1. Döner Bistro will host its fifth annual Oktoberfest event beginning this Thursday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 14. The public is invited to listen and dance to authentic traditional live music while enjoying Bavarian food and Bier.
Specialties will include Oktoberfest bier on tap, pretzel, potato pancakes and platters with Weisswurst, Bavarian meatloaf, Bratwurst or Schnitzel complete with sauerkraut and potato salad.
2.Pumpkinville will continue to take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Leesburg Animal Park. The petting zoo, giant hill slides, hay wagon rides, and moon bounces are all included in the price. Weekends feature live entertainers, face painting, pumpkin painting, mini-tractor rides and a 200-foot zip line. Free apples, cider and pumpkins are available too. The festival is open now through Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3. A basic bike maintenance clinic will be held at Transition Triathlon this Friday, Oct. 12 beginning at 11 a.m. Learn the basics to keep your bike in good condition, plus hands on instruction on common roadside repairs that will save you on race day and in training. Bring your bike for hands-on practice.
4. Stop by Paxton Manor this Friday, Saturday or Sunday where you'll be able to get your scare on during the annual Shocktober event. There are three haunts available - the Haunted Paxton manor, fun house, and the Haunted Well of Souls. Take your pick or tour all three. The event begins at 7 p.m. each night.
5. The Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series will continue this Saturday, Oct. 13 beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature two bands - Remington Ryde and Mill Run - at Lucketts Elementary School. Tickets are $15 at the door.