Oktoberfest officially begins today!
And festivities kicked off this morning with the annual
The lunch hosted both new and old Oktoberfest royalty.
Festers got a taste of some German cuisine.
which of course includes brats and sauerkraut.
While there may be a few final touches for events.
officials say they are prepared for the crowds.
We got a great line-up for the weekend.
Looks like the weather's going to be pretty good.
We've got a few finishing touches to put on, but we're
ready to go.
We will take you live to the Torchlight Parade.
coming up on News eight at six.