A Beerlicious Weekend at Oktoberfest [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

We have our winners! Congratulations to John and Lidia for winning this contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Don’t forget to follow/like us on FacebookInstagramTwitter for more giveaways! #OktoberfestLA
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Even though I am not the biggest beer lover, I do have to say Oktoberfest is one of my favorite events at Fairplex. Why? Because I love the food, the people I come across and the entertainment!

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Whenever I hear about a festival dedicated to beer and traditional German food and entertainment, you better believe I will be there. In fact, in the last two years I’ve visited more Oktoberfest festivals than I care to admit….but that’s not the point! Since I’ve become a professional Oktoberfest connoisseur, I will share with you three Oktoberfest tips I wish someone would have told me before chugging down beer after beer. Here they are:

Tip #1: Get to Oktoberfest EARLY: Since many of our guests tend to get here around 8 p.m., traffic can get pretty nasty around that time. In addition to waiting in heavy traffic, you’ll also have to wait a bit to walk through the security gate. I don’t know about you, but I would so much rather use the time wasted to wait at the actual event for the rest of my friends – with a beer in my hand, of course! Arriving early to Oktoberfest not only guarantees you’ll get the seats of your choice, but it also means you’ll feel a tad happier by the time you and your friend reunite.

Tip #2: Eat Something After Every 2-3 drinks: Waking up with a headache from drinking too much is one of the worst things someone could go through! This is why I urge all of you to eat plenty of food when you come visit us. I’m sure you all know this, but when you are drinking 32 oz beers that fill you up, you can easily forget to eat. Some of the foods we have at this event include: bratwurst, knockwurst, sweet corn, German potato pancakes, potato salad, pretzels, pickles and King Taco! Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Repeat after me: “Water and food are my friends!”

Tip #3: Don’t Be Shy: If your family or friends are lagging and don’t want to come with you, just come to Oktoberfest alone. J Sure, it may feel a bit weird at first, but you have to remember you are here to have a good time and to take a break from the daily routine. Plus, you never know who you’ll meet here. You can run into an old friend or meet a really cool group of people and drink together for the rest of the evening. The possibilities are endless.

Other Tips

  • Bring Cash – You never know when you’re going to need it.
  • Take lots of pictures and get social with us by tagging us on social media. Our official hashtag is: #OktoberfestLA.
  • If you know you will drink a lot, use Uber or make sure a family member or friend can get you home safely.
  • Do not bring valuables.
  • Forget about everything and just have FUN!

Oktoberfest is a really fun event at Fairplex. We have authentic German food, refreshing beer and amazing music and cover bands.

If you have a chance to swing by this weekend or next, do so! You won’t regret it. The ambiance is groups of friends, families (no minors, of course!) and couples!

We want you to experience Oktoberfest at Fairplex for yourself, so we are giving away 2 sets of the following:

Oktoberfest 2015 Giveaway
(4) general admission tickets
(2) 32-oz Beer Steins
(1) Goodie Bag

To enter contest, leave a comment below letting us know why you want to come to Oktoberfest. Our two winners will be announced Friday, October 16 at 12 p.m. PST.

Best of Luck! To purchase tickets to Oktoberfest, click HERE.

L.A. Weekender: Beer, Quilts, Supercross and RVs at Fairplex

Happy Friday, everyone! Our work day is almost over, but the party is just getting started! Keep reading for a special Fairplex edition of the L.A. Weekender:

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Oktoberfest at Fairplex (Oct 9-10): Oktoberfest 2015 opens tonight and will run every Friday-Saturday from now to Oct. 24. Enjoy refreshing beer, chow down on delicious German food and do the Chicken Dance with your fellow festival goers! In addition to all the traditional music, we’ll also have great cover bands. Queen Nation (Queen Tribute) will take the stage this weekend. For more info or for tickets visit: www.oktoberfestatfairplex.com.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival (Oct 9-10): The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival at Fairplex wraps up tomorrow. Join us for a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits from top-quality companies. There’ll be FREE seminars, workshops and daily door prize drawings. Admission is free with online coupon: www.quiltcraftsew.com.

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Red Bull Straight Rhythm (Oct 10): If you’re a fan of extreme sports, you won’t want to miss the Red Bull Straight Rhythm coming to Fairplex this Saturday! This Supercross game changer takes place on a 1/2-mile “unwound” racetrack. No turns, just skill and speed. Over 20 motocross riders go head-to-head in this innovative evolution of Supercross. For more information visit www.redbull.com.

63rd Annual California RV Show (Oct 9-18): The California RV Show is at Fairplex now through Oct.18. Shop for travel products and services, enjoy live music and delicious food, get on the Ferris Wheel for free and hang out with TV stars and sports celebrities! More info at www.thebestrvshow.com.

The Fairplex L.A. Weekender is a calendar of weekend events throughout Los Angeles County, from the heart of downtown to the beach cities to the IE. Additional information about all listings can be found at the event’s official website. If you have suggestions for an event, leave a comment in the box below or email us at madrigal@fairplex.com.