Oktoberfest event coming to PETCO

Oktoberfest event coming to PETCO

SAN DIEGO -- Oktoberfest will come to PETCO Park when the home of the Padres hosts the pregame beer-tasting event on Sept. 24 prior to San Diego's game against the Reds.

Oktoberfest, which will take place at Park at the Park, will feature many local breweries and is designed to celebrate San Diego's reputation as one of America's premier beer cities. It's the second beer-centered event at PETCO Park this season, as the Padres hosted their inaugural Beerfest in April.

"We had an overwhelming turnout at Beerfest, and we want to build on that success as well as improve the operational flow of the event," Padres President and COO Tom Garfinkel said. "We listened to fan feedback, and we are making some changes for Oktoberfest in order to speed up the service and ensure folks have a great experience."

Admission to Oktoberfest is included with a ticket to that night's Padres-Reds game. First pour will be at 5 p.m. and last pour will be at 7 p.m., and beers can be purchased using Friar Funds.

Live music will also be featured at the event, and fans will have the opportunity to purchase commemorative T-shirts and beer steins, with all proceeds going to the Padres Foundation.