Are you a taste elitist with a deep appreciation for well-paired food and wine? Chandler’s got a festival for that. Or perhaps you have simple tastes, enjoying a cold beer with a brat over a barbecue with friends? Chandler’s got a festival for that too. No matter your taste, Downtown Chandler is the place to be this fall.
Oktoberfest kicks off the fall season on Saturday, September 25th from 2:00-11:00pm. Attendees can enjoy polka bands, a beer maid contest and a Strongest Man competition. For the brave (or the inebriated), there’s always the tricycle races, beer olympics and eating contest as well. Sponsored by SanTan Brewery, this Chandler event has a neighborhood feel that ensures you’ll have made a dozen new friends by last call.
For those with a more sophisticated palate, the 2nd Annual Taste of Chandler follows on Saturday, October 2nd from 6:00-10:00pm. More than 40 Chandler-area restaurants bring their best dishes for you to sample. Chefs will also provide live cooking demonstrations. The event benefits local Chandler charities.