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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.

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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). Buy a drink package in advance of the Festival to be guaranteed a stein!

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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

Los Rakas
Sunday, October 2nd
Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of hip-hop, plena, reggae and dancehall music; the Grammy-nominated duo represents the cutting edge of Pan-American flows.

Taking their name from the Panamanian word “Rakataka,” a negative slur used to describe someone from the ghetto, Los Rakas have set out to inspire fellow “Rakas” by empowering them to become successful despite their circumstances.

Los Rakas performs at the Two Star Market Stage on Sunday, October 2nd at 4PM.

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Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, October 1st & Sunday, October 2nd
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.

You can catch Deutscher Musikverein Saturday 10/1 at Bavarian Hall between 1:00-5:00PM and Sunday 10/2 at the Blue Dream Main Stage at 12PM and Bavarian Hall between 2:00-3:00PM.

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Black Excellence Band
Saturday, October 1st

The Black Excellence Band is a Hip Hop Quartet from Oakland, Ca  consisting of group members: CLEAN (Hip Hop Artist) JAYLA (Drummer) ASHLEY (Keyboard Player) and KEVIN (Violinist). The music they perform is deeply centered around themes of freedom, love, independence, social justice, black pride and liberation. As a group they have played close to100 shows, across three tours since 2018. The purpose of their music is not only to provide entertainment and a good time to the audience, but to also cause their listeners to become more aware of world topics and to provide new perspectives and ideas through the stories told in each song. The band is now more than ever dedicated to using their platform and influence to create a better world through not only music but also by collaborating with other groups and organizations who continue to fight for human rights and social justice.Through the Power 100 we plan to fight these battles with music, community activism and finances. If you want to help make a change but don’t know where to start, start with us. Become a member of The Power 100 or become an ally with your organization and feel the strength of a small community built around impact and purpose and be apart of changing the world!

“All Power To The People”

You can catch The Black Excellence Band performing on Saturday,  October 1st at 12:30PM at the Blue Dream Main Stage. 

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Rumbache
Sunday, October 2nd
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.

You can catch Rumbaché performing on Sunday, October 2nd at 3PM at the Blue Dream Main Stage. 

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Rob Reich Trio
Saturday, October 1st
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.

You can catch Rob Reich Trio performing at the Supervisor Nate Miley Family Stage on Saturday, October 1st at 6PM. 

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Razteria
Sunday, October 2nd
Razteria creates eclectic multilingual pop music with vocals reminiscent of Sade, electronic elements of Massive Attack, grooves of Steel Pulse and latin vibe of Shakira. She is also a producer-engineer, and collaborates with artists and musicians from the SF Bay Area and around the world. Razteria uses music to describe the spectrum of profound emotions and experiences we have in life, hence the diversity in styles and soundscapes that you will hear in her catalog of independent music dating back to 2005.

You can catch Razteria performing at the Blue Dream Main Stage on Sunday, October 2nd at 10:15AM. 

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The Flannels
Saturday, October 1st
Comprised mainly of students from Oakland’s School of the Arts, the Flannels showcase an infectious youthful exuberance that’s helping them prove jazz music can still rock a party.

The Flannels formed organically after a series of summer gigs together proved fruitful. Taking a grassroots approach to spreading their music, group members got started by throwing backyard shows. They’ve since played at Oakland Style Lab, and made their club debut at Amado’s in San Francisco in April.

As noted in a recent feature from KQED Arts, “their name perfectly encapsulates their do-it-yourself, down-to-earth vibe synonymous with an oversized plaid flannel shirt. And it’s a vibe that is not always associated with jazz music.”

You can catch The Flannels performing at the Blue Dream Main Stage on Saturday, October 1st and 2PM. 

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Radio Café
Saturday, October 1st

Radio Café is a musical trio with a proposal on Afro-Peruvian music, Cumbia and Latin music. This group is characterized by its particular sound that brings together an electric guitar with its rocking groove, a Peruvian cajon with its vibrant wood sound and a tuba taken from the context of symphony orchestras to add with versatility its bass sound.

Radio Café is composed of Camilo Landau on the guitar and voice; Pierr Padilla on
the cajon, poetry and Afro-Peruvian Zapateo; and Luke Kirley on the tuba (helicon)
and cowbell.

You can catch Radio Café performing at the Supervisor Nate Miley Stage on Saturday, October 1st at 3:00PM. 

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Los Rakas
Sunday, October 2nd
Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco
Saturday, October 1st & Sunday, October 2nd
Black Excellence Band
Saturday, October 1st
Rumbache
Sunday, October 2nd
Rob Reich Trio
Saturday, October 1st
Razteria
Sunday, October 2nd
The Flannels
Saturday, October 1st
Radio Café
Saturday, October 1st

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. 

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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.

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

 

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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.

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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 

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