Oktoberfest In Orlando!

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Fall is here. Pumpkin spice is in the air and football games are on our televisions. There’s only one thing missing…the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest! ‘Tis the season for everything bratwurst, sauerkraut, spicy mustard and beer!

If you love to cook, you’ll love this Oktoberfest Feast recipe! Now, if you want an even EASIER way to enjoy delicious brats, sauerkraut and beer with the bonus of good music and a family friendly event, check out these local Oktoberfest festivities in your area.

September Oktoberfest Events

Sept. 16-Oct. 3

  • ICON Park on Orlando’s International Drive is hosting its first Oktoberfest celebration this year! They’ll have plenty of food, beer and Bavarian entertainment to keep the family entertained on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 16-Oct. 3. Visitors will enjoy beer flights with seasonal brews from The Lawn Bar as well as souvenir glass steins. You don’t want to miss the German-inspired food, including brats and sauerkraut, chicken schnitzel, pretzels and more. More information: iconparkorlando.com

Sept. 16 -18

  • The 7th Brütober-Versary is sure to be a draw for a fun day filled with music, Oktoberfest-inspired beers and food. Plus free admission at the Brü Tap House. What’s not to love? The celebrations run from 6 p.m. Sept. 16 through 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at 143 E. Main St. in Tavares. More information: facebook.com

Sept. 17-Oct. 3

  • À La Cart, one of Orlando’s favorite food truck and beer spots, is back with the Oktoberfest fun. Here you’ll get German-inspired specials from a variety of food trucks and a generous Oktoberfest beer lineup. Of course, there will be beer chugging competitions with “das boot” with a chance to win a $100 gift card. The celebration kicks off on Sept. 17 at 609 Irvington Ave. in Orlando. More information: alacartorlando.com

Sept. 17

  • Sideward kicks off “Sidetoberfest” in the Milk District with the brewery’s festbier, also known as “Sausage Fingers.” Outside of the beer options, Sideward will offer traditional German food from noon-midnight Sept. 17 at 210 N. Bumby Ave. in Orlando, and don’t forget to snag yourself a limited-edition glass boot while you’re there! More information: facebook.com
  • Varktoberfest is back for its second annual Oktoberfest celebration in The Aardvark, a SoDo District fave. Join in the fun and get after the traditional German beer and food during this one-day event. Better yet, admission is free, and its family- and pet-friendly. Varktoberfest runs from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 17 at 2610 S. Fern Creek Ave. in Orlando. More information: eventbrite.com
  • Ellipsis Brewing is teaming up with the Schnitz and Giggles food truck for their daylong Oktoberfest this year. They’ll have plenty of German beer to go around, along with other merch for sale, from 1 p.m. on at 7500 TPC Blvd., Suite 8, in Orlando. More information: facebook.com
  • Redlight Redlight Oktoberfest is turning it up with live music, food and liter hoisting. Say what? Enjoy the offerings from 2-10 p.m. on Sept. 17 at 2810 Corrine Drive in Orlando. More information: facebook.com
  • The 8th Annual Oktoberfest at Roque Pub is offering plenty of Oktoberfest and seasonal ales, along with live music, drink and food specials. Swing by from 7-11:30 p.m. at 3076 Curry Ford Road in Orlando. More information: facebook.com

Sept. 17-Oct. 3

  • City Works Eatery & Pour House in Disney Springs is offering a new German-inspired menu complete with currywurst, pork belly spaetzle and pork schnitzel. Visitors will enjoy exclusive Oktoberfest and fall beers from Crooked Can, Bergermeister, Sam Adams, Goose Island and others. Find the festivities at 1486 E. Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista. More information: cityworksrestaurant.com

Sept. 24

  • Deviant Wolfe Oktoberfest is coming to Sanford for a day filled with German-style beers, food and fun. Enjoy the festivities – and a special birthday celebration for its head brew master – from noon-8 p.m. Sept. 24 at 121 W. 1st St. in Sanford. More information: facebook.com
  • An Oktoberfest Celebration at Alestone Brewing is rolling out a new brew just in time for Oktoberfest this year. Be sure to stop by and check out the new Marzen called “Flea Circus,” and enjoy some traditional food and music in the taproom while you’re at it from noon-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at 351 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood. More information: facebook.com
  • Home State Brewing Co wants you to stop by for an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, September 24 – hurry, they’re rolling out the barrel at noon! More info: Oktoberfest Celebration | Facebook
  • Hourglass Brewing is turning up for Oktoberfest at their Longwood and Curry Ford locations. The Hourglass Longwood location will have live polka music and tons of beer offerings, while the Curry Ford taproom will have fare from the Schnitz and Giggles food truck. Tickets are $20, sold on Eventbrite, and there are a few perks to purchasing in advance, like a 20-oounce stein. The good clean German fun goes from 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 24 at 480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood and 2500 Curry Ford Road. More information: facebook.com

Sept. 25

Sept. 29

  • Liam’s Oktoberfest is back for another year of Oktoberfest with beer, German food specials and live music. Guests can channel their inner Bavarian and participate in stein-hoisting contest from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 29 at 951 Market Promenade Ave. in Lake Mary. More information: facebook.com

Sept. 30

  • Oviedo Brewing Company’s “Mall-Toberfest” is returning for its this fourth annual Oktoberfest event, where you’ll enjoy traditional German food and beer. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, the event is family- and dog-friendly. Swing by from noon-10 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 1280 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. More information: facebook.com

Sept. 30- Oct. 30

  • Dezerland Action Park Orlando is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration where guests can enjoy traditional food, Sam Adams beer, a selection of Volkswagen vehicles and more on select days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30.

October Oktoberfest Events

Oct. 1

  • First Annual Swinetoberfest is the Oktoberfest you didn’t know you needed. Check out this annual celebration happening in The Ravenous Pig’s spacious beer garden from 12-5 p.m. on Oct. 1. Highlights include a German style roast menu, the brewery’s seasonal Oktoberfest lager, live DJ, and more. The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. | Facebook

Oct. 1-2

  • Suncreek Brewery’s “Suntoberfest” will have German music, food and drink, including the Deutschland Perle lager! Enjoy live music from FiddleRat, Schnitzel Brothers Bier Band, King Guys and more, from noon-9 p.m. Oct. 1-2 at 790 W. Minneola Ave. in Clermont. More information: facebook.com

Oct. 1 and 22

  • Central Florida Oktoberfest: The German American Society of Central Florida will sponsor two public festivals in October. Both include live entertainment, dancing, stein-holding contests, beer, bratwursts, potato salad, pretzels and bounce houses for children. Known as “The most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Florida,” this one’s a winner. Admission $5; kids ages 12 and younger enter for free. Enjoy festivities noon-10 p.m. Oct. 1 and 22 at 381 Orange Lane in Casselberry. More information: orlandogermanclub.com

Oct. 5

  • Blocktoberfest Hit up Wall Street Plaza in Downtown Orlando for what organizers have coined “the ultimate German party.” Hang out in their beer garden while listening to music, eating Germin-inspired food, and competing in their stein hoisting contest.

Oct. 7-8

  • Avalon Park is hosting a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration, complete with a beer garden, live music, dancing and food. Don’t miss the beer garden preview from 5-10 p.m. on Oct. 7, and a community festival – complete with a “Weiner Dog Derby” – will run from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 8 at 3651 Avalon Park Blvd. East in Orlando. More information: avalonparkorlando.com

Oct. 8

  • Apopka Oktoberfest and Craft Show is offering a family-friendly festival with 90 vendors and 15 food trucks, plus a DJ and a kids’ area at Kit Land Nelson Park (you had us at kids’ area…) Stop by from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8 at 10 N. Forest Ave. More information: facebook.com

Oct. 8-9

  • Lake Nona Town Center & Boxi Park invites you to celebrate a traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest and the first tapping of Park Brewing’s Oktoberfest beer. The annual celebration is expanding this year and will live include German-polka bands, stein hoist competitions, and plenty of other kid-friendly activities that the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy traditional dishes like Pretzels, Schnitzel, and Sausages while taking in the experiential festival that will “bring you to the floral fields of Germany to honor Prince Ludwig and Princess Theresa’s 211th wedding anniversary.” 

Oct. 14-15

  • Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe is hosting its annual Oktoberfest with authentic food, beer, music, dance and folk costumes at the Sanford Civic Center. This year, attendees have the option to pre-order a “Festband” wristband to pay for their beer and brats – sounds simple enough! The free celebration runs from 5-10 p.m. Oct. 14, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 15 and 12-6 p.m. Oct. 16 at 401 E. Seminole Blvd. in Sanford. More information: hollerbachs.com
  • The 8th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest is back at Plant Street Market for family-friendly lederhosen, live polka music, German-inspired food, and a beer garden. Rumor has it the brewery is bringing back its Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race… we’re in. Swing by from 4-11 p.m. Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon-6 p.m. Oct. 16 at 426 W. Plant St. in Winter Garden. More information: crookedcan.com

Oct. 21-22

  • Celebration Oktoberfest is sure to be a crowd pleaser with two-days of traditional German music, plus a hayride, local vendors and more! The event runs from 5-10 p.m. on Oct. 21-22 at 610 Sycamore St. in Celebration. More information: celebrationtowncenter.com

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