German Chocolate Sout Mini Cake from the Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument with a side of stout beer. Wednesday, August 17, 2011.(The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)

The best of two worlds: Chocolate and beer equals Choctoberfest! The event takes place at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Think chocolate pudding eating contest, aerial chocolate apple bobbing, chocolate and beer pairing, chocolate cake showdown and chocolate tasting. Cost is $10 for ages 12 and up. Taste tickets are $10 per dozen. VIP package is $50 for exclusive chocolates and early entry at 10:30 a.m. Visit

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