Tate Gorman and Adam Meierhofer are a couple of neighborhood guys who love sausage and beer, and came up with an idea to parlay that love into a huge event that will raise money for the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands, of which they are members. The event is Oktoberfest, and it’s happening from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Lake Highlands Town Center, specifically the southeast corner of Walnut Hill and Skillman.

Admission is free, but expect to pay $5 for parking (Gorman gives very good reasons as to why in the podcast). Attendees can buy fair-style coupons to purchase beer, wine and food, and the list of restaurant vendors includes Kuby’s, The Grape, Eat the World, Urban CrustFat Daddy’s and Enchiladas. Listen to the podcast to hear the lineup of “awesome polka bands,” as Gorman says, and to learn about the entertainment for kids organized by the Lake Highlands Area Early Childhood PTA.

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Meierhofer tells us that the Exchange Club Fourth of July parade, which draws 3,000 to 4,000 people every year, is the most attended event in Lake Highlands “up until this Saturday.” The Exchange Club will use proceeds from Oktoberfest to do even more incredible things for neighborhood students and charities. Gorman tells us tongue-in-cheek that “the more you drink, the more money we raise.”

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