Get your lederhosen and your beer steins: It's Oktoberfest weekend here in St. Louis. Of course, the big party is in Soulard
, where the party runs from 5 p.m.-midnight today, 11 a.m.-midnight tomorrow and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. Not in the mood for the Soulard crowds? Afraid of losing your bratwurst in the river of cheap beer? Consider visiting Alton Oktoberfest at St. Mary's Catholic Church (519 East Fourth Street
). It's free! It runs 7-11 p.m. this evening, 1-11 p.m. tomorrow and noon-10 p.m. Seriously: Lederhosen is optional. Pants are not.