I was working in Germany for two months last year and was lucky enough to spend a day in Munchen for "die Wiesn" (That's what the locals call it). Didn't realize this at the time, but the Oktoberfest festival actually takes place mostly in September and is not a German thing at all but a local city of Munich celebration commemorating the Marriage of King Ludwig I. It's kind of like being at a giant tailgate party with each "team" or country having its own contingent of revelers. Wonderful and insane with amazing food and beer! Lots and lots of my favorite tasty things; Kasespatzle, Wursts, Schweinbraten, Schnitzle, Knodel, and Flammenkugel mit spec!
After attending Oktoberfest in La Mesa for years, Munchen was a real eye opener as to what the festival should be. Besides that, the whole family is just tired of the same old La Mesa routine. The chicken dance, mediocre bratwurst, and the less than mediocre beer, at La Mesa have left us less than enthusiastic about attending. It’s really more of an arts and crafts fair with a bunch of middle of the road food vendors.
So, who in San Diego does your favorite Oktoberfest? What are your favorite things to do, and most importantly eat and drink?