Oktoberfest returns to Mountain View
After a several-year hiatus, Oktoberfest is returning to downtown Mountain View on Oct. 7-8. Pull up a chair at a number of communal tables to join the merriment and sample traditional German food, beer and music. Family friendly activities include a pretzel eating contest and a chicken dance as well as a Stein holding contest and a beer belly contest on tap for adults.
The festival also features a marketplace with opportunities to support local businesses that will be selling woodcraft, art, botanical items, jewelry and more.
The event, which offers free admission, will take place downtown, in the parking lot at the intersection of Dana Street and Bryant Street, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8. Opportunities to volunteer at Oktoberfest also are still available.
For more information about Oktoberfest, including a schedule of events and supporting vendors, visit www.mvoktoberfest.com.
Farmers Market changes location on some weekends
On select Sundays, the Mountain View’s Farmers Market will move to an alternate location to accommodate 49ers home football games, which will need the Caltrain parking lot to accommodate fans.
The farmers market will be located at California Street and Bryant Street (lot 12) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the following dates:
Sunday, Oct. 29
Sunday, Nov. 19
Sunday, Dec. 10