Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oktoberfests in South Florida


It seems that every bar, restaurant, and liquor store has some sort of Oktoberfest celebration this time of year. I will admit I have been a bit busy lately and missed a few good Oktoberfest activities but here are a few that you can still look forward to.

Fritz and Franz Beirhaus, Coral Gables- 10/2-10/11- Fritz and Franz has been putting one of the oldest Oktoberfest celebrations in South Florida. This being its 15th anniversary is the perfect reason to check it out this year. The celebration runs now through the 11th. They feature various Oktoberfest beers and other great German beers as well. You can also enjoy the sweet sounds from the groups Laterndl Trio from St.Johann im Pongau, Salzburg and Alpenland Gaudi from Hinterstoder in Upper Austria.

Fritz and Franz Beirhaus
60 Merrick Way

Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 774-1883


German American Social Club of Miami- 10/16-18 & 10/23-25- Now, if you are going to attend an Oktoberfest party I can't think of anyone else but real Germans to throw one of the most authentic ones you will find. The German American Social Club of Miami is throwing a party for the whole family. Not only will they have the obligatory beer and brats but also will have carnival rides and activities for the kids. Folk dancing and two bands direct from Gemany will also be performing. $10 for 21 and over, $1 for kids 13-20 and under 13 is free. If you bring your current military ID you will also get in for free.

German American Social Club of Miami
11919 SW 56th St(Miller Dr.)

Miami, FL
(305) 552-5123

Fridays 6:00pm-12:00am

Saturdays 12:00pm-12:00am
Sundays 12:00pm-10:00pm

The American German Club of the Palm Beaches- 10/9-11 & 10/16-18- Considered one of the biggest Oktoberfests in the US is in Lake Worth. The 36th Anniversary of the American German Club of the Palm Beaches' Oktoberfest will have tons of German-centric activities; beer drinking, traditional dancing, bands direct from Oktoberfest in Munich, parade of flags and a beer-tapping ceremony. This is also a celebration for the whole family with lots carnival rides, food and arts and crafts. Admission is $7 for 12 years old and up and free for any kids under 12 years old.

American German Club of the Palm Beaches
5111 Lantana Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33463
(561) 967-6464
Fridays: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturdays: 12:00pm-11:00pm

Sundays: 12:00pm-8:00pm

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