2023 Notice: Due to maintenance on Veterans Plaza during the months of September and October, we will not be able to have vendors for Oktoberfest.
The OB Oktoberfest has been a tradition in Ocean Beach for more than 24 years. As usual, we expect large crowds at our fun, colorful beachfront event. Food and Merchandise Vendors will be in Veteran’s Plaza on the grassy area at the foot of Newport Avenue and Abbott St. There will be tables and chairs for the public to enjoy while shopping and enjoying the food vendors.
Oktoberfest General Schedule
Friday, October 6th thru Saturday, October 11th 2024
We only have vendors on Saturday, October 11th, 2024
Merchandise & Food Vendors in Veterans Plaza from 10am – 11pm.
The 21+ Beer Garden will be open from 10:30am-11:00pm in the Pier Parking Lot adjacent to merchandise and food vendor area. Your booth will not be located in the beer garden.
|Merchandise Booth 10’ x 10’ in Veteran’s Plaza||$325|
|Food Vendor Booth 10’ x 10’ (prepackaged or one item)||$595|
|Food Vendor Booth 10’ (frontage) x 15’ (deep) (ALL hot food, more than one item)||$750|
Food booth pricing includes:
Environmental Health Department required 3 compartment hot and cold sink.
Applicant: Your application will be considered ONLY after you have completed below and provided your electronic signature. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. If the event is cancelled due to COVID19 or its variances, we will refund booth fees minus a 10% handling fee. Once a Vendor has been accepted, Full refunds ARE NOT OFFERED FOR THIS EVENT. The No Refund Policy includes situations in which the event is canceled as a result of factors beyond the control of the Event organizers, including but not limited to war, terrorist act, natural disaster, weather, or order of any Civil or Military Authority. Such situations are beyond the control of the Event organizers, and Vendors accept the risk of loss in such a situation. The applicant agrees that stated in the application is an accurate description of materials and literature to be displayed and sold at OB Oktoberfest. Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA)/OB Oktoberfest Committee shall be the sole judge as to whether or not those materials are suitable for family viewing or in keeping with the general rules and regulations of the Oktoberfest.
- 50% Refund - you must submit your cancellation/partial refund request sixty (60) days prior to the event.
- Cancellation requests received sixty (60) days prior to the event or later will NOT be eligible for a refund for any reason.
The applicant agrees that it is his/her responsibility to carry appropriate insurance. He/she agrees that the OBMA/OB Oktoberfest Committee will not be held liable for legal damages. The OBMA/OB Oktoberfest Committee, a nonprofit corporation, assumes no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, or claim arising out of the participant’s acts or omissions in the OB Oktoberfest. The applicant hereby agrees to hold the Association/Committee, the Directors, and Members harmless from any claim arising out of the applicant’s entry, acts, or omissions in said Oktoberfest or any accident, injury, or damage involved therein, including but not limited to attorney fees and court costs.
Booth fees are due upon completion of your application.
Your booth is not reserved until full payment is made via a credit card online.
Your booth is not reserved until all required documents are received.
Each booth type requires specific documents.
Your booth is not reserved until full payment is made via a credit card online and all required documents are received.
The organizers maintain the right to review all applications, decline any vendors that are not fitting for the event and/or modify the vendor category they fall into. If you are declined a refund will be submitted.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association and/or the OB Oktoberfest Committee shall be the sole judge as to whether an item is suitable to sell according to the general rules and regulations of the OB Oktoberfest. Please note that the following items are not permitted: No – merchandise with the words “OB Oktoberfest” or any other variation thereof; stolen merchandise, firearms, ammunition, alcoholic beverages, or drugs; materials unsuitable for festival attendees. Vendors offering such merchandise for sale will be removed from the event immediately.
- Setup is from 6:30am-8:30am
- Setup for Veterans’ Plaza is located on the grassy area at the foot of Newport Avenue and Abbott Street
- Vendors will provide their own canopies, tables, chairs, etc.
- The event DOES NOT provide electricity or water.
- Food Vendors may unload in the designated loading zone areas between 6:30am and 7:30am.
- Merchandise Vendors may unload in the designated loading zone between 7:30am and 8:30am.
- All vendor vehicles must be moved immediately after unloading.
- There is no designated vendor parking areas.
- There are various paid lots throughout downtown Ocean Beach, which are within walking distance to the event.
Vendor Booth Operations
- All City of San Diego and/or County of San Diego regulations, including but not limited to, safety regulations, health department regulations, fire marshal regulations, and storm water policies must always be observed.
- Whisper-quiet generators may be used if they are located where they are safe for the public, cords are covered, and they do not bother other vendors.
- Electrical cords must be heavy-duty commercial grade and must be covered.
- Tarps or signs must be no more than 12 feet high.
- The Committee reserves the right to have a tarp and/or sign removed if is deemed unsafe or a detriment to the event in any way.
- Breakdown begins at 10:30pm in Veterans Plaza.
- No sales after 11:00pm in Veterans Plaza.
- All trash AND fluids must be removed from the event by the vendor.
- Fluids, including ice must not be dumped or left on festival property.
- Each vendor is responsible for cleanup of their space. If the area is not left clean, the credit card on file will be charged $150 per your Vendor Agreement and the vendor will not be allowed in the OB Oktoberfest or OB Street Fair in future years.
Acceptance / Space Assignment
- You will receive an acceptance email within 5 business days of submitting your application online.
- Vendor space locations will be assigned based on the best flow for the festival.
- Vendors will receive their vendor packet which will include their booth assignment via email by September 20, 2024.
- Please bring your vendor packet to the event check-in located at Veteran’s Plaza located on Abbott Street.
Application Process for all Vendors
- Completed online application
- Payment in full via online credit card processing online.
- Current Certificate of Insurance