Break out the lederhosen and dirndls -- it's Oktoberfest time. Here are some ways to celebrate in metro Atlanta:
Der Biergarten will celebrate Oktoberfest through mid-October by rolling out a different keg of Oktoberfest beer each weekend including Warsteiner Oktoberfest and Spaten Oktoberfest. Each weekend will also offer $5 brats along with other German bites such as wiener schnitzel, goulash, sauerbratten and large pretzels with mustard spread.
On Oct. 14, the restaurant will host a 5K Oktoberfest Run at 9 a.m. followed by a Munich on Marietta block party at noon, with German food, 18 beers on tap and live music.
Noon. Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. $15 per person, which includes admission and one drink ticket (each beer and food item is a la carte for purchase) or $60 VIP tickets which include drinks, seating a German food buffet. Tickets are available at lrp.xorbia.com/Oktoberfest2017/xt/?referral=xt-buy-tix
JCT Kitchen's Oktoberfest celebration will feature an Oktoberfest-inspired menu from Chef Brian Horn with dishes including wood-grilled bratwurst and sauerkraut, pork schnitzel with honey mustard, warm potato salad and apple and coffee cake, along with wine and beer pairings. Play yard games including bocce, corn hole and giant Jenga and enjoy live music in the courtyard. German beers such as Ayinger’s Oktoberfest Marzen and Bavarian Pils will be on draft for $5 a glass and Leitz Riesling will be available for $10 per glass.
4-7 p.m. Sept. 24. JCT Kitchen, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. $28 per person, which includes all menu items, two beer or wine tickets and tax and gratuity. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-at-jct-bar-tickets-37666524589.
Celebrate "Oktoberfest Rush Week" at Taco Mac locations through Sept. 25, with Brewniversity members able to earn double credits and special Oktoberfest beer releases from Harpoon, Spaten, Benediktiner and Devils Backbone. In addition, as a nod to Oktoberfest, Taco Mac is featuring German brewery Warsteiner through September. Guests can also have their beer served in a special 1-liter, Warsteiner Das Boot souvenir drinking vessel for $24.99 while supplies last.
Various Taco Mac locations, through Sept. 25. tacomac.com/
Have fun with giant Jenga, corn hole, a beer keg toss, a beer mug stamina contest and a beer pong contest at Park Tavern, A Social Mess and Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest at the Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Benefitting the Piedmont Park Conservancy, the event will also feature a costume contest for both humans and dogs, with a $300 gift certificate for best-dressed dog. but four-legged friends are also welcome and encouraged to dress up for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate for best dressed dog. In addition,enjoy live music from Wasted Potential Brass Brand, REMakes, Yacht Rock Schooner and Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet, as well as music from DJ Nakd.
3-10:30 p.m., Sept. 30. Legacy Fountain at Piedmont Park, Atlanta. $15, $20 at the door. VIP tickets, which guarantee a seat and food, including roasted chicken, German potatoes salad and pumpernickel roll, are available for $35. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit parktavern.com.
Torched Hop Brewing Company will celebrate with a seasonal Oktoberfest brew and a spread of contemporary German food, in addition to beer fest games and a costume contest.
12:30-5 p.m., Sept. 30. Free admission. Torched Hop Brewing Company, 249 Ponce de Leon Ave.NE, Atlanta. Get more information here.