Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. The Festival is a FREE public event, please support the effort by purchasing food and beverages from Oaktoberfest vendors and Dimond District businesses.
Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival, welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites.
Highlighting this years festival will be a traditional Biergarten, Eco Fair, Kid’s Area with Root Biergarten, German style homebrew competition featured in the homebrewers’ alley, and vendors from around the Bay. Celebrate Oktoberfest, Oakland style, in the Dimond at Fruitvale and MacArthur.
Hosted by the Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Business & Professional Association, the Oaktoberfest event brings together elements of the district vision for a one day, everyone welcome, family-friendly craft beer festival.
Oaktoberfest is an event designed not only to celebrate the proud history of a shining district in Oakland, but also to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events. The success of this festival relies on committed volunteers and the generosity of area residents and engaged businesses. Your support for this non-profit event will create positive change in the community.
Traditional sounds of Munich will be performed on the streets, stages, and in the Biergarten. The main Oaktoberfest Stage will also feature modern sounds from renowned area artists.
Gather around the Family Stage to see acts highlighting local performers, and children’s entertainment.
Instrumentalists and dancers will keep the steins swinging with entertainment around the beer hall and throughout the event.
Visit our Entertainment Page for this year’s line-up.
German delicacies from Bratwurst to Strudel will be found next to other regional cuisines and street fare. Sample dishes from a host of vendors or fill your plate with your favorite. It’s dining in the Beer Hall!
50 brewers, local and regional, will pour 150+ varieties of beer. Ale Industries, Independent Brewing Company, Federation Brewing, Linden Street Brewing, Pacific Coast Brewing, and Drakes Brewing Company will be alongside breweries from Santa Cruz to Sonoma and San Francisco to Oregon. Great local wines (served in a distinct pavilion) and distilled spirits (at a full bar) will also be available!
The Eco Fair will ensure an engaging stroll through exhibits and information booths, drawing from a wealth of local non-profits, and corporate partners like Kaiser and Waste Management.
Interactive games, crafts, and displays will be featured in the Kid’s Area courtesy of Dimond Library, Oakland Parks and Rec, and Komodo Toys. Celebrate an active day with a stein of root beer and Dreyer’s ice cream from the Root Biergarten. Sit down and enjoy some children’s entertainment presented on the Family Stage.
Homebrewers, fire up your kettle and excite some tasters, this years event will showcase a BJCP/AHA sanctioned all German style homebrew competition. Hosted by the Bay Area’s own Mad Zymurgists homebrew club. In the HopTech Homebrewers' Alley, taste one-of-a-kind brews perfected by accomplished homebrewers. Beer making demos and guidance from homebrew supply store HopTech will get your pallet primed and aspiring brewers on their way to greatness!
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