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Where to find South Florida Oktoberfest festivities

‘Tis the season to start thinking about the annual tradition of combining October + beer celebrations. 

We’ve been hard at work scouring the area for 2022 Oktoberfest events in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. And we’ve found some!

If you know of any not listed, please email news@miamionthecheap.com. And keep checking back, as we will continue updating this roundup!

MIAMI-DADE

Wynwood’s Octoberfest

When: Sept. 9-11, 2022

How much: Free

Wynwood’s Octoberfest is a three-day event hosted by Samuel Adams at Wynwood Marketplace. This event will include free entry, live music, a stein competition, food truck grub – and plenty of beer! The first 500 people to arrive at the event AND show their RSVP will receive a free beer! Those who want to go all out for the festivities can purchase Festive Party Packs which include Octoberfest essentials such as an authentic stein mug, beer tickets and Sam Adams merch. The party packs are available for $16. 

Miami Marlins Beerfest

When: Sept. 10, 2022

How much: $30-$40

Miami Marlins Beerfest is a pre-game beer sampling event with a 5 oz. Beerfest sampling mug and samples of domestic, international and local craft beers. Ticket to Beerfest includes a ticket to the game vs. the New York Mets at 6:10 p.m. Enter 22BEERFEST as a Coupon Code when purchasing online for discounted price. 

Wharftoberfest: Oktoberfest Riverside Festival

When: Oct. 1, 2022

How much: Free

Event pays tribute to German Oktoberfest traditions with German-inspired decor, live music, drink specials including a free German beer with purchase of a Jagermeister shot. Noon to 3 a.m., The Wharf Miami, 114 SW N. River Dr., Miami. Click here for details and to RSVP.

Oktoberfest Miami

When: Oct. 14-16 & Oct. 21-23, 2022

Billed as “the original and longest-running Oktoberfest in Florida,” this annual event promises to take place, rain or shine, at The German American Social Club, 11919 SW 56th St., West Kendall. Hours are Fridays, 6 p.m. to midnight; Saturdays 2 p.m. to midnight and Sundays 2-10 p.m. For more information, call 305-552-5123 or email info@gascmiami.org.

Pine-toberfest Beer Festival

When: Oct. 1, 2022

How much: $25

Pine-toberfest will feature over 40 beers from breweries near and far, food, music and games. The festival will take place at Evelyn Greer Park at 5 p.m., 8200 SW 124 St., Pinecrest. Click here to purchase tickets.

Abbey 27th Oktoberfest Party

When: Oct. 2, 2022

How much: Free

One of Miami’s oldest breweries will be serving complimentary German fare on a first come, first served basis, German style beer and Oktoberfest shots for purchase. The festival will take place at The Abbey from 1-10 p.m., 1115 16 St., Miami Beach. Click here for more info.

GIPA’s 31st Oktoberfest

When: Oct. 8, 2022

How much: Free

DJ, an accordion musician and students provide musical entertainment and there will also be Bavarian food and beverages for sale including cakes and cookies. Rides and games for kids (tickets required), commemorative GIPA mugs for sale, a silent auction and vendors selling their wares. Noon to 7 p.m., German American Social Club, 11919 SW 56 St., Miami. Click here for more info.

First Annual Octubrefest

When: Oct. 8, 2022

How much: Free

First annual Oktoberfest event with the seasonal release of their Marzen Amber Lager, traditional German music, a German market and authentic Oktoberfest fare for sale. Noon, Beat Culture Brewing Company, 7250 NW 11 St., Miami. Click here for more info.

Broward

Oktoberfest in Coral Springs 

Oktoberfest is 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. October 15 with free entry.

Festivities include

  • German wines for purchase
  • Bavarian beers for purchase
  • German food for purchase
  • Entertainment includes The Swinging Bavarians
  • kids’ area
  • lawn games
  • local vendors

contests include

Venue: outside City Hall, 9500 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs 33065.  Parking is free in City Hall garage. Extra parking is at City Village at University Drive and Sample Road.

Oktoberfest in Hollywood

When: Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and 22, 6-11 p.m.

How much: Members $5, non-members $12, discounts available prior to event

Event features entertainment and food and beer for purchase. German American Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood 33023

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

When: Oct. 7-9, Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 1-10 p.m. and Sun. 1-7 p.m.

How much: $5, free for kids 12 and younger

Hosted by Funky Buddha Brewery with live German music plus German beer and food for sale in the Biergarten. Also features field games including stein races, beer barrel races and an apple strudel eating contest. Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park 33334

Feature: $5 for Oktoberfest in Oakland Park, free for kids

North Broward

 

PALM BEACH

48th Oktoberfest 2022

When: Oct. 7-9; Oct. 14-16, 2022

How much: $10

Two weekends of food, brews and music by various bands. The festival will take place at American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth. Hours are Friday 7-11 p.m.; Saturday 3-11 p.m.; Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.

 

 

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