The Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest is getting crafty this year.

The event, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will showcase local craft breweries for the first time. HiHO, Missing Mountain, McArthur's and Ohio from Cuyahoga Falls; Hop Tree from Hudson; and MadCap from Kent will participate.

Each brewery will bring its Oktoberfest beer, along with other styles.

In the past, the Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest has used a beer distributor, as opposed to highlighting local breweries.

"We’ve been wanting to feature the local breweries for some time now, especially since the craft breweries are multiplying in our own city and on the same street as our festival," co-organizer Jessica Brandy said. "We are also a nonprofit organization that raises money for charities and organizations in need all year and we support local businesses as much as we can."

The Oktoberfest runs Sept. 20-22 along Front Street downtown. In addition to beer, there is live music, food and craft vendors.

For a full list of activities and hours, click here.