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Minerva’s ninth annual Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-7 pm, in Municipal Park, featuring live music, food, a beer garden, games and contests for all ages, fine crafts, kids’ activities, including pony rides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, crafts, a hay-bale maze, a bounce house, and more; panning for gold with the Gold Prospectors Association, a free hayride, and more! Bands performing will include White Buffalo Woman and The Scenic Route. New this year will be the Lost French Gold Craft Beer Motherlode, with 16 of the region’s finest craft breweries offering tastes of a wide variety of hand-crafted beers. Admission to the motherlode will be $30 presale and $35 at the gate, and includes a 5-ounce glass, 10 samples, and guide to the breweries and their beers. Breweries will include Sandy Springs Brewing Company, Missing Mountain Brewing Co., Millersburg Brewing Company, Muskellunge Brewing Company, Birdfish Brewing Co., Paradigm Shift Brewing, Royal Docks Brewing Co., Shale Brewing Company, Magic City Brewing Company, HiHO Brewing Company, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery, Lockport Brewery, Akronym Brewing, Canton Brewing Company, and Headtrip Brewery. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lost-french-gold-craft-beer-motherlode-tickets-49613747053 or at the Minerva Chamber office.
Also happening Sept. 29 and 30 is the On the Bricks Car Show, noon-4 pm, on Minerva’s North Market Street, and National Alpaca Farm Days at Alpaca Spring Valley Farm, 3944 Whitacre Ave. SE, 10 am-4 pm.