This weekend is a big one for the Valley's Oktoberfest scene. You'll have your pick between the three-day fest at Tempe Town Lake and a two-day event up at Salt River Fields. And don't worry, if lederhosen and bier aren't really your scene, there are plenty of other things to put in your mouth this weekend.
Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake Friday, October 11
The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the Valley will take over Tempe Town Lake beginning this Friday for three days of beer drinking and brat eating. There's a long list of events to look forward to including the 22nd annual Frank Kush Oktoberfest Foot Race on Saturday, concerts from Keltic Cowboys and Elvis Before Noon and Dashchund races. Expect multiple beer gardens and tents that will offer a selection of local, craft and German beers. During beer sampling hours you can guy eight 4 oz. beer samples for $20. As for eats, they'll have bratwurst and a Bavarian Bakery with German strudel and other cookies and pastries. For more information visit the Tempe Oktoberfest website. Admission is free.