There are a number of fantastic German festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Florida in 2019. From Jacksonville to Miami, the 2.2 million German descendants here have a number of options to enjoy beer, bratwurst and oompah music in September and October.
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German Schnitzel Haus - Jacksonville, FL - Sep 21, 2019
The only German restaurant in Jacksonville sets up a tent in their parking lot with a live band Friday and Saturday and Munich style tables, plus 160 seats between the indoor seating and outdoor GSH BierGarten overlooking the tent.
Bluewater Bay Oktoberfest - Nicebille, FL - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
25th annual event. German food, music, beer and other activities. Admission is free. Features include a German Band, and the High Steppers. There are also children’s rides and clowns at this family oriented event. Hosted by the Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club.
Sam Adams Octoberfest - Miami, FL - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Returning for the 10th year in a row, Wynwood’s Octoberfest presented by Samuel Adams will provide beer aficionados with seasonal brews, live music, beer games, photo shoots, and scrumptious food, and so much more. Fans of the three-day festival, which takes place at the The Wynwood Marketplace, will enjoy a GRAND photo booth and beer hall, pumpkin-themed everything, dog-friendly activities, stein hoisting competitions and more
German American Society Oktoberfest - Hollywood, FL - Sep 28 to Oct 26, 2019
September 28, October 12 & 26, 2019. 3 great Oktoberfests with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, live music, authentic German food and beer. Door donation of $7. Kids under 12 are free.
North Beach Oktoberfest - Miami Beach, FL - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Free admission to this Oktoberfest from the organizers of the Coral Gables Oktoberfest. The inaugural North Beach OKTOBERFEST at North Beach Bandshell with the original Pech & Schwefel Band from Vienna and VRONI from Germany!
Brütoberfest - Tavares, FL - Sep 28, 2019
40+ breweries and unlimited tastings of more than 80 beers at Brü Tap House. This is their 4th year hosting this event and they haven’t run out of beer yet! They will have some great live music and tons of fun will be had by all.
St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest - Deland, FL - Oct 3 to Oct 6, 2019
A four day carnival that acts as a fundraiser for St. Peter Catholic Church. They have food, drinks, rides, bingo and products for sale.
Coral Gables Oktoberfest - Coral Gables, FL - Oct 3 to Oct 13, 2019
An 8 day German festival with beer, food, live music, yodel contest, nailing contest, brat eating contest and cycle party. Admission is free. Event starts at 11:00 am every day. Do not miss the fraternity style drinking activities like beer pong, flip cup, and more. Foods include giant bier pretzl, German potato salad, Apfelstrudel, Wurstteller sausage, and German chocolate cake.
German American Society of Pinellas Oktoberfest - Pinellas Park, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 19, 2019
Tampa Bay’s Most Authentic and Longest Running Oktoberfest Opens on Oct 4th for 3 Weekends of Fun German American Society Celebrates 62 years of Authentic Oktoberfest’s in Pinellas Park The doors of Tampa Bay’s most “authentic” German Oktoberfest will open at 5 pm for three consecutive weekends on Friday & Saturdays starting October 4 and 5 and continuing October 11 &12 and again October 18 & 19. The Societies Oktoberfest Village offers evening fun for the whole family. Authentic German food and sweets. Imported German beer. Live Oompah bands and dancing. Time for Munich in Tampa Bay is fast approaching. Our Clubs largest party of the year is about to start, and everyone is invited to come. Entrance fee only $ 10. The big tent is going up, banners are being hung and the long tables are coming out, the food and drinks areas are being prepared. You can smell it in the air! The German America Friendship Society 62st Annual Oktoberfest’s will be back under the Big Tent at the German American Society, on 66th St N in Pinellas Park, just south of 82nd Ave. “We always strive to provide the most authentic Octoberfest experience” said Jay Salamon the President of the German American Society. “Our food Is cooked the way we do it in Germany “ “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy German Gemutlichkeit , our leg slapping , joyous, fun know as Octoberfest, and know that your part of something special ” Salamon said, “Our goal is to bring a little bit of Germany to Tampa Bay “ Non-Stop Music by the Manni Daum Trio’s Original Bavarian Octoberfest Music Trio, and the Frank Svet Trio The Amazing thing about our Octoberfest is its every bit from start to finish put together by club members, each one of them tirelessly dedicating their time and efforts to the cause. All of them are volunteers. Approx. 50 % of the Club is German Born. We welcome everyone who is interested in friendship, laughter and fun to come. And fun you will have. If you don’t know how to dance like a German, you will before the night is over. We promised you the most fun night you will have of the year. Festival Highlights: Parade and Key Tapping Ceremony Folk Dancers from the Gulf Coast Enzianer Great Music and Dancing Daily raffle drawing Plus, lots of homemade German Food and varieties of German Beer! Popular German Vendors Strolling German Accordionist Sitting Spaces and dinner under a The Big Tent, outdoors under the starts or inside in our AC Beer Hall We look forward to meeting you at Octoberfest 2019. Proceeds benefit the not for profit German American Society of Pinellas County, founded 68 years ago in 1951 and dedicated to “preserve, promote and advance the rich traditions and culture brought to America from German speaking lands. Remember everyone’s a German for the day at our Octoberfest!
Oakland Park Oktoberfest - Oakland Park, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
The City of Oakland Park invites you to celebrate its 15th annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy authentic German food and beer, traditional entertainment including music, dancing, amusement rides and games. Two days of Oompha fun featuring Oktoberfest bands plus Dachshund races, beer barrel races, carnival rides, stein races and the Schuhplattler dancers! Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 North Dixie Highway. Free parking is available.
German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest - Casselberry, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 26, 2019
Select dates only. German American Society of Central Florida hosts this Oktoberfest open to the public at the beginning and end of October. Live music, Biergarten with German beer, authentic German food, folk dancing, flag parade and kid’s fun zone. 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry
Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest - Tarpon Springs, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Port St. Lucie Oktoberfest - Port St. Lucie, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
The German American Club of the Treasure Coast hosts this outdoor event with craft show, food vendors, entertainment and kids activities. Admission is Free. Opening ceremony and parade of flags on both Friday evening and Saturday.
GIPA Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 5, 2019
GIPA’s annual Oktoberfest is family-friendly Oktoberfest and features carnival rides, game booths with prizes, German food and drink, delicious baked goods, entertainment, activities for kids, and more. Admission and parking are free. Tickets for rides/games/food are $1.00 per ticket.
Ocala Oktoberfest - Ocala, FL - Oct 5, 2019
Music, traditional and non-traditional food, beer brewed for the occasion from Infinite Ale Works and an all around great time.. The giant beer hall tent in Tuscawilla Park is back, but better than ever. Much quicker lines, more beer stations, more German music, and some other great music to make the afternoon PERFECT. Entrance to the event is FREE! Pre-purchase food/beer tickets, steins, t-shirts, etc. to avoid any lines at all!
Tallahassee Oktoberfest: Beer, Brats, Blessed - Tallahassee, FL - Oct 5, 2019
On October 5, the organizers are shutting down Township and turning it into a beer drinkers paradise. They are tapping up their 32 draft lines with some of the finest German and German style beers, and will also be featuring German style / Oktoberfest beers from many of the local breweries. All tickets include unlimited beer sampling
Octoberfest Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 11 to Oct 20, 2019
One of the longest running Oktoberfests in the US, this Oktoberfest is held at the German American Social Club and has been running since 1958. German food and beer, dancing, free carnival rides and entertainment.
Avalon Park Oktoberfest - Orlando, FL - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
Free family event from 5-10 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Beer garden for adults and root beer garden for kids. Games, contests, German music and alpine dancing.
Oktoberfest Tampa - Tampa, FL - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Keg tapping on Friday. Over 20 games including Oktoberfest Olympiad, keg toss, stein holding, carry the wench and corn hole. German beer, food and live music (including lots of polka). Admission is $10 for one day or $25 for the weekend with a VIP pass available and free general admission to Armed Forces members with ID.
Lantana Oktoberfest - Lake Worth, FL - Oct 11 to Oct 20, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest with two weekends of family fun. More than 35,000 visitors are expected over the course of the two weekends. Live music, dancers, food, beer and entertainment. Authentic German food includes Pork Schnitzel, rotisserie chicken, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, apple strudel, black forest cake and more. Original Hofbrau beer is served along with domestic beer and soft drinks. Schnapps and Jager also have samples and specials. This Florida Oktoberfest is held by the American German Club of the Palm Beaches on the second and third weekend of October. Adult admission is $8. Kids under 12 admitted free with paying adult. Location: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Oktoberfest on the Beach - Indian Rocks Beach, FL - Oct 12, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest with live music and dancing, art exhibit, and contests for stein carrying and keg throwing. Kinder fest has bounce house, face painting, clown, balloon artist and arts & crafts booths. Free admission. Location: Kolb Park, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Beaches Oktoberfest - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
General Admission to the festival grounds, food trucks, and concert are free and open to the public. VIP and Ultra VIP passes available for bonuses like exclusive viewing areas, private restrooms, private bar and more.
Flora-Bama Oktoberfest - Pensacola, FL - Oct 13, 2019
Receive a free drink upon entry for those 21 and up, free stein to the early arrivers (until depleted), 25% off in the gift shop, and complimentary German food from the buffett (while supplies last). Food is served at 2pm and the menu includes beer brats, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Plus try your hand at the stein hoisting competition, enjoy live music and more.
21st Annual Oktoberfest - Tallahassee, FL - Oct 18, 2019
Join us Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Pavilion in The Centre of Tallahassee for the 21st Annual Oktoberfest, featuring authentic German cuisine, unlimited drinks, live games, and entertainment. Oktoberfest is the signature fundraiser benefiting Elder Care Services and the party of the season. Proceeds support critical programs such as Meals on Wheels, senior adult day care, and caregiver respite services to improve the quality of life for seniors in our community. General Admission (6:30 entry) – $75 General admission provides access to a full night of entertainment with unlimited food, beer refills, and souvenir stein. VIP Admission (5:30 entry) – $125 VIP tickets include early access to the event, specialty beer, wine tasting reception, and a full night of entertainment with unlimited food, beer refills, and souvenir stein.
Celebration Oktoberfest - Celebration, FL - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Hayrides, pumpkin painting, or stroll along the lakeside promenade. Leaves fall each day at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Entertainment starts at 5:30. Parking and admission are free.
Top of the Bay Oktoberfest - Tampa, FL - Oct 18 to Oct 26, 2019
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest located at Tampa Bay Downs. German food, beer, arts and crafts, carnival, and contests including keg toss, stein holding and barrel rolling. Live music and dancing. Join 20,000 visitors to this long running tradition. Admission is $5. Kids and Military ID get in for free.
Oktoberfest Cape Coral - Cape Coral, FL - Oct 18 to Oct 27, 2019
Annual Florida Oktoberfest held over the weekends hosted by the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. Huge tent and outdoor biergarten with 3 stages and 2 dance floors enjoyment of non-stop live bands. German food and beer including sausage platters, bratwurst, schweinhaxen, potato pancakes and other items. Carnival area for kids has rides and games. There are also hand made crafts for purchase from the vendors and exhibitors. 5K run. Miss Oktoberfest pageant is held in July for ages 21 to 45. Tickets are priced at $5-6 with free parking. Children under 12 receive free admission.
Tierra Verde Oktoberfest - Saint Petersburg, FL - Oct 19, 2019
Oktoberfest community party with market and beer garden.
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Miami Beach Botanical Garden Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 5, 2018
Oktoberfest Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
Friday night. Festival opens for VIP at 5:30 PM Beer and Food Samplings until 6:30, when Festival opens for General Admission. Also, Games of Oktoberfest and Beer Trivia competition. Saturady. VIP at 11:30, General Admission starts at 12:30 pm. Live music, games and more!
Orlando Oktoberfest – Orlando, FL – September 26, 2015.
Beer, brats, live entertainment, schuhplattler dancing and stein holding contests. Free bounce houses for children. Event runs from 3 PM to 11 PM. Free admission but parking is $5. Proceeds from the event benefit Bahia Shriners.
Location: Bahia Festival Grounds, 2300 Pembrook Dr, Orlando
Bistro Ten Zero One – West Palm Beach, FL – Sept. 24, 2015
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bistro Ten Zero One Bistro Ten Zero One, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, Delray Beach
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $35, plus tax & gratuity, if purchased in advance or $40, plus tax & gratuity at the door. Buy your tickets online. Bistro Ten Zero One known for their farm-to-table cuisine and seasonal
garden parties, will welcome in fall with a German-themed, Oktoberfest party in the garden. For this event, Bistro’s herb and vegetable garden will be transformed into a beer garden, complete with German fare, beer from eight of your favorite local breweries including Twisted Trunk, Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing, Funky Buddha and more. To make the evening even more festive, guests will also enjoy the music from a live accordion player dressed in lederhosen. Highlighted food items include: bratwurst and sauerkraut, roasted chicken, Kielbasa and red cabbage, beef roulade, pretzels with beer cheese and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/oktoberfestatbistro.
Nikki Beach Oktoberfest – Miami Beach, FL , October 4, 2015
German food, beer, and dancing hosted by Nikki Beach, a South Beach restaurant and nightclub.
Location: One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida
St Pete Oktoberfest – Saint Petersburg, FL – Not happening in 2016
Vero Beach Oktoberfest & Music Jam 2015 – Vero Beach, FL – October 24th, 2015.
Locateed at the Indian River County Fairgrounds 7955 58th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967. 11am to 10pm with $3 admission 10 years and older. HUGE music festival with the Oktoberfest theme. 5 bands on stage, vendors, FOOD, BEER, cash prize contests, 150+ Classic Car show, Huge kids zone, camping and a large bonfire at dusk called the Vero Beach Oktoberfest Bonfire Jam with the start of another band!
Dunedin Brewery Oktobeerfest – Dunedin, Florida – October 1-4, 2015
Always the first full weekend in October. It is a four day event with activities from Thursday to Sunday. Thursday is typically Heritage night, where they only fill Literstein mugs, so bring yours from a prior year or be prepared to purchase this years edition. Friday evening’s Street Party for the first Friday and Saturday “Street Gathering”.
Location: 937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, Florida
Jaxtoberfest – Jacksonville, FL – October 9-10, 2015
Panama City Oktoberfest – Panama City Beach, FL – October 16-17, 2015
Beer garden with Bavarian music sponsored by the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. This will be the 31st annual event, held on Friday from 4 to 10 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. Location: 413 Harrison Avenue, Panama City FL
Finchtoberfest – Bradenton, FL – Sept 19, 2015
We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!
We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.
Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.
The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.
Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.
Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.
Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.
Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.
We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
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