Celebrate Oktoberfest at these Orlando-area events

Here's where you can join in on the fun

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

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.

Oktoberfest at Redlight Redlight

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.

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.  


Seminole County

Oviedo Oktoberfest 2018

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.


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.


Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest Weekend

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.

Brevard County

The Space Coast Oktoberfest

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.


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.

Volusia County

St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest 

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.

Oktoberfest Beer Tour

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.

Osceola County

Oktoberfest Street Celebration

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.


Flagler County

Oktoberfest at Hammock Wine

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.

Lake County


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.

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.

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