The 2022 Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim will run Fridays-Sunday September 16 – October 23. Come out for authentic German food and German beer in the biergarten. Dust off your finest lederhosen and polish your best stein and indulge in beer-drinking and sausage-eating contests, watch dancers and take in the festivities.
This is Orange County’s longest running and most authentic Oktoberfest since 1960. Celebrate the final year at this location before they relocate in 2023.
Where: The Phoenix Club in Anaheim
1340 S. Sanderson Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 (off 57 at Ball Rd.)
Date: September 16 – October 23, 2022
Friday (21+ Only) 6:00 PM – Midnight $20
Saturday (21+ Only) 5 PM – Midnight $20
Sunday (Family Days, All Ages) 12 PM – 5 PM $20, Ages 3-12 $5
Tickets Must Be Purchased Online
NO ticket sales at the door. You must buy online.
Food, Drinks additional cost
(2022 Activities May Vary)
- Beer drinking & stein holding contest
- Sausage eating contest
- Shooting gallery: The Phoenix Schützen (traditional air rifle club) will have the rifle range open to the public on set days
- Air rifle shooting contests
- Youth dance group performances
- Twist and shout balloon twisters
- Opening day parade
Oktoberfest Activities for Kids
(2022 Activities May Vary)
Children’s playground and activities are available everyday plus…
- Bounce house
- Fire engine
- Hay rides
- Del Rio Stables and Equestrian Center will host $5.00 Pony Rides for the kids all Sundays in October
The biergarten features live performances by:
- The Express Band
- DJ Musikmeister
- Die Gemutlichen Schuhplatter
- Youth Dance Group
German food includes generous portions of bratwurst or smoked bratwurst, pork or chicken schnitzel, weisswurst, Leberkäse,schweinshaxe (pork shank) with sauerkraut, bread dumpling and beer sauce. Sides include pretzels, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries and garden salads will also be served.
Dessert options include ice cream and cake.
There is a full variety of on German beers on tap or by bottle. There is also wine, cocktails and liquor plus soda, bottled water and coffee.
Some of the German beers include:
- Bitburger Braugruppe
- Paulaner Munchen
- Benediktiner Weissbler
- Köstritzer Schwarzbier
Limited On-site parking is available and requires a parking voucher. One parking voucher is available per purchase when you order tickets. On-site parking can not be guaranteed without a voucher.
- Dress up for Oktoberfest in a traditional Bavarian outfit called Tracht (Tra-oct) or for women dirndl (DEERN-dul) dresses or for men leather lederhosen (LAY-der-hozen) shorts.
- Bring your own stein or drinking vessel.
- No table reservations. Table space can be claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- As in Bavaria, it is not uncommon to share tables with strangers on busier weekends.
- Buy tickets early to avoid lines.
- Cash at gate and for food and beverage is recommended.
- Cash only except for inside Hall bar, and Cocktail Booth. ATM is available at the gate.
- Due to space restrictions, No strollers will be allowed in the indoor Beer Hall, there will be stroller parking at the Hall entry door.
- The Bierstube restaurant will not be open for the duration of Oktoberfest.
On October 12, 1810 there was a royal wedding where Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities and hence Oktoberfest was born.
Oktoberfest traditionally starts in the third weekend in September and ends the first Sunday of October. Today, the Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 20th century.
Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club started in 1961 as way to celebrate German heritage and educated non-Germans on the culture.
Did you know German immigrants helped establish Anaheim?
In 1857 a band of German immigrants established a vineyard colony that was incorporated 21 years later as the town of Anaheim. In fact Anaheim is a hybrid, combining the Spanish Ana (from the Santa Ana River) with the German heim (for home).
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