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Sacramento Turn Verein - Oktoberfest 2018 - Fri, Oct 12 and Sat, Oct 13 ......

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Turner Hall

3349 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

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51st Annual Oktoberfest at the Turner Hall

Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13, 2018

On October 12 and 13 the Sacramento Turn Verein will hold its 51th Annual Oktoberfest at Turner Hall, a celebration patterned after the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich. The largest folk festival in the world has been a Bavarian tradition for 200 years.

Many Sacramentans have come to anticipate the Turn Verein’s Oktoberfest because they know they can enjoy traditional German music, food and drink that they can find only at this event. The Sacramento Turners host the best Oktoberfest in the Sacramento area.

The traditional German band Gruber Family Band will be featured in the Main Hall on both nights, with AKA LIVE the rock-& roll band upstairs in the Festhalle for the young at heart. The Alpentänzer Schuhplattler will perform colorful traditional German dances during the evening. Wandering accordionists can be found playing German folk music..

Friday evening doors open at 6:00 p.m. with food service and bar available, dancing from 7:00 until 11:30 p.m. The Turn Verein’s Kaffeehaus and outdoor Biergarten will be open throughout the evening, offering German food specialties. On Saturday the Oktoberfest will observe expanded hours by opening at 3:00 p.m. with all activities available to enjoy until 11:30 p.m.

Kegs of authentic Oktoberfest beer, shipped directly from Munich, will be available for all to enjoy.

General admission for adults is $20.00; children 6 to 12, $5.00; no charge for children under 6.

Note to the curious:

At the opening ceremony of the Munich Oktoberfest, the mayor of Munich traditionally deals three strong blows to tap the first keg, followed by the Bavarian shout, “O ‘zapft is’!” (It’s tapped!). With that the Oktoberfest officially begins. Sacramento’s Oktoberfest will be opened with a similar ceremony and a grand flag march. We’ve invited local dignitaries to perform the traditional keg-tapping ritual.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, We do serve alocholic beverages so we will veify all guests age. You will receive a wristband at the entrance when your ID is checked. We require all guests to wear a wristband. Those guests not of age or who do not wish to drink alcohol will receive a non-alcohlic wristband.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We have parking available at Sutter School at the corner of J Street and Alhambra Blvd.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By phone at (916)442-7360 or via email at trustee@sacramentoturnverein.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, present your ticket at our VIP Admission..

What is the refund policy?

Your ticket purchase can be canceled via Eventbrite up to the day before your ticket Admission date.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, We understand that one guest may purchase a group or block of tickets with their name on each ticket. We request that each guest have an individual ticket for Admission.

What is the value of a Food/Drink Ticket?

Each on-line Food/Drink purchase is for a group of 20 tickets valued at $2 for each ticket. As an example, 1 16oz beer is 3 tickets or a Hamhock Dinner is 5 tickets, 1 soft drink 1 ticket.

Food and Drink tickets are for the purchase of beverages and drink after you are admitted to the Oktoberfest. Your tickets will be at the TICKET WILL CALL inside Turner Hall. These tickets can be used at any location at the Oktoberfest for purchase of beer, wine, soft drink or any other beverages we offer. Also can be used for any food like Sausage, Hamhock, Chicken dinners: Kaffehaus, Biergarten or any other food items at the Oktoberfest, Food/Drink tickets are required for purchase of food or drink at the Oktoberfest. Additional Food/Drink tickets may be purchased during the Fest.

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Turner Hall

3349 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

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