Twin Cities Oktoberfest Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune


Twin Cities Oktoberfest

Oct. 4
5-11 p.m.
Oct. 5
12-11 p.m.
$10 general admission; $25-$35 for special packages
Barhopping, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Festivals, Food and Drink, Music

Two days of Bavarian-style beer, food, and games are on tap this weekend at the fairgrounds, with brews including Summit’s Oktoberfest, Keller Pils, and at least one surprise made specially for the event. If beer is not your thing, order up a pint from Sociable Cider Werks or a glass of wine from St. Croix Vineyards. Tasty eats include sweet and savory potato pancakes from Burbach’s European Pancakes; sausages, spaetzle salad, and German potato salad from Black Forest; chicken and turkey legs from Big Guys BBQ; and more. Live music, dancing, and family-friendly games round out the event. Admission is a mere $10, but fancy packages include a $25 ticket that scores you a beer and a 24-ounce stein, while the $35 admission comes with a beer served in a commemorative liter glass. Don’t freak out if you see some superheroes walking around on Saturday; the fairgrounds is also hosting FallCon this weekend. Find tickets and more info at