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.
951 Riverfront Street, West Sacramento, CA 95691
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.
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 Internationals, Chico Bavarian Band, Flying Dutchman and Alpine Horns, along with traditional Bavarian dance entertainment from Nature Friends Schuhplattler and Alpentänzer Schuhplattler.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
Participating Community Charities include West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, Sacramento Youth Rugby and UC Davis Alpha Phi Sorority.
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.
Check out our list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) for more information and details about Sactoberfest!
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General Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival, and one 16 oz. beer (21+ only)
Premium Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival, one 32 oz. beer and souvenir acrylic Sactoberfest stein (21+ only)
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)
Non-Drinker General Admission ticket includes entrance to Sactoberfest and carnival. (13+ only)
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)
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.