Beer, Glorious Beer

October means many different things to many different cultures. For most of America, it's about celebrating the window of opportunity that Satan has to enslave our children by giving them candy. For Germany, it's all about Oktoberfest, that glorious celebration featuring fatty meats, lively polka music and endless amount of crisp, delicious beer. Fort Worth's annual Okotoberfest celebration kicks off this traditional festival of drunken excess on Thursday Sept. 25 at the Panther Island Pavilion (395 Purcey St.). It starts with the ceremonial "Tapping of the Kegs" and runs for three straight days with live music, a 5K fun run and bike ride and traditional competitions including a stein hoisting competition, a beer barrel roll, a beer wench stein carrying race and the Oktoberfest Olympics. Tickets are $5-10 per day, or $15 for a 3-day pass at
Thu., Sept. 25; Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 25. Continues through Sept. 28, 2014
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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