It’s that time of year when slugging obscene amounts of beer, dancing and singing badly in public is perfectly acceptable and outrageously amusing to say the least, hence, Zigge Zagge Hoi Hoi Hoi. The largest and most renowned Oktoberfest celebration in South Florida is the 39th Annual Oktoberfest in Lake Worth; this well oiled machine has its plans well under way for its annual festivities. There are a few repeat events and some newcomers to the Oktoberfest scene in South Florida, all putting their unique spin on the original Oktoberfest held in Munich Germany.
“Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but “die Wiesn” – after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810″ via Wikipedia
PSL Oktoberfest, Port St Lucie and the German American Club of the Treasure Coast host a 3-day event from October 5-7. Admission and parking is free, food, beer and other beverages are available for purchase.
Biergarten Boca Raton Oktoberfest Celebration October 5-14. $4 Oktoberfest beers, shot specials. 309 Via De Palmas #90 Boca Raton
The 39th Annual Oktoberfest at the American German Club in Lake Worth will take place over two consecutive weekends, October 12-14 & 19-21 at 5111 Lantana Road, Lantana. Admission: Adults $8, Children under 12 with paying adult is admitted free.
Due South Brewing Co. will celebrate Oktoberfest on October 11, 12 and 13 at its brewery and taproom in Boynton Beach. During the three day Oktoberfest Celebration, Due South will be pouring its own traditionally made Oktoberfest marzen lager as well as first-ever bottled Due South beers. The scheduled releases include Northern Exposure (Caramel Cream Ale with maple), Isle-Ma-Gordo (a pumpkin ale) and Category 5 IPA. Each bottled beer will be released on a specific day, to be announced during the festival. Special cask treatments of Due South beers will be showcased as well. Due South Brewing 2900 High Ridge Rd. #3 Boynton Beach, (561) 463-BEER (2337)
8th Annual Oakland Park Main Street Oktoberfest takes place October 5 & 6. The “Bavarian Village” will be set up in downtown Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 North Dixie Highway (just north of NE 38th Street) between Commercial and Oakland Park Boulevards in Oakland Park.
The inaugural Las Olas Oktoberfest will be held on The Riverside Hotel Lawn the weekend of September 28-30. Fritz & Franz Bierhaus along with The Riverside Hotel are hosting the event which will benefit Pace Center for Girls Broward. Las Olas Oktoberfest is a 3-day Beer, Food, and Music Festival.
Coral Gables Oktoberfest, October 5-14; a 10-day beer, food and music fest at Bierhaus Plaza in front of Fritz & Franz 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables
2nd annual Oktoberfest Brickell will take place at Miami Circle October 5-7. General admission is $10 pre-paid and $15 at the door. German beers will be sold for $6-$8, and food for $4-$12. VIP tickets are $100 per day or $200 3-day pass which includes food sampling and unlimited Radeberger beers. The Bier Garden Pop Up Restaurant experience is $55/person.
Grovetoberfest October 13 at Peacock Park 3:00pm VIP $89 and Socialite $69 entrance; 4:00pm General Admission $39. Peacock Park 2820 McFarlane Road Coconut Grove