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!

Big Bear Oktoberfest

Ready for a high-altitude Oktoberfest? This one is worth the drive. Wolf down authentic German Brats, Knockwurst and brew, check out the wood saw competition and try your hand (and feet) at the dance floor. Littles like the chicken dance, bounce house and carnival games. You'll find plenty to do with the crew in tow. Plus it's a beautiful setting.

Dates: Sat & Sun., Sept. 9-Oct. 28
Hours: Sat., Noon-Midnight; Sun., Noon-6 p.m.

Big Bear Convention Center
42900 W. Big Bear Blvd.
909-585-3000
Online: bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest

photo: Amber E. via Yelp

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—Nikki Walsh