Artisanal L.A.

Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1933 Broadway st.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

For anyone who has ever wanted to spend money for the opportunity to spend more money, Artisanal L.A. might be just the event for him/her. All joking aside, the purchase of a ticket ($12 presale, $15 at the door) gets attendees a chance to enjoy a variety of free beverages, a photo booth and the opportunity to shop at some of Los Angeles’ most cutting edge purveyors in the world of food. Pick up some of Le Bon Garcon’s decadent caramels and make sure to try the meticulously crafted Bulgarini gelato. Think of the ticket as a convenience fee for bringing all of the best of Los Angeles to one place, and pick up some of the things that make life extra sweet.

L.A. Foodie Treatoberfest

Saturday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Angel City Brewery

216 S. Alameda st.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who says you’re too old to trick-or-treat? Put on your costume and head out to the Angel City Brewery Downtown for L.A. Foodie’s “Treatoberfest,” where attendees will receive sweets from various vendors, including Velvet Rope Bake Shop, Heart of Tartlets and The Kandy Jar. Unfortunately, like all things that are fun for grown-ups, it’ll cost a little money. Fifteen dollars gets you in the door and all-you-can-enjoy sweets.

Alpine Village Oktoberfest

Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Alpine Village

833 W. Torrance blvd.

It’s Oktoberfest, and Southern California natives know that one of the biggest celebrations of the season is a 20-minute drive down the Interstate 110 in Torrance’s Alpine Village. This year’s Oktoberfest celebration will feature Bavarian nosh such as giant pretzels, plates of stuffed cabbage and the Village’s infamous cheesy potatoes. Did we mention it’s one of the biggest Oktoberfest parties in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles Facial Hair Society’s Beard and Mustache Competition

Saturday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Federal Bar

5303 Lankershim blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 91601

Gandalf or Dumbledore? The Los Angeles Facial Hair Society would certainly invite both men as entrants in their “Natural Beard” category at the First Beard and Mustache Competition, but there can only be one winner. Those serious about facial hair will appreciate the carefully groomed artistry, and burger fans will appreciate The Federal Bar’s full menu and happy hour pricing on drinks.