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A half-century of festivity is not a milestone to be taken lightly, and Four Peaks Oktoberfest, presented by BETMGM, is here to make sure of that!

The much-awaited 50th-year celebration at Tempe Town Lake has just disclosed its full three-day roster of events, and it promises an experience unlike any other!

Spread over the weekend, attendees can anticipate a sensational musical treat with live performances gracing two stages. The weekend is headlined by some of the music industry’s most loved bands such as Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters, Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts, and Southern Ways, along with several other talented artists.

But the festival isn’t all about tunes! This year showcases exciting new additions, courtesy of key sponsor Frazier Shows. Think hair-raising rides, captivating games, and a mouthwatering range of foods. Gourmet pretzel enthusiasts can look forward to Prop + Pellar Pretzels making their delicious debut.

Adding a quirky twist to the festival are the much-loved Weiner Dog Races. This year, audiences can cheer on wheeling weenies, senior saunterers, and lively puppies at the Puppy Palooza!

For those with a competitive streak, don’t miss the Local Celebrity Brat Eating Contest, and for those seeking serenity amidst the festivity, the Yoga in the Park session by Southwest Institute of Healing Arts & Spirit of Yoga is the place to be.
Here’s a quick rundown of the weekend:
• Friday, Oct. 13: Starting strong with freebies! The first 500 paying entrants receive a 1 liter replica stein. Enjoy discounted drinks at happy hour, witness the grand keg tapping, and sway to the music of headliners like Hollywood Gods N’ Monsters.
• Saturday, Oct. 14: Early birds can look forward to a free gift. Athletic enthusiasts can join the Frank Kush Foundation’s Runnin’ for the Brats races, while yoga and Weiner Dog Races will also be key attractions. The day wraps up with musical performances from bands like Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts.
• Sunday, Oct. 15: Entry is on the house! The day features the WOW-mosa Brunch, the Championship Weiner Dog Race, and a Cardinals Football Watch Party. Cap off your weekend with a reverse happy hour and groove to Southern Ways’ beats.

At its core, Four Peaks Oktoberfest is a celebration for a cause. All proceeds from the event directly benefit Tempe Sister Cities, a renowned non-profit since 1970, dedicated to sponsoring Tempe high school students’ visits to sister cities globally. A heartfelt thanks to additional sponsors including Four Peaks Brewing Company, Gila River Resorts & Casino, and the Arizona State Lottery.

Admissions are pegged at $20 for Friday and Saturday, with a special free entry on Sunday. Youth up to the age of 20 enjoy complimentary entry all weekend! Early bird tickets at a discounted rate of $16 are up for grabs online. If lending a helping hand is your vibe, there’s a call for volunteers with the perk of free admission.

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