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Downtown Buckeye to host 8th annual Oktoberfest

(Jim Urquhart/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Phoenix — Downtown Buckeye is set to host its eighth annual Oktoberfest next month.

The four-day event will be held from Oct. 10-13 and is free for all those who wish to attend.

Festivities include a carnival, two car shows, sangria and shopping, live and local entertainment, make-and-take crafts for kids, contests and activities for the whole family.

A German chocolate cake is up for grabs at the cake walk and a favorite beer stein can be entered in the Look at my Stein contest.

The carnival will take place each day of the event and will be located at Bayless Park at 1010 E. Monroe Ave.

Children of all ages will be able to play games as well as go on thrill rides, a fun slide, a carousel and kiddie rides.

The carnival’s hours of operation will be Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A gem and mineral show will be held at Buckeye Arena, located at 802 N. First St.

The show will display rocks, gems, jewelry, fossils and more as well as offering gold panning and a free scavenger hunt.

Availability will be on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission for adults is $3, while kids age 12 and under are free.

Two separate car shows are set to take place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Buckeye Car Show, which will display cars from 1920 to today, will be held at the City hall parking lot at 530 E. Monroe Ave. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.

The Antique Engine Show, which will exhibit restored engines, tractors and other equipment from the Arizona Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association, will be held at Buckeye Arena.

Saturday will also feature sangria and shopping across from City hall at 517 E. Monroe Ave from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Burgers, brats, craft vendors and Buckeye-style sangria will be available for $10 a glass.

More information can be found on Buckeye’s website.

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