Willkommen to the Oktoberfest season!

The Original Oktoberfest is happening this weekend at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland (1550 Chester Ave Cleveland) this Friday Sep 14 through Sunday Sep 16!

Pig roasts are slated for the entire weekend with; authentic German dance groups for entertainment, keg tappings, a markt, stein holding contests, stein races, keg tossing, hammerschlagen to round out the fun- oh yeah, plenty of great bands!

Sunday will feature Pony Ride & a Petting Zoo, crafts, contests and entertainment for the kids. Decorating lebkuchen (gingerbread) and crafting alpine hats will keep kids occupied, but we will also have a kids stein holding contest, pretzel toss and musical chairs to add into the mix.

For a full schedule of activities, visit http://hofbrauhauscleveland.com/hboktoberfest/. While these events are free, registration is requested.

Call (216) 621-BEER to make your reservation today!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.