friendly event for everyone. Be sure to visit the family-friendly BIG Beer Garden on Allison Street - this means children may enter, enjoy games and prizes as they play and enjoy the entertainment. ALL PERSONS UNDER 21 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT 21 OR OVER! The Chamber BIG Beer Garden hosted by Presenting Sponsor Sycuan Casino has the only live entertainment for your listening pleasure.

ONLY PEOPLE 21 YEARS OR OLDER CAN PURCHASE BEER OR WINE IN THE BEER GARDEN!

THIS IS NOT A PET FRIENDLY EVENT. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THIS CITY WIDE EVENT.

Q.        What types of food are served?
A          Lots of different foods are available, from hot dogs and brats to funnel cake, pizza, ethnic food, mexican food, popcorn, candies, deep fried foods, and more!

The Beer Garden features brats, fries, tri tip, pulled pork
sandwiches, baked beans, fresh cole slaw and other fabulous food items!

Q.          Where is the Oktoberfest held?
A.          THIS EVENT TAKES UP OVER 10 CITY BLOCKS AND HAS OVER 300 VENDORS!

LOCATION: La Mesa Blvd. has hundreds of vendors up and own the street and across Spring Street.

4th Avenue & La Mesa Blvd.: The Chamber has added food vendors, tables and chairs there.

The Chamber BIG Beer Garden/Pavilion is located in the Allison Street parking lot and has the only LIVE entertainment going night and day.

Q.         What forms of payment do you accept for purchases?
A.         The BIG Beer Garden takes cash, debit and credit cards.

We have 2 ATM machines in the Beer Garden for our guests' convenience.

There are more ATM machines throughout the venue on the street for everyone's convenience.

Be sure to get your commemorative beer boot in the BIG Beer Garden - you will want this collector item to remember this year's Oktoberfest!


FOOD VENDOR BOOTHS:

Oktoberfest Food Vendors are now being handled by the La Mesa Village Merchants Association. Please contact John Vigil by emailing him here or calling 619-277-5363, or visit www.lamesavillage.com or www.lmvma.com/SeasonalEvents/Oktoberfest.aspx.

The La Mesa Chamber will continue to manage the Allison Street Beer Garden.  We will have several 10 x 10 vendor spaces available in the BIG Beer Garden. The hours for the beer garden will be Friday 4:00 – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please contact David Smyle 619-602-6365 for information.

For merchandise vendor booths, contact John Vigil by emailing him here or calling 619-277-5363, or visit www.lamesavillage.com or www.lmvma.com/SeasonalEvents/Oktoberfest.aspx.

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor:
Sycuan Casino

Sycuan Casino 

Our Other Sponsors:
Barona Resort & Casino
ECS
SDG&E
Fairfield Residential Company, LLC

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