Oktoberfest in Perdido Key

October is just around the corner. That means it’s time for Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest, Perdido Key, FL, German, accordion, music, folk, tradition

Dress in German folk attire (you could win a prize!) or come as you are. Perdido Key Oktoberfest is filled with music, games, brats and beer. Join the festivities October 5 & 6, 2012!

The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest in Perdido Key, Florida, is proof of the success of their first two events. It has already outgrown the one-day schedule, so this year you have two days—October 5 and 6, 2012—to raise a toast to the folk traditions of Germany.

You’ll be treated to a musical performance schedule that features Buttons and Bows (accordionist Julie Council with her 9-year-old grandson Christopher Conger), Josef Mit Dehr OomPa, and the German band Bayrisch Blau that plays everything from polkas to American contemporary pop/rock.

Of course, the food is a huge favorite at the festival. Brats, schnitzel, pretzels and more will be savored by all ages. Children will enjoy the setting of the root beer garden that includes a bounce house. And the adults have the opportunity to sample a number of German beers by purchasing a $20 set of 10 tickets; single tickets can be traded for sample sizes of ale, or two tickets will return a full-size serving of your favorite variety.

Start warming up now to win one or more of the festival games described below. One game will be played every 15 minutes between 2:30 and 4 p.m. on Friday, and between each music set the remainder of the event.
›  Hammerschlagen—Be the first to pound the nail into the wood.
›  Stein Race—Run the course the fastest without spilling the beer.
›  Masskrugstemmen—Hold a beer-filled, liter-size stein at a 90-degree angle as long as you can. (This is harder than it sounds!)
›  Keg Roll—Push the keg through an obstacle course.
›  Brat Toss—Toss brats with a partner, using buckets.

Don’t forget to wear your traditional German clothing—at 5:45 each day, prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed male and female!

This free family-friendly event begins Friday, October 5 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 at noon; closing time is 8:00 both evenings.

You’ll find the fun at 13200 Gulf Beach Highway, on the former Sacred Heart Soccer Fields next to the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center.

Come for the weekend—or better yet, stay a few extra days! Make it a cozy getaway in one of Perdido Key’s 1-bedroom condos or bring the family and stay in a 3-bedroom Perdido Key condo. No matter how many in your party, you’ll have a wonderful time at Perdido Key Oktoberfest and the beach!

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Perdido Key Oktoberfest

For four hours on Saturday, October 1, 2011, you can claim German heritage—or at least get a peek at some aspects of it—by attending the 2nd Annual Perdido Key Oktoberfest.

Perdido Key, Florida, Oktoberfest 2011, beer garden

Sample beer and traditional German foods at Perdido Key Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

A $15 ticket will allow access to an unlimited sampling of specialty, brewed and imported beers, and you get to keep the official Oktoberfest beer mug. Or with the $25 package, you will also go home with an official event T-shirt. Not interested in the beer sampling? No problem—your admission is free.

Immerse yourself in traditional German foods and the upbeat music of the Oompah band. For even more fun, dress in your best German folk outfit and you could win the grand prize!

You’ll find the festivities in full swing between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. under the tent at the The Oyster Bar on Perdido Key, 13700 River Road, on the northeast side of the bridge. For more information, call 850-492-4660.

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Oktoberfest in Perdido Key

Quick: What are the first things that come to mind when you think about German heritage?

Win a prize in the costume contest for all ages at Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 2, 2010, in Perdido Key, FL.

An inaugural event based on German traditions is about to launch, and it’s probably safe to say that at least some of your answers (see below) will be found aplenty at Perdido Key’s first Oktoberfest.

Sauerkraut—Of course, no German festival would be complete without traditional German foods.

Beer—You need something fun to drink with the delicious food—and you can purchase a souvenir mug, too.

Accordion—German-inspired entertainment will fill the festival. (Anybody know how to dance the Schuhplatter?)

Lederhosen—Get out your leather britches. The winners of the costume contest will take home prizes.

Sample more than 100 beers and enjoy traditional German food and entertainment at the First Annual Oktoberfest.

The fun begins at 2:00 on Saturday, October 2, but only lasts until 6:00. Arrive at The Villagio (13700 Perdido Key Dr.) when Oktoberfest opens to get the most enjoyment from the afternoon.

Admission to the festival is free, and families are welcome. If you wish to purchase the unlimited sampling of more than 100 beers, the cost is $15. Or for $30 you get that plus an event T-shirt and a beer mug.

For further details, contact the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce at 850-492-4660.

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