Wiener dog races, chicken dancing and a smorgasbord of German dishes and brews are among the highlights at Deutsches Haus' annual Oktoberfest, which moves to Mid-City this October.

Event organizers announced on their website that the traditional German beer and music festival will be held at Deutsches Haus' new home at 1700 Moss St.


The festival spans three weekends and features music, activities, more than 16 German beers and a wide variety of traditional dishes, including sauerbraten, schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels and pork loin, and a selection of German cheeses.

Oktoberfest will be Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. For more information, visit the website here. Admission is $8 and kids under 12 get in free.

• The Lost Bayou Ramblers headline this weekend’s fourth annual Local Food Festival at Café Hope (1101 Barataria Blvd., 504-756-4673).

The nonprofit cafe provides at-risk youth with training in culinary arts and life skills. The festival is held on the grounds of the cafe's West Bank garden.

More than 20 restaurants and food vendors are participating, Musical guests include Burger N Fries, Foret Tradition and the Lost Bayou Ramblers.

Admission is free, and all the proceeds go to Cafe Hope. The festival runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here.