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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

Friday, October 3rd
Street festival: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
BIG Beer Garden: 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.
THE IDEAS Rock & Roll Trio: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Cartune Dogs (Classic Rock): 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 4th
Street festival: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
BIG Beer Garden: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Our Song (German Music):12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
The Cartune Dogs (Classic Rock): 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 5th
Street festival: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
BIG Beer Garden: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Our Song (German Music): 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


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.        
Friday, October 3rd: The street festival goes from 10:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. for all food and street vendors along La Mesa Blvd. The BIG beer garden/pavilion on Allison Street opens at 4:00 p.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.

The street festival is open Saturday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. The BIG beer garden on Allison Street opens at 11:00 am and closes at 11:00 p.m.

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 4:00 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.lmvma.com/SeasonalEvents/Oktoberfest.aspx.

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 

Billboard Sponsor:
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Lamar Outdoor Advertising

Entertainment Sponsor:
Viejas Casino & Resort
Viejas Casino & Resort

Media Sponsor:
The East County Herald
The East County Herald

Title Stage Sponsor:
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World

Stage Sponsors:
Kleege Industries, Inc.
Windermere Real Estate SoCal - La Mesa
Kleege Industries, Inc.  Windermere Real Estate

Beer Sponsor:
Samuel Adams
Samuel Adams Logo

Printing Sponsor:
AAA Imaging
AAA Imaging Logo

Supporting Sponsor:
Barona Resort & Casino
Barona Resort & Casino

Security Sponsor:
Global Protection Group
Global Protection Group

T-Shirt Sponsor:
Morgan's Monograms
Morgan's Monograms

Graphics Sponsor:
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Kostedt Design & Marketing

Sign Sponsor:
Jejjoni Sign MFG
Jejjoni Sign MFG

Friends of the Pavilion:
Auto Club of Southern California
Backflow Services, Inc.
Electronic Control Systems, Inc.
Fairfield Residential Company, LLC
Grove Pastry Shop
Hooleys Irish Pub and Grill
Kappa Surveying & Engineering
Kirk Paving, Inc.
Lily's Mobile Homes
Rockscapes Unlimited, Inc.
SDG&E
Sungarden Terrace Retirement Community & Adult Daycare
The Eleanor Yvonne State Farm Agency
Umpqua Bank

Auto Club of Southern CaliforniaBackflow Services, Inc.Electronic Control Systems, Inc.Fairfield Residential Company, LLC LogoGrove Pastry ShopHooleys LogoKappa Surveying & EngineeringKirk Paving, Inc.Lily's Mobile HomesRockscapes Unlimited, Inc.SDG&ESungarden Terrace Retirement Community & Adult DaycareState FarmUmpqua Bank

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