It is time break out your Dirndl or Lederhosen and enjoy delicious German food, beer, and music in celebration of Oktoberfest. We have a lineup of local businesses that are hosting celebrations!?

1. Sun Coast Oktoberfest

The Event:

A 3-day celebration under the big tent featuring authentic German Food, Beer, and Liquor, Live German Music, Games, Contests, a merchant vendor area and more. There will be 3 German bands performing including Sepp Diepolder “One Man Show Band”, AlpinDoc and  Hafenkapelle.  All the bands will be wearing their authentic German Oktoberfest Clothing. Expected to have over 7000 attendees over the 3 days. A rain or shine event!


September 29 –  October 1st, 2017


 Westfield Sarasota Square Mall South JC Penney lot located at 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34238

2. JDubs Brewing Company

The Event:

An Oktoberfest celebration of beer, food, music and stein games! Enjoy $4 Pints of our German style beers ALL DAY. Activities include:

Best Dressed – Bring out your Dirndl or Lederhosen for a mens and woman’s best dressed competition. Winners will be chosen at 3:30pm and will receive a $50 bar tab.

Stein Holding Contest – Contestants will hold a full 1L stein until their arms fall off. Contest will start at 2pm. Contestant with longest time holding their stein wins a $50 bar tab.

Team Stein Race – Run through an obstacle course as fast as your team can, each team member will be carrying two filled steins. Race starts at 2:30pm, fastest team with the fullest steins will win a $50 bar tab.

The Schnitzel Trailer 3-8pm


September 23 at 11 AM – 11:59 PM


JDub’s Brewing Company & Tap Room
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34237

Watch Video of 2016 Oktoberfest

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3. Mr. Beery’s

The Event: 

Their celebration includes items you get at the Oktoberfest in Munich including Large Bretzeln, White Radish, Haxn (possibly for pre order) and much more!

There will be authentic live German music by Petra and Teresa!
– Best Oktoberfest Costume Contest
– Beer Stein Hoisting Competition


October 7, 2017 3PM – 12AM


Mr. Beery’s
2645 Mall Dr, Sarasota, Florida 34231


4. Calusa Brewing

The Event:

The Schnitzel Trailer will be serving traditional , real Ocroberfest food items. Keep watching their site for more updates!


September 30, 2017 1PM – 9PM


Calusa Brewing 

5701 Derek Ave Sarasota, Florida

5. Schnitzel Kitchen

6521 Superior Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34231

The Event: None listed…yet! But they do have authentic German food all year! If you can’t make it to any of the above festivals, then make sure to get some delicious German food and beer at Schnitzel Kitchen! ?