Oktoberfest season has begun, and you can begin training this weekend with several festivals at two local breweries and a German eatery complete with biergarten. You’ll be hard-pressed to choose which of these events to attend this Saturday – unless you’re really ambitious and spend a few hours at each.   

Doener Bistro invites everyone to help crown their King of Oktoberfest at the season opener of their two-weekend festival starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Votes are cast by drinking pints of beer, which you can enjoy while listening to music by Lost Lederhosen. Click here for details.

Twinpanzee hosts Da BEST Oktoberfest 2019 from 12-9 p.m. with live music and the release of their the “Marzen Monkeys” Oktoberfest lager. Collectible mugs will be given to the first 100 customers. Click here for details.

Lost Rhino Retreat celebrates with RhinO’fest 2019 from 12-6 p.m., featuring the release of seasonal beers including their gold medal-winning RhinoFest Marzen Lager. Got lederhosen? Enter the Traditional German Clothing Contest for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Limited edition 1-liter beer steins will be sold, as well as authentic German fare including bratwurst, pork roast, Bavarian pretzels, German potato salad and more. Click here for details.