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Vegan Oktoberfest
2600 Barnard Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(562) 746-5147

Ah, Oktoberfest, a German Celebration that's filled with meat, meat covered in cheese, and all other foods that could possibly be made out of animal byproduct. It's basically a vegans dream come true.

While that last sentence may not be true, there is an Oktoberfest coming to Santa Monica that vegans will rejoice over. That's right; the first ever, 100% vegan Oktoberfest is on its way.

The cleverly titled, "Vegan Oktoberfest" will be in Santa Monica on Saturday, October 4 and will be armed with Oompah bands, Bavarian maidens, yodeling, (vegan) chicken dances and of course all the vegan beer (yes, that exists) and food that you could ever consume. What does vegan Oktoberfest food include, you might ask? Well, some of your favorite local vegan spots will pretty much be supplying all of your German faveys including potato pancakes, beer brats, pretzels, sauerkraut and ice-cream (not German, but who doesn't love ice-cream?).

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Tickets are already on sale, so you better get in gear and get one before their gone. General admission is $45 a person, is good from 1:00pm-6:00pm and includes a beer stein plus all the vegan beer you can drink. For the big dogs who only do things VIP, for $65 a person you get VIP admission which gets you in a whole hour early so you can get your vegan on from 12:00pm-6:00pm, a beer stein, unlimited beer, plus access to the VIP area with food samplers and a private beer maiden hostess. There's also this weird thing called a Non-Drinker Admission ticket that's available for $20. It gets you in from 1:00pm-6:00pm and that's about it. Choose your ticket wisely, once your inside there's no changing your mind.

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In case all you vegans out there weren't already sold, a portion of all the proceeds will go to Expand Animal Rights Now, which is an organization dedicated to using the legal system to help poor little innocent animals.

So yeah, you basically get to party and save animals at the same time. Dreams really do come true.

By Stephanie Hartmann

Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Los Angeles.