Cheers to the Opening of a New Casino
Now open, the Sky River Casino in Elk Grove features over 110,000-square-feet of gaming space, including 2,000 slot machines, a 12-table poker room, and over 80 table games, plus retail stores, dining experiences, and more. Celebrate the opening of this new attraction on September 24 as you sip and savor the best Elk Grove has to offer at the annual Uncorked & Uncapped event, which spotlights the best of Elk Groves beer, wine, and culinary scenes. In the spirit of Oktoberfest, enjoy pours of beer and wine from a dozen local breweries and wineries, including Bradley Ranch Winery and Dust Bowl Brewing, and savor diverse cuisine from popular food trucks and pop-ups such as The Philly and Rancho Rio Bravo. Tickets for Uncorked & Uncapped are available now.
Attend Fall Festivals & Other Oktoberfest Events
Known for having an events calendar packed with can’t miss, family-friendly events and festivals throughout the year, Elk Grove’s fall season is filled with seasonal celebrations and Oktoberfest gatherings that are sure to entertain those ready to welcome autumn.
Oktoberfest at Flatland Brewing
Beginning at noon on Saturday, September 24, Flatland Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest celebration invites beer enthusiasts, pretzel lovers, and lederhosen fans to come together for an afternoon of live music, special beer releases, food specials from The Pizza Peel and plenty of German-themed fun.
Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival
The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival fills Elk Grove Regional Park on October 1 and 2 with dozens of amusements and activities to delight the entire family. As one could imagine, there will also be plenty of pumpkin-themed contests, including a pumpkin pie eating contest, a thrilling pumpkin regatta and the signature giant pumpkin contest, featuring some of the region’s largest — and potentially world-record-setting — pumpkins.
The Oktoberfest fun continues on Saturday, October 15, at Hungry Pecker Brewing for the annual Pecktoberfest. This all day, all ages event features an assortment of local food trucks, live music, pop up vendors and activities and no shortage of locally brewed, seasonal craft beer.
Nearby Festivals & Oktoberfest Celebrations
Just outside of downtown Elk Grove, fall aficionados can find any number of Oktoberfest events and other autumn celebrations in and around Sacramento. The annual Farm-to-Fork Festival runs through September 24 and features the very best of regional chefs, wineries, and musicians. One of the larger Oktoberfest gatherings in the region is Sacramento’s annual Oktoberfest at Turn Verein (October 7, 2022), featuring an outdoor biergarten, live music, and German singers and dancers.
More Fall Fun
Tilted Mash Brewing
9175 Union Park Way Elk Grove, California 95624 (916) 714-6274 Website
Dust Bowl Brewing
9676 Railroad Street Elk Grove, California 95624 (916) 895-2397 Website
Flatland Brewing Company
9183 Survey Rd. #104 Elk Grove, California 95624 Website
Waterman Brewing Company
9824 Dino Dr. #150 Elk Grove, California 95624 (916) 714-2337 Website
Sky River Casino
1 Sky River Parkway Elk Grove, California 95757 Website
Bradley Ranch Winery
11070 Bradley Ranch Rd Elk Grove, California 95624 (916) 479-4088 Website