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Annual Oktoberfest is Oct. 6, 4-9 p.m.

Annual Oktoberfest is Oct. 6, 4-9 p.m.

Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club members and their guests are in for an afternoon of family fun when the club presents its 19th Annual Family Oktoberfest, 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9875 Aviary Drive.

The event is open to members of the club and guests of members. Guests of members can attend using a guest pass or by paying $10 per person. Guests under the age of 4 are free.

“It’s our biggest event of the year,” said club manager Tal O’Farrell. “We had around 1,200 people attend last year.”

Visitors can expect, of course, a beer garden for those 21 and older, plus food trucks, music from DJ Tim Council, and a wide range of games and family-friendly entertainment.

“Food trucks were a new item last year, but this year we’ve added even more,” O’Farrell said.

The beer garden will feature more than just beer, although Ballast Point will be featured there. The garden will also offer mead (a drink made from fermented honey, yeast and water) from Bronto Meadery, hard cider from Newtopia Cyder, and red and white wines. While enjoying those refreshments, beer garden attendees can try their skill at shuffleboard or a life-size Jenga game.

At the entrance to the beer garden, 100 complimentary pint glasses will be available while they last starting at 4 p.m. While the limited supply of glasses is free, drink tickets will cost $4 each.

With adults occupied in the beer garden, kids will be free to enjoy activities like a climbing wall, a quad pod, wrecker ball game, six different carnival games, Astro Jumps, a giant LED foosball table, a hi-striker and a toddler obstacle course. There will also be pony rides and a henna tattoo artist.

Families can bring their own food for a picnic. However, no alcohol brought in from outside is allowed during Oktoberfest. Tables at the event are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, visit srsrc.com/oktoberfest or call (858) 271-6222.

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