Octoberfest returns to Salt River Fields on Sat., Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., transforming the venue into a beer-lover's paradise, plus activities for the whole family once again.
With more than 50 beverage varieties starting at just $4, Octoberfest celebrates autumn and presents an event with an activity, beverage and tasty treat that everyone can enjoy.
This year, Octoberfest transforms from the typical beer fest into an action-packed day with contests, Crossfit/Urban Warfit's Barbells & Hops WODtoberfest, a kid's zone, TV monitors showing games of the day, and more, including:
--The Sausage Party. It's a sausage smorgasbord! Guests can enjoy a variety of more than 15 different sausage flavors.
--Pretzelteria. LTB Concepts' The Lodge dishes out delicious soft pretzels of four different flavors with 12 different dipping sauces.
--The World's Biggest Bags Tournament. The game of beanbags is taken to the extreme in this tournament. Teams of two will compete for $5,000 in cash prizes.
Octoberfest features tents by Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row, Uncle Bears Grill & Bar and Hooters, among a number of other bars serving a variety beverages.
General admission, $10; general admission and beer mug, $15; kids 12 and under, free. Beer mugs are $5 and include drink specials throughout the event including an additional 6oz. of beer per serving. VIP tickets are $50. Parking is FREE. Tickets at
--VIP. As a VIP, guests will enjoy food, six complimentary beverages and a special VIP lounge.
--Beers of the World bars. The Beers of the World bars feature four variously themed bars serving numerous beverages from local crafts to rare foreign beers. Bar themes include Southern Hemisphere, 49th Parallel, College Bar and Euro Hops and Grapes. Bar menus available at
--Live music. Music and entertainment happening all day on the Octoberfest Main Stage with performances by the Bad Cactus Brass Band, Lane Change, Jukebox Kings and more.
--Sub-Zero/Wolf Cooking Demonstration Stage. Featuring seven cooking demos by Arizona's local celebrity chefs.
--Little Black Dress Refresh Lounge. Sit back and relax; Little Black Dress Refresh Lounge features spa-like respites while guest enjoy refreshing cocktails by Little Black Dress Vodka.
--Southern Comfort Fantasy Football Sports Lounge. TVs tuned on sports games and Southern Comfort drinks, it's a sports fan paradise.
--Oakheart Lounge. Oakheart, Bacardi's spiced rum, puts your taste buds to the test in the Bacardi Oakheart Tasting Challenge.
--Relax Lounge. Relax Wine serves its finest wine.
--Crossfit/Urban Warfit's Barsbells and Hops WODtoberfest. Featuring rigorous competitions for $3,000 in cash prizes. Competition registration is $100. NOTE: For more information on registration visit
--Beer Olympics. Later, Octoberfest Arena transforms into the 2013 Beer Olympics, with a number of beer competitions.
--Kids Zone. Bounce houses, games, face painting and much more!
--Vendors Market. Featuring arts, crafts, beer paraphernalia and more.
--Funkalicious Volleyball Tournament. The annual Funkalicious Volleyball Tournament is back and at the Salt River Fields South Multipurpose Field. The tournament puts four person coed teams to the test; each registered participant receives an admission pass to Octoberfest.