This large tent with tables, live music, beer, and Bavarian pretzels will make you feel like you're in Munich! A great way to relax and enjoy authentic German food while you watch or participate in the chicken dance, stein holding and costume contests!
A Bavarian feat of strength, the stein-holding contest is a longstanding tradition to see who can hold a full stein of beer at arm's length for as long as possible.
Judged by Dan Gordon of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, the annual contest will be held in the Biersch Garden at 3pm on both days of the festival.
Dress up and participate in our second-annual costume contest! With so many festival-goers getting into the spirit by wearing their lederhosen and dirndls, we thought, why not have an official contest! This year will be even bigger and better!
So don your best Bavarian garb and join in on the fun in the Biersch Garten on both Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Calling all home brewers! Create your best batch of Oktoberfest style marzen beer and enter our first Campbell Oktoberfest Braumeister competition. Judging and Awards Presentation will take place in the Biersch Garten on Sunday, October 20. The top 3 home brewers will receive a medal presented by Dan Gordon and the winner will also win a gift certificate from Fermentation Solutions in Campbell
Located on Central Avenue just outside of the Biersch Garden you will find Wine Central. Local wineries will be pouring tastings of premium wines both days for your enjoyment.
With four stages placed throughout the festival, there will be live music, street performances, and community entertainment including the popular Dunk-A-Cop and Dunk-A-Firefighter attraction during both days of the event.
Held on Saturday, October 19th at Campbell Park, this family-friendly event offers a 10K, a 5K, and 250-yard Kid's Dash.
The KidsZone is designed for kids of all ages to have fun. Food, music, rides, a fire truck to explore, inflatables, and more make this a peak attraction.
Visit Historic Downtown retailers and boutiques to enhance your Oktoberfest experience. Many stores will be offering special Oktoberfest deals.