For one of the best local traditions around, head to Smithville on Oct. 5 and 6, where you’ll experience an entire village dedicated to Oktoberfest celebrations. With authentic autumnal food, beer, music, kids activities and more than 100 vendors in on the action, this is one Oktoberfest celebration you don’t want to miss. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Located at 615 E. Moss Mill Road in Smithville. Go to HistoricSmithville.com for more.
— Danielle Davies