17 Food and Drink Festivals in Metro Phoenix This Fall

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Greek Festival of Chandler When: October 3, 4 & 5 (5 - 10 pm Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday) Where: St. Katherine Church, Chandler How much: Get two free admissions online What to eat: Greek food including spanakopita, lamb, pastitso, moussaka, gyro and much more.

SanTan Oktoberfest When: October 4 (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Where: AJ Chandler Park, Chandler How much: $10 at Bashas, $12 online or at SanTan Brewing, $15 at the gate What to eat: German food, bratwursts and beer. It's Oktoberfest!

Dish It Out When: Sunday, October 5 (5 to 8 p.m.) Where: Salt River Fields How much: $75 GA, $500 VIP What to eat: The Gladly, The Lodge, Cowboy Ciao and several other of Metro Phoenix's top restaurants.

Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake When: October 10-12 Where: Tempe Town Lake How much: Free admission What to eat: More German food, more bratwursts and more beer. It's another Oktoberfest!

Octoberfest (Salt River Fields) When: October 11 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Where: Salt River Fields How much: TBA, but kids under 12 are free. Food and drink tokens cost $2 each. What to eat: Even more German food, even more bratwursts and even more beer. It's yet another Oktoberfest!

Taste of Cave Creek When: Wednesday, October 15 (5 to 10 p.m.) & Thursday, October 16 (5 to 10 p.m.) Where: Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek How much: $10 entry, $2-5 for food and drink tickets What to eat: Food from nearly 30 different Cave Creek restaurants, including Alberto's, El Encanto, Tonto Bar & Grill and much more.

Arizona Taco Festival When: Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Where: Salt River Fields How much: $12 single day, $20 weekend pass, $18 margarita package, $100 VIP, $20 Tequila Expo (Saturday only), food and drink tokens cost $2 each What to eat: Tacos and tequila from 30 different establishments including Fuzzy's, El Hefe and Distrito.

TASTE. Chandler's Culinary Festival When: Saturday, October 25 (6 to 10 p.m.) Where: 2855 W Queen Creek Rd. How much: $69.57 single, $138.14 couple (pre-sale only) What to eat: Restaurants include the Sushi Room, Tom's BBQ, Nando's Mexican Cafe, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion, and more.

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