Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest returns to Civic Space Park

The end of September should bring cooler temperatures but this is Phoenix so it could still be warm for the annual Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest. Quench your thirst at this German inspired festival that started as a wedding in 1810 and lasted for several days. The annual celebration continues around the world feasting and drinking for several days. Our downtown festival only lasts 6 hours on Saturday September 28th at Civic Space Park.

The doors open at 3:00 p.m. with authentic German food such as pretzels, brats, currywurst, schnitzel, spatzel and sauerkraut from Brat Haus, Eur Haus food truck and others. Huss Brewing makes sure the beer keeps flowing pouring their beers along with 8 German beers on tap.

“The Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest is a chance for everyone to be German for the day,” said owner of HDE Agency, Landon Evans. “Oktoberfest is a long-running tradition in Germany and we love bringing it to Cityscape providing an authentic experience, live entertainment and plenty of fun.”oktoberfest

Funkhaus Brass Band will be playing New Orleans style music and games Corn Hole & Jenga will keep people entertained. Servers from Hooter will be serving food and drinks and will host a Stein Holding contest and Beer Maid contest. Save room and enter the brat eating contest.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ICM Food & Clothing Bank. Since 1983 ICM has provided basin needs such as food, clothes, diapers and more to poor families.

Tickets are $10 online and $15 day off. Groups of 4 can get tickets for $30 online for a 50% savings. Food and beverage sold separately. Civic Space park is at 424 N. Central Ave.

Mark your calendar: 6th annual Oktoberfest festival with SanTan Brewing on Saturday, Oktober 5th 2013.

san tan octoberfestDowntown Chandler becomes Munich, Germany on Saturday Oktober 5th as Basha’s and SanTan Brewing Company celebrate Okoberfest with beer gardens, food, live music and more. Starting at 4:00 p.m. with Bad Cactus Brass Band taking the stage and continuing til 12 midnight attendees will be entertained with tricycle riding, German food, beer games and a Brat eating contest along with atradidional beer garden serving SanTan Brewing’s Oktoberfest brew, a German style lager, along with other seasonal & core SanTan brews.
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The over 200 year German tradition Oktoberfest celebrates the Bavarian culture with beer and food.

Other bands performing include…
7-7:45 p.m. Versions of You
7:45-8:30 p.m. Good Rust
8:30-9:15 p.m. 80 Proof
9:30 p.m. The Expendables

This annual event will be held across the street from SanTan Brewing at Dr. A.J. Chandler park at 3 S. Arizona Ave. Chandler.

Tickets are available for $10 at SanTan Brewing or online www.santanoktoberfest.com or for $8 at all Basha’s Phoenix area locations.