The 186th Oktoberfest kicked-off in Germany last month but here in Florida, things are just getting started.

The roots of the annual German beer-fest go way back to the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen (trying saying that after a couple of boots full of brew) in 1810. A public wedding party lasted five days and ended with a freaking drunken horse race.

Today it’s just an excuse to oompa-loompa with your friends in some tasteful lederhosen though. Here’s a running list of local fests to check out in the Orlando area.

Orlando’s Most Authentic Oktoberfest 2019

October 4 @ 5:00 pm – October 26 @ 10:00 pm
German American Society of Central Florida, 381 Orange Lane
Casselberry, FL 32707 United States

It’s Oktoberfest! For all you devotees of Oompa bands, German beer, Bavarian-style food, lively crowds, and Chicken dancing – do we have the Oktoberfest season for you! Our fests have been so well attended that we have added Friday evenings to each of our two weekends. If you are looking for authenticity, this is the place to come. Join us in our Biergarten where you will find fabulous German food, plenty of beer from two of Germany’s most famous…
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Booktoberfest 2019

October 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Orange County Public Library, 5049 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32810 United States + Google Map
$35 – $50

Booktoberfest takes over the library for one night every year. Sample a tasty variety of beers from local brewers in the Bungalower Biergarten, and enjoy some light bites from Roque Pub, Peach Valley Café, The Greenery Creamery, and Florida Technical College Orlando. Challenge your friends to games, play trivia, and learn about the brewing process. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Orange County Library System, which helps fund important library programs and initiatives. Tickets on sale: VIP – $50…
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Oktoberfest Community Celebration!

October 5 @ 11:00 am – October 6 @ 12:30 am
Castle Church Brewing Community, 6820 Hoffner Ave
Orlando, Flordia 32822 United States + Google Map

Join us for our 1st annual Oktoberfest Community Celebration!!! This is a Family Friendly and community event so come one & come all…and yes…All means ALL!!! Here’s the current info: -We will be partying from open to close with Beer Specials running the whole time! -Raffle prizes pulled throughout the festivities with assorted discounts, merchandise, & 3 grand prizes ‘Beer for a Year’ (over a $2000 Value) memberships up for grabs! -Vinny & Kory’s Food Truck will be doing a…
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Oktoberfest Roast

October 5 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Ravenous Pig, 565 W. Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

It’s that time of year for all things BEER!! We are excited to announce our annual Oktoberfest — October 5th starting at 11:30 am! Beer-Cheddar Soup, Pork Chop Schnitzel, Currywurst Kielbasa.. the list goes on. Join us for LUNCH October 5th to try the full menu and sip on Swinetoberfest while you enjoy – our malty german style lager brewed every year for this occasion!
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October 5 @ 7:00 pm – October 6 @ 2:00 am
Wall St. Plaza, 25 Wall St.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map

Wall St Plaza will be transformed into the ultimate German party with our annual Blocktoberfest! The FREE fest will include German food, live music, and of course Sam Adams Octoberfest beer! Get started with the best beer garden around, where from 8-11 pm you can get unlimited Sam Adams Octoberfest for just $25 with a branded glass stein to take home. Then enjoy $3.50 Sam Adams Octoberfest beer all night. Want something even more German? Grab a $5 Jagermeister! Be sure…
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The Oktoberfest Pub Crawl(Orlando)

October 5 @ 8:00 pm – October 6 @ 1:00 am
The Lodge, 49 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

The Oktoberfest Pub Crawl Who else but Orlando Pub Crawl could possibly take the largest fun fest in the world, Oktoberfest, and transport 16 days of beer, brats, boose, and oompah music from Munich Germany into 5 hours of one memorable Saturday night in Downtown Orlando?  Well, we could only do it with a little help from our friends.   All of the bars on our crawl will be doing an Oktoberfest party so get ready as Oktoberfest takes over downtown with…
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Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest 2019

October 11 – October 13
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, 205 E 1st St
Sanford, FL 32771 United States + Google Map

The streets of Historical Downtown Sanford will once again flow with Gemütlichkeit at our annual outdoor Oktoberfest German Street Party, featuring traditional cuisine from our Willow Tree Café German restaurant, German beer, wine and Schnapps, polka music, people dancing in Lederhosen and Dirndls, and more fun than anyone should be allowed to have. Oktober 11-13 2019. See you there! *Please visit for detailed info about food and beverage offered and more!* *FYI VIP HAUS guests will check-in at…
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Oktoberfest 2019 at Redlight Redlight!

October 12 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

Join us Saturday, October 12th from 2-10 pm for our annual Oktoberfest celebration! 🍻 Tickets for the event include a Redlight .5L mug and all you can drink (responsibly) from an incredible local brewery lineup! Only $35, while supplies last! PARTICIPATING BREWERIES: Angry Chair Brewing Bowigens Beer Company Cigar City Brewing Hourglass Brewing The Ravenous Pig Brewing Sideward Brewing Co. Tactical Brewing Company Ten 10 Brewing Company Progressive Distribution will be here as well, with a collection of authentic German gravity…
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5th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest

October 18 – October 20
Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787 United States + Google Map
Various prices

It’s time to Eat, Polka and Party- Because the 5th Annual CROOKED CAN OKTOBERFEST is BACK and you are invited! Join us October 18, 19 and 20 as we take over the street for one of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in Central Florida. THREE DAYS OF •Polka Music •Authentic Food •Arts •Live Entertainment •Family Fun •And a BEER GARDEN, of course! PLUS back for its 3rd Year, the Oktoberfest Weiner Dog Race brought to you by A Cause 4 Paws…
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Winter Springs Festival of the Arts- ARToberFEST

October 19 – October 20
Winter Springs Town Center Winter Springs, FL 32708 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Winter Springs ARToberFEST is celebrating 12 years of exceptional art, tasty German food and drink, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. Join us on October 19-20, Saturday and Sunday, for this not-to-be-missed community event! Set on beautiful Blumberg Blvd in the Winter Springs Town Center, this is an opportunity to enjoy award-winning art and meet the artists, savor the finest German food, let your kids explore their artistic talents at the kids’ art tent, and explore unique artists…
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The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Dachshund Races

October 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787 United States + Google Map

The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Wiener Races are BACK! Come join the Oktoberfest fun on Sunday, October 20, 2019, as we bring back this unique one-of-a-kind event in support of A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. Day of registration will begin at 1 pm. 🏁Races kick off at 3:30 pm. 🥇, 🥈and 🥉Place Prizes. Registration is only $10 with all Entry Fees and Proceeds benefiting A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. **One Raffle ticket will be included with each Doxie or Doxie Mix entry. Pre-Registration…
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Oktoberfest at Roque Pub

October 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Roque Pub, 3076 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32806 US + Google Map
Various prices

It’s that time of year again! Join us Saturday, September 21st starting at 6p for our annual Oktoberfest celebration at Roque Pub! We will be tapping up all your favorite Oktoberfest and seasonal ales including an awesome Weihenstephaner draft line-up! Get $ 10-liter stein fills with the purchase of a signature Weihenstephaner Liter Stein! Giveaways, drink specials, live music provided and Oktoberfest inspired food specials! Stay tuned for more details and our draft line-up!
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RockPitOberfest 2019

October 25 – October 27
RockPit Brewing, 10 W. Illiana Street
Orlando, Florida 32806 + Google Map
Various prices

We’re going to mix things up a bit. We’re going to celebrate both Oktoberfest AND Halloween in the same weekend. What does that mean for you? You’re going to get a mix of Oktoberfest and Halloween beers on tap including our RockPitOberfest, Cherry Dopplebock, Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout and much more. Full list coming soon. We’ll have smoked German sausages (so damn good) and other delectable bites from Cecil’s BBQ. Full menu coming soon. We’ll have a premium mug…
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October 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Market Street Downtown Lake Wales, North Market Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States

Celebrate Oktoberfest without leaving Lake Wales. This Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Lake Wales features authentic bratwurst and sauerkraut; sip craft beers from Grove Roots and listen to entertainment by local bands. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment with LIVE MUSIC, dancing in the streets and a night Farmers Market. FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!
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Oktoberfest Market at Barley and Vine Biergarten

October 27 @ 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Oktoberfest Market featuring local food and specialty goods vendors at Barley and Vine Biergarten. Vendor lineup: Black Magic Pizza, CayCakes Bakery, Cholo Dogs, Deli Fresh Threads, Frondezvous, Keep Rolling Orlando, and Pea Pod Pierogie Co!
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Warsteiner Oktoberfest Tasting at World of Beer in Orlando, FL

October 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
World of Beer – Downtown Orlando, 431 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map

It’s finally here…. We’ve waited a long, long, long year! Come on over, we’ll have food and beer! Jetzt geht’s ab! – The party starts now! World of Beer Orlando Hosted by Begley Marketing Models, Warsteiner and WOB Friday, September 27, from 6PM to 8PM. Enjoy delicious FREE Warsteiner samples, while we give away awesome boot and beer stein mugs; as well as tons of other fun and exciting prizes during our raffle!! Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Begley Marketing Models…
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Oktoberfest Party

October 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Market on Magnolia, 150 S. Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Get ready to celebrate on of Munich, Germany’s oldest traditions, Oktoberfest!!! We’ll be tapping traditional & local marzen/oktoberfest style brews AND we’ll be serving up delicious beer brats along with German-style cabbage & mash to pair with these awesome seasonal beers! Tap List: Fl Ave Brewing Fest Bier Sailfish Brewing Co Marzen Left Hand Oktoberfest Brauerei Hofstetten Original Hochzeitsbier von 1810 Motorworks Brewery Pumpkin Ale
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