Website header1 Oaktoberfest 2022 Smokland Presents

Oaktoberfest is back!

Oaktoberfest returns in it’s full Bavarian glory with outdoor dining, drinking, and entertainment with free entry for the whole family. Don’t miss the live German music, traditional German food options, hundreds of vendors, live music, and the Bay Area’s best craft beers. Come and celebrate in Oakland’s historic Dimond District!

Co-owned by the two host non-profits the Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Business & Professional Association.

arrow_left
arrow_right

Days Until Oaktoberfest:

days
hours
minutes
seconds

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

THE PROGRAM

Oaktoberfest is one of the Bay Area’s premiere craft-beer festivals boasting over 200 craft beers to choose from, but it’s not only about the brews. We have four stages jam packed with amazing artists like Andre Thiery, Midtown Social, and Bayonics and Soji and the AfroBeat Band to name a few. There is an entire street dedicated to kids and family attractions with a root beer garden where root beer floats abound. There will also be hundreds of vendors with clothes, crafts and of course plenty of great food options.

THE FOOD:  20+ food vendors, including Oakland and Bay Area prominent chefs, showcase traditional German-style menus, including Evergood Sausages, locals Grand Lake Kitchen cooking up pork schnitzel, bratwurst, bread dumplings, braised red cabbage, and of course, and fresh baked strudel.

PRE-ORDER your family style German food platter AND reserve your dining table… RESERVED DINING HALL SEATING is available in the Brotzeit Bavarian Hall offering delicious German Platters catered by Grand Lake Kitchen. This is the one location you can guarantee a seat and plan a meetup with friends or family to enjoy a more restaurant-style dining experience together. Make a Reservation

THE BEERS:  40+ breweries—local and regional, including Henhouse, Dekko, Altamont, Anchor, and Drake’s—will pour 200+ varieties of beer. Breweries from Santa Cruz to Sonoma and San Francisco to Oregon will represent their beers at Oaktoberfest. Great local wines and distilled spirits (at the Tequilla Trece Blanco Bars) will also be available! Beer Packages and Unlimited Tastings Passes are on sale now. BUY DRINK PACKAGES

Featured brands include:  2 Towns Ciderhouse,  Alameda Island, Altamont Beer Works, Anchor, Dekko, Drake’s, Devil’s Canyon, Henhouse, Ace Cider, 21st Amendment Brewery, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Ale Industries, Altamont Beer Works, Anchor Brewing Company, Barebottle Brewing Company, Buck Wild Brewing, Canyon Club Brewery, Crooked City Cider, Degrees Plato, Del Cielo Brewing, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, Dokkaebier, Dr Hops Real Hard Kombucha, Drake’s Brewing Company, Federation Brewing, Fort Point Beer Company, Ghost Town Brewing, Headlands Brewing, Hella Coastal, Laughing Monk Brewing, Line 51 Brewing Company, Mare Island Brewing Company, New Bohemia Brewing Company, Oakland United Beerworks, Original Pattern Brewing Company, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Temescal Brewing Company, The Rare Barrel, Trumer Pils, Two Pitchers Brewing Company and many more!

THE STAGES:

Smoakland Blue Dream Main Stage

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley Family Stage

Farmers Insurance – Ruth Stroup Agency MusikHaus in the Brotzeit Bavarian Hall

Dancing in the Dimond Saturday

TURFinc Funday Sunday

Two Star Market Stage Powered by ISM

THE DANCE:  “Dancing in the Dimond” Saturday Dance Zone hosted by About the Music; TURFinc Sunday Funday on Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 2 —Day party: 10am – 5pm, Dance Battle: 1pm – 4pm

Turf dance showcase hosted by TURFinc on Sunday, Oct. 2. Don’t miss action at the DJ Dance zone! TURFinc Day Party & Dance Battle.Queen of TURFinc 3! 16 Profesional street lady dancers in one Dance Battle tournament!  8 Profesional street dancers in one Dance Battle tournament!
DJ HO11iS
DJ RUBEN WHO!?
LATINX VENDORS

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS:  Beer-Maker Dinners and Tastings

  • Sept. 30 FESTIVAL BEER DINNER — Festival Welcome Dinner at Grand Lake Kitchen in the Dimond with Temescal Brewing showcasing their amazing line-up of Fall beers, including their Oaktoberfest Beer! $45 per ticket (in groups of 4-16 only) for a family-style spread of German and Grand Lake Kitchen fare:Pork schnitzel, bratwurst, mashed potatoes! Spätzel with gravy, braised red cabbage, and many more surprises! Temescal Brewing flights and beers for purchase at the event. Every ticket comes with 1 free Oaktoberfest in the Dimond mug! Two seatings 5pm and 7:30. Reserve today at:  tinyurl.com/4h5hufyb

 

  • Sept. 29 ANCHOR BREWING BEER & FOOD PAIRING — Grand Lake Kitchen Dimond will host Anchor Brewing from San Francisco for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Thursday, September 29th. Pairing a diverse selection of 5 beers (German-style Pilsner to a tropical IPA) from the Anchor line up with the an amazing menu selection at Grand Lake Kitchen. Join members of the Anchor Brewing team for a great night out and tune yourself up for Oaktoberfest Weekend! Reservations at: GrandLakeKitchen.com

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Breweries Spotlight:  We feature 43 different breweries and of limited release beers on our Oaktoberfest Facebook and Instagram.

Dimond Restaurant Spotlight:  Learn about local restaurants and eateries, highlighting the diverse cuisine of the Dimond community and the specials exclusive to Oaktoberfest 2022.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Sign up now and join the team

VENDOR APPLICATION

Sign up by September 16

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Support the Dimond District

BREWERY & WINERY APPLICATIONS

Promote your Beers and Wines

Event Details

Dates and times:  Saturday, October 1 (11am-7pm) and Sunday, October 2 (10am-5pm).

Location:  Oakland’s Dimond District at the intersection of Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

Pricing:  Admission is FREE. Beers are $6 or you can go for one of our drink package options ($25 for a commemorative stein and 4 full pours; $60 for unlimited 6oz tasting and lots more).

Event Photos and Video

Arrow
Arrow
PlayPause
Slider

The Brew

Biergarten

Meet incredible Brewers whose beer will delight you and keep you coming back for more!

200+ craft beers, the HopTech Homebrewers’ Alley, the Red Oak Realty Wine Pavilion, and more…

Dance And Be Merry!

Entertainment

Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, October 5th at 11:15AM
Since 1938, the Deutscher Musikverein has entertained audiences around the San Francisco Bay Area with traditional German marches, polkas, European folk and concert pieces in addition to favorites of jazz, pop and Broadway. Founded by a group of German-Americans as a hobby community band, the band today includes amateur and professional musicians of many nationalities and vintages and continues to contribute to the cultural activities of the San Francisco Bay Area.
image
Andre Thierry
Saturday, October 5th 12:45PM at Main Stage
Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and  love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age, he embarked on a path with distinct knowledge and extraordinary talents.
image
Midtown Social
Saturday, October 5th 2:15PM at Main Stage
It’s time to stretch, hydrate, and double-knot your dancing shoes, because San Francisco’s favorite soul party band, Midtown Social, is here to quench your thirst. Their freshly squeezed blend of California soul, funk, and rock is downright irresistible. Midtown Social is a tour-de- force, but it’s more than just a band. Together, these musicians are a collaborative community of writers, arrangers and artists. When they’re on stage, they invite you into the family. MTS serves up food for hungry souls—fuel for a revolution of free, open and creative thought. Midtown Social asks us all to come together, find common ground, love & camaraderie, to fight for our communities, way of life, and rights— to stand together as one.
image
Rumbache
Saturday, October 5th 4:00PM at Main Stage
Rumbaché has established themselves as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa Bands. Fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk and whatever else they could find to spicen up the mood, they provide a hard hitting style of playing. And while you can hear them interpreting the classic and contemporary Cuban and Salsa repertoire, they are not shy with their own expression. Their fresh originals make them stand-out in a cover heavy scene. Rumbaché is the voice of youth for San Francisco’s Salsa scene, and ignites enthusiasm in dancers and musical connoisseurs alike.

With a renewed commitment to public performance in 2011, Rumbaché has led a rigorous schedule of performance throughout the Bay Area, including festivals (San Jose Jazz Festival, SF Jazz Summer Series, Benbow Summer Arts & Music Festival) and club dates (Sausalito Seahorse, The Cigar Bar & Grill, Montero’s, Shattuck Down-Low, etc.).

image
Anita Lofton Project
Saturday, October 5th 5:45PM at Main Stage
Anita Lofton Project is an African-American Contemporary Roots, Folk, American, Acoustic and Indie Rock Folk from Oakland, CA. We can’t wait to welcome them to the Smoakland Main Stage!

image
Rob Reich Trio
Sunday, October 10:15AM Main Stage
Rob Reich Trio will perform a lively and creative concert of classic and original tunes, featuring Rob Reich on accordion. Rob is quintessentially what makes the Oakland music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music; he’s become one of its stalwart underground artists. He starting studying piano at age three. After graduating with a degree in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he moved to Oakland, where he discovered the accordion, now his primary instrument. He is best known for his work with Circus Bella, Gaucho, and Tin Hat.
image
The Sauce
Sunday, October 6th 12:00PM at Main Stage
image
The Crux
Sunday, October 6th 1:30PM at Main Stage
The Crux reach deep into musical history, reinvigorating and reinterpreting these musical traditions for our time and place with colorful lyrics that paint a fable, tell a riddle and leave you wondering how you interpret your own human experience.”

– Gina Lopez, Showbams, “The Crux Leave Their Folk-Punk Imprint on SF”

image
Bayonics
Sunday, October 6th 3:00PM at Main Stage
image
Soji & The AfroBeat Band
Sunday, October 6th 4:20PM at Main Stage
 Adesoji “Soji” Odukogbe began his music career performing internationally as lead guitarist with the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Soji has also recorded and performed with such artists as Femi Kuti, Baba Ken Okulolo, Babatunde Olatunji, Orlando Julius Ekemode, and the Afrobeat group Kotoja.

As a founding member of Afrobeat Connexion, West African Highlife Band, and the Nigerian Brothers, Soji has performed extensively in the U.S. and Canada.

Soji’s latest release brings his own style of original Afrobeat to the Bay Area community. Every track reveals a different side of the guitar: soft and sensitive at times, at others hard and aggressive, all infusing life and soul into an inventive, adventurous, and jazz influenced original sound.

image image
Dancing In The Dimond
Dancing In the Dimond” on Saturday, September 29th is presented by About The Music in partnership with the All The Way Live Foundation. The dance zone features performances by New Style Hustle, House of Energi, The Krow, Warriors of Rhythm and Playboyz Inc and DJ’s Rahiem Jihad, Kincaid, Riddm, Eric Groove, CPJ and special guest OVEOUS with Master of Ceremonies Power Serge and CoFlo.
image
arrow_left
arrow_right
Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, October 5th at 11:15AM
Andre Thierry
Saturday, October 5th 12:45PM at Main Stage
Midtown Social
Saturday, October 5th 2:15PM at Main Stage
Rumbache
Saturday, October 5th 4:00PM at Main Stage
Anita Lofton Project
Saturday, October 5th 5:45PM at Main Stage
Rob Reich Trio
Sunday, October 10:15AM Main Stage
The Sauce
Sunday, October 6th 12:00PM at Main Stage
The Crux
Sunday, October 6th 1:30PM at Main Stage
Bayonics
Sunday, October 6th 3:00PM at Main Stage
Soji & The AfroBeat Band
Sunday, October 6th 4:20PM at Main Stage
Dancing In The Dimond

Our Appreciation

Sponsors

Thank you, Sponsors! Your dedication to community helps make this day possible.

Oaktoberfest in the Dimond is one of the Bay Area’s premiere family-friendly, FREE public street festivals. Connect with our well-balanced demographics:  an average attendee age of 35, culturally diverse, and representing a cross section of all incomes and education levels. 

VIEW THE 2022 SPONSORSHIP DECK

Directions

Where Are We?

Getting There:

Getting to Oaktoberfest is easy and painless! We are located at the intersection of Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, California. We are near Hwy 580, Hwy 13, and Hwy 880. We are near AC Transit lines NL, 20, 21, 57, 96, and 339, and a short ride (or 2 mile walk) from Fruitvale BART.

We have self service bicycle parking.

See You Soon!

Contact Info
Email and Phone

General Inquiries

info@oaktoberfest.org
510-992-3377

 

Executive Director

Daniel Swafford
Daniel@oaktoberfest.org

 

Director of Entertainment & Marketing

Candi Martinez Carthen
Entertainment@oaktoberfest.org

Vendor and Volunteer Coordinator 

Aurice Guyton
Vend@oaktoberfest.org
VolunteerOaktoberfest@gmail.com 

Social Media
Visit on Social Media

facebook twitter  instagram-icon

Top