Oktoberfest is tomorrow in CL Towne Center


Oktoberfest returns to the Canyon Lake Towne Center tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. The 7th annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, will feature traditional German food, live music, beer and wine garden, the American Bavarian Brass Band, a kids zone, carnival games, vendors and contests.

Bratwurst, turkey legs, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, German scalloped potatoes and coleslaw are some of the food items that will be available for purchase.

Wristband and ID are required for alcoholic purchases. Commemorative Oktoberfest plastic steins will be available for $5 each.

Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without the contests. This year’s contests include Beer Drinking (non-alcoholic), Beer Stein Holding, Hot Dog Eating, Jalapeno Eating and Yodeling.

This popular community event draws a crowd of several hundreds. Although not required, traditional Bavarian costumes (ledhosens and dirndls) are encouraged.

Chef Anton, the winner of the television show Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, will be there with his 33-in-1 Bean Bagglz Tossing Game that’s fun for all ages. The chamber will be raffle off a Been Bagglz game. Raffle tickets are $5.

Sponsors of this event include the Sports Stop Pub & Grill, Platinum Plumbing, CR&R, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties, Canyon Mattress and More, Southern California Edison, EXIT Blue Water Realty and Jordan and Jennie Ehrenkranz.

For more information, contact Alison Burrafato at the chamber office at 951-244-6124 or canyonlakechamber@outlook.com.

Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without beer. Tomorrow’s event will feature a beer and wine garden. Photo by Donna Kupke

Jeff Morrison chows down on a turkey leg. The popular food item will be available again this year. Photo by Donna Kupke