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Old Boise Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 21

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Strap on your lederhosen, dust off your stein and gird yourself for the Old Boise Oktoberfest. Old Boise is resurrecting its belief in classic German beer and food in a celebration sure to leave sauerkraut in the Sixth Street gutters and polka ringing in your ears.

Dance through the autumn night with live music by Treasure Valley Music Mysters, Wolfie and the Bavarians and Pilot Error. Maybe dancing isn't your thing and you need to flex your Bavarian bravado in a two-man, 100-pound, keg-rolling competition across the blacktop of Sixth Street. After a little competitive excitement make sure you check out the beer garden while you marvel at the 21 kegs of Spaten lager.

And while, yes, in true German tradition, beer is a big part of the celebration, the underage crowd is welcome at Oktoberfest--just don't expect to drink. So while mom and dad enjoy a refreshing German beer, the kids can play in a bounce castle and get glitter tattoos by Twinkle Tattoos.

Whether you're dancing 'til your feet hurt, sucking down glass steins of German lager or waiting in Jenny's Lunch Line, anything you do is sure to be wunderbar.