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!

La Mesa Oktoberfest

Go big! The La Mesa Oktoberfest expects over 100,000 people. From Bratwurst and Schnitzel to Grater Grilled Cheese and Hawaiian Honey Cones there's food to chow down for everyone. Littles will make a beeline to the Kinder Garden where there are rock walls, train rides, face painting, bounce houses, a big slide, cars to paint, a toddler course and more. Then browse the booths, cruise the auto show and partake in the carnival rides. It's festive!

Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Hours: Fri., 4-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: Admission free

The Village Downtown
La Mesa Blvd.
La Mesa, Ca
Online: lamesaoktoberfest.org

photo: La Mesa Oktoberfest

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—Nikki Walsh