Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Celebrates OCtoberfest

Starting September 29th and running through October 21st. Newport Dunes will be transformed into a world class Oktoberfest event inspired by the spirit of Munich, Germany with the charm of Southern California in a picturesque waterfront setting. Enjoy authentic German cuisine including Bavarian bratwurst, schnitzel, potato salad, sauerkraut, strudel, soft pretzels and more. Toast to friends with a variety of German biers and Orange County-brewed craft bier.

OCtoberfest OC has assembled the perfect mix of authentic and eclectic talents to bring you Bavarian humor, classic Oktoberfest themes, and the best of favorite sing along songs to serve as the soundtrack for a fun filled afternoon. Two stages will showcase a full lineup of events and entertainment hosted by Burgermeister Peter von Melton and world-famous yodeler, Kathrin Jakob with a special appearance by Kara Eldridge. Authentic Bavarian Polka Rock band, Hammerstein will headline the festival except for October 13 & 14 which will feature Oktoberfest party band, Hazelnuss. Throughout OCtoberfest, experience München Oompa Loompa dance music interactive games, dancing, log-sawing competitions & more.

OCtoberfest Entertainment Schedule

Bier Haus Stage
● 12 Noon – Show Opens: Willkommen!
● 12:45pm – Opening Ceremony: Tapping of the Keg
● 1:00pm – OCtoberfest Live Band
● 1:30pm – Musical Chairs Game
● 2:00pm – Kathrin Jakob Sings Traditional Hits
● 2:30pm – DJ Party Mix
● 3:10pm – OCtoberfest Live Band
● 4:00pm – Yodeling Lessons / Contest with Kathrin Jakob
● 4:20pm – OCtoberfest Live Band
● 5:00pm – DJ Party Mix
● 5:30pm – Stein Hoisting Contest
● 6:00pm – Kathrin Jakob Sings and Yodels
● 6:30pm – OCtoberfest Live Band
● 7:00pm – Dance Party
● 8:00pm – Event ends: Thank you for coming, Auf Wiedersehen!
Biergarten Stage
● 12 Noon – Show Opens: Willkommen!
● 12:45pm – Opening Ceremony: Tapping of the Keg
● 1:00pm – Traditional Oktoberfest Music
● 1:30pm – Musical Chairs Game
● 2:05pm – OCtoberfest Live Band
● 2:50pm – Kathrin Jakob Sings Traditional Hits
● 3:10pm – Greasy Sausage Toss Game
● 3:45pm – DJ Party Mix
● 4:15pm – Stein Hoisting Contest
● 5:00pm – Yodeling Lessons/Contest with Kathrin Jakob
● 5:25pm – OCtoberfest Live Band
● 6:00pm – Beer Chugging Contest
● 6:30pm – Kathrin Jakob Sings and Yodels
● 7:15pm – DJ Dance Party
● 8:00pm – Event ends: Thank you for coming, Auf Wiedersehen!
Activity Zone
● 2:00pm – Musical Chairs, Alpenhorn Blowing, Stein Hoisting
● 3:00pm – Weiner Dog showcase (Sundays) and Mr. & Miss OCtoberfest Costume Contest
● 4:00pm – Sausage Toss, Log Sawing
● 5:00pm – Keg Games, Beer Chugging
* Schedules are subject to change

Happening Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29 – Oct. 21 12 noon-8 p.m.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Limited Onsite VIP Parking at Newport Dunes for $20 per vehicle.
Offsite Parking with Shuttle Service to and from OCtoberfest for $15 per vehicle.

Lyft is the official & exclusive rideshare partner of OCtoberfest! Download the Lyft app and enter code BIER2018 to get $5 off your ride to or from the event.
If you’re taking a Lyft to the event, enter “Newport Beach Dunes” as your destination and there is a dedicated LYFT entrance from Back Bay Drive into a convenient lounge area for LYFT users for drop-off / pick-up.

Single Day Pass: $27-$42 General Admission, $99 VIP Admission
Weekender Pass: $37 General Admission, $90 VIP Admission
Fashion Island Hotel Waterfront VIP Experience $99, VIP Tables, $593
*Prices will increase beginning September 27. Please see website for group pricing and VIP Admission details.

For additional event information and to purchase OCtoberfest tickets please visit

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