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The Spirit of Munich Germany: Oktoberfest by the Bay

Oktoberfest by the Bay is a BABS event not to be missed!

Designed in the true spirit of the famed Munich Oktoberfest, the San Francisco version is the largest event on the West Coast, and features an outstanding 27 piece Polka Band, traditional German dance groups, Alpine horns and special exhibits. Produced by the German –American society of Northern California, attendees are welcomed into a festive environment, complete with huge banners, German foods, non-stop entertainment, exhibits and of course – BEER!

The producers of Oktoberfest by the Bay are welcoming BABS members back again this year with a great dinner & entertainment special.

BABS members who attend Oktoberfest can enjoy a fantastic package which includes:

  • Discounted Event Pass (just download and bring it with you)
  • Reserved seating, (look for the BABS tables w/balloons)
  • A collector beer stein
  • A coupon for a liter of beer of your choice, (over 33 ounces)
  • A coupon for a choice of entree with your complete German dinner

Package valued at $75.00, yours for just $40.

To RSVP: Please indicate the number of people who will be in your party. I need an accurate account of each person to secure our groups reserve seating.

Ordering tickets: To order your ticket(s), open the link below and find the Beer Socials column. Select the number of people in your party, then complete your order and pay with a credit or ATM card.

Here's the link:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7305696535?access=babs4fun

(If you have trouble securing your Eventbright online order, refresh your page, or change your brower. If you still cannot get in, please email me at [masked])

Tickets are emailed via Eventbright and must be printed and brought with you to the event. You can also use your smartphone and show your ticket at the entrance.

Getting to the event: This is a BARTable or CalTrainable event. BART to the Embarcadero or Montgomery stations then transfer to the Metro N or L line towards AT&T Park. When you depart the Metro - look towards the bay and the Oktoberfest signs.

Take the Caltrain to AT&T Park, then walk a couple of blocks to Pier 48 next to Barry Bonds Jr. Giants baseball park. More transportation information;

http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/ballpark/directions/index.jsp?content=public_transit

This is a great way to celebrate Oktoberfest! I will post more information on where our table is located in the festival hall a few weeks before the event.

Photos from previous years: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/media/set/?set=a.400494693349311.98887.165933580138758&type=1

Authentic Lederhosen and Dirndl can be purchased inexpensively, then put away for other events. Check it out;

www.lederhosen4u.com

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1311&_nkw=dirndl&_sacat=0

Here are some video previews of Oktoberfest by the Bay;

Wood Cutting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TovihmavwVw&feature=related

Traditional dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO08Um92YCU&feature=related

Food and Drink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noZSiAOP8t8&feature=related

For more information go here http://www.oktoberfestbythebay.com/

See you there,

Cliff

 

Yes, I will be wearing Lederhosen.

Prost!!!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks! It was fun!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun...thank you for organizing it :-) I look forward to other beer socials

    September 21, 2013

  • Arthur P.

    WOW. Super Fun Time! My first but not my last.

    September 21, 2013

  • Alex K

    To find the BABS tables, go past the stage/dance floor and look for two Beer Stein shaped balloons. Prost!!!

    September 20, 2013

    • Brian O.

      There is another BABS section on the other side of the dance floor, in front of the section reserved for band members.

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • John Z.

    Munich! Cannot resist!

    September 20, 2013

  • Dan M.

    Just bought my ticket!

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Kim E.

    Have to back out:(. On call Friday night. Have fun all!!!

    September 19, 2013

  • Cliff

    You can sit anywhere you like in the massive hall - BUT the BABS Reserve area are the best seats in the house and guaranteed. They are next to the dance floor and the live music. Look for the beer-mug balloons when you arrive.

    September 19, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Aloha! This will be my first BABS event and I love the chicken dance!

    September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      FIND ME...we are doing this :}

      September 17, 2013

    • Diane S.

      I'll be wearing yellow!

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • Cliff

    Cash for Tokens. Everything at this event is purchased for tokens. At the entrance of the hall there are machines that will convert your dollars for tokens. There is another small booth with people who will also do this for you. Keep your beer stein with you at all time. A few additional tokens may be enough to fill it, or at least come close, (depends on who's pouring.)

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI and HEADS UP ~ I understand that NO Debit/Credit is accepted at this event...CASH ONLY...but there is an ATM machine there :}

    September 17, 2013

  • Carrie

    Is there a vegetarian option for the food?

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Cliff

      Unfortunately not. Ask the server to suggest something, but the Veggie plate (typically) is a selection of salads and a hefty serving of sauerkraut. No Tufu dogs at the event.

      September 17, 2013

  • Chris

    Anyone know what the dinner options are?

    August 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cliff, do we get some sort of salad or dessert?

      September 17, 2013

    • Cliff

      Potato salad.

      September 17, 2013

  • Cliff

    The Final Word on Attending Oktoberfest by the Bay

    1. Make sure to print out and bring your ticket with you. You can also store the data on your smartphone, (but a ticket is the best way to get in.)

    2. Enter through the VIP door. If you enter through the regular General Admission door, you will confuse the staff.

    3. Grab your stein and food and beer tickets (the stein is yours to keep.)

    4. Look for the Beer Mug balloons. That is the reserve area.

    5. Your beer ticket can be redeemed at any beer station for (33 oz. pour.)

    6. Your meal ticket is good for any choice of three entrees.

    7. I will be wearing Lederhosen. If you have questions – let me know.

    See you there!

    Cliff

    September 17, 2013

  • Rachel

    We'll be there! Already have our tickets :)

    September 16, 2013

  • Virginia

    Can't wait to be there. This will be the first event I have attended this summer. What a wonderful close before it's over.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mmmm, just a drop of sweet beer...

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SWEET! I can go! So looking forward to it & am bringing my best "Chicken Dance"....oh, wait...I'm thinking BIG BABS GROUP 'CHICKEN DANCE'....75+ on the floor...
    @Cliff ~ Can you organize this?

    1 · August 22, 2013

    • Cliff

      Like everything else in the world we have options. Some members like to dance...others like to watch and enjoy the scene.

      August 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ho ho...my bad...no pressure on the membership of BABS to do the Chicken Dance, by no means...watch away...however...if any members DO want to MOB CHICKEN DANCE...I will lead the way...join me...if you like, and I think it will be a BLAST...

      August 30, 2013

  • Chris

    How many spots are there still available for the package? Is the area accessible to GA people as well (some other friends would like to join)?

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Cliff

      This package is not for General Admission people. The special is for BABS members only.

      August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lucky 63

    August 15, 2013

  • Ursula S.

    other plans

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a limit to the number of tickets that BABS has @ the discounted price?
    I very much would like to attend, but may have a work conflict...I will not know until late next week.

    August 5, 2013

    • Cliff

      You have until the end of the month

      August 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Love it!!! Danke :D

      August 5, 2013

  • Roz

    wow. I really want to.go to this. so much fun. do tickets sell out fast? I

    August 1, 2013

    • Cliff

      At this price Friday night does eventually sell out.

      August 1, 2013

  • John Z.

    Munich! Cannot resist!

    July 31, 2013

  • Maureen Z.

    I missed this last year. I'm determined to attend this time!

    1 · July 31, 2013

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