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Celebrate Oktoberfest at these Orlando-area events

Here's where you can join in on the fun

Oktoberfest dancing at Hollerbach's
Oktoberfest dancing at Hollerbach's

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now is the perfect time to enjoy traditional German food and beer as Oktoberfest arrives in Central Florida.

A variety of events and festivals are scheduled through the end of October to celebrate and News 6 has compiled a list of some of the local events taking place.

Orange County

Oktoberfest at Orlando Brewing

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Where: Downtown Orlando
When: Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.
What you need to know: If you’ve ever wanted to win a contest for best beard, now’s your chance. Orlando Brewing is serving up a good time with contests and competitions, rain or shine.
www.orlandobrewing.com
 

Oktoberfest at Redlight Redlight

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Where: Redlight Redlight
When: Sept. 22 from 2 to 10 p.m.
What you need to know: The highlight of your night will be more than the food, but the authentic German beer that will be showcased. Tickets are required to attend.
www.facebook.com/events/1084942305012339/


Orlando Oktoberfest

Where: Southport Community Park
When: Oct. 19-21
What you need to know: The Orlando Oktoberfest provides a family-friendly environment with its mission to not limit individuals with physical disabilities. All proceeds will go to Diana’s Friends and Easter Seals Camp Challenge.  
www.oktoberfest-orlando.com

 

Seminole County

Oviedo Oktoberfest 2018

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Where: Center Lake Park Amphitheatre
When: Sept. 27-29
What you need to know: This free three-day festival will feature live music, traditional German dancing and food.
www.cityofoviedo.net/758/Oktoberfest

 

2018 Central Florida Oktoberfest

Where: German American Society of Central Florida
When: Oct. 5-6 and Oct. 26-27
What you need to know: Members of the society will be serving up authentic food while live entertainment performs traditional German music. Tickets are available in advance or at the door while supplies last.
www.orlandogermanclub.com/oktoberfest.html

 

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest Weekend

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Where: Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe in Downtown Sanford
When: Oct. 12-14
What you need to know: This street party will feature a beer truck and free parking. VIP tickets are available for food, drink and merchandise so be sure to check out their website.
www.hollerbachs.com/oktoberfest
 

Brevard County

The Space Coast Oktoberfest

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Where: The Palm Bay Fair
When: Oct. 5-15
What you need to know: This family-friendly event will combine the excitement of Oktoberfest and being at a fair. Admission is $5 and fair ride tickets or armbands are available for purchase.
spacecoastoctoberfest.com
 

Goatoberfest!

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Where: Sawgrass Acres Goat Farm 
When: Sept. 29
What you need to know: It’s the combination you didn’t know you wanted: goat yoga and a beer tasting. Tickets are required for each of the four yoga sessions offered.
www.playalindabrewingcompany.com/events


Volusia County

St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest 

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Where: St. Peter Catholic Church in Deland
When: Sept. 27-30
What you need to know: A variety of food trucks will be featured at this event along with carnival rides. There is free admission, but advance ride tickets are available.
www.facebook.com/SPOktoberfest/
 

Oktoberfest Beer Tour

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Where: Downtown Daytona Beach
When: Sept. 22 at 12 p.m.
What you need to know: Travel your way through 20 different beers and snacks at labeled locations. The leisure tour requires a “tasting passport,” which is available for purchase.
www.facebook.com/events/593569344393168/
 

Osceola County

Oktoberfest Street Celebration

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Where: Celebration Town Center in Celebration
When: Oct.19-20
What you need to know: It’s time to brush up on your yodeling skills. This interactive event features everything from yodeling to hayrides to shopping and free admission.
www.celebrationtowncenter.com/project/oktoberfest2018/

 

Flagler County

Oktoberfest at Hammock Wine

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Where: Hammock Wine in Palm Coast
When: Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
What you need to know: Ahoy! Pirates are welcome for an evening to enjoy a magic show and a chance to win a $500 treasure chest raffle prize.
www.facebook.com/events/405895799941208/
 

Lake County

Rocktoberfest

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Where: Wooton Park in Tavares
When: Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.
What you need to know: A night of giveaways and rock music will fill the night with live performances paying tribute to Tom Petty and Johnny Cash.
www.tavares.org

Marion County

Ocala’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest

Where: Reilly Arts Center
When: Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
What you need to know: A giant beer hall tent will be set up in Tuscawilla Park with bands from Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and New Orleans performing live.
www.facebook.com/events/889629931225265/

For more information on local German eats and events, click here.