Soboba Casino Resort celebrates Oktoberfest

Crowds enjoy a variety of tasty food and thirst-quenching beverage selections at the Soboba Casino Resort Oktoberfest and Beer Garden in 2022. Valley News/Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians photo

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

Special to the Valley News

Everyone is encouraged to don their lederhosen and get ready to polka at Soboba Casino Resort’s third annual Oktoberfest and Beer Garden Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, from 4-9 p.m. The over 200-year tradition of the Tapping of the Keg will be just one of the many fun activities that will include contests and games for guests.

“The Tapping of the Keg is always a big hit among the crowd,” Catie Stanley, director of marketing, said. “However, the delectable food and beer selections are typically the biggest crowd favorite.”

Among the many food choices will be sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, soft pretzels and apple strudel. SCR’s Food and Beverage team collaboratively engaged in the process of deliberation and decision-making regarding the beverage selections.

“Our objective is to feature German labels, while also ensuring a diverse range of beer offerings within our selection,” Stanley said. “Our teams are fully engaged and committed to the successful execution of this community event, with the assurance that all hands are on deck to promptly address any issues that may arise, be it related to registration, ticketing or the seamless dispensing of beverages.”

Adding to the festive environment will be the Bavarian Beer Garden Band, providing authentic “Schlager” and contemporary Oktoberfest songs, contests, games and audience participation for all ages. It is the second year in a row that the El Cajon based band is bringing their talents and enthusiasm to Soboba.

Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s event, SCR team members decided to extend the event for two days.

“Our guests were truly captivated by the entirety of the event, with the overwhelming request for an extension of the experience to an additional day,” Stanley said. “We are pleased to announce that we are delivering on this demand.”

The Soboba Casino Resort Event Center ballroom is designed to accommodate a flow of up to 1,000 guests and vendors, promising a comfortable and spacious environment for all attendees. Because guests can come and go during the five-hour event, Stanley said the team has established a predetermined ticket quota to ensure that every guest can enjoy an exceptional and memorable experience.

“This event has been meticulously planned a full year in advance,” she said.

All ages are welcome to attend but guests must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol. Tickets are $30 each and include one beer stein, $15 event spending tickets and one $5 Free Slot Play voucher for the casino. Minors are excluded from receiving a Free Slot Play voucher.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Soboba Rewards Box Office. The Soboba Casino Resort is located at 22777 Soboba Road in San Jacinto. For more information, call 866-476-2622.