Out & About: Oktoberfest

October is still a few days away, but that’s not stopping some local celebrations.¬†Fall is in the air and so are Oktoberfest celebrations, and critically acclaimed films from around the world are taking to Ashland movie screens.

Oktoberfest, Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus

On Saturday, taste a slice of Germany at the 5th annual Oktoberfest at the Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus in Jacksonville.

This celebration includes live entertainment, contests, cooking demonstrations, and activities for the kids and, of course, brats and pit-roasted pork sandwiches with both traditional German beers and local brews. Family activities run from noon to 8 p.m., 21 and over from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Wolf Creek Inn Oktoberfest

Just 20 miles north of Grants Pass, the Historic Wolf Creek Inn is celebrating it’s own Oktoberfest. From Friday through Sunday, enjoy great food, beverages, music, and vendors, admission is $3.

Phoenix Phestival

On Saturday, it’s the Annual Phoenix Phestival. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast and benefit for the Phoenix Food Pantry, then from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy live music, food, raffles, and lots of activities for the kids. If wine, fine food and craft beer are more your style, don’t miss the Phlavors of Phoenix from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It all happens Saturday at Phoenix High School.

AIFF World Film Week

The Ashland Independent Film Festival and coming attractions theaters are teaming up for the 23rd Annual “Varsity World Film Week”. Starting Friday, Ashland’s Varsity Theater is home to seven full days of documentaries and films from around the world.

Contact the Varsity Theater for schedule and ticket information. Help kick off the AIFF’s 2013 season at the “Reel To Rogue” event at the Lithia Springs Resort. Enjoy music, the live auction, raffle and food prepared by Lark’s Restaurant. Proceeds support AIFF.