From a couple of groundbreaking magicians to not one, but two German beer festivals, here are five of this month’s must-do events.

  • 1

    Mexican Food Cook-off

    September 10, 2016

    This isn’t just a cook-off, it’s a fiesta! Over 20 Mexican food vendors, Folkloric dance performances, and the Battle of the Rock N Roll Mariachis. [Tickets+Info]

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  • 2

    "Authentic" Oktoberfest

    September 16-18, 2016

    “Authentic” German food, German music, and German beer. [Tickets+Info]

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  • 3

    Way Out West Fest

    September 17, 2016

    Spicy chili, frosty margaritas, cold beer, and live country music. Clay Walker, Parmalee and Brandy Clark headline the chili cook-off and music festival. [Tickets+Info]

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    Fort Bliss Oktoberfest

    September 23-25, 2016

    El Paso's original Oktoberfest celebration. The traditional gathering features an authentic German meal and collectible beer stein, and the Schuhplattler dancers. [Tickets+Info]

  • 5

    Penn & Teller

    September 30, 2016

    An evening of magic, mayhem and comedy with the groundbreaking magicians. [Tickets+Info]

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