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Official Oktoberfest Fun Starting Now

We hope you’ve been practicing the Chicken Dance, as well as being able to consume a lot of beer, brats and sauerkraut. Oktoberfest is serious, and it will be here sooner than you think.

Biergarten Boca Raton has started celebrating

The Oktoberfest fun and music here have already started! But during October, it will spill out into the surrounding areas, which just makes the party larger. The more people, the more noise, the bigger the smiles. At least, we think it’s that, but maybe it’s the beer.

This party includes beer sampling, a pig roast, battle of the bands, costume contest and more. Bierfarten Boca Raton, 309 Via De Palmas, Boca Raton;

Tickets on sale for 2nd annual WPB Oktoberfest Beer Crawl

On Oct. 19, join host SFLHops at West Palm Beach’s Ookapow Brewing Company for the 2nd annual West Palm Beach Oktoberfest Brewery & Distillery Crawl. The locations are all within walking distance (that helps after a few brews) and includes two distilleries.

There will be a block party with vendors, food truck, samples of spirits and a taproom. You’ll receive BOGOs at all three breweries, and samples of rum, vodka and vanilla caramel vodka, plus cocktails. Brewers/distilleries featured are: Ookapow Brewing, Lost Harbour Spirits, Steel Tie Spirits Company, Steam Horse Brewing and Civil Society Brewing.

The fun starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets: General admission, $6; a combo ticket for $20 includes admission to the Crawl plus a rewards card for discounts to more than 60 vendors for a year.

Ookapow Brewing Company, 1142 Old Okeechobee Road, West Palm Beach

For 46 years, American German Club rocks it!

This annual celebration—now in its 46th year!—on the second and third weekends in October means bratwurst, schnitzel, lots and lots of brews, liquor, schnapps and foot-stomping, skirt-swinging folk dancing. This year’s fun starts Oct. 11, 12, 13, then continues Oct. 18, 19 and 20, at 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth;

Entertainment includes the Orlando TrachtenVerein Schuhplattlers, the Sea Turtle Tappers and more. Tickets are $10 for a fast check-in ticket, only available online. Tickets for children ages 7-14 are $6. You can bring your own stein to the fest, if you choose! No coolers, though.

Also on the Oktoberfest radar:

  • On Sept. 21, starting at 1 p.m., Royal Palm Brewing Company loads up the beer, German food, music, and steins. 543 N. State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach; 561-792-5822;
  • Due South Brewing Co’s eighth annual bash means three days (Sept. 26-28) filled with polka music (of course!), lots of German food, and craft beer releases. Plus, you can buy a commemorative stein for $11, which includes the first drink. 2900 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach; 561-463-2337;
  • Barrel and Brewtoberfest contains all the essentials, plus something healthy—after a 3K run, you’ll enjoy beer, German food, local vendors, and live music from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 5, at Grandview Public Market, 1401 Clare Ave., West Palm Beach. Cost is $45 here:
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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