It’s time to grab your lederhosen and dirndl and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake October 9-11.
Of course there will be lots and lots and LOTS of beer, otherwise it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest! Beers beings served include Four Peaks beers, Beck’s, Stella Artois, Bud Light, Good Island, Johnny Appleseed Cider, Widmer, Warsteiner and many, many more. There will also be wine available in the wine garden. Grab some grub including noshes at the Bavarian bakery, bratwurst, roasted nuts, Mexican dishes, turkey legs, wok friend noodles, shaved ice, candied apples and much more! Also, don’t miss the brat eating contest at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Kilt Lifter Tap Room Main Entrance Polka Stage.
The kiddos won’t feel left out with a giant carnival and fun rides. There will also be a bunch of great fair-style rides for adults and kids! There will also be a splash park, so bring a towel.
Of course there will be lots of music to accompany the food and beer! Friday night acts will include (on different stages) Whiskey’s Quicker, AZ Blues Compay, The Black Moods, Laura Walsh Music, Georgia Chrome, Chad Freeman & Redline, the Bob Doszak Polka Band and Bayern Maiden. Saturday acts will include (on different stages) Zona Road, Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns, Bayern Maiden, Funk Junkies, Duane Moore & Mogollon, Darkness Dear Boy, The Black Moods, Ghetto Cowgirl, Banana Gun, Japhy’s Descent, Polka by the Varitones, The Bouncing Czechs, Desert Dixie and Elvis Before Noon. Sunday acts will include (on different stages) Walt Richardson & Friends, The Walkens, Duane Moore & Mogollon, The Drive, Blues Review Band, Big Nick & The Gila Monsters, Tony’s Polka Band, Das Aubachtal Sextett and Polka by the Varitones.
Oktoberfest will benefit Tempe Sister Cities Program. Tempe Sister City Corporation, (TSC) founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization that provides student and educator exchange programs for residents of Tempe, Arizona.
Admission to Oktoberfest is free but beer, beverages, food and rides are priced separately. Oktoberfest will run 5-12 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Admission is free! Tempe Town Lake is located at Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. Visit www.tempeoktoberfest.com for additional information.