Oktoberfest in Florida

There are a number of fantastic German festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Florida in 2020. 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.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Bluewater Bay Oktoberfest - Nicebille, FL - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
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 25 to Sep 27, 2020
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 26 to Oct 24, 2020
3 great Oktoberfest celebration days with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, live music, authentic German food and beer. Door donation of $7. Kids under 12 are free.

German American Society of Pinellas Oktoberfest - Pinellas Park, FL - Oct 2 to Oct 17, 2020
Weekends. Fun for the whole familyincluding learning to dance like a German, German food and beer, vendors, keg tapping, parade of flags, bier stein hoisting competition, live music and more. For our youngsters, there’s always a Kiddie Corner with things to keep the children busy for a while.

Oakland Park Oktoberfest - Oakland Park, FL - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
The City of Oakland Park invites you to celebrate its 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.

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest - Perdido Key, FL - Oct 11, 2020
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.

Oktoberfest Cape Coral - Cape Coral, FL - Oct 16 to Oct 25, 2020
Annual Florida Oktoberfest held over two 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.

If you live in Northern Florida, you might also consider going to Oktoberfest in Alabama or Georgia. And if you will be traveling in October, check out these large festivals for Oktoberfest.

 

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Past Events

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. Saturday: VIP entrance begins at 11:30, General Admission starts at 12:30 pm. Live music, games and more!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Oktoberfest Tallahassee - Tallahassee, FL - Oct 18, 2019
Held at the Pavilion in The Centre of Tallahassee, this annual Oktoberfest featurs authentic German cuisine, unlimited drinks, live games, and entertainment. Oktoberfest is the signature fundraiser benefiting elder care services – 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.

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.

Tierra Verde Oktoberfest - Saint Petersburg, FL - Oct 19, 2019
Oktoberfest community party with market and beer garden.

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.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

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.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

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11 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Florida

  1. Fred says:

    This site says Oktoberfest for Panama City is 5-6 Oct but if you select Panama City the it says the date is 13 Oct.
    I think 5 Oct is first Friday and Oktobefest is on 13 Oct.

  2. Harald Neuweg says:

    We would like to add our Oktoberfest dates to your calendar.
    The 19th annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus will take place from Oct. 3rd to the 13th 2013
    The Autrian groups ALPENPOWER, DIE ECHT URIGEN and GASTEIN will performe during this 11 day celebration. This years atracction OKTOBERFEST Cocktail Competition from Bartenders around Miami.
    Beerstein holding Contest, jodel Contest and Raffle to win roundtrip tiockets to Germany.

  3. Guenter Sommer says:

    Orlando Oktoberfest – Orlando, FL – September 28, 2013
    Location: 400 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

    The correct location address is 2300 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, FL

  4. Carsten Uwira says:

    Come and visit our first Octoberfest at Tierra Verde , Florida …….Fun …..Food…..Art….Market , Friday 25.October from 5.00 to 9.00 pm @ Down Town Tierra Verde ( St. Petersburg ) with Paulaner , Brezen & Beergarden …………
    you can join us ; get informations about it , contact Carol : [email protected] ………see you on Friday

  5. Vic Musmanno says:

    Can you please add our event?

    Southernmost Oktoberfest 2014, Saturday, 1- 4 P.M., 10/4/14 @ 700 Truman Avenue, Key West: This charitable event that is one of the primary fund raisers for The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Live Bavarian music and a show will highlight the evening, with traditional Oktoberfest food, kids treats, German beer and other beverages served. Large fest tents will allow the party to go on – rain or shine. The event is open to the public, & entrance is free of charge, with food & beverage tickets & souvenirs available for purchase at the event.

  6. Larry Roberts says:

    An fun Oktoberfest entertainer in South Florida. Larry Roberts entertains the Oktoberfest crowds throughout the state. Be sure to check out his show in Fort Lauderdale at the Old Heidelberg in Fort Lauderdale several weeks this year. A headliner at the Samuel Adams Oktoberfests’ in Miami 2014. Not just oompa, but modern fun Oktoberfest Pop music for all ages.

  7. Orlando Brewing says:

    Orlando Brewing’s is September 19th!

    1pm: Official Oktoberfest Beer Tapping
    2pm: German Food by Vital Flair Catering
    3pm: Cornhole Tournament
    4pm: Dan Witucki & Mein Heimatland Musikaten
    5pm: Best Dressed of Oktoberfest
    7pm: Most Revered Beard Competition

  8. Stephen R Gambrell says:

    I’m glad to have found your site. Now with your help I’m hoping to attend more of these most fun event! 🙂

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