45th Annual Oktoberfest


The American German Club of the Palm Beaches Announces our 45th Annual Oktoberfest October 12, 13, 14 and October 19, 20, 21, 2018

Lake Worth, Florida – September 10, 2018 – It’s almost time for Oktoberfest in Palm Beach County, and this year marks the 45th celebration of the annual event held October 12, 13, 14 and 19, 20, 21, 2018.   The American German Club’s Oktoberfest is its largest single cultural event highlighting German culture, heritage and traditions.  The volunteer run festival is held the second and third weekends in October, rain or shine.  Several publications tout the festival as one of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfests in the U.S., with approximately 35,000 visitors over the two weekends.  

Hours: Friday, October 12 and 19, from 5pm to 11pm  Saturday, October 13 and 20, from 12pm to 11pm, Sunday, October 14 and 21, from 12pm to 8pm Admission:  Adults, $12.  Children, 12 years and under, are free and must be accompanied by an adult Entertainment: For its eleventh anniversary appearance, the “Heldensteiner” band returns from Munich Germany, directly after performing in the Lowenbrau tent at the world famous Munich Oktoberfest.  The Hobfrau Festhaus will host the band “Echt Baerig”, also straight from Munich.  Other culturally authentic entertainment will take place throughout festival grounds and inside the Festhaus.  Children can enjoy the club’s playground plus a carnival with rides and games for all ages.  Unlimited ride wristbands and single ride tickets will be available for purchase. Food and Drink: Authentic Munich Oktoberfest foods such as sauerbraten, schnitzel, goulasch, rotisserie chicken, roast pork, sausages, bratwurst, bauernwurst, meterwurst, leberkase, currywurst, traditional pretzels, giant pickles, potato pancakes, German desserts and much more will be available throughout the festival grounds.  A variety of Hofbrau beers plus domestic craft and favorites will be on hand. German schnapps, wines and frozen drinks will be available, as well as plenty of soft drinks and water. Promotional video 1 minute at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft89NHw5wL4

About the American German Club of the Palm Beaches: In 1964, three German Americans kicking around a soccer ball at a Sunday picnic envisioned the creation of a social club. Their mission: to bring families together in the interest of sharing the traditions of their heritage. After much volunteer work and fundraising, the American German Club was born and continues to thrive with a multicu