The El Cajon Oktoberfest is one of the most authentic Oktoberfest festivals organized in Southern California. East of San Diego the German-American Societies of San Diego in El Cajon has traditionally hosted the local Oktoberfest festival year after year to much fanfare and enjoyment of all who attend.

Traditionally Oktoberfest is a celebration that is held every year for 16 days in Munich, Germany. It is traditionally celebrated at the end of September ushering in the month of October. Originally the event was hosted back in 1818 and has been known around the world as a great time for eating, drinking, and having fun with members of the community.

El Cajon OktoberfestAs the Munich Octoberfest become world renowned, celebrations and festivals began popping up around the world modeled after the original and largest event of them all in Munich Germany.

In that spirit the El Cajon Octoberfest is a truly authentic German festival which is closely modeled after the original and most authentic event of them all. The German American Societies of San Diego run the event and many of the event organizers are German Americans. The music, food and beverage are all authentically German and the entertainment captures the spirit of Bavaria as well.

Many people know Oktoberfest simply because it is seemingly a long running festival focused on eating a lot and drinking a lot of beer or as the Germans would call it, bier. In German tradition only the biggest and most respected German brewers stock the bar at Oktoberfest and the Oktoberfest in El Cajon follows this tradition.

On tap at this year's El Cajon Oktoberfest will be Augustiner, Spaten, Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beers which are often a treat for American's who are traditional unfamiliar with many of the German brews that are so famous.

Beer in fact is so synonymous with Oktoberfests around the world that many enthusiasts bring their own bier steins to drink out of. The bigger the better for most of these people too.

This year the 2010 El Cajon Oktoberfest will serve all the beers you would expect at an authentic German Oktoberfest and will be serving authentic German festival food such as sausages, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and German pastries among other kinds of traditional fare.

The Oktoberfest in El Cajon California is located at the German American Society in El Cajon at 1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020 and it will be held the first two weekends of October, the first through the third and the eighth through the tenth of the month. The German American Society who is hosting the event can be contacted at (619) 442-6637 and the schedule of events will be available on their website as Oktoberfest nears.

If you haven't ever experienced an authentic German Oktoberfest the El Cajon Octoberfest Fall Festival should prove to be a great first time experience for you and your family… even if you don't drink beer. Bring your stein and your lederhosen as there will be many people there with both and don't forget your camera and have a great time.