This Saturday: Oktoberfest on South St.

Brauhaus Schmitz is throwing an epic Oktoberfest celebration on one of Philly's most famous and populous streets. Starting at noon this Saturday, the 700 block of South Street will be shut down for seven hours while owners Doug Hager and Kelly Schmitz bring their merry band of dirndl-wearing ladies to get a little rowdy.

Brauhaus is promising two huge tents to deal with the weather that will comfortably fit 600 fest-goers, and executive chef Jeremy Nolen is breaking out a pig roast and many sausages to feed all of us. Expect some rare and delicious German beers, face-painting, a live oompah band, and of course, lederhosen.

If you can't wait until Saturday to get your German on, Brauhaus Schmitz is having a bratwurst-eating contest tonight at 8 p.m. For a $10 entry fee, you can join the fray and test your mettle against the other gorgers and see if you can put away more sausage than the next guy. We're sure there will be prizes, but lifelong pride is all you really need after winning. [The Feast]

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