Prost! Oktoberfest is hitting the Gulp Coast so we've rounded up the top events in the area celebrating this annual German beer festival. Raise your stein and prepare for parties full of beer, brats and lederhosen.
1 Oktoberfest at Crooked Thumb
Friday, September 28, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018
Celebrate all weekend long at Crooked Thumb Brewery with German style food, live music, a stein-hoisting contest, and loads of other Bavarian beer games. Plus they'll be releasing six German style brews for a total of nine German beers on tap. Happening from 5 – 10 p.m. Friday, 12 – 10 p.m. Saturday, and 12 – 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Galley up with your dirndls & lederhosen for The Galley's 2nd Annual Oktoberfest celebration! Bier & Jägermeister specials, live music, pretzels & polka! Don't miss the Sam Adams stein hoist at 9 pm! Happening all day starting at 11:30 a.m.
Jaunt to 3 Daughters Brewing for the ultimate Oktoberfest celebration. Festivities include a costume contest (time to dust off those lederhosen!), stein hoisting competition, and much more! Tickets are $25 and include a custom 3 Daughters Brewing Stein, two drink tickets and food. Limited tickets are available so stop by 3 Daughters Brewing or buy online today!
Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018
Come out to Florida's oldest microbrewery to celebrate the change of season! This annual event is four days full of seasonal & specialty beers, an exclusive German food menu, and live music throughout the weekend. The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday with Dunedin Brewery's annual Literstein Heritage Night, a once-a-year opportunity to purchase a limited edition mug that will get you discounted fills throughout the year. Free admission all weekend.
Come rock out in Downtown Palm Harbor to live music, beer and food being served up all day long! The party starts at 3 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. with live music by The Black Honkeys, Doyles Revenge, Jeriko Turnpike, & headliner Greg Billings Band. There will also be loads of vendors, street food, & beer available for purchase. Admission is free along with plenty of free parking.
Celebrate Oktoberfest beachside at Indian Rocks Beach! This all day beer festival is complete with live music, games, international food and more fun for the whole family. It all goes down from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Grab your lederhosen and celebrate a weekend-long Oktoberfest in Tarpon Springs! Stop by downtown between 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday for live music, a variety of German, Greek and American food, dancing, contests, and of course, beer!
Walk through the doors of this Oktoberfest Village to be transported to a world of family fun, good times and good cheer. Join this three day party with German food, drinks, music, and dancing, plus competitions for Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Keg Tossing, and Barrel Rolling. The festivities kick off on Friday from 5-11 p.m., continue Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and wrap up on Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $5; military and kids 12 and under are free.
Gather your friends and family and come out to Corey Ave in St. Pete Beach. A day full of all things Bavarian including smoked sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and, of course, big pints of beer! Admission is free and goes on from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday & 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday.