Great food, copious amounts of delicious beer, and … lederhosen? It must be time for Oktoberfest! For the uninitiated, Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival that began as a royal wedding in Munich in 1810.
Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration, held at the end of September until the beginning of October, includes plenty of locally brewed beer, traditional Bavarian music and dress, and tasty German treats such as pretzels, dumplings, and roasted pork.
You may think you’d have to be in Munich to experience Oktoberfest, but that’s not true, especially if you’re staying in one of our resorts! There are several prominent Oktoberfest celebrations held near our resorts in Palm Springs, Phoenix, and Birch Bay.
Just like its traditional cousin in Munich, these events also more than enough German beer and food to tide you over, as well as local craft brews, wine, and much more.
If you’re staying at Cimarron Golf Resort, WorldMark Phoenix South Mountain Preserve, or Sandcastle at Birch Bay during the dates outlined below, you have to check out the Oktoberfest near you.
- Tempe Oktoberfest – Oct. 10 – 12
Nearby Resort: WorldMark Phoenix South Mountain Preserve
- Vancouver Oktoberfest – October 10, 11, 17, and 18
Nearby Resort: Sandcastle at Birch Bay
- Oktoberfest Palm Springs – Oct. 19
Nearby Resort: Cimarron Golf Resort,