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Join us for Oaktoberfest in the Dimond 2019 on October 5th (11am-7pm) & October 6th (10am-5pm) located in the Dimond District at the intersection of Fruitvale Ave. and MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA.  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.)

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. Click below to buy your drink package now.

Saturday October 5th 11AM - 7PM and Sunday, October 6th 10AM - 5PM!

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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

Deep gratitude to our 2018 artists & performers for making Oaktoberfest so uniquely and beautifully…Oakland!

2019 Entertainment Line Up Coming Soon!

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.).

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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!

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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.
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The Sauce
Sunday, October 6th 12:00PM at Main Stage
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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”

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Bayonics
Sunday, October 6th 3:00PM at Main Stage
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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.

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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.
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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!

Tickets

2019 Tasting Packages

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Thank You for your generous support – See you at the Festival!

*Day-of ticket prices are $6/ticket and $25/four pours & stein package

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 Us

Contacts

We would love to hear from you!

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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