The steins, 'staches, and 'polka pirates' of Saint Paul Oktoberfest

It's only the middle of September, but Oktoberfest is officially under way. Last weekend the Saint Paul Oktoberfest celebration took over Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. The Bavarian bash had an odd blend of lederhosen and cowboy boots Saturday night, as country fans wandered through the pop-up beer garden (replete with polka lessons from Jimi the "polka pirate") en route to the Blake Shelton concert at Xcel Energy Center. All photos by Chris Juhn.