ENCINITAS — Make a note on your calendar for Sept. 22, and don’t miss the 18th annual Encinitas Oktoberfest. The festivities occupy six blocks in celebration of German culture and tradition. Oktoberfest originated as a royal nuptials celebration in the city of Munich back in 1810 and is still celebrated worldwide.The daylong free event dedicated to friends and family will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mountain Vista and El Camino Real. For vendor pricing, sponsorship and general information, call (760) 753-6041 or visit EncinitasOktoberfest.com
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce has hosted this event since 1994. A ceremonial parade led by Grand Marshall Edgar Engert,plus dignitaries and council members from the city of Encinitas will kick off the event. A stellar line up of German live music by the Blue Birds International Show Band and Gemutlichkeit Alpine Dancers, the Chicken Dance and a family fun zone with children’s games offers fun for the whole family.
The marketplace will offer approximately 200 vendors including artisans with arts and crafts and a family food and refreshment tent serving authentic German food, wine and beer
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a healthy and prosperous business community, which improves and preserves the quality of life in the Encinitas Community.