Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Celebrate Fall in Oakland!

There may not be as many fall festivals as summer festivals in Oakland, but there are few coming up. Given how we didn't have much of a summer, and now we're getting even warming than normal for September (which frequently has the warmest weather at the start of the month), it's a happy coincidence that several of them feature beer.

First up is Life is Living on Sunday, October 3rd. It's an arts and eco-justice festival. Although it's held in Defremery Park in West Oakland, it starts with a Red, Bike and Green bike ride from Coliseum BART. Oakland Local has a full write-up on it.

Then on Saturday, October 9th is Oaktoberfest in the Dimond. Last year's was a lot of fun, and hopefully they'll do a better job balancing tickets vs. available beer.

Finally, on Saturday, October 23rd is Brats and Beer at Linden Street Brewery, and is a fundraiser for Oakland: "All proceeds benefit BACS' Thanksgiving holiday food basket distribution, and the Oakland Rotary Community Endowment." Despite the name, they will have vegetarian options for food, too.


Anonymous said...

hey gene,

thanks for posting this... i'm looking forward to the oktoberfest - it'll be my first time and i'm now in the dimond nbhd!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Oktoberfest at Oakland's very own Nature Friends Tourist Club, which is happening this Sunday from noon to 6! They do want RSVPs, though.

Here's the info:
Join us in celebration of Oktoberfest for great German food, beer, music and dancing entertainment at Nature Friends Tourist Club, a beautiful, spacious, park-like, outdoor setting in the Oakland hills. The Bajuk Trio will play many favorite Bavarian songs. When the band goes on break, Nature Friends Schuhplattler Dance Group performs a variety of German and Austrian folk dances.

Unknown said...

Good to know! Unfortunately I've got a family event on Sunday afternoon, so that and Life is Living aren't options. Are you and D going?

Here's the link to the Yahoo group for anyone interested.

Anonymous said...

Oaktoberfest! Yah! It's going to be crazy this year in the Dimond District. Everyone is going. See ya there. I'll be at Farmer Joe's booth.