Find out if your hands were meant for big steins. German food and big old mugs of beer await at the second annual Buzzard Beach Oktoberfest (4110 Pennsylvania). The party runs from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday.
The Haskell Indigenous Food Festival is a celebration of local, sustainable food practices. The event at Haskell Indian Nations University (155 Indian Avenue) in Lawrence, takes place tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. and tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m.
Do you sometimes want to get lost for a while? Then put down your BlackBerry and pick up a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch & Wizard Corn Maze at the Louisburg Cider Mill (14730 K68 Highway, in Louisburg). Admission is $8, and pumpkins cost between $3 and $12. The patch and maze are open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Monday, October 31.
When you get tired of carving into the side of a pumpkin with a safety knife, you can seek respite at the 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.). The Waldo brewpub now has pumpkin ale back on tap, its annual fall seasonal that will let you forget the frustrations of creating a jack-o'-lantern and remind you why you love the taste of pumpkin.