It’s time to raise a glass and toast to Oktoberfest, a proud tradition in Germany since 1810 and celebrated by millions of people around the world. Vacaville’s own Pure Grain German Bakery will once again host a one-day version of the popular two-week festival on Saturday, September 22nd from 11AM-6PM, transforming Town Square into a festive German beer garden.
The date coincides with the opening of Oktoberfest in Munich. Echoing tradition, Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine will be on hand to kick off the celebration with the traditional tapping of the first beer barrel at 12:00 Noon. Live music will be provided by the famous The Gruber Family Band from 12-5PM. Outdoor table seating will be available along with a free game zone for kids and adults alike.
Pure Grain Bakery & Cafe will be selling their famous pretzels along with a variety of German sausages. A number of Oktoberfest beers will be on tap including Hofbräu München, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest and a pumpkin-flavored ale. A limited number of commemorative Beer Steins will be available for purchase.
Town Square is located where Main meets Merchant Street in Downtown Vacaville. Parking is free. All ages are welcome but must be 21+ to purchase a Beer Stein or alcoholic beverage (please bring photo ID to verify).
Co-owners of Pure Grain Bakery, Michael Miethe and Holger Seibert, are childhood friends who graduated from the same high school in a small town near Saarbrucken, Germany. They both served as apprentices in a local bakery owned by Seibert’s father. While on vacation to the US, they were inspired to bring a german-style bakery to the states, choosing Vacaville because of nearby Travis AFB’s large European population. Pure Grain Bakery opened in the spring of 1991. Pure Grain Cafe opened in Downtown Vacaville’s Town Square in late 2004.
Oktoberfest in Downtown Vacaville is sponsored by Pure Grain Bakery, DBI Beverage Napa and Recology Vacaville Solano-Dixon. For more information please email us at info@DowntownVacaville.com or call 707-451-2100. Tag/Search the event using #DowntownVacaville #VacaOktoberfest