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!

El Cajon Oktoberfest

Kick up your heels to the oom-pah music at this traditional fest put on by the German American Societies of San Diego. A more traditional Oktoberfest, you'll enjoy polkas and waltzes, games and the big name German beers. Half-pints can nosh down a super-sized pretzel, play festival games and create crafts in the Kid Zone.

Dates: Sept. 29-Oct.1 & Oct. 6-8
Hours: Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., Noon-10 p.m.; Sun., Noon-9 p.m.
Admission: Frl. & Sat., $10/adult; Sun., $5/adult; children are free

German American Societies Oktoberfest
1017 S. Mollison Ave.
El Cajon, Ca
Online: germanclubsandiego.org/oktoberfest

photo: Rod S. via Yelp

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—Nikki Walsh