Fifth Annual Oktoberfest
Friday, October 3rd - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 4th - Noon - 4:00 PM
15500 Perdido Key Drive
Break out your dirndls and lederhosen and head to the Perdido Key Visitor Center, because it's time to welcome the fall at the fifth annual Perdido Key Oktoberfest! The event — on Oct. 3 and 4 — will feature authentic German food and beer, live music, Bavarian feats of strength and more. Oktoberfest kicks off on Oct. 3 with festivities from 2-6pm and continues on Oct. 4 from noon-6 pm. At 4 pm on both days, there will be a costume contest. So make sure you don't hold back! You could win some great prizes.
The family-friendly festival is free to attend, but if you're of-age and want to taste those yummy German beers, $15 will get you 6 tasting tickets and a souviner beer mug. But if that doesn't quench your thirst, you can always buy more tasting tickets for $2 each.
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Check out our 2014 Music Lineup!
2:00 - 4:00 Josef Mit Dehr OomPa
4:00 – 6:00 Jubilee German Band
Noon – 2:00 Josef Mit Dehr OomPa
2:00 – Buttons and Bows
4:00 – Jubilee German Band
Something fun for everyone!
No need to debate about bringing the kids along! There will be a delicious root beer garden for the youngsters to enjoy. This family-friendly event has a little something for all ages!
Let the competition begin!
Masskrugstemen, more commonly known as "stein holding" in the non-German-speaking world, is a traditional Bavarian contest of strengths, in which participants hold a 1-liter stein of beer in front of them at shoulder level for as long as they are able. The last man, or woman, to reach muscle failure and spill their beverage is crowned the winner.
Though the world record for Masskrugstemen is a matter of some speculation, legend puts the time at more than 20 minutes. If that sounds daunting, don't worry — Most participants last less than five. Take a swing (or, rather, a swig) at your own record at this year's Oktoberfest.