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Grünauer,Kansas City's home for authentic Germanic cuisine, will, according to owner Nicholas Grünauer, host an "expanded and extended version of last year's" Oktoberfest. This year's event, sponsored by Hofbräu,will take place Friday September 28th & 29th and will feature food, beer and a variety of live entertainment in two large tents infront of the Freighthouse restaurant. The newly renovated biergarten will be tented and serve as the food hub featuring a variety of traditional Oktoberfest fare prepared by Chef de Cuisine MatthiasSeyfrid (weisswurst, bratwurst, pretzels, apple strudel,kasseler rippchen, kartoffelsalatand more). A second larger tent just to the south will serve as the music tent with live actsranging from authentic German dancers, polka bands and more family-friendly entertainment during the day. At night the musictent will play host to a variety of Kansas City's notable jazz and rock performers. Both tents will serve a full lineup of beers from Hofbräu, includingtheir 2012 Oktoberfest brew. Tickets may purchased in advance at therestaurant beginning in August. Advance tickets will be $10 and will include a Hofbrau draft and access to the entertainment tent . Ticketspurchased at the door will be $15. For more information about this event call 816.283.3234.