9 Best Oktoberfest Events in Florida

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While Florida might not see a lot of fall foliage after summer, there’s one thing you can always count on in October: Oktoberfest. You’ll find festivals across the state celebrating this fun-filled German event with plenty of beer, bratwurst and live music. Skip the expensive flight to Munich and visit these lively Oktoberfest events in Florida instead.

Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth
Annual Oktoberfest, Lake Worth

Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches, Lake Worth

An annual Oktoberfest with two weekends full of family-friendly fun, the American German Club of the Palm Beaches knows how to put on a party. You’ll find live music, dancing, food and beer at this event. Dig into pork schnitzel, potato pancakes and apple strudel or enjoy a glass of Hofbrau beer.

Dates: October 7th – 9th and 14th – 16th, 2022
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Cape Coral Oktoberfest, Cape Coral
Cape Coral Oktoberfest

Cape Coral Oktoberfest, Cape Coral

Hosted by the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral, this Annual Florida Oktoberfest is one of the largest parties of the year. You’ll find plenty of activities that cater to the entire family, with festival tents that feature multiple stages and dance floors, specialty German food and lots of beverages. Pair your sizzling sausage platter and potato pancakes with imported German bier and let the kids play games and enjoy rides at the carnival area. There’s also handmade crafts such as souvenirs, beer steins and t-shirts available and plenty of vendors and exhibitors to keep you busy throughout the day.

Dates: October 12st – 23rd and 28th – 30th, 2022
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Oktoberfest Miami, Miami
Oktoberfest Miami

Oktoberfest Miami, Miami

Celebrating its 63rd Oktoberfest in 2021, the German American Social Club puts on a lively festival on Miller Drive in Miami’s horse country. Founded in 1949 and first celebrated in 1958, this festival is the original and longest-running Oktoberfest in Florida and the largest German cultural event in South Florida. Soak up the authentic German culture by enjoying German beers, music, food and folk dancing, then let the kids loose as they play on the bounce houses and watch magicians.

Dates: October 14th – 16th and 21st – 23rd, 2022
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Oktoberfest Tampa, Tampa
Oktoberfest Tampa, Tampa

Oktoberfest Tampa, Tampa

Held at Curtis Hixon Park, Oktoberfest Tampa is filled with thousands of people celebrating German culture with stein-hoisting attendees enjoying the city’s beautiful waterfront park. You’ll find cold beer, dancing, games and live music, while those looking to impress can try their hand at the Grain Sack Toss, Keg Sacking, Carry the Wench and Corn Hole. Sign up for the Mr. & Mrs Oktoberfest and the Beard & Mustache Competition for serious bragging rights.

Dates: October 7th- 9th, 2022
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Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville
Beaches Oktoberfest

Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville

You’re guaranteed a good time at the Beaches Oktoberfest event located at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion, where you’ll find a lively combination of beer, traditional festival fare and German cuisine. Florida’s largest annual Oktoberfest, its lineup includes live music, a stein hoisting competition, a bratwurst eating competition, and beach cleanup.

Dates: October 7th & 8th, 2022
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Oktoberfest Street Celebration, Celebration
Oktoberfest Beer

Oktoberfest Street Celebration, Celebration

Located in Celebration, the Oktoberfest Street Celebration is a family-friendly event held on Market Street. With live music and German traditions, you and the kids can enjoy everything from yodeling to crowd sing-a-long fun. There’s also a “Rocktoberfest” with international recording artists taking the stage, while both days offer a chance for families to enjoy hayrides and the picturesque lakeside promenade.

Dates: October 21st and 22nd, 2022
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Indian Rocks Beach Oktoberfest, Indian Rocks Beach
Indian Rocks Beach Oktoberfest

Indian Rocks Beach Oktoberfest, Indian Rocks Beach

Attend this annual Oktoberfest in Indian Rocks Beach for a lively celebration with live music and dancing at Kolb Park. There are art exhibits to explore and a stein carrying and keg throwing competitions, while the kids will delight in the bounce house, face painting, crafts booths, balloon artists and clown entertainment. Make sure to attend the silent auction. Best of all? There’s free admission!

Dates: October 8th, 2022
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German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest, Casselberry
German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest, Casselberry

German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest, Casselberry

Open to the public, the German American Society of Central Florida puts on its own Oktoberfest in its spacious clubhouse located in Casselberry. One of the most authentic celebrations in Florida, attend this celebration to enjoy live German bands, home-cooked German meals, German dancers and genuine Hofbrau beer.

Dates: October 1st and 22nd, 2022
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Oakland Park Oktoberfest, Oakland Park
Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest

Oakland Park Oktoberfest, Oakland Park

Presented by Funky Buddha Brewery, those looking for a good time should head to the Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest in Oakland Park for live German music, authentic German-style beer and Bavarian cuisine in the Biergarten. Listen to a master yodler, zither and accordion player, show your best moves on the dance floor or enjoy the festival’s amusement rides and carnival games. There’s also a popular Central Bark’s Dachshund Dash along with stein races, beer barrel races and an apple strudel eating contest.

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