A Beerlicious Weekend at Oktoberfest [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

October 13, 2015

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

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!

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.


  1. I wanna go to Oktoberfest in Pomona this year with my family, I know they would love to try something different. This would be the perfect place to do so. They would definitely love the cover bands you’ll have this year and of course the beers (:

  2. Great tips about the fairgrounds. I worked the LACF this year and I am hoping to enjoy the festivities this time around…and gonna rock my new cowboy hat!! Are there German cowboys? Oh well.
    Nice blog, hope it takes off!!
    Hope to win the tickets….thanks guys.

  3. I have never been to any October Fest Celebration I am very curious about it! And really who can resist food and good beer? !

  4. It is my husband and my anniversary this Saturday the 17th. We have a 9-year-old, a 3-year-old and we just had a baby 6 weeks ago. We are looking for something fun to do on our night off to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

  5. I would love to attend Oktoberfest this year! Went 2 years in a row and had the best experience ever! Lots of food, “drinks” and best of all lots of friendly people!!

  6. I get together with a bunch of friends, we have some good clean fun. Also the CHICKEN DANCE!

  7. I would love to be able to take my husband. We recently had a baby and he’s been amazing. He will get up with our son and let mama rest. I would love to return a nice gesture.

  8. I’ve always wanted to go to Oktobero Fest … never been!
    Love beer and food, so this sounds like the perfect event for me 🙂

  9. I want to attend Oktoberfest to experience the venue at the fairplex! I have been to Big bear Oktoberfest & LA, now want to give my hometown a chance! I heard it is a blast!

  10. Hopefully I can make it if I win the contest! Love this Oktoberfest!!

  11. We went last year and celebrate our 17th Anniversary!! I would be great if could celebrate our18th anniversary at Oktoberfest again!! We had a blast last year!!

  12. I had such so much fun this last year…I would love to come this year again and bring my friends that weren’t able to come last year!!! #cheers

  13. I’d like to go to enjoy the night out with friends, enjoy the music and of course some good brews! 🙂 #Oktoberfest

  14. I wanna try all the great food I heard about

  15. Why would I wanna win? To share an awesome time with my family!

  16. Hi! This gift would mean the world to myself and my boyfriend. I just recently lost my job and my boyfriend is supporting ourselves. This would be great to surprise him with these since he has been trying to find discounted tickets for over a month now. A night out to forget reality and celebrate our triumphs this year would be a huge gift to us! Thank you!

  17. Wähle mich! Wähle mich!! (Pick me! Pick me!!)
    I want to celebrate German style! You can never go wrong with a fun night out with great company and good beers!

  18. Oktoberfest marks a very important anniversary for my husband and I. We are both very busy medical students and October 16th is one of our only breaks for the rest of the year. We would love to come back to the fairplex tomorrow evening to enjoy the music, food, and amazing people! It would mean a lot 🙂 Thanks!

  19. Last year was my first year at Oktoberfest. Loved the food, beer and music. With 4 kids it was a nice get away for a few hours and nice time to hang out with wife and friends.we would love to go back this weekend and make it a annual tradition to attend every year. Thank you

  20. Mr. Juan please pick me

  21. I would love to go to Octoberfest with my family have never been before and I have lived out of state for 10 years just moved back and want to enjoy time with them and catch up. Good food and Beer always brings great fun

  22. I want to go to oktoberfest for the FIRST time to see what the madness is all about:D!!!!!!!!!!

  23. I would love to win!

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