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Welk Resorts' 1st Annual Oktoberfest

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Welk Resorts San Diego — Golf Course

8860 Lawrence Welk Drive

Escondido, CA 92026

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Pull Out Your Lederhosen and Dirndl and Join the Fun at Welk Resorts’ 1st Annual Oktoberfest!

Saturday, October 13 | 12–6pm

Sunday, October 14 | 12–6pm

The family-friendly festival features delicious German-themed food, rides, games, live music, and of coursebier! Oceanside-based Legacy Brewing Co. will be supplying the Oktoberfest Bier Garden with over a dozen different craft beers guaranteed to please all palates! Prost!

Test your skills at classic German-themed contests like Barrel Racing and Beer Stein Holding. Grab your finest lederhosen and enter the German Costume Contest then head over to the always entertaining Chicken Dance Contest. German Emcee Richard Bernard will put you in the Oktoberfest spirit all day as you enjoy live music from local acts.

For the adventure lovers, there’s plenty to get your heart racing with rides like the 30-foot Free Fall Drop*. Or bring your favorite gamer to the Battle Royale Tournament where they could win $250, a swag bag and bragging rights!


*Participants assume all risks arising from any event, ride, or activity.

Make it a weekend to remember with the Bed & Brew VIP Package for $115* and enjoy:

  • One-night stay for up to four guests at Welk Resorts San Diego for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
  • All-Inclusive Ride and Attractions Wristbands for four (Battle Royale tournament not included)
  • Commemorative German Beer Boot with unlimited 5-oz tastings for two Adults
  • Early access to the festival (11am – 12pm) & free second-day re-entry

Call 1.866.487.1494 or Email to book!

*Subject to availability. Participation in a timeshare tour is required. Terms and conditions apply.


"O’zapft is!"

Oceanside-based Legacy Brewing Co. will be supplying the Oktoberfest Bier Garden with over a dozen different craft beers guaranteed to please all palates!*

Unlimited Bier Pass ticket includes a 5-ounce commemorative stein and unlimited tastings in the Bier Garden only.
*Must be 21+ with a valid I.D. We reserve the right not to serve those who are intoxicated. Please drink responsibly.



Dance alongside German Emcee Richard Bernard, compete in the Chicken Dance Contest and choose your seat wisely in the Oktoberfest Bier Garden as you see the legendary dueling pianos. Will you be on the winning side?


"Ganz oder gar nicht!"

For all you thrillsucherins ("thrill-seekers" in German) we have plenty of activities* to fill your needs. As featured on the MTVU Viacom Fandom Awards, PartyWorks Interactive is bringing you a new and extremely exhilarating 30-foot free-fall. Other attractions include:

  • Barrel Racing
  • Beer Stein Holding Contest
  • German Costume Contest
  • Chicken Dance Contest
  • Giant Solo® Cup Pong
  • Cornhole
  • Spikeball
  • 30 ft. Free-fall Drop Zone*
  • Giant Inflatable Soccer Darts
  • Gaming Trailers
  • FootGolf Hole
  • Big Shot Camera with Green Screen
  • Giant Inflatable Slide
  • Gold Fish Races
  • Carnival Rides
  • Pretzel Necklace Making & More!

*Participants assume all risks arising from any event, ride, or activity.


“Oans, zwoa, drei, g’suffa!”

Pretzels, German-themed food stations, a variety of food trucks, full bars, kettle corn and more!


Saturday and Sunday from 2 – 5pm. $15 to enter. Space is limited. Competitors must be 16 years of age or under.

Don't miss The Battle Royale Tournament, featuring the gaming sensation sweeping the country. The single elimination tournament* will begin with 18 competitors per round, with the top two players advancing to the championship round at 4:30pm for a chance to win $250, a swag bag and bragging rights. The top two players will be determined each round by the player with the most eliminations and the player that survives the longest.

*Featured both days of the event, but only one entry per person per day.


Do we have to have a ticket to gain entry even though entry is Free?

Yes, although entry is free you must check in at the check-in table.

Is there an age requirement for this event?

Admission is free for all ages. Beer purchases are for adults 21+ with a valid I.D. Age and height requirements vary for each ride. Activities and rides are subject to change.

Do I have to pay for parking at the event?

Parking is free for this event. Please see the map for parking details.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event.

Can I use my own PS4 account or Xbox account to log in at the event for saved skins?

Yes, but you need to know or have on hand your username and password. If you delay the tournament, you will be assigned a preset account to compete.

Do I have to sign a Waiver of Liability to attend the event?

You must complete the event waiver during the ticket checkout. Additional adult attendees must sign a waiver. Click here to download and print the waiver.

Are ATM and credit cards accepted?

ATMs are located inside our Golf Pro Shop. Major credit cards are accepted for ticket purchase. Credit cards are accepted at some vendor and food booths.

What can I bring to the event?

  • Folding chairs, blankets, and towels for grass seating
  • Layers/warm jacket—so you can enjoy the event into the night
  • Bottled water in a clear, sealed, plastic bottle
  • Medically-required dietary items in a small soft-sided cooler bag (lunch-box size)

Will event happen if it rains?

  • Yes rain or shine the event must go one! Some attractions may close periodically if found unsafe for guests however unlkely.

Are there any prohibited items?

  • No outside food & drink (sealed water bottles are allowed)
  • No coolers
  • No pointed umbrellas, pop-ups, or canopy tents
  • No weapons/fireworks
  • We reserve the right to prohibit additional items as determined at security’s discretion.

What food and drink will be available?

We will offer food, beverages, and alcoholic beverages* for purchase inside the event. Additionally, we feature a Pizza Hut, Starbucks, The Market convenience store, as well as our full-service restaurant Canyon Grille in our Welk Resorts Downtown Plaza, just a quick walk from the event. *Must be 21+ with a valid I.D.

Am I allowed re-entry?

Same day re-entry is allowed.

What is the accessibility of the event?

The venue is located outdoors on our golf course, and attractions will be located on grassy areas. If you have questions about accessibility for a person with mobility disabilities, please contact Vanessa Martinez at


Welk Resorts San Diego — Golf Course

8860 Lawrence Welk Drive

Escondido, CA 92026

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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