Oktoberfest Is Coming To Downtown Placerville AS

Motherlode Beer & Music Festival – Stay Tuned!

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Here are some highlights from last year’s best time ever!


Get ready for your favorite Oktoberfest traditions and events with some new twists!

We are proud to present our 9th annual Oktoberfest and we are excited to be partnering with Kilt and Cork for this most special event!

We sat down for a chat with the event’s co-organizer and promoter, Russ Reyes (the personality and founder behind Kilt and Cork) to learn more about what attendees can expect at this years Oktoberfest.

Russ is a big Oktoberfest fan but he says he is first and foremost a fan of El Dorado County and everything it has to offer.

What is Oktoberfest?


Oktoberfest is a celebration of Fall, but with a German flare – it’s all about German food, culture, and beer.

Placerville’s Oktoberfest is a FREE family event, with lots of entertainment, food, and fun.

Did we mention it’s also a beer festival?


What are some other highlights of this year’s event?

There will be traditional German activities and contests like the stein holding contest where the contestants compete to see who can hold a full liter of beer in a large glass mug for the longest amount of time. 

Another favorite is the the Das Boot contest where contestants compete drinking beer out of a boot shaped mug. It’s really funny because people who have never done it before can be surprised with a splash ending!

The Grand Isle Fire Brigade Street Band will be returning and performing up and down the venue playing traditional German songs and the Stammtische El Dorado, the local German Club, will be there selling pretzels and sharing their love of all things German!

There will be lots of German food, too, with John Sanders from Old Town Grill, Ed and Jerry of Brat Envy, and Casey King of the Butcher’s Kitchen all set to go on the street.  

This year we are improving the Family Friendly Zone and it will be located in the parking lot near the courthouse. We will have a Pump and Splash zone, face painting, and other child and family friendly activities.

And of course we will have two wine garden locations sponsored by 1850 Wine Cellars and Mediterranean Wineries.  

What do you need to know about getting into the Oktoberfest?

Click here to find the event on Facebook!

This is where outstanding regional beers, kick ass music and one of a kind beer experiences come together for two days of celebration! This is not your typical beer festival, but something more!

Stay tuned for the band line up, the beer line up and all the cool experiences in store for you at the Motherlode Beer and Music festival!

BarmHaus Brewing Co
Cool Beerwerks
El Dorado Brewing Co
Hood Brew
Hwy 50 Brewery
Old Hangtown Beerworks
Outbreak brewing
Solid Ground Brewing
At Ease Brewing Company
Strad Meadery


Main Street for a Taste of Bavaria – Stay Tuned!