Oktoberfest in Phoenix -- Mark Your Calendar

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, and the kegs were tapped this weekend to kick off the world's largest beer festival in Munich. If you can't join the millions of people from all over the world that descend on the Bavarian town every year, don't worry: Grab your stein and head over to these Valley events, where you can get your fill of authentic German fare, polka dancing, and, of course, plenty of das Bier action.

Get our guide after the jump.  

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest
Friday and Saturday, September 24-25
Fountain Park: 12925 N. Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills
Admission: Free
Downtown Chandler Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 25
SanTan Brewing Company

8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler
Admission: $10

Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
Friday-Sunday, October 1-3
80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
Admission: Free

Phoenix Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 9
Margaret T. Hance Park

200 E. Moreland, Phoenix
Admission: $5

Haus Murphy's 13th Annual Oktoberfest
Friday-Sunday, October 15-17 and 22-24
5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale

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