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Oktoberfest 2012


The official Oktoberfest is a 16-day celebration of beer that takes place in Munich, Germany. Houston and hundreds of other U.S. cities have adapted their own versions of the holiday. Below are just a few ways to celebrate in the Greater Houston area:

1. Tomball: Oktoberfest Obliteration
Saturday, October 20, 2012
17575 N. Eldridge Pkwy
Tomball, TX 77377

Be a spectator (or participate if that's your thing) at the 4th annual CrossFit Oktoberfest Obliteration. Competitions are divided into scaled (modified CrossFit movements), masters, team and super masters. Spectator fee is $10 and there will be an after party for participants as well as spectators (location TBD).

2. First Evangelical Lutheran Church
1311 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
October 13, 2012

Enjoy food, dance, music and entertainment with a German flair at this historic church. Kids will have plenty to do including arts and crafts. And the whole family can stroll though a guided tour of the grounds.

3. The Hay Merchant: Oktoberfest Houston Bottle Share
1100 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
October 28, 2012 @ 3 p.m.

Pack up your best Altbiers, Harvest Ales and whatever German beers you happen to have (or choose to purchas) and head over to the Hay Merchant in the Montrose area. Pumpkin and Spiced beers will be provided. While it is not required, it's recommended that folks purchase at least one beer or food item.

4. Houston Women's Soccer Association Oktoberfest 2012
October 13th through 14th
12131 Kirby Dr.

Sit field-side and watch these ladies of soccer compete for the win. The tournament is sponsored by Action Physical Therapy.

5. Lechner's of Houston
2503 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77063

For the entire month of October, Lechner's of Houston will host Oktober fest on Wednesdays through Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. What's in store? Kegs of Oktoberfest Beer, live music, Bavarian dance and a German buffet for starters.

6. No Label Brewing Co.
Sunday, October 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
5373 First St.
Katy, TX 77493

Join the folks at No Label Brewery for their very first annual Oktoberfest celebration. For $25, festival-goers receive an vittles from Zubs Brats, beer tokens, live music and a commemorative Oktoberfest glass. No Label Brewery is located in Katy.

7. OktoberFest Houston 2012
HCC Southwest College
5601 West Loop S.
October 20, 2012

Oktoberfest Houston is perhaps the city's largest Oktoberfest celebration. Expect over 40 beers, live music, German games and specialty and seasonal brews from local breweries all for $20. Sign up for a designated driver ticket and get in for $2.

8. Our Savior Lutheran School
5000 Tidwell
Houston, TX 77091
Saturday, October 20, 2012

Want to celebrate Oktoberfest and support a worthy cause while doing it? Then head to Our Savior Lutheran School for their annual Oktoberfest fundraising event. Both kids and adults alike will find bungee runs, photo booths, a rock wall and obstacle course to be highly entertaining. And this year's raffle prizes may be enough to get you there: an iPad 64, $500 Walmart Gift Card, and a Trellis Spa Package worth $155.

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