San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest
Time Out says
Oktoberfest is in the air, but you can swap out giant pretzels for dumplings at the returning Dumpling & Beer Fest at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (320 S Mission Dr).
Entry includes a beer tasting wristband, which will get you unlimited craft beer from 6 to 10:30pm. Soak it all up with the dumpling vendors and assorted food trucks that will be on hand to sell an array of fried and steamed dumplings. Make sure to stick around for the festival's dumpling eating contest (if you can stomach it), as well as the competition for the most original dumplings.