If you are planning to visit Northern California this fall, you definitely won’t want to miss the Placerville Oktoberfest! A popular tradition for locals and visitors alike, this festive event includes great beer and wine, crazy contests, prizes, German food, live music, and so much more. The best part? Admission is free! So, bring your friends or significant other to celebrate with us this October! Make sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide to learn more about local events and activities.
About the Placerville Oktoberfest
Held annually since 2011, the Placerville Oktoberfest offers something for everyone. Highlights of the event include excellent craft beer, El Dorado County wines, live Bavarian music, Polka dancing, German cuisine, and more. Sip an ice-cold beer, browse through the unique local vendors, or show off your moves on the dance floor. Visitors can also enter to compete in a variety of beer contests to include chugging, holding steins, or even yodeling! Whether you prefer to participate or stand and watch from the crowd, it’s always a fun time.
While the beer contests are hilarious, you don’t have to be over 21 to enjoy this Placerville beer festival. There’s fun for all ages! Feel free to check out the family-friendly area with tons of games and activities for the kids to enjoy. And, the Wiener dog races always draw a large crowd. There’s nothing cuter than watching a pack of dachshunds compete in an exhilarating race toward the finish line. Supported by local volunteers at Animal Outreach, the proceeds from the race go toward their mission in El Dorado County and surrounding areas.
2019 Placerville Oktoberfest Event Details
This year’s festivities take place on Saturday, October 19th from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event is always held in downtown Placerville on Historic Main Street. While admission and entertainment are free, beer and wine tokens can be purchased ahead of time. If you plan to compete in the beer games, we recommend pre-registering ahead of time. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more details!
Other Fall Events in Placerville
The Placerville Oktoberfest is not the only fun festival you can attend this fall! Mark your calendar for the Placerville Art and Wine Festival in September where you can sample excellent Sierra Foothill wines while perusing local masterpieces. Then, make sure to come back for the Hangtown Festival at the end of October. This spooky, Halloween-themed music festival offers four full days of exciting thrills and chills! No matter what time of year you visit, there is always a reason to celebrate in Placerville!
Book Your Stay at Eden Vale Inn
If you’re looking for the best accommodations near the Placerville Oktoberfest, look no further than Eden Vale Inn! Our Placerville bed and breakfast is just minutes from the festival and is near all of the best local restaurants, wine tours, and attractions. After a fun-filled day of celebration, you deserve to come back to an evening of relaxation! Unwind in your luxurious guest room, enjoy a soothing massage at the spa, or cozy up next to the fireplace with a glass of fine wine.
During your stay, you can expect to start off each day right with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Then, come back home to the inn and relax. Each of our comfortable guest rooms is thoughtfully appointed with in-room fireplaces, private bathrooms, plush bathrobes, and top-notch amenities. For a truly unforgettable experience, we recommend reserving our Juniper Room. Located on the main floor, this private oasis features its own enclosed deck with a couple’s deep soaking tub, a king-size bed, and a romantic gas fireplace.
Check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to hear all about the amazing time you had at the Placerville Oktoberfest!