Ready for a heavy dose of brats and beer? The official Oktoberfest season kick-off is this Saturday -- we already told you this morning about the celebration beginning this weekend at Brat Haus with free beer! -- and we've got the details on all the Valley's celebrations happening over the next few weeks. So break out the lederhosen and get ready to party!
Litchfield Park German Oktoberfest When: September 22, 5 - 9 p.m. Where: The front lawn of The Wigwam Resort, 300 Wigwam Blvd. Litchfield Park How much: $10 per person + the cost of food and drink, Kids under 12 free What to eat / drink: Traditional German eats including Brezel, Kartofellpuffer, Knackwursts, and Sauerbraten plus Black Forest cake and plenty of beers like Veltins German Pilsner, Maisel Weisse, Zunft Kolsch, Bud Light
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest Where; Fountain Park, 12925 North Saguaro Blvd. When: Friday, September 28 & Saturday, September 29, 5-10 p.m. How Much: $5 per person, kids 12 and under are free and If you decide to sport your lederhosen or a dirndl, your admission fee will be waived. What to Eat/Drink: Big juicy brats and even bigger smoked turkey legs plus this lineup of great ice cold draft beers -- Wartsteiner Pilsner, Warsteiner Dunkel, Warsteiner Oktoberfest (Marzen Style!), Konig Ludwig Hefeweizen, Konig Ludwig Oktoberfest.
Downtown Chandler Oktoberfest Where: Historic Downtown Chandler, 3 S. San Marcos Place When: Saturday, September 29, 2-11 p.m. How Much: $15 - $20 per person What to Eat/Drink: SanTan Brewing Co. will have plenty of their Oktoberfest beer on hand along with the rest of their craft beer line up. Get there early for one of Von Hanson's Meat's Oktoberfest brats made with SanTan's Epicenter beer.
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7th Annual Phoenix Old World Oktoberfest Where; Margaret T. Hance Park, 1134 N. Central Ave. When: Friday October 5th, 2012, 4pm - 9pm & Saturday October 6th, 2012,10am - 9pm How Much: $5 per person, kids 12 and under free What to Eat/Drink: Roasted pig, footlong brats, sauerkraut, apfelstrudel, pretzels and of course plenty of Wartsteiner beers. Take the light rail and arrive hungry!
40th Annual Tempe Oktoberfest Where; Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. When: October 12, 13, and 14 How Much: Admission is free, bring cash for food and drinks What to Eat/Drink: Oktoberfest bratwursts with sauerkraut, hot dogs, funnel cake, turkey legs, and a whole slew of State-Fair-Type foods. There will also be more than 35 different beers on draft including Stella, Michelob's Shock Top Pumpkin, Beck's Oktoberfest, and Estella Damm Laher.
Scottsdale Oktoberfest Where; Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd. When: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. How Much: $10 per person, $10 extra for the beer garden. Beer garden ticket price includes 20 tasting tickets. What to Eat/Drink: El Hefe will be serving up egg and carne breakfast tacos to those of you who like to hit the festivals early and the beer garden will be stocked with more than 30 different beers for your Oktoberfest celebration. Brats, pretzels, and more will also be available.