The Frost Fire Park is hosting its second annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 21, at its venue seven miles west of Walhalla, N.D.

The event, which runs from 1 to 8 p.m., will feature beer tasting, German food and live music.

Beer tasting, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Howatt Hangar, will feature a variety of local and ethnic beers.

Brats, sauerkraut, potato salad and soft pretzels will be served throughout the day, said David Paukert, events coordinator for Frost Fire Park.

From 2 to 3:30 p.m., a local favorite musical group, Tom Mann and his Sidekicks, will perform. They will be followed by the event’s featured group, Matt Hodek and the Dakota Dutchmen, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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“Hodek and his band are known around the region, and throughout the country, as one of the finest groups playing old-time polka and dance music today,” Paukert said. “We are so excited to have them back again this year.”

At 4 p.m., a traditional German meal will be served including “senfbraten,” which is mustard roast pork and gravy; dumplings, sauerkraut, cucumber cabbage salad, a kuchen bar dessert, and coffee. Cost is $14 per person.

Reservations are not required but guests should “come early and hungry,” Paukert said. There is no cover charge for the event.

“It will be the perfect opportunity to take a day trip and view the beautiful, changing colors of the glorious Pembina Gorge,” he said.