Prost! 10 Oktoberfest Events in Orlando
Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich, Germany to celebrate Bavarian culture with a 16-day folk festival (late September to early October). Sure, a night out abroad would be great, but you can easily sample German-inspired beers at one of Orlando’s many Oktoberfest events.
And fortunately, these events in Orlando run from late September to late October. Prost!
Oktoberfest Events in Orlando
Oktoberfest Weekends at ICON Park
From Friday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., from September 16 to October 2, 2022
(Fridays start at 5 p.m.)
Beer flights featuring four seasonal beers will be available at the Lawn Bar for $16. If you’re looking for a sweet keepsake, a commemorative 32oz glass tankard filled to the brim with your favorite selection can be had for $22. More live music and special promotions for The Wheel at ICON Park.
We tried a sampling of the Oktoberfest food offerings. The chicken with potato pancakes and the sausages exceeded our expectations. The German chocolate cupcake is an absolute must! We received a free mug of beer as part of our media tour and love the design. The ICON Park wheel engraved on it is a special souvenir from Orlando.
Kissimmee Oktoberfest 2022
From September 16 to October 30, hours vary
Krush Brau Park
Oktoberfest theme park
Wristband and Krush Cash prices vary
2nd edition of the Varktoberfest
Saturday September 17, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The Orlando Ardvark
Several Florida beer vendors (Green Bench, Ivanhoe Park, Olōgy, Ravenous Pig, 26º Brewing Co, Walking Tree and Tampa Bay Brewing Co), German cuisine, German wine tasting and German punch.
This is a family and pet friendly event.
Oktoberfest! at Brasserie Ellipsis
Saturday, September 17, 1 p.m.
Ellipsis Orlando Brewery
German street food, special beer and special products. More details to come.
Oktoberfest at A La Cart Orlando
Saturday 17 – 30 September
Each of the vendors prepares a German-themed specialty that will pair deliciously with one of our German beers brewed in Florida.
Please visit the À La Cart Orlando Facebook page for important parking information.
Deviant Wolfe Oktoberfest
Saturday September 24, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Sanford
Treat yourself to German-style beers, food and merriment. Come dressed to impress in your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your mugs and celebrate! Delicious German-style food, live music, Oktoberfest games and best of all, German-style beers brewed in-house especially for the event.
Hourglass Brewing Longwood Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. – closing
Hourglass Brewing Longwood
Authentic Live Polka Music from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a host of German beers available all day.
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PRIME! Oktoberfest celebration in Alestone is also Saturday, September 24, just down the road from Hourglass Brewing Longwood.
And the the city of Oviedo has an Oktoberfest event from Thursday October 22 to Saturday October 24, with punch cards to suit different budgets and thirsts.
Dezerland Orlando Oktoberfest
September 30 – October 30 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Savor a one-pound Bavarian pretzel, German roast chicken or bratwurst – a quarter-pound German sausage cooked in beer and onions served with German potato salad or macaroni with cheese. Dezerland’s Oktoberfest celebration will feature Samuel Adams. The fan-favorite Oktoberfest draft beer will be available for $7 for a 16oz pour.
In addition, the world’s largest Volkswagen collections and custom Volkswagen buses will be on display!
German American Oktoberfest Society of Central Florida
Saturday 1 & 22 October 2022
Casselberry German-American Society
With TWO celebration dates, “Orlando’s biggest and most authentic Oktoberfest event” will offer double the beer-inspired entertainment.
Enjoy real Bavarian beer on tap, home-cooked German food, German bands, Alpenrose Schuhplattler dancers, a flag parade, vendor stalls, and a Bavarian biergarten.
Advanced tickets: $5, free for ages 11 and under
Suntoberfest at Suncreek Brewery
Saturday and Sunday October 1 and 2, 2022
Suncreek Brewery Clermont
Street-wide event with live music and special German-inspired dishes.
1st Annual Pig Beer Festival
Saturday October 1, 2022, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
The voracious pig
Check out this annual celebration that takes place in The Ravenous Pig’s large beer garden. Highlights include a German-style roast menu, the brewery’s seasonal Oktoberfest lager, a live DJ, and more.
Menu prices vary
Avalon Park Oktoberfest
Friday and Saturday October 7 & 8, 2022
Avalon Park, East Orlando
This free, family-friendly affair, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, invites adults to “bow down” in the beer garden while the kids sip root beer.
Highlights include games, contests and German music.
Oktoberfest Mount Dora 2022
Saturday October 8, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunset Park – 4th and Alexander, Downtown Mount Dora
Discover local craft beers and German cuisine.
Make it an even more memorable experience in the Hollerbach VIP Bierhaus with Hollerbach. They will serve a German buffet, beer and exclusive seats.
General admission is $10 per person.
Hollerbach VIP Bierhaus is $100 per person
8th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest
From Friday to Sunday October 14 to 16, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Three days of polka music, traditionally inspired German cuisine, live entertainment
PLUS, the hugely popular Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race presented by Our Cause 4 Paws Rescue is back!
Must try foods:
- Curry Wurst & Sauerkraut Empanada with Curry Ketchup – from Empanadas & Co.
- Bavarian Pizza – from Michael’s Ali Coal Fired Pizza
- Grilled Steak Burgers on German Pretzel Buns – The Local Butcher and Market
- Moonshine Apple Cider Glazed Donuts – Sir Benji’s Donuts
- Vegan Apple Pie – Press’d Juice Bar
Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
Friday and Saturday 21 & 22 October 2022
More of a seasonal celebration than a traditional beer-drinking event – though still enjoyable – Market Street will light up in fall colors during this fall festival.
Additionally, Ivanhoe Park Brewing hosts a major multi-day event each year. The Back to Joyland Invitational Oktoberfest isn’t Oktoberfest themed, but it’s a big Oktoberfest in October worth considering.
Oktoberfest party in the parking lot
Sunday October 23, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Citrus City Crafts
Enjoy German market cuisine and Morganic meats from Hollerbach, beer, games and activities as well as live music and a children’s zone.
Oktoberfest block party and outdoor market
Saturday October 29, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Orange County Brewers – Lake Mary
Craft beer outings, live music, giveaways, culinary specialties, open-air market and block party for the whole family.
From Friday to Sunday November 4 to 6, 2022
Sanford Civic Center
This indoor-outdoor festival at the Sanford Civic Center will feature authentic German cuisine from Hollerbach’s German Restaurant and Market, German beer, wine, schnapps and desserts, a kids’ zone presented by Ladies 327 of Sanford, and entertainment from German style, including polka music, folk instruments, yodeling and dancing in traditional costumes.
Croctoberfest at St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Saturday October 1, 2022, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
An evening at the Zoo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sample beers from Florida breweries as you journey through the alligator farm. Conservation partners will be on hand to share their work on the First Coast. Local restaurants will offer some of their favorite dishes and concerts will take place throughout the park.
Regular tickets $75, designated driver tickets $40
Why wait for those awesome Oktoberfest events in Orlando? Check out seasonal selections at other local spots with our A Beer Lover’s Guide to Orlando’s Breweries. And if the children need to come, it’s the BEST Kid-Friendly Breweries in Orlando.
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