October 1st is this Friday, which means that a slew of events is headed our way.

Of course, everyone is preparing for the spookiest time of the year, Halloween. Although I do love Halloween, some of us are also hype to polka the night away while eating bratwurst, pretzels, and drinking all the beer you can handle.

That’s right, October also means celebrating Oktoberfest. Traditionally Oktoberfest is celebrated from mid-September to the first Sunday in October, but we do things a little differently here in Lubbock. We have Oktoberfest celebrations that span into mid-to-late October.

Fortunately, Lubbock loves its beer and a good time, so there are a few different options for those looking to celebrate this German holiday.

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Triple J Chophouse & Brewing Co.

The first Oktoberfest celebration will be happening this Wednesday, September 29th, at Triple J Chophouse & Brewing Company. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature the Beer Guzzlers German Polka Band. They will also have games, prizes, bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzel buns, and of course, beer. More information is available on the Triple J Facebook.

Two Docs Brewing Co.

The next event will be the 3rd annual Doktoberfest at Two Docs Brewing Company. It will be held on Saturday, October 2nd, from noon to 11:45 p.m. They will have their annual Feistbeer release as well as vendors, food trucks, and live music. You can find more information on what musicians and food trucks will be attending on their Facebook event page.

E&J Smokehouse & Grill

Last, but certainly not least, will be an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, October 17th, at 701 Regis Street. The event will be hosted by E&J Smokehouse and Grill and Two Docs Brewing Company. There will be food, vendors, live music, competitions, and of course, beer. The event will be held from noon to 6 p.m. and will end with a best dressed authentic German attire contest. More details are available on their Facebook event page.

There you have it: three different Oktoberfest celebrations for you to pick from. I am sure they will all be a great time and gives you the chance to drink good beer, eat good food, and have fun.

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