This open-air 60' X 30' tent with family-style seating offers a shaded place to eat, drink, and be merry!
Grab a beer, a plate of authentic German food, and a Bavarian pretzel. Then take a seat in the Biersch Garden and relax as you listen and dance to live German music performed by the Zicke-Zacke Band on Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Right outside are food vendors serving up a variety of authentic German and Bavarian dishes. Inside, our beer sponsor, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, has numerous beers and ales on tap.
The Biersch Garten will also host two events daily -- the annual stein-holding contest, judged by none other than Dan Gordon himself, and the second-annual "Best Dressed" costume contest, where those wearing the best Bavarian attire will be crowned, will take place beginning at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd.
This year, we will also hold our second Braumeister Competition, where twenty home brewers will submit their Oktoberfest-style Marzen beer to be judged by Dan Gordon and Sal Pizzaro. The top three winners will be announced in the Biersch Garten Saturday, October 21st between 2pm & 3pm.
Twenty home brewers will submit their Oktoberfest-style Marzen beer to be judged by Dan Gordon of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company and Sal Pizzaro of the San Jose Mercury News. The top three winners are announced Saturday, October 21st between 2pm and 3pm in the Biersch Garten and will be awarded medals and bragging rights. The first place winner also received an authentic Oktoberfest glass boot.
Held in the Biersch Garten at 3pm both days of the festival, thirty men and thirty women compete in separate contests. Judged by Dan Gordon, winners receive a glass boot stein.