The 9th annual Oktoberfest will feature Craft Breweries (See our brewery list here) and a Wine Garden sponsored by Mediterranean Vineyards & sister winery 1850 Wines, the oldest family owned winery in El Dorado County, live Bavarian Music, Beer contests with prizes, Wiener Dog races, Bavarian Dance demonstrations, a family area with games and activities for children, German Food, vendors and more.

The Historical Background

The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17 with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved to September.