Where else should an Oktoberfest celebration be other than in the Germantown/Schnitzelburg neighborhood? Surprisingly, the neighborhood Oktoberfest  today, Saturday, Oct. 1. will be the first official celebration of this traditional German reason to party in this traditional German part of town.

Organized by the newly formed Germantown-Schnitzelburg Business Association, the free event will include German-style beer and regular beers from 10 Kentucky breweries, including BBC and Monnik; German-inspired food like brats, kraut, pretzels and more; live music by Squeeze-bot and the Uncommon Houseflies; and games such as a barrel-rolling contest, stein hoisting, a stein relay race, a brat eating contest and a best-dressed competition (so break out your lederhosen and dirndls).

Just so no one will feel deprived of their college sorts sympathies, a 30-foot screen will show the Cards game against Clemson during the festivities.

The event runs from 4-11 p.m. at the Yesternook parking lot, 1041 Goss Ave., right near The Post, the Craft House and Eiderdown.