Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE DATES AND TIMES OF THE EVENT?

OCtoberfest is on certain Saturdays and Sundays during September and October 2018. Dates and times are:

 

September 29 – 30 and October 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 21

Times: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Saturdays and Sundays)

 

Gates open at 12:00pm for all guests. Herzlich willkommen! (Welcome!)

COME DRESSED UP?

Of course.. yes! Anyone who comes dressed will receive a special gift from the Bergermeister of Newport Beach. There will be awards for best dressed guy, best dressed gal, and best dressed couple! The Official Oktoberfest Merchandiser is German Import Haus. Visit http://www.germanimporthaus.com or call (949) 709.8015. Ask to speak with Linda.

WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE VENUE?

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina – 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

WHAT ARE DIRECTIONS TO OCTOBERFEST?

Directions to Newport Dunes from the 405 Freeway (North or South): From the 405 Freeway, exit Jamboree Road and go west approximately 5.3 miles. Turn right onto Back Bay Drive.
Directions from Newport Dunes from Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 (North or South): From Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1, go east on Jamboree Road for approximately 0.2 mile. Turn left onto Back Bay Drive.

WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR AT OCTOBERFEST?

Onsite VIP Parking at Newport Dunes: Onsite parking is available at Newport Dunes for $20 per vehicle.
Offsite Parking with Shuttle Service: Offsite parking with shuttle service to/from Newport Dunes is available for $15 per person. Offsite parking locations are within 1.0 – 1.4 miles of Newport Dunes. Exact locations coming soon!

CAN I USE RIDE SHARE SERVICES TO ATTEND OCTOBERFEST?

LYFT is the exclusive ride share partner for OCtoberfest. LYFT is the only ride share service permitted onto OCtoberfest grounds. Download the LYFT app if you plan to ride share. All other ride share services will be DENIED ENTRY and directed to nearby offsite parking where shuttle service will be available for $10 per person.

HOW ELSE CAN I GET TO OCTOBERFEST?

Many options are available: You can walk to OCtoberfest, ride your bike, drive your car, or use public transportation, courtesy of Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). To look-up a route visit the OCTA website.

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS?

You can purchase tickets online through our official OCtoberfest ticketing site. Select your date, then select your tickets.

DO I NEED TO PRINT MY TICKET?

You can print your e-ticket or present it on your smart phone.

WILL TICKETS BE SOLD AT THE EVENT?

Tickets will be sold at the OCtoberfest Box Office event unless they sell out prior to the event. Tickets purchased at OCtoberfest are $10 – $20 more expensive than online prices while supplies last.

IS THERE AN ONSITE BOX OFFICE AND WILL CALL?

Yes, there are both. If you are purchasing tickets at OCtoberfest, please bring a proper form of payment (cash or VISA/ Mastercard credit card) to the Box Office. ATM machines are available on OCtoberfest grounds as a convenience to guests. If you are picking up tickets at OCtoberfest, please bring your photo ID to Will Call.

ARE THERE ATM MACHINES AT OCTOBERFEST?

ATM machines are available at OCtoberfest.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED AT OCTOBERFEST?

  • OCtoberfest will be using a unique form of currency for Bier, Food & Merchandise.  This special currency can be purchased at the event and will be used instead of cash or credit/debit cards.Tickets – All method of payments for TICKETS accepted as follows:  Cash, credit card (VISA/Mastercard), and ATM/Debit card.Merchandise – All method of payments for MERCHANDISE are accepted as follows:  Cash, credit card (VISA/Mastercard), and ATM/Debit card and OCtoberfest Currency

CAN I GET A REFUND?

All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

I’M UNABLE TO MAKE IT ON THE DATE I PURCHASED TICKETS FOR. WHAT DO I DO?

If you can’t attend the event on the date you purchased your original ticket for, you need to purchase a new ticket for a different date. Email your original and new ticket confirmations to info@octoberfestoc.com for a refund of the original ticket.

DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?

Please contact your Sales Representative or email info@octoberfestoc.com for more information or to make a private booking.

CAN KIDS ATTEND OCTOBERFEST?

The event is not open to kids. Anyone 21 years or older can attend OCtoberfest.

WILL I BE SEARCHED UPON ENTRY TO OCTOBERFEST?

Any belongings you bring into OCtoberfest will be searched.

IS THERE SECURITY DURING OCTOBERFEST?

Security patrol will be present during all events.

WHAT IF I LOSE OR BREAK MY OCTOBERFEST WRISTBAND?

If you lose your wristband, you will have to purchase another ticket to OCtoberfest. Please keep your wristband on at all times. Treat it like CASH!! If your wristband accidentally breaks or is damaged, please immediately go to the Customer Service booth.

CAN I LEAVE OCTOBERFEST AND RE-ENTER?

Leaving and re-entering OCtoberfest is not permitted. No need to leave!

I BOUGHT WEEKEND PASSES, HOW DO I GET IN BOTH DAYS?

Upon entry into OCtoberfest, you will receive a wristband to wear for the duration of the weekend – Saturday and Sunday.

IS THERE ENTERTAINMENT DURING OCTOBERFEST?

Yes! There will be a host, bands, and traditional Oktoberfest games/competitions. Get excited and ready to participate! See our website for additional information regarding the entertainment.

CAN I BUY FOOD AND DRINKS AT OCTOBERFEST?

OCtoberfest is hosting a variety of authentic food vendors serving everything from bratwurst and soft pretzels to strudel. Come hungry! Beverages available will include beir and wine of all types, water, and non-alcoholic beverages. Cocktails will be available only in the VIP tent (OC München Bier Hall tickets on our ticketing site).

Remember, our new, special form of OCtoberfest currency will be used to purchase these items.  No Outside Food or Beverages will be allowed.

CAN I BUY OCTOBERFEST MERCHANDISE AT OCTOBERFEST?

We’re happy to be offering official OCtoberfest merchandise at a specific booth on the grounds. You can pre-order OCtoberfest steins via our website if you wish.

ARE THERE LOCKERS AVAILABLE?

Lockers will be available base on a first come, first served basis.

IS THERE A LOST & FOUND?

The Lost & Found booth is located at the Customer Service booth.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

OCtoberfest will go on rain or shine. No refunds, no exchanges.

CAN DOGS OTHER THAN DACHSHUNDS RACE IN THE LONG DOG BEACH DERBY™?

Only Dachshunds can participate in the Long Dog Beach Derby™. See the Long Dog Beach Derby™ page on our website for details.

I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER. HOW DO I ARRANGE A PHOTO PASS?

Please email info@octoberfestoc.com for information on press passes.

WILL THERE BE RECYCLING CONTAINERS AT OCTOBERFEST?

Recycling containers will be available throughout Octoberfest grounds for all recyclable materials.

IS SMOKING PERMITTED?

Smoking is not permitted on OCtoberfest grounds.

DOES OCTOBERFEST OFFER DISABILITY ASSISTANCE?

To request information on ADA accommodations at OCtoberfest, please email info@octoberfestoc.com.

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