If you’ve been keeping up with local events and happenings, or social media, you’ve seen Oktoberfest events popping up everywhere lately. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. The Triangle, like may other cities, has its own selection of events surrounding the cultural festival.

Thursday: Big Boss Brewing is having a cask ale party with a Bavarian spin, offering German-American bites. Don’t miss this event with unique cask-ales, and their 7th annual celebration. Thursday, from 5-10pm, head out to Big Boss Brewing! Look here for more information. Celebrate, cask-style! Big Boss is throwing NC’s biggest cask ale party and throwing in a German twist, with lederhosen, German-American bites and endless pours of one-of-a-kind cask ales!

Friday-Saturday: Triangle Oktoberfest is happening at Koka Booth Amphitheater Friday from 6-11pm, and Saturday from 1-11pm. Presented by the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs, as well as the Town of Cary, Oktoberfest will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Experience live music from Peak City Sound and The Polka Brothers. There will be Wiener Dog Races, traditional Bavarian food, and MORE!

Saturday: White Street Oktoberfest on Saturday in Wake Forest features five authentic German beers, authentic food, and other exciting Bavarian traditions. Don’t miss this inaugural event happening in downtown Wake Forest from 12-6pm.