Weekend Planner: Oktoberfest This Weekend

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Clayton Oktoberfest

  • Where/When: ; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Why Go: Experience Oktoberfest "Munich Style" in picturesque Clayton. Enjoy live music by The Internationals, a traditional biergarten, German food and beer, premium California wines, a large arts and crafts show, carnival and street performers.
  • Price: Free

Walnut Festival

  • When/Where: ; Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Why Go: Four days of family fun with carnival rides, music, demonstrations and even fishing! This historical festival shouldn’t be missed.
  • Price: $5, $4 with a food donation, free for seniors 65 and over, children ages 2 and under, and active military personnel. Parking is $10.

Wake Up Your Weird

  • Where/When: ; Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 7:15 pm.
  • Why Go: Sesame Street puppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudoph takes kids on a wild and whimsical adventure to show them how to meet the challenges of being bullied by championing their unique gifts.
  • Price: $20

Two-Day Bird Study Program

  • Where/When: ; Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Why Go: Borges Ranch’s annual two-day class will highlight raptor identification, behavior, habitat requirements and migration patterns of our local birds of prey.
  • Price: $20

1st Annual Horsefest

  • Where/When: 1550 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Why Go: Enjoy dressage and show jumping demonstrations, wine tasting, live music, children’s activities.
  • Price: Free


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