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Cheers! 11 Oktoberfest festivals to check out around Arizona

Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 18:59:22-04

Did you know Oktoberfest began with a wedding in 1810?

It's been reported that it involved drinking a lot of beer back then, and that is a tradition that has been well-kept not only in Munich, Germany but in the United States as well.

We gathered a few of the Oktoberfest parties that are happening across Arizona this month. Scroll down to check them out:

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1)

Fountain Hills' Oktoberfest will be two days of German beer, food and entertainment.

IF YOU GO:
Where: 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills AZ 85268
Time: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $5
Event info

 

SanTan Brewing Company's 9th annual Oktoberfest (Oct. 1)

There will be a rope challenge, wiener dog races, a push-up challenge, keg stacking competition, stein holding competition and a brat eating competition. Music by Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and Reel Big Fish.

Where: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225
Time: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Admission: $12 - 475
Event info

 

Four Peaks Oktober Fest (Oct. 7-9)

Lil Jon headlines Friday night and Jared & The Mill headlines on Saturday night.

Where: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ 85281
Time: Friday 5 p.m. - midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Admission: $10 - general admission, $40 - VIP
Event info

 

Old World Oktoberfest in Peoria (Oct. 8)

Take in all of Germany at Peoria's Oktoberfest. There will be festive music, German food and stein-holding, Alphorn and chicken dance competitions.

IF YOU GO:
Where: Behind City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe Street, Peoria AZ 85345
Time: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $5 and free parking
Event info

 

St. Rose Oktoberfest (Oct. 14-15)

Bakery and beer service, face painting, a pumpkin patch and a free puppet show.

IF YOU GO:
2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem AZ 85086
Time: Friday, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Event info

 

Haus Murphys Oktoberfest (Oct. 14-15, 21-22)

Giant pretzels, brats, Eisbein and German beer are on the menu. There will also be a stein-holding contest and an Alpenhorn blowing contest.

IF YOU GO:
Haus Murphys, 5739 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale AZ 85301
Time: Doors open at 4 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m.
Event info

 

Arizona Broadway Theatre Oktoberfest - Chardon Polka Band (Oct. 17)

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Arizona BroadwayTheatre, a Valley dinner theatre. The show is provided by The Chardon Polka Band. They do Lady Gaga-inspired covers, too. Interesting right?

IF YOU GO:
Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria AZ 85382
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $22 - $25
Event info

 

Goodyear Oktoberfest (Oct. 29)

Enjoy authentic Bavarian food, soft drinks, Oktoberfest beer and a band from Munish.

IF YOU GO:
Goodyear Municipal Airport, 1658 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear AZ 85338
Time: 5 p.m. - midnight
Admission: $65
Event info

OUT OF TOWN:

Flagstaff Oktoberfest (Oct. 1)
Wheeler Park, 212 W. Aspen Avenue, Flagstaff AZ 86001
Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $7

Brews and Brats Oktoberfest (Oct. 7-8)
Locomotive Park, 101 W. Beale Street, Kingman AZ 86401
Time: Friday, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Red Rocks Oktoberfest (Oct. 22)
Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Road, Sedona AZ 86336
Time: Gates open at 4 p.m.
Admission: $25 - general admission, $60 - VIP, $30 at the gate