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Andrew Pielage
Tempe town is going to get wasted this weekend.
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.

Octoberfest at Salt River Fields
Saturday, October 12

Scottsdale is getting in on the Oktoberfest action this Satuday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.. The event will have four "Beers of the World" bars to choose from including a College Bar (where you can get an ice cold Keystone or Mickey's - and yes, we will be judging you) and one called Euro Hops and Grapes where you'll find the grown-up brews like Worthingtons Red Shield, Peroni and Pilsner Urquell. 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. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and can be purchased online.

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