Sierra Nevada hosts its 4th annual Oktoberfest this year on Saturday, Oct. 13, at their brewery in Mills River. The fest will be an epic party from 5-10pm that day, including live music, glassblowing demonstrations, a “stache” competition, souvenir beer steins, special beers, and a German-inspired feast for all. This year, Sierra Nevada is partnering with Bavaria’s Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest brewery, to create an American take on the original German Oktoberfest — the 6.0 percent brew has a malt backbone with a complementary hop flavor. Limited tickets are available online, each set at $25-$30 per person. To avoid driving under the influence, party-goers should take advantage of the free shuttles available from both Hendersonville and Asheville.