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3 Reasons You Should Go to Oktoberfest on the Beach

Oktoberfest on the Beach

***This post was originally posted in 2016, but was updated on September 20, 2018 to reflect current event information.***

It’s October! Let’s cheer to cooler temperatures, fading humidity and one of the best times of the year to be on the Gulf Coast of Florida. You can soak up everything you love about being at the beach while still celebrating the fall season.  How? A good way to start is planning to come to Indian Rocks Beach for an Oktoberfest celebration in Kolb Park on Saturday, October 13 from 11a.m. to 7p.m., rain or shine.

What’s better than Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest on the beach, of course. Here are three reasons you should go!

Free Family Fun

1. Free Family Fun

Reason number one is that Oktoberfest in Indian Rocks Beach offers free admission and a ton of family fun for everyone. You’ll find the best local arts and crafts vendors, mouthwatering food and thirst-quenching libations along with live entertainment, German-inspired contests, and kid-friendly activities.

Plumlee Realty loves sponsoring the Kinderfest area each year. With inflatables, bounce houses, slides, face painting and plenty more kid-centered activities, you won’t want to miss bringing the little ones over to Kinderfest from 11a.m. to 2p.m. during Oktoberfest. The big smiles on little faces make it all worthwhile.

Crazy Contests

2. Crazy Contests

Reason number two is the crazy contests you’ll witness or experience. It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without a little friendly competition in true German style. Exactly how far can you toss a keg of beer? And how many beer steins can you carry? You can find out right here!

Our Keg Throwing Competition and Stein Carrying Contest are two of the highlights of Oktoberfest. Join in the fun or just laugh along from the sidelines. Either way, you’ll be thoroughly entertained.

Amazing Food, Beer, and Entertainment

3. Amazing Food, Beer & Entertainment

Last but not least, have you ever tried German folk dancing? You can (and you should) at Oktoberfest! Check out Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein under the Big Tent to see how it’s done. Even if dancing isn’t your thing, there’s live music to listen to all day long complemented by all of the amazing fare and refreshing beer (and wine) tents. It’s the total Oktoberfest experience.

Check out this year’s 2017 Indian Rocks Beach Oktoberfest schedule of events and visit the Oktoberfest on the Beach Facebook page for the latest festival updates and highlights. 

Oh and one more thing, if you’re looking for more of our favorite Florida events, read up on The Best October Events and Things To Do in IRB right here. Happy Oktoberfesting! 

What’s your favorite reason to go to Oktoberfest in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida? We want to know!
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