Celebrate Oktoberfest at these Orlando-area events
Here's where you can join in on the fun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oktoberfest Street Celebration
Where: Celebration Town Center in Celebration
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.
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.
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.
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.
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