Get ready for Addison Oktoberfest, the only festival in town that requires a trip to the gym before the event.
Because your biceps need to be in some serious shape to curl those heavy steins filled with German beer. Even empty, the ornate ceramic vessels can tire out even the CrossFittest among us.
But once you've got those muscles trained and ready, prepare for an on-site cardio workout as you sprint between food booths, polka dance-offs, bier barrel rolling and bowling, the German Idol yodeling contest, and of course, the vast outdoor biergarten.
Rundown Reward: Enter to win a 1-liter Paulaner Stein, 4 event tickets, and $10 in Tasty Bucks (total value $70). Submit your name and phone number here for a chance to win. Entries must be received by 11:59p tonight to qualify.
Or skip the food booths and load up on sausage-based protein at Chamberlain's Brau Haus, where you'll enjoy an authentic Bavarian dining experience with a three-course tasting menu from Richard Chamberlain. It's $49, and includes a $25 gift card to Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House or Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill for a bonus date night.
We realize it's still two weeks until October, but we promise you won't care.
After all, Sektemberfest just sounds silly.
Addison Oktoberfest 2013
Thursday-Sunday, September 19-22
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Dr., Addison
Tickets: Free-$10, depending on entry time. Discount tickets available at Albertson's.
Food & beverage coupons: $1 each
Nearby: Intercontinental Dallas; Kenny's Wood Fired Grill; Kobe Steaks