Des Moines will celebrate its 10th annual Oktoberfest in the Court Avenue district on September 26-28 this year. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For $7 you get a two-day admission, a (probably plastic) mug and your first beer. Visit www.oktoberfestdsm.com for a schedule of events, updates and other details.
The beers this year include a substantially more authentic list than was offered in previous years. Beers include Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Hofbrau Hefeweizen, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest, Coors Light, Paulaner Oktoberfest-Marzen, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Paulaner Munich-Lager, and Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Here is some video from last year’s Bier Maiden contest. The contest got ugly!