Oktoberfest at the Patch debuts in Santa Rosa

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If autumn needed an unofficial start, one version came on Saturday as about 500 people from around the Bay Area converged on the Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch for a Halloween-themed Oktoberfest at the Patch to run, walk, drink beer and bury themselves in corn. A 5-mile run/walk course took participants from the Stony Point Road pumpkin patch out along Washoe Creek and back to a festive scene of at least 10 local breweries’ beer stands, a pumpkin-themed obstacle course, German foods and music. A brief rain held off until the event was almost over. “We had a great day, it was a lot of fun out there. Everyone was asking us if we’re going to do it again,” said Matt Dockstader, owner of Sebastopol-based Good Run, which partnered with the pumpkin patch to put on the first time event.

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