Oktoberfest By The Bay Opens at Pier 48 Tomorrow
The 19th annual Oktoberfest by the Bay, the largest festival of its kind in California, brings the spirit of Munich, German to the City by the Bay! Oktoberfest by the Bay celebrates the 208-year-old tradition of beer-drinking and merrymaking during the three-day festival with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink. Ticket prices are $25 general admission, $85 VIP, $5 for children ages 13 -18, and children 12 and under are free. Please note: children are allowed Saturday Day session or Sunday only. Visit the website for early bird discount codes.
Headlining the annual celebration is the world-famous 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band - known for being the first American band to be invited to participate in the Sunday parade at the Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany. Additional entertainment includes The Internationals, Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco, and traditional Bavarian dancing by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler.
Festival goers can also enjoy Oktoberfest in style with a large VIP area, complete with private bathroom, private bar, commemorative mug and first beer, and German buffet dinner and seating area. There will also be a food court area offering a smorgasbord of food sure to please everyone's taste buds. Everything from bratwurst to schweine haxe, goulash stews to wienershnitzel and everything in between. Wash it all down with one of SPATEN'S four beers being poured or imported German Wine. A wide variety of popular German pastries will also be on hand for those with a sweet tooth.
Oktoberfest by the Bay is produced by American Showplace Productions in association with the United German-American Societies of San Francisco and Vicinity. www.oktoberfestbythebay.com.