I'm sure you've heard by now that Oktoberfest tickets are sold out. Sad face for you slackers.
But the next best thing is happening this weekend at VBGB (not VGBG, as I often accidentally say, even sober). Craftoberfest brings together four local brewing companies — 4 Friends, NoDa, Birdsong and Heist — to celebrate Oktoberfest and sample some good craft beers. The price of $45 gets you some specially made local brews, the traditional bevs, a cheese and pretzel buffet and the enjoyment of live music from Big Face Polka Band. And prizes. We can't forget the promise of prizes that's listed on the flyer.
Craftoberfest takes place in three sessions: Sept. 21, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Sept. 22, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-11 p.m. VGVB is located at the NC Music Factory.