Weekend FAQ

What you need to know for the Weekend!

What's the best way to get to Oktoberfest?

Best way to get to Oktoberfest is to take to MTS Trolley. Click here for routes and times.  Trolley drops off at La Mesa Blvd and Spring street front entrance. Click here for routes to MTS Trolley Schedule

Where is La Mesa Oktoberfest located?

La Mesa Oktoberfest is located in the beautiful quaint village of La Mesa.  The Main entrance is on La Mesa Blvd and Spring Street.

Will there be parking?

Parking is limited we do have some parking lots around the quaint Village of La Mesa and you can park on the surrounding streets however; we encourage you to take, Uber or Lyft or public transportation to La Mesa Blvd.

Will there be music?

We have 3 stages filled with traditional and Non-traditional music. click here to check our fun danceable line up

Will there be bier?

We have 3 biergartens. New this year is our sit-down Munich inspired Bier Hall on Palm Avenue.  click here for listing

Will there be dancing?

Is La Mesa Oktoberfest free?

The Event is Free and open to all ages. We do have a ticketed upgrade experiences for the main biergarten located on Alison Avenue. These are limited so to purchase click here

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed and we have a Dackeldorf Dachshund Village with a variety of activities and prizes click here to find out about all the howdeling activities. Dogs are not allowed in the biergartens, please make sure they are on leashes and you are responsible pet owner. We ask that you clean up after them and keep them happy and secure so everyone with two paws and four paws can enjoy the event.

Are the Biergartens all-ages?

La Mesa has 3 biergartens they are open to all ages. If you do want to drink some tasty beer you must bring your ID.

Will there be any specials on Sunday?

Sünday Fünday….  New this year we are running a happy hour on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM – All Beverages in all biergartens are half off and Ferris Wheel is half off, vendor specials, click here for a complete list of Sunday Funday specials.

Will there be games at Oktoberfest?

We have games galore – Games with prizes will be located in three locations – Hofbrauhaus Biergarten, Palm Street Bier Hall and 3rd Avenue and La Mesa have the Glucklich Games and Batwoman Craft Beer and Spirit Cave will have fun games to play on your own. Click here for a complete schedule.

Is there an event program for Oktoberfest?

To download the official event program, click here

Will there be children's activities at Oktoberfest?

For our little ones …..We have a ton of fun kids activities click here for a complete list of German Kinder Karneval

What kind of vendors will be at Oktoberfest?

We have over 150 Yummy food, crafters, vendors and non-profits click here for a complete list

Will there be any traditional arts & crafts?

The craft tent is home to amazing vendors that will be selling their handcrafted items all weekend long, for the full list of craft vendors click here

Who all is involved in the event?

Thank you to all the volunteers, committee members, La Mesa City officials who make this event possible. This free event is only possible due to our incredible sponsors. We would like to especially thank our Title Sponsor Bob Stall Chevrolet and Viejas Casino and Resort. Click here for a complete list of sponsors