This year marks the 45th celebration of the annual Oktoberfest on October 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21, 2018. The American German Club’s
Oktoberfest is its largest single cultural event highlighting German culture, heritage and traditions. The volunteer run festival is held during the second and third weekends in October, rain or shine. Several publications tout the festival as one of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfests in the United States, with approximately 35,000 visitors expected over the two weekends.
For its eleventh anniversary appearance, the “Heldensteiner” band returns from Munich Germany, directly after performing in the Lowenbrau tent at the world famous Munich Oktoberfest. The Hobfrau Festhaus will host the band “Echt Baerig”, also straight from Munich. Other culturally authentic entertainment will take place throughout festival grounds and inside the Festhaus. Children can enjoy the club’s playground plus a carnival with rides and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands and single ride tickets will be available for purchase.
Food and Drink:
Authentic Munich Oktoberfest foods such as sauerbraten, schnitzel, goulasch, rotisserie chicken, roast pork, sausages, bratwurst, bauernwurst, meterwurst, leberkase, currywurst, traditional pretzels, giant pickles, potato pancakes, German desserts and much more will be available throughout the festival grounds. A variety of Hofbrau beers plus domestic craft and favorites will be on hand. German schnapps, wines and frozen drinks will be available, as well as plenty of soft drinks and water.
About the American German Club of the Palm Beaches:
In 1964, three German Americans kicking around a soccer ball at a Sunday picnic envisioned the creation of a social club. Their mission: to bring families together in the interest of sharing the traditions of their heritage. After much volunteer work and fundraising, the American German Club was born and continues to thrive with a multicultural membership dedicated to community outreach and promoting friendship among diverse communities.
Admission & Location:
Adults, $12. Children, 12 years and under, are free and must be accompanied by an adult
American German Club of the Palm Beaches
5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33463
Friday, October 12 – 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, October 13 – Noon to 11pm
Sunday, October 14 – Noon to 8pm
Friday, October 19 – 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, October 20 – Noon to 11pm
Sunday, October 21 – Noon to 8pm
FREE PARKING with free trolley rides from nearby schools including
- Indian Pines Elementary @ 6000 Oak Royal Dr, Lake Worth
- Diamond View Elementary School @ 5300 Haverhill Road, Greenacres
- Tradewinds Middle School @ 5090 Haverhill Road, Greenacres
Limited VIP parking is available for $15.00 at the club and Buttonwood Park (across the street).
Follow updates to Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches via their Facebook Event Page
More details on this and other events at the German American Club can be found at: www.americangermanclub.org/oktoberfest/