Raise a stein. Don your lederhosen. The days of beer and polka have arrived, and Oktoberfest celebrations abound , offering  food, wine, beer and live music:

There are three spirited community events on Oct. 8 alone:

Cotati — Noon-6 p.m. La Plaza Park, corner of Old Redwood Highway and West Sierra Ave. Karl Lebherz and his Bavarian band; wiener dog and beer stein races; costume contest. 795-5508.

Cloverdale — 2-8 p.m. Cloverdale Plaza downtown. Poyntless Sistars; kids’ activites and games; street vendors. Meal served 3-7 p.m., for $15 in advance, $18 at door, including wine or beer. 894-3222.