Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Germany for over 200 years, but it is also celebrated worldwide due to beer (bier auf Deutsch) and a melting pot of cultures. Here in Orange County, Anaheim was founded by German families in 1857. With these German roots, it is only natural that we celebrate Oktoberfest too. Here is your guide to events in Orange County where you can get the sights, sounds, and flavors of Oktoberfest. Prost!

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Old World Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races
Old World Huntington Beach
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 895-8020
Dates: Through October 28, 2018

Oktoberfest in Orange County has been synonymous with Old World Village in Huntington Beach for 39 years. Witness the sounds of oom-pah-pah bands direct from Germany. Cheer and laugh as cute dachshunds compete during the Wiener Dog Races. Participate in the “Chicken dance” ritual. Enjoy the aroma of freshly baked rolls, bread, and European pastries. Delight the taste buds with German specialties like sauerkraut, bratwurst, sauerbraten, potato pancakes, schnitzel, and apple strudel at the Old World German Restaurant. Watch their annual parade on Sunday, September 30. Celebrate the reunification of East and West Germany on October 4! The Happy Hallowiener Doggy Dress Up Contest and Wiener National mark the finale on October 28.

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Anaheim Brewery
336 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 780-1888
Date: October 13, 2018 at 5 p.m.

On October 14, German-American Brass Band of Southern California will play the night away. The Viking Truck will be on hand with their awesome sausage creations. Anaheim Brewery will be serving their Anaheim Oktoberfest Lager, brewed with their 100-year old recipe.

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Oktoberfest 2018
The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 563-4166
Date: September 21 – October 28, 2018

For over 55 years, The Phoenix Club has been celebrating Oktoberfest. Enjoy scrumptious German food, German beer on tap, and Polkas and Prosts in their Festzelt and Biergarten. Be entertained by traditional Oom Pah Pah bands along with Musikkapelle Rottenbuch and the Odenwälder Dirndjaeger bands and Schuhplattler dancing. Just like Oktoberfest in Munich, pull up a chair and make new friends. Don’t be a stranger! Herzlich Willkommen!