Oktoberfest - Chico

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8th Annual


Chico, CA

Friday, 9/29 Tickets SOLD OUT!
Saturday, 9/30 Tickets SOLD OUT!
Friday, 10/6 Tickets SOLD OUT!
Saturday, 10/7 Tickets SOLD OUT!

(Looking for the Mills River Oktoberfest? Want to play the Oktoberfest Game while you wait for the big event? )

Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest returns to Chico, California, to gather thousands of beer lovers to unanimously declare, “Prost like a Pro!” It’s that time of year when all of our lederhosen-clad and dirndl-sporting friends travel from far and wide to hoist a stein in celebration. Join us for a fanciful evening of Sierra Nevada festbier, feasting, costumes, dancing, raucous music, and more! Dress your best and brush up on your Chicken Dance skills!

Important: The 2017 Oktoberfest Extravaganza will be the second to span two weekends! The four sessions (September 29, 30, October 6, and 7) are identical and require separate ticket purchases to attend. Tickets for each day are sold separately, so pick whichever day works for you and come join us.




All tickets are available from August 08, 2017, at 10:00am PT until sold out. Please note, all ticket sales are online. TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT! Remember, you must be 21 or older, and present a valid ID to attend!

General Admission – $51.50: Includes a contemporary German meal provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom, a commemorative beer stein, entertainment, shuttle, and one drink or pretzel ticket.

Designated Driver – $30: Includes a contemporary German meal provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom, a commemorative stein, entertainment, and a pretzel ticket. Water, lemonade and iced tea will be available (your wristband will indicate that you are NOT eligible to be served beer).

Additional Beer Tickets – $4: Beer/Pretzel/Cupcake tickets are available for purchase online (recommended) or at the event.




  • Friday, September 29, 2017, 5-10pm
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, 5-10pm
  • Friday, October 6, 2017, 5-10pm
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017, 5-10pm


Celebrating with Sierra Nevada beer including our new Oktoberfest Collaboration, German-inspired food, musical performances, Chicken Dance contest, Flash Your ‘Stache competition, and more!

  1. BEER: Oh what delicious brews to have! Featuring Sierra Nevada’s third Oktoberfest collaboration festival beer. This year we worked with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger, whose approach to the classic style we’ve long admired. The result is a festival beer true to style – deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops. We’ll make sure there’s plenty of other beer styles to try as well.
  2. FOOD: Keeping with tradition, a contemporary German feast will be provided by the Sierra Nevada Taproom. The feast will be available from 5-8pm, and is included with your ticket price. Full menu coming soon! Soft pretzels and cupcakes available until 10pm in exchange for a beer/pretzel ticket.
    • MENU
      Smoked Turkey Leg
      Pale Ale Brats
      German Potato Salad
      Braised Carrots
      Estate Green Salad
      (vegetarian options available upon request)
  3. MUSIC: A Fantastic Line-Up Featuring March Fourth
    • March Fourth returns to Chico Oktoberfest! The theatrical circus troupe of live musicians, singers, dancers, and circus artists will close out the evening. MarchFourth is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of entertainment — a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians, dancers and artisans who travel the world, year-round, taking audience members of all ages, from all walks of life, on a joy-inducing, foot-stomping, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization.
      With exceptional musical quality and a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, hoopers and Vaudeville-style dancers, MarchFourth whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with an over-the-top spectacle of high-energy compositions, colorful costumes and irresistible charisma!
      This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth delivers a multi-faceted, indelible experience of pure joy.
    • Bayern Maiden – An authentic Oktoberfest Band playing and singing a mix of classic German pop, rock, folk, disco and American classic tunes the way it’s played in the tents in Munich, Germany. We’re excited to have them playing at all four events as well.
    • The Philip der Stein Sextet – Named after the patron saint of polkas, Philip der Stein, this ensemble is a raucous six-pack of sousaphone, accordion, trombone, trumpet, saxophone and drums, along with lots of fancy singin’. These boys have a wide-ranging repertoire from old favorites like “Trink Trink” to “Pork Pie Hat” by way of “White Wedding.” Philip Der Stein will have you chicken dancin’ in a mosh pit with Joe Strummer’s ghost before you can say “Prost!”
  4. LIVE GLASS BLOWING DEMONSTRATIONS: Once again, our friends at Red Hot Metal have partnered with the Museum of Glass to provide a glass blowing studio for live demonstrations by local artists. Enjoy glass blowers creating works of art while you watch! Selected items will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the local nonprofit, Friends of the Arts, as well as fashion performance artist collective, Chikoko.


Sierra Nevada Hop Field, Chico, CA (parking at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds)

PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough…if you overindulge, leave your car or bike overnight and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe.

  1. FREE SHUTTLE from downtown Chico — the shuttle will run on a continuous loop on Friday and Saturday from 4:30-11:00 pm. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center across from Madison Bear Garden. This is the ideal option for those seeking post-Fest festivities.
  2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – Chico Velo is offering complimentary bike valet and there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! We don’t advocate drinking and riding your bike, though.
  3. PARKING at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds – Complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds, you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 4:30-11:00 pm. If you need to, you can leave your car or bike overnight at the fairgrounds and pick it up the next day.