Oktoberfest in Florida

There are a number of fantastic German festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Florida in 2018. 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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2018 Events

German Schnitzel Haus - Jacksonville, FL - Sep 22, 2018
Only German restaurant in Jacksonville. . We have a 40×50 foot tent in our parking lot with a live band Friday and Saturday and Munich style tables. We also have 160 seats between our indoor seating and outdoor GSH BierGarten overlooking the tent. Also band Saturday the rest of October on the outdoor BierGarten.

Ocala Oktoberfest - Ocala, FL - Sep 22, 2018

St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest - Deland, FL - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
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 - Sep 27 to Oct 7, 2018
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.

Bluewater Bay Oktoberfest - Nicebille, FL - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
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.

German American Society of Pinellas Oktoberfest - Pinellas Park, FL - Sep 28 to Oct 13, 2018

Tallahassee Oktoberfest - Tallahassee, FL - Sep 28, 2018
Annual Oktoberfest at Mission San Luis on Friday evening at 6 PM. General admission for $75 includes German buffet and live entertainment. VIP tickets with early access, souvenir stein and unlimited refills are $125. Over 1000 people joined them in 2013. Location: 2518 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida

Sam Adams Octoberfest - Miami, FL - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018

German American Society Oktoberfest - Hollywood, FL - Sep 29 to Oct 27, 2018
September 29, October 13 & 27, 2018. 3 great Oktoberfests with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, live music, authentic German food and beer. Door donation of $7. Kids under 12 are free.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 5, 2018

Oakland Park Oktoberfest - Oakland Park, FL - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
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. And the unforgettable Dachshund races, along with beer barrel races, carnival rides, stein races and the Schuhplattler dancers! Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 North Dixie Highway in downtown Oakland Park. Oktoberfest! Free parking is available. To learn more, visit oaklandparkfl.gov or call 954-630-4502.

Port St. Lucie Oktoberfest - Port St. Lucie, FL - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018

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.

German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest - Casselberry, FL - Oct 6 to Oct 27, 2018
October 6 & 27, 2018. German American Society of Central Florida hosts this Oktoberfest open to the public at the beginning and end of October. Doors open at 2 PM and bands start at 3 PM. Biergarten with German beer, authentic German food, live music, folk dancing, flag parade and kid’s fun zone. Tickets are $10 advanced sales and $15 at the door. Location: 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry, FL 32707

GIPA Oktoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 6, 2018
GIPA’s 25+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.

Avalon Park Oktoberfest - Orlando, FL - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
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 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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 12 to Oct 21, 2018
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 Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 12 to Oct 21, 2018
Weekends only.Hosted by the German American Social Club of Miami. It was started in 1958. German food and beer, dancing, free carnival rides and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-20 years old. Miami Dade employees receive free admission on Sundays with Miami Dade identification. Active military and veterans are free.

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!

Oktoberfest on the Beach - Indian Rocks Beach, FL - Oct 13, 2018
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 13 to Oct 14, 2018

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest - Pensacola, FL - Oct 14, 2018

Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest - Tarpon Springs, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018

Celebration Oktoberfest - Celebration, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
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 19 to Oct 21, 2018
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 19 to Oct 28, 2018
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 20, 2018
Oktoberfest community party with market and beer garden.


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Past Events

Octoberfest Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 1, 2016
Location: Marlins Park

Avon Park Oktoberfest - Avon Park, FL - Oct 8, 2016

Space Coast Oktoberfest - Palm Bay, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Palm Bay Regional Park 1951 Malabar Road just 6 miles west of I-95 & Exit 173! The Out West Party Zone! Sat 11am to 11pm, Sun 11am to 6pm. It’s an Oktoberfest & a Music Festival Combined! BIG kids zone, BEER, FOOD, Live on stage music, vendors, fireworks, camping and more!

Las Olas Octoberfest - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 15, 2016
Location: Huizenga Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sebring Oktoberfest – Bikes, Beer & Bunker Gear - Sebring, FL - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Come check out the Sebring Oktoberfest! October 1, 2016 10am-10 pm, free admission ! Downtown Sebring, Beer gardens, wiener dog races, live music, brewfest, firefighter challenges…check us out!

Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival - Jacksonville, FL - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017

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

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.

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.

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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10 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

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