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!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Oktoberfest Buffet

Feast after hours to the sound of wild animals at the Zoo Safari Park Oktoberfest dinner buffet. Chef Jeff Morales strives to make meals that are locally produced and sustainable. Adults get one free German beer with the dinner. Kids will think this is a cool way to celebrate Oktoberfest among their animal friends.

Date: Sun., Oct. 8; 5 p.m.
Cost: $47.95/adult; $21.95/child; parking $15/car

Hunte Nairobi Pavilion
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd.
Escondido, Ca
Online: sdzsafaripark.org/events

photo: Shelley H. via Yelp

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—Nikki Walsh