Calaveras Oktoberfest

The Calaveras Oktoberfest takes place at La Contenta Golf Club and features traditional Bavarian entertainment, with beer drinking contests, a bratwurst eating contest, live music and fun for the entire family including adorable Weiner Dog Races.

Calaveras Oktoberfest - Nick Baptista

The Calaveras Oktoberfest, one of Calaveras County’s newest events, entered the entertainment scene with a fully formed vision of high entertainment for the whole family. Here’s your opportunity to learn not only how to have fun German-style, but also how to cook brats like a pro.

Calaveras Oktoberfest - Nick Baptista

Weiner dog races at the Calaveras Oktoberfest | Nick Baptista

Bring your weiner dog for the most adorable event in Calaveras – the weiner dog races. Registration starts at 1:00pm with races running every hour until the finals at 5:00pm. What would an Oktoberfest be without beer chugging and brat eating contests? This event’s got you covered with long stem beer chugging and a mighty beer mug contest for both men and women.

Even if you’re not entering contests you can still enjoy beer, wine tasting and freshly prepared eats. Dress in your Bavarian best to enter the best-dressed Hansel & Gretel contest and watch, then learn some traditional dance moves.  Bringing the kids? They’ll have fun in the kids games and play area, face painting, watching the weiner dog races, snacking on German pastries and dancing to live music with the grownups.

Calaveras Oktoberfest - Nick Baptista

Long stem beer chugging contest at the Calaveras Oktoberfest | Nick Baptista

This great event is sponsored by the Valley Springs Area Business Association and the Rotary Club of West Calaveras. Proceeds benefit community projects and scholarships. Venue: La Contenta Golf Club.

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