Festival Info

The festival takes place September 21st – September 23rd
at Pier 48 (near AT&T park) in San Francisco, California

We have plenty of metered parking but encourage public transportation.
Come early and buy your tickets online to avoid lines!

Get in the spirit of oktoberfest. Wear trachten!

Trachten is traditional bavarian clothing.

Entertainment

The Chico Bavarian Band and the Internationals provide live music for the duration of the event. Also including Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco.

www.sfgermanband.org

Traditional Bavarian dancing is provided by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler and takes place every couple of hours.

Come for three or four hours and you’re sure to catch all of the music and dance performances!

https://www.facebook.com/nfschuh/

Times + Dates

Grand Opening: Friday, September 21

5pm – Midnight

Saturday, September 22

Session 1: 11am – 5pm
Session 2: 6pm – Midnight

German Day 2018: Sunday, September 23

11am – 6pm

German Day

On Sunday – We partner with the United German American Society to celebrate a long standing San Francisco tradition. The charters from across the bay area present their flags in a customary German parade, the German Consul taps the official keg, we have the cutting of the logs, dancing and other German traidtions.

Travel

There is ample parking across the street from pier 48 at the imperial parking lot. If you’re taking public transportation, the muni metro and caltrain are a short walk away.

Plan your trip with 511.Org

– Come early and buy your tickets online to avoid lines.

– We have plenty of metered parking but encourage public transportation.



Host Your Event At OKTOBERFEST

Email us at megan@oktoberfestbythebay.com to make custom arrangements for your parties of ten or more. We can arrange food packages, reserved seating, and more!

F.A.Q.

1. Why two completely separate sessions on saturday?

Happily, demand has outstripped supply and, for the time being, this is the best way to provide access and an all-around better experience (shorter lines, more seating, etc.). So, we’ll clear the building at 5pm and start over at 6pm with a whole new group of festival goers. Pick the session that works best for you! We anticipate selling out both saturday sessions.

2. What do I do if tickets are sold out?

Regrettably, tickets will not be available at the door once online tickets are sold out. If tickets are available online, they will also be available at the door

3. What do you get for admission?

The cost of admission includes entry and entertainment. The admission price is used to cover the cost of event production.

4. Are dogs allowed?

No. Unfortunately, Pier 48 will not allow dogs.

5. Can tokens be sold back?

No. Tokens purchased may not be sold back.

6. What do things cost inside?

Food and desserts varies from $3- $12 from pretzels to dinner plates.
Beer and wine starts at $6.

7. Can I have my birthday / anniversary / engagement party at the fest?

Absolutely! Email us at megan@oktoberfestbythebay.com and we can put something together.

8. When should I get there to see the big band/dancers?

The bands switch off and the dancers are on every couple of hours. If you can stay for three or four hours you’ll be in good shape.

9. Are there in/out privileges?

No. We unfortunately cannot allow in and out priveledges.

10. Do we take credit cards?

No. ATM’s are available onsite.

11. Are backpacks allowed?

No. For security reasons, backpacks are not allowed.

12. Can I bring my kids?

We encourage bringing children on Sunday. Children are not allowed on Friday and Saturday nights. Children 12 and under are free and 13-18 are $5.

13. What is German Day?

On Sunday – We partner with the United German American Society to celebrate a long standing San Francisco tradition. The charters from across the bay area present their flags in a customary German parade, the German Consul taps the official keg, we have the cutting of the logs, dancing and other German traidtions.