The ninth annual Fry Street Oktoberfest, held October 3 at 1209 West Hickory Street, in the parking lot behind Lucky Lou’s and Riprock’s Bar and Grill, in Denton, and local nonprofit Friends with Benefits (fwbdenton.com) have added a charity fun run to the day’s activities. The beneficiaries are Michael’s Memories and the Russ Martin Show Listeners’ Foundation, both helping North Texas first responders. The fun run begins at 10 a.m. All race participants will receive a finishers’ medal
Regular admission to Oktoberfest begins at noon, and attendees will receive an event T-shirt and three limited edition steins. There will be a stein hoisting competition, live polka music, specialty German-style beers and friendly bar staff dressed for Oktoberfest at all three establishments.