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Oktoberfest celebrations at South Florida breweries

Beer drinkers around South Florida know that Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are home to a number of local breweries and of course, they're celebrating Oktoberfest (or Octoberfest if you so prefer!) with plenty of fanfare.

At Tripping Animals Brewing in Doral here's what they've got planned. Tickets for each day are $10 and RSVP is required:

FESTIVAL FRIDAY (Sept 22) with live polka music by Miami Polka Kings from 7-9 p.m. and a special food menu by Meat n' Bone featuring a Schnitzel Sando and German Hot Dog. They're also hosting an extended happy hour from 4-9 p.m.

BAVARIAN SATURDAY (Sept 23) Special Ticket German Promotion with axe throwing from 4-7 p.m., live polka music by Miami Polka Kings from 8-11 pm. and that special food menu by Meat n' Bone again.

SHOWDOWN SUNDAY (Sept 24) will feature fun Brewers Olympic games from 1-3:30 p.m., axe throwing 1-4 p.m. with live polka music by Miami Polka Kings from 1-3 p.m. plus the special food menu.


In Hialeah at Unbranded Brewing, festivities take place Sat., Sept. 23 from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

In Fort Lauderdale at The Wharf For Lauderdale, Oktoberfest is being celebrated from noon until late into the night on Saturday September 23. The event includes live music, drink specials and more. Entry is free, with food for sale. You must be 21 to go to the The Wharf.

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Calendar of South Florida Oktoberfest events

Here is our big day-by-day list of Oktoberfest celebrations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties:




Josie Gulliksen

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