I attended Modesto's Oktoberfest on Oct. 5, and it was a joke. For a $30 entry fee, you were entitled to all you could eat and drink. The event was scheduled from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. By 7:15, several vendors ran out of product, so by 8:30 you almost couldn't find any beer. Food? A bratwurst, on a cold white bun with cold, soggy sauerkraut and runny generic potato salad. The men's room was out of soap and paper towels before 8 p.m. The music? A rock band!