The Bier Garten has an assortment of beers on tap including an Oktoberfest varietal and various wines.
The Oktoberfest Family Fall Festival features German food all day including bratwurst sausage, pretzels, strudel and sauerkraut. Adults can compete in a best dressed German costume contest for the chance to become Oktoberfest King and Queen. Guests can participate in a wiener toss contest, shake their tail feathers at the Chicken dance competition and show their knowledge of the origins of Oktoberfest during interactive group trivia.
The Bavarian Bier Garten has everything from hefeweizens to pilsners on tap and wine. Participants can throw their hats in the ring for a stein-holding competition while enjoying the Bavarian Beergarden Band. Activities can include the Musical Hut Spiel (a spin on musical chairs with traditional German hats) and Schnitzelbank (a fun song rhyming competition with a comedic twist).
For children, there is a petting zoo and a kid’s zone which includes photo opportunities, magic and science performances, face painting and a balloon animal station.
The 2023 Oktoberfest Family Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company (1050 Cannon Road in Carlsbad). Free parking and bike racks are available. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards the Rotary Clubs of Carlsbad and local charities. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.rotaryoktoberfest.org/.