8 Oktoberfest Celebrations in Metro Phoenix

One of the many beer gardens you'll see at Oktoberfests all over the Valley this fall.
One of the many beer gardens you'll see at Oktoberfests all over the Valley this fall.
Andrew Pielage

As September wraps up, that can only mean one thing, it's Oktoberfest time. Grab your lederhosen and your mug-shaped hat and prepare to stuff your face with beer, bratwurst and pretzels. Here's our list of the Oktoberfest activities going around in Metro Phoenix.

See also: 17 Food and Drink Festivals in Metro Phoenix This Fall

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest When: September 26-27 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Where: Fountain Park, Fountain Hills How Much: $5 but kids and people in dirndl and lederhosen are free The Fountain Hills Oktoberfest boasts enough pretzels, brats, beer, and other German cuisine to make even the most diehard German fanatic happy. While some Oktoberfests try to draw the 21 and up crowd, this offering provides something for everyone in the family. Nonstop live entertainment, a beer stein-holding competition, a wide variety of German foods, kid-friendly bounce houses and much more means that no one in your family will be bored at this event. Head to the website to learn more about the event.

East Valley House of Brews Oktoberfest When: September 27 (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Where: House of Brews, Gilbert How Much: $5 (includes 5 tickets) For the first time ever, East Valley House of Brews is hosting their own version of Oktoberfest. It'll have live music, a cigar booth, a German buffet in the VIP section, a dunk tank and brews from several local brewers. Some of the Valley's top food trucks and beer trucks will also be present to serve you the finest food and drink on four wheels. Don't bring the family on your way to this one though, it's 21 and over only. For more info, check the House of Brews Facebook page or call 480-426-9787.

Phoenix Oktoberfest When: October 4 (12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix How Much: $5 The Oktoberfest put on by the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures is sure to be one of the most authentic German festival experiences you can have this fall. It might not be the beer and debauchery you expect from an "Oktoberfest," but if you're looking for a legitimate cultural experience, this is almost definitely your best bet for authentic German food, beer and music. Their website wasn't working when we tried it, but you can check their Facebook page as well for info.

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