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  La Mesa Oktoberfest 2014

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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
Schedule TBD

Saturday, Oct 4th
Schedule TBD

Sunday, Oct 5th
Schedule TBD


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. Hours are to be determined - please check back for details.

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!

NO PETS ARE ALLOWED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE VENUE

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!

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:

Food Vendor Applications Not Yet Available

The La Mesa Chamber has a limited number of food vendor booths available.
Prices vary and will be listed on the maps.

Priority will be on a first-come first-served basis with Chamber members
having the first priority on space over a non-chamber member up until August 1.  After August 1, Chamber members will have no priority on space location over non-members.  Please note space 901 is taken.

We will provide you with the space and electricity for about 720 watts.  If
you need more than this, please let us know how much.  There is a charge if you need more and the charge is detailed out in the Food Vendor Application. You can figure out your watts and amps using the calculations on this link: http://www.powerstream.com/Amps-Watts.htm.  Your equipment should state the number of volts, amps and watts.

We try to have our food vendors not duplicate items as much as possible but there could be some overlap.

The initial deadline to reserve your space is August 1.  Your $200 deposit
becomes non-refundable at that point.  Full booth payment is due August 31.

Please call David Smyle with any questions at 619-602-6365.

For merchandise vendor booths, contact Guy Blumenthal by emailing him here or visit www.lamesavillage.com

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor:
Sycuan Casino

Sycuan Casino 

Other Sponsors:
SDG&E

SDG&E

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