Fountain Hills Oktoberfest Saturday, September 28
If you still haven't started your Oktoberfest celebrations, there will be footlong brats, smoked turkey legs, sauerkraut, potato salad, and more this weekend at Fountain Hills Oktoberfest. Hosted by the town of Fountain Hills, the Southwest German Society, Fountain Hills Elks and Fountain Hills AMVETS, the event will include live music from the German trio Die echten Waldbuam, as well as contests and a designated children's area. Raise a stein at Fountain Park from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the town website or the Facebook event page.
JBF Taste America Tour in Las Vegas Saturday, September 28
If you're planning or have already planned a weekend getaway to Sin City, you're in luck because your trip coincides with a weekend chock-full of James Beard Award Foundation events. This Saturday, from 8 p.m. to midnight James Beard Taste American All-Star Masaharu Morimoto and Host Chef Christian Schmidt will host a poolside tasting reception at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Other events include a book signing with François Payard, author of Chocolate Epiphany, and a cooking demonstration at the Fashion Show Mall. For more information, tickets or to see the full Taste American schedule visit the James Beard Foundation Taste America website. The national tour will be hitting Phoenix next month.