Oktoberfest on now in Huntington Beach

October 22, 2018 by  

Old World in Huntington Beach is bringing an authentic Oktoberfest to the city, and there is to be fun and food for everyone.

A German developer, Joseph Bischof, came to the United States in 1952, dreaming of sharing his traditions. He found acreage in Huntington Beach where he built a traditional Bavarian village of 50 shops, with homes above. Lanterns lit the cobbled streets, and the walls were covered with murals. The complex also included a church, garden, market, and restaurant.

Since its opening in 1978, Old World has always been associated with Oktoberfest. This year, the celebration, which is going on right now, includes traditional German food, such as bratwurst, pretzels, and sausage, along with German beer, and the oompah bands that have traveled from Austria and Germany to take part. Sundays bring the children’s festival, Kinderfest, for the whole family to enjoy. There are various themed days throughout the festival too, as well as live music.

Perhaps the event that people look forward to more than any other is the Weiner Dog Races. The dachshund dashes take place every Sunday, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Events like this seem the perfect place for organizers to use banner printing to create decorations.

Oktoberfest runs through October 28, so people who want to enjoy the fun should make plans to get to Old World soon. Complete details are available on the Old World website.