girl in dirndl at Oktoberfest

pretty girls with drink tray


Smiles and Cheers from California Oktoberfest Girls in their Dirndl Dresses

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Oktoberfest in California is lovely.  Everybody loves Oktoberfest in California, partially because of the attire. Girls in their dirndl and guys in lederhosen provide a costume transformation after summer at the beach.


It's been a long hot summer by the time Oktoberfest comes to town in California. There are probably 100 or more Oktoberfest celebrations throughout California but the most fun events extend a month or more, giving revelers a chance to become German for an evening or day.


Oktoberfest and the lovely folks that grace the event are filled with smiles.  It's not what you'd envision the California beach to be like, but many years back when the German immigrants settled here, they established cities such as Disneyland's Anaheim (Ana's home in German). In Huntington Beach where life is ever so sweet, the Bischoffs came and built a German village in the 1970's. In German tradition, the family has run Old World German Village for decades, serving up thousands of lagers, salted pretzels, strudels and schnitzels with kraut.


Huntington Beach tradition where everyone's a little bit German during Oktoberfest celebration season. One of many such celebrations in California, you'll find a fabulous mountain Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake. And not to be ignored is the oldest, biggest Oktoberfest at Alpine Village in Torrance.



For those who love the circus like environment, the schmaltzy, goofy hats and dances, and the just plain fun that Oktoberfest serves up, we've been attending this event for decades, celebrating birthdays, once-a-year gatherings with friends, family and even had the pleasure of seeing one friend meet her husband-to-be at a girls' gathering one evening.


Oktoberfest is delicious! It's a place where wishes can come true.