14th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest returns with streamlined schedule
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The 14th annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest on Oct. 12-13 – Southern California’s only Oktoberfest party at the beach – will feature live music, a beer garden, contests, an Oktoberfest beer tasting, and a $500 guaranteed-winner Sausage Toss.

The two-day festival kicks off Friday with the 21-and-over beer garden from 3 to 11 p.m., where you can enjoy live music and fun contests, including stein holding, the balloon blow and “Das Booty Flip” with cash prizes. The Jose Sinatra’s two-day cornhole tournament will begin Friday with preliminary rounds from 3 to 6 p.m. At 4:20 p.m., you’re welcome to participate in a special Tie Dye Fashion Show, and drinks will be just $4.20 until 5:20 p.m.

The festivities pick back up Saturday morning with the beer garden opening at 11 a.m., highlighted by the OB BrewFest tasting until 2 p.m. The event will feature unlimited tastings of more than a dozen authentic locally-brewed and Bavarian Oktoberfest beers. The special tastings, dubbed “Poured with Courage” tastings, will be served by active and retired wounded service members on behalf of The Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, which will share in the proceeds. Tasting tickets are $35 and will be sold online at OBOktoberfest.com prior to the event and at the gate as long as they last.

The cornhole tourney will continue with its finals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday’s events also include an all-ages area with beachside food and merchandise vendors as well as a stage area on the grass at the foot of Newport Avenue starting at 9 a.m. All-ages performances will include a mixture of local music artists.

Traditional bratwurst-eating, stein-holding contests and the outrageous balloon blow will also be held Saturday. Once again, participants will compete for cash prizes in the infamous, one-of-a-kind Sausage Toss competition. A cash prize of $500 is guaranteed to the winner.

The event ends each night at 11 p.m.

Admission to the beer garden is $5 and supports the Ocean Beach community.

OB Oktoberfest is presented by Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, Hoy Hoy Boys and Peninsula Alliance. Within the past decade, the OB Oktoberfest has raised more than $275,000 for local nonprofit organizations. For tasting tickets and more information, visit OBOktoberfest.com.
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