Nearly 5,000 people are expected to descend on downtown Chandler on Saturday for the city’s annual Oktoberfest celebration outside SanTan Brewing Company. The event runs noon to 11 p.m.
Homemade German bratwurst, courtesy of Van Hanson’s Meat Market in Chandler, will highlight a menu of sausages, sauerkraut, German potato salad and other items.
Bavarian-style beer gardens will serve a selection of craft beers, including SanTan’s Oktoberfest seasonal ale.
The Arizona Accordian Club will play polka music from 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., followed by live music from Shawn Johnson & the Foundations from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and The Insomniacs from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Arizona Derby Dames will show off their roller derby moves at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Other events will includeweiner dog races, a bratwurst-eating contest, keg stacking and tricycle races.
Admission to the festival is $10. Tickets can be purchased at SanTan Brewing in advance or the day of the event.
SanTan Brewing is located at 8 S. San Marcos Place, a quarter-mile southwest of the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Info: (480) 917-8700.