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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 15 (9500 W Sample Rd) 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.
Games 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.
New this year: Dachshund owners are invited to enter their dogs into the first-ever Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race in Coral Springs. Registration is available online.
The Kinder Carnival will feature inflatable axe throwing, face painting, a strength contest, German-themed arts and crafts, and special guest appearances. All guests can enjoy entertainment by the energetic group, The Swinging Bavarians, a yodeling contest with child and adult categories, and photos with King Ludwig, who is making a special trip for the celebration.
Of the event, King Ludwig says, “Considering Oktoberfest started with festivities surrounding my marriage to the fair Princess Therese 185 years ago, it’s only fitting I be invited to participate in this regal affair.”
Must sign up at the City Tent 30 minutes before contest begins.
Admission to the event is free. Parking is free at the on-site City Hall garage. The cost of food and drink is additional. Limited edition event souvenir Beer Steins will be available to purchase. Those interested in participating in contests must register at the City of Coral Springs tent 30 minutes before the start of the activity. Dressing in Bavarian-themed costumes is strongly encouraged.
For a full schedule of events, and an additional list of food, visit CoralSprings.gov/Oktoberfest.