Nestled in the heart of Southern California, Redlands is a city rich in history, culture, and community spirit. Come October, there’s no event that embodies this spirit more vibrantly than the Redlands Oktoberfest. This year, the joyous event returns for its 12th edition, promising an unforgettable experience for residents and visitors alike.
An Oktober Festival Rooted in Authenticity
Organized by the Redlands Optimist Club, the Oktoberfest on October 7th and 8th, 2023, is set to transform Sylvan Park into a hub of festive activity. Echoing the traditional Oktoberfest celebrations of Munich, Germany, attendees can expect a heartwarming blend of authentic German food, craft beers, and exhilarating live music.
The musical lineup is set to be a treat with performances by The Brass Band until 4:30 pm, Arena Red from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday, and Sweet Mischief taking over the same time slot on Sunday.
A Family Affair
While Oktoberfest is often associated with beer, the Redlands Oktoberfest ensures it’s an affair to be enjoyed by all, regardless of age. Children aged 20 and under get free admission, ensuring families can celebrate together without a hitch.
For the younger attendees, a designated play area brims with excitement, featuring games, a bounce house, and face painting sessions. Meanwhile, adults can engage in light-hearted competitions, from the traditional Stein Holding contests to fun rounds of corn hole, connect four, and the riveting Hammerschlagen.
Craft Beers and Culinary Delights
In true Oktoberfest fashion, the event boasts a diverse selection of beers, satisfying the palates of both aficionados and casual drinkers. Whether it’s a robust dark German beer or a refreshing pale ale that you seek, the Oktoberfest promises a brew for every taste.
Complementing the drink offerings is an array of culinary delights. Expect a mouth-watering blend of local favorites and classic German dishes that no Oktoberfest would be complete without.
Mark Your Calendars
To experience a slice of German culture right in the heart of Redlands, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7th, and Sunday, October 8th, 2023. The festivities kick off at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, wrapping up at 7:00 p.m. on both days.
Join in the revelry, celebrate community spirit, and make memories that will last a lifetime at the 12th Annual Redlands Oktoberfest. Prost!