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Fall is finally upon us, and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with beer and bratwurst!

For nearly 40 years OldWorld Village in Huntington Beach has been home to Oktoberfest, and this year’s celebration is stacking up to be the most eventful yet. Here are just a few of the attractions you can look forward to:

Oktoberfest Beers

First and most importantly, it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without a wide selection of authentic German beers. OldWorld Village imports brands like Hofbrau, Spaten, Dunkel, Warsteiner and more!

Oktoberfest Shot Girls

Dozens of women audition each year with hopes of becoming one of OldWorld’s famous Oktoberfest Shot Girls. Also referred to as “Oktoberfest Babes”, these servers don traditional lederhosen while serving ice cold drinks and hot food! Among the job skills needed to be in this elite group: speed, agility, approachability and the ability to flawlessly execute the chicken dance.

Live German Music

Oktoberfest 2016 features music from 4 different German bands that will be performing festival and dance music throughout the celebration. With names like Stuwwelpeter, The Alpine Sextet, German American Brass Band, and Treppensteiger, you can be sure that this is the most authentic “Oom Pah Pah” music you’ll find in Orange County.

Kinderfest

Alas, not all of the fun at Oktoberfest is intended for adults 21 years of age and older! Kinderfest is held every Sunday during Oktoberfest between 2PM – 7:30PM. Your little ones will enjoy carnival games, face painting, chicken dancing and a bouncy house. Don’t miss out on the Happy Hallowiener kid’s costume party on October 30th!

Dachshund Races

Last, but certainly not least, you can catch the dachshund races or “running of the wieners” every Sunday from 3PM – 4PM during Oktoberfest. After being placed into one of four weight classes, the dachshunds run a 22 yard course. At the finish line of the course, you’ll find a line of pet owners trying to lure their wiener dogs to the end zone with treats and toys. Admission during Oktoberfest is $7 for adults, $3 for kids, and children under 5 are granted free admission. You won’t want to miss this!