11 Oktoberfest Celebrations in Metro Phoenix
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SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 5
The 6th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest will take over the streets of downtown Chandler on Saturday, October 5 from 4 p.m. to midnight bringing live music, games, food and drinks to the (figurative) table. And because you can't have Oktoberfest without beer, the event will include a Bavarian-style beer garden where guests can sip on SanTan's Oktoberfest brew, a traditional German lager. The Expendables will be headlining the event, joined by Bad Cactus Brass Band, and while you're listening to some sweet tunes you can enjoy a few games of beer pong, bag toss or stein races or compete in keg stacking and brat eating contests. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and children are free.
Phoenix Old World Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 5
Celebrate German heritage and culture with the Arizona Center for Germanic Cultures at the Phoenix Old World Oktoberfest at Margaret T. Hance Park on October 5 from noon to 9 p.m. The event will include traditional German food, beer (and beer maidens), German products and plenty of fun and games. Attendees can look forward to bratwurst, roast pig, sauerkraut, and apple strudel as well as the Das Boot Oktoberfest Special, a 28 oz. souvenir plastic boot of beer. For entertainment there will be the annual Alphorn blowing contest, Polka contest and the Warsteiner beir stein-holding contest for both the ladies and the lads. Admission cost $5 person and children are free.
Ottobrefesta at Taggia at the Firesky Resport and Spa
Wednesday, October 9
This year Taggia chef Massimo De Francesa is throwing tradition out the window in favor of something a little more unique. To celebrate the tradition of German's Oktoberfest he's creating a multi-course German-inspired meal with a unique Italian twist. The dinner, which will costs $65 a person, includes "Salsiccia," grilled bratwurst with black truffle garlic aioli and "Brasato," bira braised short ribs with pretzel gnocchi and pickled butternut squash. For a resevation call 480-424-6095.
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