Soulard Oktoberfest this weekend

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Soulard Oktoberfest begins Friday evening and on Seventh Street across from the Soulard Market. It runs from 5 p.m. to midnight tonight, 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 but you can get in for free if you wear lederhosen.

The event will feature:

* 1,000 kegs of beer
* 15,000 brats
* 2,000 Bavarian pretzels
* 8,000 traditional potato pancakes
* 1,500 hendls (roasted chickens)
* 1,000 schweinhaxe (pork shank)
* 9 premiere bands