By Jeremy Lipps, @Digital_Lipps
On any list of the world’s finest celebrations there must certainly be a slot reserved for Germany’s fall festival known as Oktoberfest. In fact, the first Oktoberfest held in Munich, Germany in 1810 to honor the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese was so awesome that Germans have partied every year since.
Americans like to party, too. Out here in California we do a fine job of honoring the old Prince and Princess with celebrations from San Francisco to San Jose. Germany’s fine art of brewing will be on display at numerous festivals all along the Peninsula. Although our list is incomplete, we did put together a loving list of Caltrain-accessible Oktoberfests to keep your fall merry and safe.
Note: For pricing, note that event tickets are often separate from beer/glass prices. Check each event website for details.
Oktoberfest by the Bay
Pier 48, San Francisco
Transit: Blocks from 4th and King Caltrain Station
Tix: $25 general, $75 VIP, $5 kids + service fee
Campbell Ave between Third St & Railway Ave.
Transit: San Jose Diridon to Light Rail #902, exit Downtown Campbell
Mountain View Oktoberfest
October 3 – 4, 11am – 7pm
Corner of W. Dana St & Bryant St.
Transit: Two blocks from Mountain View Caltrain Station
Tix: $8 entry + stein fee ($15 liter or $10 ½ liter glass)
Oktoberfest at the Market
October 10, 12p-7:30p
Downtown San Jose, San Pedro Square Market
Tix: $25 ½ liter, $30 liter, $70 VIP + small service fee
Redwood City Oktoberfest
Transit: Block from Redwood City Station
Tix: $18 ($10 kids)
October 3, 11-4pm
Hiller Aviation Museum
Transit: SamTrans 261 (first stop past 101) from San Carlos Caltrain Station.
Tix: $12 (Museum admission) + glass + beer