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Love Beer? Oktoberfest is Coming to Fairplex

Locals can enjoy a taste of Germany on the weekends in October.

Can’t get to Germany this year for Oktoberfest? No worries, the Fairplex is bringing it here starting this weekend.

Guests will have a chance to enjoy a beer, Bavarian culture and perhaps even try the Chicken Dance, organizers said through a news release.

The event will feature tribute rock bands, traditional “oom-pah” music and games and prizes, organizers said. Bands include The Rheinlanders and tribute bands including Sounds of Santana, Queen Nation and DSB (Journey).

There will be a German food buffet, organizers said.

The Okoberfest celebration runs from 6 p.m. – midnight, Fridays - Sundays Oct. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Fridays and Saturdays are for people ages 21 and over. Sundays are open to all ages however those 20 and younger must be accompanied by someone 21 or older.

Fairplex is at 101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona. Phone, (909) 623-3711.

k.b. October 19, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Hope the fairplex gets it together before next year. Went to the first fest last year and thought it was cool. Parking still $10.00, entry $5.00 and beer was I think 5 or 6 bucks. Not too big, not really too crowded, too many beer pong tables and not enough 'snack' type food. This year had a much bigger space, still $10.00 and $5.00 but beer, oh my gosh! $8.oo for a 12 oz. beer, they claimed 16 different imports so that was not TOO TOO BAD, but bait and switch, by @ 9:30 on a Friday the only beer they had was bud-light. $8.oo for 12 0z. bud-light?!? come on! The place was bigger this year but if you walked to the next area it was some kind of salsa band playing.??? Mixed up on dates or what, maybe that's why it took 45 minutes in line to get in and another 45 to get beer. Food was roach coach (oh, food truck they're called) and limited variety, and another 45 min. + . Guess I could drive out to Huntington beach, so have I to decide next time.

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