It’s almost the most brew-tiful time of the year: Oktoberfest (Sept. 16 to Oct. 3).
This folk festival originated in Munich, Germany in 1810 and has continued to grow into the world’s largest Volksfest — read: people festival — filled with beer, traditional Bavarian music, performances, parades, and German outfits.
But don’t worry, you won’t need to go far to join the festivities. We gathered some local celebrations for a pitcher-perfect Oktoberfest:
- Oktoberfest | Sept. 22, 23 + 29 | 5-9 p.m. | Mashcraft on Delaware, 2205 N. Delaware St., Ste. 104 | Cost of purchase | Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German flavors — plus live German music, food, and three different German-style beers on tap: MashCraft Oktoberfest, Easy Shuffle Hefeweizen, and City Limits Kolsch.
- Monon 30 Oktoberfest | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 12-11 p.m. | The Cradle at Monon 30, 1118 E. 30th St. | $25 | Indulge in a variety of delicious beers, German food, Oktoberfest activities, and shop 30+ local vendors — first 500 tickets sold get one free beer.
- 15th Annual GermanFest | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12-6 p.m. | Athenaeum Foundation, 401 E. Michigan St. | The area surrounding the Athenaeum will be filled with food, drinks, music, and games — plus fest favorites: a brat eating contest + wiener dog races.
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