Chico's All-Age Oktoberfest
Introducing Chic-O-Berfest 2023. This All-Ages Oktoberfest celebrates this German Holiday with Festive Music, Beer Oktoberfest Games, & Food.
Our unique musical acts perform Party favorites, traditional Oompah Music, interactive Oktoberfest Dances, and Comedy.
The entertainment is led by our very own Fest-Meisters Hans and Franz.
OKTO Bands include the Kalifornia Krauts, Known Escapes, Choompah, Chico's own Oompah band, and a Party DJ.
Brats, Pretzels, Brews, Vendors, a Kid's Zone, Oktoberfest Games,
and an Adult Playground of Fun are awaiting your arrival.
This all-ages celebration invites friends & families to enjoy a day of fun and frolic.
BIER ... BEER ... BIER
Yes, BIER is a BIG part of this annual celebration.
There will be a few local breweries serving their German-Style - Harvest Beers. Some of the names of these German Beers are Märzen or Märzenbier (German for March) Dunkel, Fiest-Bier & German Dortmund and Oktoberfest Beer.
To learn more about Oktoberfest Bier follow this link:
FOOD ... FOOD ... FOOD
Food is another big part of every Oktoberfest Celebration. The most popular foods are Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, Cold Slaw, and of course the Bavarian Pretzel. Here are a few food options for you:
What is a traditional Oktoberfest meal?
Beer Brats – German bratwurst simmered in a malty beer and onions sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes as a plated entree or on soft pretzel bun. Schweinshaxe – fall-off-the-bone tender Bavarian roasted pork hocks with deliciously crispy skin and a beer gravy. For more info on the most popular Oktoberfest Meals go to: https://www.foodandwine.com/cooking-techniques/11-foods-you-need-oktoberfest-feast
MUSIC ... MUSIC ... MUSIC ...
OOMPAH ... POLKA ... CHICKEN DANCE ... FLEDERLING
Music is very important to a great Oktoberfest!
We are proud to import our friends from the Kalifornia Krauts.
Known Escapes and the Trio Choompah Band , the Chico Oompah Band.
Now, let's face it as modern-day Americans, very few of us can spend a whole day frolicking to German Polka Music... Ya ? ,,, YA!
So, our Kalifornia Krauts Band plays some modernized polka and some absolutely great party music. In combination with Noah from Know Escapes and his solo Oktoberfest medlie, our Chico Oompah Band and a DJ to play for us , we have found the right combination of music!
ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS, FUN and GAMES !
Fun and Games are a huge part of every Oktoberfest Celebration.
Our BergerMeisters have been running Oktoberfest events for over 19 years and we have lots of Activities, Attractions and Games lined up for .
In addition to Live Music, DJ Dance Party, there will be a ton of Games. From the Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg, to the infamous Chicken Dance, to the Ein Prosit - Prost Dance, to Stein Hoisting Contests, to the famous Sausage Toss, to the Flederling Dance, to Bier Chugging, to Musical Chairs, Keg Bowling and an Oktoberfest Scavenger Hunt and so much more ... FeistMeister Hans and BurgerMeister Franz will keep you entertained with so many activities that you will be "Played Out" by the end of the day. These are Fun & Games for the whole family.
THE MYSTERY & HISTORY OF OKTOBERFERST
OKTOBERFEST in GERMANY LAUNCHES ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2022,
So in honor of King Ludwig II and Queen Therese of Bavaria,
We are hosting our Harvest Celebration on the same day ... Chico Style!
Oktoberfest is so much more than a Beer Fest ...
It is a CELEBRATION of LIFE !
A FEAST ... A FROLIC ... FUN GAMES for FAMILIES & FRIENDS
and GREAT BEIR, GREAT FOOD, & GREAT MUSIC !
As the story goes, King Ludwig I wanted his son (who was quite "unique", to marry to keep his kingdom strong. So, against his son's wishes, an arranged marriage with Princess Theresa took place.
Since 1810, an annual celebration happens and is known as ...
So, gather your friends, your costume, lederhosen, dirndl and accessories and
PLAY ... GERMAN STYLE !
WHAT TO WEAR !!
YOUR COSTUME AT OKTOBERFEST is as IMPORTANT as
your COSTUME AT HALLOWEEN !
German Men/Boys wear traditional LEDERHOSEN
and German Women/Girls wear traditional DIRNDL
& OKTOBERFEST PARTIERS wear WILD COSTUMES
Now, you can go ALL-OUT and that is what we recomend.
You can go to a local costume shop here in Chico - Alter Ego
or you can purchase your own Costume/Lederhosen/Dirndl
set-up from many different online stores:
If you want to help us set up, register people, help park and/or many other duties, send us an email at BlueSkyFestivalsAndEvents@gmail.com and we will get back to you with details.
Click here for Sign-Up Genius form:
YOUR ADMISSION INCLUDES !
Of course, your $40 admission fee includes all of the
Oktoberfest Fun & Games and Music and Frolic.
On top of that you will receive:
- A Custom Chic-O-BerFest Bier Stein
- One Beverage of Choice (Wine, Bier, Soda or Water)
- Free Parking
- Admission into the Event
- Full Access to all Entertainment, Activities, and Attractions
- All Food and Beverages purchased separately
(no outside food or beverage allowed)