Every year the German American Society of Central Florida hoists steins to celebrate the coming of Fall with a huge Oktoberfest celebration. This year there will be four opportunities for you to experience Orlando's Most Authentic Oktoberfest!
Join the German American Society in Casselberry on October 4th, 5th, 25th, or 26th for Oopa bands, six different imported German beers, chicken dancing, and Bavarian food! Enjoy a Biergarten, Schunkeling, Ein Prosit toasts, Schuhplattling performances by Orlando Trachtenverein, and traditional live German music.
The best part of this event is that general admission will only run you $5 (or $4 with advance purchase) and children under 12 will be admitted for free! Kick-off your weekend by attending on a Friday from 5 PM to 10 PM or make it an all-day affair on a Saturday by partying from 12 PM to 10 PM. Opt for Saturday if you'd also like to see a traditional flag parade and to have more food options.
Experience enthusiasts should opt for VIP tickets. These will run you $45 pre-sale ($60 at the gate) on Fridays, or $75 advance purchase ($95 at the gate) on Saturdays. The perks include entry to a special shaded seating area with tableside service, access to a separate bar, one snack (a brat on a bun or an order of the savory potato pancakes), one dessert, a commemorative 1-liter Oktoberfest Stein, and unlimited free refills on beer, wine, prosecco, soda, and water. On Saturday the VIP ticket also includes an authentic German meal (your choice of an entree and two sides).
Pre-purchase your tickets for quick entry to the event; show a digital copy on your cellphone and they'll scan you in! Just remember to bring $5 to $10 for parking fees or Uber/Lyft to the event!
For more ways to get festive this Fall in Orlando check out this round-up of Oktoberfest events in Central Florida.