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!

Rancho Penasquitos Oktoberfest

Come nosh on German Bratwurst sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, red cabbage and apple strudel and of course beer. Then stay to learn Bavarian folk dances and take a Yodel lesson. Then it's time to put on your chicken hat and dance!

Date: Fri., Oct. 27; 6-10 p.m.
Cost: Admission free; $5/adult food plate; $3/child food plate

Hilltop Community Park
9711 Ovledo Way
Rancho Penasquitos, Ca
858-538-8198
Online: sandiego.gov/canyonside

photo: Leslie B. via Yelp

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—Nikki Walsh