What do 60,000 people, 1,000 kegs of beer, and lots of lederhosen have in common? Get two tickets to the Soulard Oktoberfest on October 13 for $22, and you'll find out firsthand (a $44 value). The tickets not only include admission on the Saturday of the festival, but also a beer stein and one liter of beer for each person. This celebration of St. Louis's German heritage -- taking place October 12 to 14 at Lafayette and 3rd -- is one of the top Oktoberfests in the nation. Held annually since 2004, the festival will feature live music on four stages, from the international polka/rock group The Dorfrockers, Grammy-winning Brave Combo, and The Soulard Blues Band. You'll also take part in other highlights, like witnessing the Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest competition and trying traditional German food and 16 types of beer -- all while taking in the revelry with friends from around the Midwest.