Enjoy live music, great brews and a free, huge cream puff

It's that time of year again-when live music, great brews, handmade pretzels and German-themed arts will take over the Ohio Expo Center. And we have a sweet giveaway to celebrate.

Oktoberfest runs from Sept. 27 to 29, and it'll have more than bratwurst and potato pancakes. (And don't feel so bad about indulging in those tasty treats-some of the Oktoberfest proceeds will go to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.)

More than 15 live bands will perform throughout the weekend. Local watercolor artists will paint a live model in traditional German clothing from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. And the celebration will also have a race, a Stone Toss, a kids' area (with rides, crafts and bounce houses) and a comedy show.

Get all the details over at columbusoktoberfest.com. Admission is free, and it's $8 to park.

We're giving away four vouchers for a deliciously huge Schmidt's cream puff. Just fill out the form at this page to enter.

-Taylor Rogers, @rogerstaylorj

Photo courtesy of Schmidt's Sausage Haus