Why sit at a bar and order a beer or two when you can hang out under a tent and enjoy 116 different kinds in 2-ounce cups? It’s the 2nd Annual Twin Cities Beer Fest, and it comes complete with food eating contests, live music, food trucks (can you say lobster rolls and donuts?) and games. And even if you’re not a beer drinker, there’s plenty of carbs to stuff yourself with, and your ticket price drops (dramatically) to $10 if you’re the designated driver. Beer drinkers—find this person and bring them. It will be worth every extra 2-ounce cup of Newcastle you take. Sa. 3 p.m. $10-$55. —AA

Mall of America, Met Lot, Bloomington, 612-341-4110, twincitiesbeerfest.com