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Oktoberfest Celebrations in Arizona

Let’s hope you’ve been keeping your stein-holding hand strong! Time to show off your skills–and enjoy endless German fare, craft beer, live music and more–at these Arizona Oktoberfest events.

Oct. 1: 2022 Downtown Chandler Oktoberfest

Pedal Haus Brewery and SanTan Brewing Company are teaming up to host the 2022 Downtown Chandler Oktoberfest, taking place Oct. 1 at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, from 3 to 11 p.m. Downtown Chandler Oktoberfest will feature beer and food from both SanTan and Pedal Haus breweries plus canned craft cocktails. German fare will be served including Bavarian-style soft pretzels and brats. Guest will also enjoy plenty of classic Oktoberfest games and contests (like stein-holding and sausage-eating!), live music and much more. Early-bird tickets are now available for $15 and will be available for $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit oktoberfest2022.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 1: Litchfield Park Oktoberfest at The Wigwam

The Wigwam, in partnership with Litchfield Park, is bringing Oktoberfest to Phoenix on Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friends 21 and over are invited to gather on the resort’s front lawn to catch live music and play a game of Giant Jenga, then join in on a feast of German-inspired cuisine and beer. Guests are also encouraged to show up in their best German costume for the chance to win prizes. Upon their exit, guests will be given a commemorative Oktoberfest glass. Tickets are $20 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

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Oct. 7 through Oct. 9: Four Peaks Oktoberfest 

One of most highly anticipated Arizona Oktoberfest celebrations, Four Peaks Oktoberfest is back for its 49th year at Tempe Town Lake with a three-day outdoor festival, Oct. 7 through Oct. 9. The fest will include live music all weekend across two stages including music headliner Authority Zero (performing on Friday); carnival rides; a ASU tailgate and watch party; a weiner dog fashion show; delicious eats; and a celebrity brat-eating contest. General admission is $20 on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free on Sunday, and attendees aged 20 and younger are free all weekend. Volunteer opportunities are available as well for free admission. For more information, visit www.fourpeaksoktoberfest.com

Oct. 14 and Oct. 28: Desert Brews & German Grill

Andaz Scottsdale is relaunching its Desert Brews & German Grill event series and bringing a taste of Oktoberfest to guests and locals alike. The pop-up beer garden is open for two Friday nights in October from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Olive Grove next to Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen. Guests can expect live music from a German band and Weft & Warp’s take on biergarten bites. Bonus: Desert Brews & German Grill is a pup-friendly event!

Oct. 15: OktoberWest Festival

The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale will host its inaugural OktoberWest Festival, a signature Kierland After Dark Event, on Oct. 15 from 4 to 10 p.m. and promises to be one of the top Oktoberfest events in Arizona. The festival will feature a western twist on a traditional Oktoberfest gathering, with a modern country western theme. Glendale’s own Ashley Wineland is slated to perform, as well as country-rock group Mogollon Band. Savor food from some of the best food trucks in Arizona, a bourbon-tasting garden, a beer garden, a DJ, lawn games and more. Tickets are $45 per person and proceeds will benefit Phoenix-based Friends of Freedom. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Oct. 15: Gilbert Oktoberfest 

Gilbert Oktoberfest is returning on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Gilbert Regional Park from 2 to 9 p.m. Event-goers will be be transported to the streets of Munich and enjoy an authentic German Oompah brass band, beverage options from local craft breweries, German eats, lawn games, and stein-holding and sausage-eating competitions. Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime will also perform. A free children’s activity area will be provided for the youngest guests. Tickets start at $18. To purchase tickets, visit posh.vip/e/gilbert-oktoberfest.

Heritage at Sportsman’s Park

Oct. 15 and Oct. 16: Heritage at Sportsman’s Park Oktoberfest

Heritage at Sportsman’s Park in Glendale is celebrating Oktoberfest with a two-day event outside of State Farm Stadium. Taking place Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, guests can expect tasty eats, drinks, games, live music, plenty of football and awesome giveaways. Tickets start at $25 for general admission and $65 for VIP; VIP admission includes one drink, a food buffet, special VIP seating, contests and more. To purchase tickets, visit www.heritageatsportsmanspark.com.

Through Oct. 26: Oktober FondueFest

Every Monday through Wednesday, through Oct. 26, the Valley’s Melting Pot locations (Ahwatukee and Arrowhead) host an Oktober FondueFest dining experience, starting at $39. The tasting features a three-course menu with Bavarian beer cheese fondue and premium Bavarian dippers, choice of salad and Black Forest chocolate fondue for dessert. To learn more, visit www.meltingpot.com.

Oct. 29: Barktoberfest

Barktoberfest marks one of nonprofit, no-kill shelter Friends for Life’s major annual fundraisers that promises food, fun and lots of activities for parents and their pooches. The event will take place at the Friends for Life adoption center in Gilbert from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 with food trucks, shopping from local vendors and purveyors, a dog wash, lure course, agility obstacle course, DogVinci (where pups step in safe paints and walk onto canvas), dog adoptions, a raffle, a costume contest, a best trick contest, an alumni parade and more. Admission is free but some activities may require a donation to participate. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com.

While supplies last: Pedal Haus Oktoberfest

Pedal Haus Tempe and Downtown Phoenix have launched its special Oktoberfest food menu and annual Oktoberfest beer. Guests can look forward to a Pedal Haus beer brat, crispy pork schnitzel, German-style flammkuchen, Bavarian pretzels and more. Plus, guests can purchase a commemorative Oktoberfest stein for $15, which will include a fill of your choice of Oktoberfest, German Style Pilsner or Day Drinker Light Lager. This seasonal food menu will be available until the Oktoberfest beer runs out. To learn more, visit pedalhausbrewery.com.

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