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I don't know if this was already mentioned:

http://www.greek-fest.com/cgi-bin/dis...

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  1. There is another Greek Fest in Brookline this weekend. Does anyone which one is the better of the two?

    Also, has anyone been to the Oktoberfest in Walpole this weekend?

    www.germanclub.org/Events/Oktoberfest...

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      1. re: Joanie

        Oh, you are right...Since I saw the signs posted this week, I just assumed that it was this weekend (even though the signs probably have the actual date printed in a large type).

        1. re: eatanddestroy

          There's also the Italian festival in East Cambridge, the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Street food will abound!

      2. re: eatanddestroy

        (Never mind...some of the threading here is very hard to manage!)

        1. re: eatanddestroy

          Sounds like fun, but why are they having Oktoberfest in early September?

          1. re: Allstonian

            Maybe because Octoberfest traditionally starts like two weeks before the first Sunday in October (Oct. 1 this year). You would think it would therefore be next weekend, but ... I guess technically it's like 16 days (not 14) before the first Sunday ...

          2. re: eatanddestroy

            I went to the Oktoberfest in Walpole with my sister and her kids. It was on the small side and is a family friendly event (not what I was expecting). The bands and dancing were fun.

            As for the chow, it was good to me, but I ate after downing lots of cheap beer... so greasy food was great. I don't know much about German food so I am not an expert but everything seemed fresh and the prices were very reasonable. We sampled everything: sausages, kraut, potato pancakes, cakes and um, the beer.

            The only other Oktoberfests I have been to have been big rowdy events, this event was more subdued but we had a really good time. The location was nice, its in the woods right behind Bubbling Brook.