"Last year, Oktoberfest was primarily beer tasting," says Mark Jachec, a member of the Oktoberfest planning committee. "While it was successful, we wanted to go back to what our Oktoberfests have always been about--bringing families together for a weekend of great German food and drink and plenty of activities for the whole family."
Air bounces and slides and face painting are in store for kids. A trick dog show for all ages will take place twice on each day. The Farmers Insurance hot air balloon will also be on site. Since Oktoberfest is held at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, kids can learn about U.S. Air Force history as they view classic airplanes and memorabilia from the 1930s and 40s and experience the wonder of vintage aircraft flyovers throughout the day
Oktoberfest hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 3 through 17, free for kids 2 and under. A $40 VIP admission includes all inclusive beer and wine tasting. Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.oktoberfest-