October 17, 2009
Petaluma Oktoberfest returns with Beer Garden,
Steve Balich orchestra, great German food, fine
Lagunitas beer, polka dancing, lots of fun,
camaraderie and atmosphere. Plus it’s all for a
great cause – Lend a Hand to Education and other
important Rotary projects. Silent Auction.
Time: 4 pm to 10
Hall, Petaluma Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Drive
off E Washington Street, Petaluma
Advance sales adults $10, under 21 $4 at
petalumavalleyrotary.org. Day of event adults
$12, under 21 $6.
Petaluma Oktoberfest lasts only
one day but the fun and memories carry on long afterward as the
proceeds benefit educational and humanitarian projects. While this
event held annually in October and sponsored by the local Rotary
Club is a fund-raiser, there are quite a few Oktoberfest
celebrations in California featuring nearly two months of
celebrating. Some are for-profit events and some are community
fundraisers, such as this.
Petaluma is known for fun.
Another annual event that brings the community out full force is the
Eggs Parade and Festival celebration.
Where to stay: When visiting
Petaluma, there are limited options in hotels. We prefer the
Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma though many like the
Best Western. Since there are only a few hotels available, you
may want to check out Rohnert Park hotels 12 miles away or some fine
hotels 17 miles distance in Santa Rosa. One of our
Beachcalifornia.com favorites in Santa Rosa is the
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country. Nectar Restaurant features
award-winning cuisine and an excellent wine list featuring boutique
wines from the local Sonoma County and Napa wineries.
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