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  • Sactoberfest Returns!

    Sactoberfest Returns!October 10 - 12, 2014

    Sacramento’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration returns to West Sacramento’s Bridge District October 10 – 12, 2014 with premium German biers and foods, full carnival, live music, local craft beers, games, entertainment and more.

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  • Sprechen Sie Bier?

    Sprechen Sie Bier?All tickets include your first beer!

    Enjoy premium German biers, seasonal local craft beers and national favorite brews all weekend long at Sactoberfest. Tickets start at just $25 and your first beer is on us!

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  • Karneval!

    Karneval!Enjoy a full carnival and games

    New to Sactoberfest this year is a full carnival offering “familiennachmitagen” (family-friendly) fun all weekend long, complete with 16+ rides and amusement games.

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  • Xoso Sportsplatz

    Xoso SportsplatzExperience authentic Oktoberfest games!

    Be sure to check out the popular Xoso Sportsplatz offering attendees a chance to test skills in various Oktoberfest games like stein lifting, beer pong, corn hole, keg relay races and more.

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  • Designated Driver?

    Designated Driver?Discounts available for all designated drivers!

    As a thank you to our designated drivers attending Sactoberfest, we’re offering tickets starting at just $15. Enjoy all the benefits Sactoberfest has to offer, but without the beer.

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  • Supporting the Community

    Supporting the CommunitySactoberfest is a charity event!

    Sactoberfest is donating a portion of the proceeds to Active 20-30 Club and Runnin’ for Rhett to support youth in the greater Sacramento region. Buy your tickets and support two great organizations!

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  • Tanzen! Dance!

    Tanzen! Dance!Enjoy traditional Bavarian tunes!

    Enjoy the authentic music of The Internationals, the 21-piece brass Chico Bavarian Band, the Flying Dutchman and Alpine Horns. And don’t miss the traditional Bavarian waltz/polka dancers!

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October 10, 2014 / Bridge District in West Sacramento

Sactoberfest | October 10 – 12, 2014

 

SACRAMENTO VALLEY’S LARGEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC OKTOBERFEST RETURNS

Join us Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12 for our second annual Sactoberfest event – a traditional Oktoberfest-style outdoor festival right here in Sacramento. Extended to a three-day weekend, everyone is invited to experience the traditional delights of Germany’s beloved festival.

Located in the Bridge District of West Sacramento, Sactoberfest is open to all ages and promises all of the traditional elements of Germany’s famed festival under a massive Munich-style tent complete with premium German biers and foods, full carnival, live music provided by The Internationals, the 21-piece brass Chico Bavarian Band, the Flying Dutchman and Alpine Horns, local craft beers, Xoso Sportplatz games, entertainment and more.

You don’t have to travel to Munich to experience Oktoberfest, it’s right here in your own backyard. Strap on your lederhosen or dirndl dress and prepare to be transported to the best of Bavaria! And if you attended Sactoberfest last year, we will bring back all the great memories from your inaugural visit.

 

LOCATION 

951 Riverfront Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691

 

EVENT HOURS

Friday, October 10 | 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 11 | 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 12 | 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

OPENING CEREMONIES

Friday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. – Official tapping of the keg! This authentic time-honored tradition is the sign of Sactoberfest’s official commencement. Join our bier maidens and Sac Republic FC as we kick off the festivities, which also include a parade and live music by The Internationals followed by the Chico Bavarian Band!

 

MUSIC AND DANCING

Enjoy tunes from The InternationalsChico Bavarian Band, Flying Dutchman and Alpine Horns, along with traditional Bavarian dance entertainment from Nature Friends Schuhplattler and Alpentänzer Schuhplattler.

 

CARNIVAL

Karneval! New to Sactoberfest this year is a full carnival offering “familiennachmitagen” (family-friendly) fun all weekend long complete with 16+ rides and amusement games for all ages. Take a spin on the wings, flying bobs and kid-friendly Wacky Worm Coaster or take a ride on the newest thrill ride, The Viper. You won’t want to miss the 60-ft. Century Ferris Wheel featuring stunning views of the Tower Bridge, Sacramento River and downtown Sacramento. This carnival isn’t just for the young, but also the young at heart! At only $30 for unlimited rides wristbands, you can enjoy your favorite rides all weekend long.

 

XOSO SPORTSPLATZ GAMES AND CONTESTS

Try your hand at stein holding, keg rolling, beer pong, wurst tossing, corn hole, lederhosen and dirndl dress contest and more all weekend long. Each day, an official competition will take place for stein lifting, keg relay races, wurst toss, beer pong and corn hole at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday 10/10, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday 10/11 and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday 10/12! Want to watch the festivities instead? Enjoy the games on the new extended viewing platforms around the Xoso Sportsplatz!

 

GERMAN-INSPIRED FOOD AND BIER 

Prost (drink) and essen (eat)! Sactoberfest will feature authentic Oktoberfest premium biers from Spaten, Erdinger, Hofbrau and Franzikaner, local craft beers from Sudwerk, Yolo, Bike Dog and Jackrabbit, and national favorites from Samuel Adams and Omission. Be transported to Munich and experience the delicious tastes of authentic German foods prepared by some of the top local eateries including Frickle Brothers, Broderick Roadhouse, Ten 22 and The German Deli.

 

GETTING HERE AND HOME 

Designated Driver General Admission and VIP tickets are available starting at just $15! Enjoy all the benefits Sactoberfest has to offer, but without the beer.

Sactoberfest encourage attendees intending on drinking to plan ahead and avoid the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.  Designated pick-up areas are available at the entrance of Sactoberfest for taxi services provided by Yellow Cab, Lyft and Uber!

Sactoberfest has also teamed up with the SacTown Hopper to provide shuttle service from the Sacramento area to the event.

  • Friday, October 10th from 3:00 – 9:00 PM: FREE Sactown Hopper rides from 3 – 9 PM, only. Stops are at the Jack & Box on La Riveria and then straight to Sactoberfest, only. AFTER 9 PM, the Sactown Hopper has its regular route including Sactoberfest, midtown area and then to La Riveria until 2 AM, and Sactown Hopper charges $10.
  • Saturday, October 11th from 1:00 – 9:00 PM: FREE Sactown Hopper rides from 1 – 9 PM, only. Stops are at the Jack & Box on La Riveria and then straight to Sactoberfest, only. AFTER 9 PM, the Sactown Hopper has its regular route including Sactoberfest, midtown area and then to La Riveria until 2 AM, and Sactown Hopper charges $10.

 

PARKING

Parking is available for Sactoberfest located at Raley Field. VIP ticket holders receive free parking by showing their VIP ticket to the parking attendant. Sactoberfest is working with SABA (Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates) who will provide bike valet service for attendees who wish to ride their bike to the event.

 

HOTELS

If you need a place to stay nearby after Sactoberfest, check out nearby hotels including Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Ramada Inn West Sacramento, Hampton Suites West Sacramento, Embassy Suites Sacramento, Hyatt Sacramento or the Sheraton Grand.

 

VOUCHER EXCHANGE

Stop by Yolo Brewing Company in West Sacramento on Thursday, October 2nd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM to exchange your voucher for a ticket to Sactoberfest! Bring a friend and make it a fun pre-Oktoberfest celebration with us complete with speciality brews from Yolo Brew, bites from Slightly Skewed food truck, German music and games, bier maidens and more!

Vouchers can also be redeemed for tickets on-site at Sactoberfest at our Voucher Exchange booth anytime throughout Sactoberfest event hours, October 10 – 12th starting one hour prior to event opening each day. In addition, our Voucher Exchange booth will be open on Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 9th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

 

COSTUMES

Where do you go to get the best Oktoberfest costumes for Sactoberfest? German Import Haus of course! Choose from a variety of authentic lederhosen and dirndl dresses, hurry before they’re all gone!

 

ATMs, ALCOHOL, DOGS AND MORE

ATMs are available throughout the venue. Beer sales are cash and credit card (VISA and MasterCard only) and wine is also available for purchase in addition to sodas and water. Service animals are able to enter the venue, pets are not allowed.

Personal steins, mugs, gym bags, oversized packages, cans, bottles, containers, skateboards, fireworks, contraband and weapons are prohibited within the entire event venue. You may bring in unopened (factory sealed) water bottles.

 

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

Finrich Events, LLC seeks to make an impact on the communities in which it produces events by developing fundraising opportunities providing local nonprofit organizations the opportunity to rasie funds. Community charity organizations that register with Sactoberfest will be paid $5 for every attendee they refer. For more information on registering your group for a fundraiser with Sactoberfest, please contact Rich Clakeley at rich@finrichevents.com.

Participating Community Charities include West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, Sacramento Youth Rugby and UC Davis Alpha Phi Sorority.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Sactoberfest will be held rain or shine (we assure you there is plenty of cover under the nearly 35,000 square feet of Munich-style beer tents across the venue!) and thus all tickets are non-refundable. Although we’re disappointed that you might not be able to join us, we welcome you to sell your tickets to others who may wish to attend Sactoberfest.

 

FAQs

Check out our list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) for more information and details about Sactoberfest!

 

CONTACT US

Finrich Events, LLC | info@finrichevents.com | (916) 607-4715

German Biers

Prost! (Cheers!) Sactoberfest will feature authentic Oktoberfest premium German biers from Spatan, Erdinger, Hofbrau and Franzikaner local craft brews from Sudwerk, Yolo, Bike Dog and Jackrabbit, and more.

Traditional Games and Activities

Spielen! (Play!) Try your hand at stein holding, keg rolling, beer pong, wurst tossing, corn hole and more. Don’t forget to dress up so you can participate in the Best Lederhosen and Dirndl Dress contest!

German Food

Essen! (Eat!) Be transported to Munich and experience the delicious tastes of authentic German foods prepared by some of the top local eateries: Frickle Brothers, Broderick Roadhouse, Ten 22 and The German Deli.

Traditional Music

Tanzen! (Dance!) Enjoy the authentic music of The Internationals, the 21-piece brass Chico Bavarian Band, the Flying Dutchman and Alpine Horns. And don’t miss the traditional Bavarian waltz/polka dancers!

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LOCATION BRIDGE DISTRICT IN WEST SACRAMENTO

Riverfront Street & Bridge Street

TicketsGet your tickets to Sacramento Valley’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest event, October 10 - 12th!

General Admission ($30)

General Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival, and one 16 oz. beer (21+ only)

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Premium Admission ($45)

Premium Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival, one 32 oz. beer and souvenir acrylic Sactoberfest stein (21+ only)

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VIP Admission ($95)

VIP Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival, one 32 oz. beer and souvenir glass Sactoberfest stein, as well as access to VIP lounge and restrooms, no host full service bar, hor d’oeuvres, after-party nightclub admission to Vanguard and Social Nightclub, hotel discount, free event parking and souvenir photo (21+ only)

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Non-Drinker or Carnival General Admission ($15)

Non-Drinker General Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival. (13+ only)

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Non-Drinker or Carnival VIP Admission ($55)

Non-Drinker VIP Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival, and complimentary water, soft drink and coffee, as well as access to VIP lounge and restrooms, full service bar, hor d’oeuvres, after-party nightclub admission, hotel discount, free event parking and souvenir photo (13+ only)

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Multiple Day Passes

Multiple Day Passes are available and are good for all three days at Sactoberfest (21+ only). General Admission for $45, Premium Admission for $75 and VIP Admission for $165.

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