Camp Rich taking on a German theme

Oktoberfest — the yearly celebration of all things German — will have a taste of California at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina Oct. 3-4.

This event will feature German beers brewed in the Golden State. Saint Archer Brewery of San Diego created a beer infused bratwurst exclusively for the event with its IPA. And another San Diego firm, Ballast Point’s Longfin Lager, will be on pour.

Now in its 21st year, Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson offers a little something for all ages of the family from 10am-5pm each day.

The resort is offering a free bike valet in front of the Mountain Sports Center, across from the Historic Hotel. Admission and parking is free for Oktoberfest.

Activities include German food and desserts, an owner and dog dress up contest, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, balloon art, bouncy house, bungee platform, climbing wall, live music featuring the polka styling’s of the Gruber Family Band, and the beer and wine garden.

There’s also sausage eating contest. Interested contestants need to sign up by 1:30pm at the pumpkin patch on Sunday. The showdown will take place at 3pm on the main stage.