The annual beer and Bavarian blowout returned on Friday as Oktoberfest was celebrated at John Thurman Field. The popular Modesto Chamber of Commerce event served up a sampling of West Coast microbrews paired with traditional German foods. Other traditional brew-driven Oktoberfests on tap across the region include one in Twain Harte from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at Eproson Park, 22901 Meadow Drive; the Hermann Sons Oktoberfest, 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Eagles Hall, 126 Camellia Way, Modesto; and an Escalon Sunrise Rotary event from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Bellota Road.
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