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Oktoberfest in Old Boise

Saturday, Sept. 26

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Germany's relationship with beer probably counts as one of the most dramatic love stories of all time.

In Deutschland, it seems like every burg has at least one brewery, and the German tradition of Oktoberfest—beer festivals spread out across a month otherwise reserved for Halloween—has spread to every corner of the globe.

In that vein, this year's Old Boise Oktoberfest offers more of what Boiseans have come to know and love about fall: live music, food, a block party and, of course, plenty of beer. Bands Wolfie and the Bavarians, Boise Edelweiss and Pilot Error will provide the soundtrack for chowing down on traditional Bavarian food; drinking up seasonal brews; and participating in a Sam Adams stein hoisting contest, a mug relay, Frisbee toss and more.

It's a full day of fun for $15—plus you get a commemorative mug. Sehr gut.