Oktoberfest returns to Coral Springs

When

10/14/2023    
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where

Coral Springs City Hall
9500 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs, FL, 33065

Event Type

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Dust off the lederhosen and break out the beer steins as Oktoberfest returns to the Great Lawn of City Hall on Saturday, October 14, 2023  from 4 to 10 p.m. as part of the Downtown Coral Springs signature event series.

Residents can say “Guten Tag” to German fare, Bavarian games, lively entertainment, and more. The family-friendly event will feature beverages and games for adults ages 21+ as well as a Kinder Carnival with activities for children.

Contests for adults include a Beer Stein Race, a Beer Stein-Holding Competition, and a Yodeling Contest. Authentic Bavarian cuisine, along with select food trucks, will be available on-site. In addition, a Beer Garden and drink stations will be offered, with a ceremonial keg tapping taking place at 6 p.m.

Back by popular demand: Dachshund owners are invited to enter their dogs into the annual Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race. Participation is limited, and wiener dog-owners must REGISTER ONLINE by Friday, October 6th.

An on-site Kinder Carnival will feature an inflatable axe throwing, strength contest, Skee Ball trailer, German-themed arts and crafts, and a special guest appearance by Rapunzel. Guests of all ages can enjoy continuous German folk music and traditional “Schuhplattler” dancing by the energetic group, Swinging Bavarians.

In honor of the City of Coral Springs’ 60th Anniversary, limited edition Coral Springs merchandise will be available for purchase at the event, and elements of Coral Springs history will be interwoven into the event’s Bavarian traditions.

Entertainment

  • Music by The Swinging Bavarians
  • Appearances by King Ludwig
  • Keg Tapping

Activities

  • Biergartens
  • Kinder Carnival Area
  • Lawn Games
  • Local vendors

Food

  • Authentic Bavarian Fare
  • More Food Trucks TBA

Contests

Must sign up at the City Tent 30 minutes before contest begins.

  • 5 p.m. – Wiener Dog Dash Race  (Registration is required in advance)
  • 6 p.m. – Keg Tapping Ceremony
  • 6:30 p.m. – Stein Race (21+)
  • 6:45 p.m. – Yodeling
  • 8:30 p.m. – Stein Holding (21+)

Admission and parking are free at City Hall. The cost of food and drink is additional. Event-specific beer steins and boot lanyards will be available for purchase. Those interested in participating in contests must register at the City of Coral Springs tent prior to the start of the activity, space is limited. Dressing in Bavarian-themed costumes is strongly encouraged.

For a full schedule of events, and an additional list of food, visit CoralSprings.gov/Oktoberfest.