Oktoberfest 2019!

Oktoberfest

About Oktoberfest at Fairplex

Bavarian music. Beer. Authentic German food. Beer. Chicken Dance. Beer. Games and prizes. Beer. Oktoberfest brings a drop of Germany to Los Angeles at Fairplex, home of the L.A. County Fair. In celebration of Bavarian culture and a nod to the world's largest beer festival, Oktoberfest at Fairplex provides all the excitement and German tradition that Los Angeles can offer.

Guests are "transported" to Bavaria as they walk through the gates and into Oktoberfest full of Oom Pa Pa music, games and prizes, The Chicken Dance, authentic German food and gallons upon gallons of beer.

**No outside cups or containers will be allowed.**

When are we open?

Due to COVID-19, Oktoberfest 2020 has been cancelled. Please check back next year for updates. 

*21 and up only | Last Call at 11:00 PM

Parking & Drop-Off

Parking at prevailing rates. General parking is available at Gate 17 with prevailing rates. Uber, Lyft, and Taxi drop-off/pick-up is available at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.

Identification Required For Entry

  • A valid U.S or government-issued driver’s license or identification card that must contain a photograph and date of birth
  • A valid U.S. or foreign government-issued passport that must contain a photograph and date of birth.
  • Non-U.S.- resident attendees must provide a valid passport. A non-U.S. license will not be accepted.

These forms of identification DO NOT allow entry - school identification card, birth certificate, social security card, consular identification, non-U.S.-issued license, expired identification of any kind, temporary paper identification and other identification not listed in the required section.

Speak German? Sprechen ze Deutsch?

Whether you want to ask someone to dance or perform a toast in German, we have you covered. Just make sure you don't become too much of a "bierleichen" or forget your "bitte" and "danke."

Terms

Dance - Tanz
Party/Celebrate - Fest
Cheers - Prost
Costume Dress - Dirndl
Girl - Fraulein
Guy - Mann
Beer Mug ~ Steinkrug

Phrases

Thanks - Danke
Please – Bitte
You're Welcome - Bitte Schon
Good Luck - Viel Gluck
What's your name? - Was ist deine name?
Would you like to dance? - Mochten Sie tanzen?

Oktoberfest Beer

Oktoberfest at Fairplex will have beer, beer and more beer! With traditional styles of Oktoberfest and wheat beers we will help to transport you directly to Germany!

No outside cups, containers or beer steins allowed. Last call at 10:30pm

Beer Vocabulary

Refreshing, thirst quenching, robust, light, crisp...there are many words to describe the perfect beer. Brush up on your beer vocabulary and sound like a pro this Oktoberfest!

Ale: Beers distinguished by use of top fermenting yeast strains, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Amber:Any top or bottom fermented beer having an amber color, that is, between pale and dark.

Barley: A cereal grain that is malted for use in the grist that becomes the mash in the brewing of beer.

Body: Thickness and mouth-filling property of a beer described as "full or thin bodied".

Draft: The process of dispensing beer from a bright tank, cask or, keg, by hand pump, pressure from an air pump or, injected carbon dioxide inserted into the beer container prior to sealing.

Fermentation:

Conversion of sugars into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide, through the action of yeast.

Hefe: A German word meaning "yeast". Used mostly in conjunction with wheat (weiss) beers to denote that the beer is bottled or kegged with the yeast in suspension (hefe-weiss). These beers are cloudy, frothy and, very refreshing.

Hefeweizen: "hefe" is the German word for yeast. The prefix is added to indicate that the beer is bottle-conditioned (unfiltered) and thus might have sediment.

Hops: Herb added to boiling wort or fermenting beer to impart a bitter aroma and flavor.

Lager: Beers produced with bottom fermenting yeast strains, Saccharomyces uvarum (or carlsbergensis) at colder fermentation temperatures than ales. This cooler environment inhibits the natural production of esters and other byproducts, creating a crisper tasting product.

Microbrewery: Small brewery generally producing less than 15,000 barrels per year. Sales primarily off premises.

Weißbier: a Bavarian beer in which a significant proportion of malted barley is replaced with malted wheat.

Witbier: a barley/wheat, top-fermented beer brewed mainly in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Yeast: A micro-organism of the fungus family. Genus Saccharomyces.

Oktoberfest Food

All your German favorites plus a few food trucks, too.

We will be grilling up bratwurst, knockwurst and even sweet corn. Don't leave out the German staples like potato pancakes and potato salad.

The "Hot Brat" Jalapeno-bacon-Cheddar Brat with Bacon-Onion Jam & Spicy German Mustard.
Brats
German Weiner's
Freshly Baked Jumbo Bavarian Pretzels with German Mustard
Warm Bavarian Sweet Cream Churro
King Taco Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas & Nachos
BBQ Ribs
Turkey Leg
Chicken Strips
Chicken Wings
Beer Battered Onion Rings
French Fries
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Sausage Sandwich
Corn on the Cob
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Sausage Sandwiches (Berlin Food Truck)
Pink's Hot Dog (Veggie Dog, Turkey Dog & Fries)
Funnel Cake
Hand-Dipped Ice Cream
Roasted Nuts
Hot Coffee

*Subject to change.

Fun Facts

"Pretzelphyte" means a follower loyal to soft pretzels; or a soft pretzel aficionado.

The Bratwurst in Germany dates back to 1313 and can be found in the Franconian city of Nuremberg, which is still an internationally renowned centre for the production of grill sausages.

The bratwurst was popularized in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in the 1920s.

Beer ~ Bier
Wine ~ Wein
Beer Garden ~ Bier Garten
Sausages ~ Wursts
Brats ~ Bratwurst
Chicken ~ Huhnchen
Cabbage ~ Kraut
Pickles ~ Gurken
Pretzel ~ Brezel
Bread ~ Brot
Dessert ~ Nachtisch

Oktoberfest Entertainment

The Rheinlanders (Festhalle)

The Rheinlanders is a traditional German "Oom-Pah" band. These bands have been heard in the villages and beer halls of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the past 100 years. The popular dance and folk tunes can get any audience clapping, singing and dancing.

The Rheinlanders will be performing and holding contests each night from 6 p.m.-midnight!


DJ Schlagen (Danz Halle)

DJ Schlagen will be spinning vinyl every night of Oktoberfest from 8 p.m.-midnight!


Queen Nation (Queen Tribute Band) (Festplatz)

October 9, Show times are 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.


DSB (Journey Tribute Band) (Festplatz)

October 10, 16 - 17, Show times are 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.


Led Zepagain (Led Zepplin Tribute Band) (Festplatz)

October 23 - 24, Show times are 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 and 9:15 p.m.

*Entertainment and schedule subject to change.