11 Oktoberfest Celebrations in Metro Phoenix
Andrew Pielage A beer garden at Tempe's Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13
The biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the Valley will take over Tempe Town Lake for three days of beer drinking ant brat eating this fall. 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. There will be 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 expect bratwurst and a Bavarian Bakery with German strudel and other cookies and pastries. For the little (or just the little at heart) there will be carnival rides and games. For more information visit the Tempe Oktoberfest website. Admission is free.
WOB Oktoberfest 2013
Saturday, October 12
If you're looking for a totally beer-centric Oktoberfest celebration then World of Beer Tempe is the place to be. The beer-only bar will be hosting a one-day fest with German and seasonal favorites available on tap as well as live music. The event will also include prize giveaways. For details stay tuned to the World of Beer Facebook page.
Octoberfest at Salt River Fields
Saturday, October 12
Scottsdale gets in on the Oktoberfest action thanks to Salt River Field's Octoberfest event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. The event will have four "Beers of the World" bars to choose from including a College Bar and one called Euro Hops and Grapes. Expect more than 50 types of beverages and concessions that will include a dozen types of sausages, soft pretzels, fry bread and BBQ. And if you're looking to score big, the Octoberfest Cornhole Tournament brings a chance to win $5,000 in cash prizes. School of Rock, Lane Change and the Jukebox Kings will provide live music. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and can be purchased online.
Haus Murphy's Oktoberfest
Friday, October 11 through Sunday October 13 and Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20
Glendale's German restaurant Haus Murphy's is celebrating the season with a special menu that includes beer, traditional German eats and live music to set the mood. For $40 guests can enjoy two German biers and their choice of braised pork shank, German sausage, Grillfliesch mit sauerkraut or half chicken. Desert options include apple strudel or chocolate sauerkraut cake. Entertainment from Die Guggeback Baum from Heidelberg, Germany will begin at 6 p.m. Kids menus are available. For more information visit the Haus Murphy's website.
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