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Oktoberfest Returns

Oktoberfest Family in authentic Bavarian clothing, German Dirndl and Lederhosen

You would most likely agree that Menlo Park is blessed to have not one, but two celebrations dedicated to everyone’s favorite Munich invention, and by that we mean Oktoberfest! Appearing early this month for a two-day celebration before popping up again on Saturday, October 1st. Families with younger children are more than encouraged to attend an Oktoberfest event as they frequently include affordable and authentic eats, rousing entertainment, and a lively crowd of both locals and out-of-town visitors.

In addition to craft and international brewers, nearby Redwood City’s festival (in Courthouse Square, September 9-11) will include a five-piece German band, traditional dancing, festive German decorations, and over a thousand feet of 'family-style' picnic benches. Facebook, which is based in Menlo Park, has decided to throw a party of its own in the 'Facebook Farmers Market.' Families are sure to enjoy the Kids Zone with complimentary face painting and bounce houses, along with a large ensemble of arts & crafts booths and delicious food trucks.

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