The Westport Republican Town Committee will hold its fifth annual Oktoberfest Candidate Meet and Greet from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Ave.

The event will offer Westport residents the opportunity to meet Republican candidates running for Westport's town boards and commissions this November, as well as contenders for state and federal posts.

Guests will include former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, former Ambassador Tom Foley, former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, state Sen. Toni Boucher and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon.

The affair will also feature German food and beer, wine and soft drinks, an awards ceremony and a silent auction.

The event cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Make checks payable to Westport RTC, P.O. Box 601, Westport, CT 06881.