Nestled in Huntington Beach lies a storybook village that captures the beauty and history of classic Germany—and also hosts one of the liveliest Oktoberfest celebrations in Southern California. Frothy lagers, German cuisine and busty barmaids create a jovial atmosphere inside Old World Village that, every fall, pulls in crowds from around the state. The traditional aspects of the fest thrive with Dachshund races, a live oom-pah band and Kinderfest—while events like Taco Tuesdays, the Rico Comedy Show and wild weekend parties bridge time-honored customs with modern nightlife tastes. Mark your calendars for Happy Halloweiner Day on October 27th, closing the event with the wiener dog championship, Bella Musica Jazz Festival and costume contests for both children and Dachshunds. Slip into a pair of lederhosen and catch one of the best parties October has to offer.
Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 20. Continues through Oct. 27, 2013