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Florida Oktoberfests Calendar 2022

Last updated on June 27th, 2022 at 09:25 am

Comprehensive listing of Florida Oktoberfests, many of them sponsored by your local German-American clubs, who go all out with authentic German bands, beers and authentic German food.

So, roll out the barrel! Dance like a chicken! Let’s have some fun!

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These listings are free. For additions, changes or corrections, call or text 754-946-0516, or send an email to floridarambler@gmail.com.


September 2022 Florida Oktoberfests


Dates TBA Wynwood Oktoberfest, Miami.

Seasonal brews, indoors grand “Munich” beer hall, long festival tables, German bands, beer games, authentic food, artisan market. Sponsored by Sam Adams and Jack Daniels. Admission is free.

Web site: wynwoodoktoberfest.com

Map: Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave. 


Sept. 24, 2022. Hollywood Oktoberfest I, Hollywood, FL.

German American Society of Greater Hollywood. The first of three Oktoberfest celebrations this fall at the society’s clubhouse, 6401 Washington Street in Hollywood. 4 p.m. – Midnight. Music by:  Chet Banach; Entertainment: Original Auerhahn Schuhplatter

Web site: germanamericanclubhollywood.org

Map: German-American Society, 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood, FL


Dates TBA — Oktoberfest of Oveida

Wear your best German attire at the Center Lake Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Center for a 3-day German themed celebration. Event features live music, beer, wine, authentic German dancing, German food, and an additional area with non-German faire. Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 4-10 p.m.

Web site:

Map: Center Lake Park Aphitheatre, 357 Center Lake Lane, Oveida


Dates TBA — Oktoberfest at Bluewater Bay, Niceville.

Family-oriented event with German traditions and food. Enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut, beer, wine, a German band, the High Steppers, clowns, children’s rides. Admission is free. Sponsored by Mid Bay Bridge Rotary.

  • Friday, Sept. 24 — 5-10 pm,
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 — 11 am-10 pm

Web site: midbayrotaryclub.org

Maps: Bluewater Bay, Niceville.


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October 2022 Florida Oktoberfests


Oct 1 and Oct 22, 2022 (Confirmed) Central Florida Oktoberfest I

The German American Society of Central Florida sponsors two public festivals in October with live entertainment, dancing, stein-holding contests, beer, bratwursts, potato salad, pretzels and bounce houses for children. “The most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Florida.” Admission $5. 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Web site: orlandogermanclub.com

Map: 381 Orange Lane, Casselberry


Sept 30-Oct 1, Oct 7-8, Oct 14-15, 2022 Oktoberfest of Pinellas County

Large variety of imported German and domestic beers, traditional German foods, desserts and coffee. Keg tapping ceremony, Parade of flags, Bier stein holding contest. Raffle, traditional and modern music, vendors. German American Friendship Society of Pinellas. Admission $10. (12 and under free)

  • Friday (all 3 weekends) — 5-10 pm
  • Saturday (all 3 weekends) — 5-10 pm

Web site: germantampa.com

Map: German American Society, 8098 66th Street N,, Pinellas Park, FL.


Dates TBA Oakland Park Oktoberfest

Amusement rides, Bavarian folk dancers, Sepp Diepolder: Master jodler, zither and accordion player, German food and beer are highlights of this Oktoberfest presented by the Funky Buddha Brewery. Admission $5.

Web site: oaklandparkfl.gov

Map: Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park.


Dates TBA: Brütoberfest, Tavares/Mount Dora

 35+ breweries and unlimited tastings of more than 80 beers. Live music. General admission tickets include unlimited samples and cost $40 in advance/$45 day of event and are available online or at Brü Tap House. 5-8 p.m. Designated drive tickets $15 available only at the tap house.

Web site: brutaphouse.com

Map: Brü Tap House, 143 E Main St., Tavares, FL


October 8, 2022. Hollywood Oktoberfest II, Hollywood, FL.

German American Society of Greater Hollywood. Oktoberfest celebrations on three Saturdays this fall at the society’s clubhouse, 6401 Washington Street in Hollywood. 4 pm-midnight. Music by: Bob Houston. Entertainment: Pure Dynamics Dance Studio Cloggers

Web site: germanamericanclubhollywood.org

Map: German-American Society, 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood, FL


TBA. Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest. Sanford

A festival celebrating German food, beer, music, dance, folk costumes and Gemütlichkeit! This year we have moved the party to the Sanford Civic Center and surrounding streets, just a block away from our Willow Tree Café German restaurant!

Web site: hollerbachs.com

Where: Sanford Civic Center, 401 E Seminole Blvd, Sanford, FL


October 8, 2022 (Unconfirmed) Oktoberfest on 2nd Street. Fort Pierce

All things Bavarian at this 2nd Street block party in Fort Pierce’s Downtown Historic District hosted by Sailfish Brewing Company and 2nd Street Bistro. Live music from popular local bands throughout the day. 12 noon-11 p.m. Free Admission, free parking in Downtown City Parking Garage, west of the railroad tracks.

Web site: visitstlucie.com/events

Map: North Second Street, Fort Pierce

Related story: Fort Pierce breathes new life into Old Florida


TBA. Oktoberfest Tampa

Transforms Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown into a beer garden with live music, dancing, beer and games, mustache competition. Admission: $10 per day; $25, 3 days.

  • Friday, OCTOBER 8:     4 pm – 11 pm 
  • Saturday, OCTOBER 9:     11 am – 11 pm 
  • Sunday, OCTOBER  10:    11 am – 6 pm

Web site: oktoberfesttampa.com

Map: 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa


TBA. Apalach Oktoberfest, Apalachicola

This year’s Apalach Oktoberfest starts Friday night at Oyster City Brewing Company and travels Saturday to the High Five Dive Bar and than back to Oyster City Brewing Company on Sunday. There will be live music, tasty brews, and maybe even some lederhosen.

Web site: floridasforgottencoast.com


TBA. Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches

The 48th annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the American German Club of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth is expected to return to its former glory in 2022 after the pandemic disruption. Enjoy authentic German Oktoberfest bands, dancing, German food and beer.

Web site: americangermanclub.org

Map: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth.


October 9, 2022. Flora-Bama Oktoberfest, Perdido Key

“Family friendly” event at the famous Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key. Complimentary German food served at 4 pm until its gone. Menu includes Beer Brats, Sauerkraut, and German Potato Salad. Stein hoisting competition sponsored by Samuel Adams begins at 5 pm. New Orleans-based polka band takes the stage at 4 pm.

Web site: florabama.com

Map: 17401 Perdido Key Dr.Perdido Key, FL.


October 14-16, 2022. Panama City Oktoberfest. Panama City.

Three days of German beer, food, music, as well as activities for kids and families at Aaron Bessant Park. Features a massive 150′ x 50′ tent decorated like the authentic Oktoberfest tent in Munich, Germany, as well as two outdoor beer gardens and a VIP section under the tent.

Web site: visitpanamacitybeach.com

Map: Aaron Bessant Park.


October 14-16, 2022. Sarasota Rocktoberfest, Sarasota

A different twist on the traditional, this festival sponsored by the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association leans to rock music. Dine on German foods like Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (Sausages), Brezen (pretzels, Knodel), Kasespatzel (cheese noodles), sweet mustards, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more. Admission free.

Web site: paragonfestivals.com/festival/sarasota-rocktoberfest

Map: JD Hamel Park. 


TBA. Oktoberfest Miami.

German American Social Club of Greater Miami. celebrating authentic German culture, including German beers, live German music, German food, and German folk dancing. The original and longest-running Oktoberfest in Florida. Admission $10 for adults.

  • Fridays: 6 pm-12 midnight
  • Saturdays: from 1 pm-12 midnight
  • Sundays: from 12 noon-10 pm.

Web site: gascmiami.org

Map: 11919 SW 56th St, Miami.


October 21-23, 2022. Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest

German celebration with food, drinks, music, competitions for Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Keg Tossing, and Barrel Rolling. Friday: 5-11 pm; Saturday: 11 am-11 pm; Sunday: Noon-6 pm

Web site: business.utbchamber.com

Map: Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Oldsmar.


October 22, 2022 Central Florida Oktoberfest II

The German American Society of Central Florida sponsors two public festivals in October with live entertainment, dancing, stein-holding contests, beer, bratwursts, potato salad, pretzels and bounce houses for children. “The most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Florida.” Admission $5. 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Web site: orlandogermanclub.com

Map: 381 Orange Lane, Casselberry


October 22, 2022. Hollywood Oktoberfest III, Hollywood, FL.

German American Society of Greater Hollywood. Oktoberfest celebrations to be held on three Saturdays in 2022 at the society’s clubhouse, 6401 Washington Street in Hollywood. 4 pm-midnight. Music by:  Bob Houston; Entertainment by Original Auerhahn Schuhplatter

Web site: germanamericanclubhollywood.org

Map: German-American Society, 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood, FL


OCTOBER 21-23 and 28-30, 2022 Cape Coral Oktoberfest

Three stages, two dance floors with non-stop live bands on two weekends in October. Extensive menu of German specialties. U.S.-based German bands scheduled for both tent and biergarten venues. Full slate of authentic German beers has been confirmed. Friday, 4-11 pm; Saturday, Noon-11 pm; Sunday, 11 am-8 pm

Web site: gasc-capecoral.com

Map: 2101 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33991


TBA. Celebration Oktoberfest Celebration, FL

Web site: celebrationtowncenter.com

Map: Celebration Town Center, Sycamore Street, Celebration, FL


TBA. Oktoberfest on the Beach.

Indian Rocks Beach. Live music, great beer, international food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, our famous Keg Throwing and Stein Carrying contests, and a 50/50 Raffle all day long. 12 noon until 6 p.m.

Web site: www.irbaction2000.com

Map: Kolb Park, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785


Dates TBA. Grovetoberfest. Coconut Grove

Selection of more than 500 local craft beers, tastings, live music, and some of our annual favorite features! $44 (General Admission) to $89 (VIP). Special note: Festival has moved to Regatta Park.

Web site: grovetoberfest.com

Map: 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami.


Dates TBA. Oktoberfest at Park and Ocean. Fort Lauderdale

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale is transformed into a village with biergartens, festive décor and a tented dining area. A German-American menu will be offered featuring Bratwurst, Pretzels, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Burgers, to name a few! Breweries will feature two brews each. Admission: $10 each day.

Web site:

Map: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale


Dates TBA. Beaches Oktoberfest. Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach’s two-day festival features German beers, three stages with live entertainment, food trucks, a 100-foot ferris wheel and more. Admission is free; VIP passes available.

Web site: beachesoktoberfest.com

Map:  Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach 


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If you know of an Oktoberfest event in Florida that we should know about, please call or text 754-946-0516 or send an email to floridarambler@gmail.com

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Emily

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

North Tampa Craftoberfest is October 16th 12p-11p with live music starting at 7pm; Festhaus Musig is one of the one of the housebands at the Epcot German pavilion. 100% German-style Florida craft brews!

Heather

Friday 3rd of September 2021

Amelia Island, FL Oktoberfest will be held September 25th 12-7pm in parking lot behind The Tavern by AIBC, 318 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034- hosted by Amelia Island Brewing Company. All ages welcome, and admission is free. Enjoy a traditional German-themed celebration with beer, food, live music from 2-6pm, games, & swag. Food/drink tickets are $6 each or 4 for $20. VIP Packages available now on Eventbrite. For $75, get early admission at 11am, 10 food/drink tickets, 22oz logo cup (first beer free), t-shirt, & swag.

Charmaine Shannon

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Best News Letter I have ever subscribed to !! Thank-You .......

Bonnie Gross

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Thank you so very much, Charmaine!

Ed

Saturday 19th of June 2021

Cape Coral Oktoberfest will be held Oct 22-24 & Oct 29-30. Fri 4pm - midnight, Sat Noon - midnight, and Sun Noon - 10pm.

Bob Rountree

Saturday 19th of June 2021

Thank you! Adding it to the calendar now. :-)

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