ARToberfest is a celebration of home-brewed beer. On Friday, October 11, regional home brewers share their brews for tasting and fighting for bragging rights of People's Choice and Brewers' Choice awards. The event serves as a fundraiser for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council's Holiday Arts Tour. The beer tasting also includes food, live music and raffle items. It's held at Ruston's Historic Firestation. There is a fee to attend.