Time to don your lederhosen and let out a loud Prost! It’s Oktoberfest time and we know where the best celebrations are going down in and near San Diego. From oom-pah dancing and yodeling to wiener dog races, German beer and crazy fun kid zones, we’ve found 9 Oktoberfest parties that are perfect for your whole clan. Scroll through our slideshow to see where to raise a stein!

Carlsbad Oktoberfest

Locals love it. Think large family picnic with German food and local brews. The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest is a fall tradition. You'll find good eats, a pumpkin patch, a yodeling contest, a Halloween costume contest, face painting, a bounce house, a fire engine, and arts and crafts. Come join in!

Date: Sat., Oct. 7; Noon-10 p.m.
Cost: $15/person (includes meal); children 9 and under free admission (meal extra)

Holiday Park
Carlsbad, Ca
Online: rotaryoktoberfest.org

photo: Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest

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—Nikki Walsh