Believe it or not, Oktoberfest starts in September. And there are plenty of places around Louisville that are wasting no time in celebrating this German-inspired holiday.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Oktoberfest (Sept. 9-10)
German American Club
$5 adults, free for kids | 4-11 p.m.
This Oktoberfest may be the most authentic, since it is hosted by the German American Club and features the most German-inspired food of all the events. There will also be pretzels by Klaus, plenty of imported beers, vendors and live music by River City Polkatz.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
Free | 1-6 p.m.
Hi-Wire Brewing is having a light-hearted Oktoberfest celebration with games like Donut on a String and Stein Hoisting, a yodeling contest, Oktoberfest costume contest, pretzel necklaces and specials on steins of beer.