The Ultimate Guide to Oktoberfest Events

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 Busch Gardens Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Bier Fest
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Sunday, September 8, 2019

On weekends from Aug. 17 - Sept. 8, explore craft beers from around the world at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, including over 40 new brews! This festival blends the local Tampa bay craft scene with time-honored traditions to create a unique food and beer celebration. Enjoy live entertainment and contemporary fare that pays homage to a traditional Oktoberfest with a modern spin. Event access is included with park admission.

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2 Rapptoberfest

Rapptoberfest
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Dust off your dirndls and lederhosen, grab your Rapp steins and join the fun at Tampa Bay's first German brewery! Rapp Brewing kicks off their annual Oktoberfest event Saturday, September 21st with 14+ German lagers on tap, stein specials, crowler specials, limited edition Oktoberfest wristbands, t-shirts, costume contests, unique stein contest, literholden, and more! Happening the weekends of September 21-22 and September 28-29. 

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3 Oktoberfest at Crooked Thumb

Oktoberfest at Crooked Thumb
Friday, September 27, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

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. Look for the annual release of traditional German style beers including Harborfest, a fest-bier style, returning for the third year. The Deleon Oktoberfest Band will be bringing live music on Saturday night from 7 - 10 p.m.

Happening from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Friday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday, and 12 – 10 p.m. on Sunday. 

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4 Galley Oktoberfest

Galley Oktoberfest
Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

Galley up with your dirndls & lederhosen for The Galley's two week Oktoberfest celebration! German Bier & food specials, live music, pretzels & polka! Don't miss the Sam Adams stein hoist tournament with big prizes! Happening Saturday September 27 through October 12. 

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5 Oktoberfest at 3 Daughters Brewing

Oktoberfest at 3 Daughters Brewing
Sunday, September 29, 2019

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 $30 in advance or $35 at the door (if not sold out) and include a custom 3 Daughters Brewing Stein, two drink tickets and food. Happening September 29 from 1 - 6 p.m. 

Limited tickets are available so stop by 3 Daughters Brewing or buy online today!

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6 OktoBEERfest at Dunedin Brewery

OktoBEERfest at Dunedin Brewery
Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

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.  

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7 German American Society Oktoberfest

German American Society Oktoberfest
Friday, October 4, 2019 – Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tampa Bay's most authentic German Oktoberfest is happening in Pinellas Park on three weekends throughout October – Oct. 4 & 5, Oct. 11 & 12, and Oct. 18 & 19. Don't miss German beer, food, vendors, dancers, music, and bands, Parade of Flags, keg topping ceremony, bier stein holding contest, great raffle prizes and more! Come for the bier, stay for the Gemütlichkeit (cheer). Regular admission is $10, children under 12 are free and free parking available. 

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8 Oktoberfest on the Beach

Oktoberfest on the Beach
Saturday, October 12, 2019

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. 

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9 Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest

Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest
Friday, October 18, 2019 – Saturday, October 26, 2019

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. 

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10 St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest

St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019

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. 

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Busch Gardens Bier Fest

City: Tampa

Address
10165 McKinley Dr
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Rapptoberfest

City: Seminole

Address
10930 Endeavour Way
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Oktoberfest at Crooked Thumb

City: Safety Harbor

Address
555 10th Ave. S
FL

Phone: 727-724-5953

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Galley Oktoberfest

City: St. Petersburg

Address
27 4th St N
FL

Phone: 727-575-7071

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Oktoberfest at 3 Daughters Brewing

City: St. Petersburg

Address
222 22nd St S
FL

Phone: 727-495-6002

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OktoBEERfest at Dunedin Brewery

City: Dunedin

Address
937 Douglas Ave
FL

Phone: 727-736-0606

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German American Society Oktoberfest

City: Pinellas Park

Address
8098 66th St N
FL

Phone: 727-541-6782

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Oktoberfest on the Beach

City: Indian Rocks Beach

Address
1508 Bay Palm Blvd
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