Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer, and takes place every year in Munich, Germany. It lasts from late September to the first weekend in October and is one of the most famous events in Germany. With more than 6 million people from around the world attending, it is a sight to behold. It is also a tradition, one that began in 1810. For those lucky enough to have experienced Oktoberfest in Munich, and for those who haven’t but wish they could, two local festivals will try to recreate the same party atmosphere that will appeal to one and all.
Merritt Island Oktoberfest Street Party
On Saturday, Oct. 6, Merritt Island will hold it’s first Oktoberfest Street Party. The event will be held at Dogs ‘R Us Restaurant, on the Merritt Island Causeway. The local organizing committee is hoping to make this an annual event and Space Coast Daily, a sponsor, is offering free tickets on their web site. Otherwise, admission is $10 but children under 12 are free.
The event is outdoors but the main Dogs R Us restaurant will be open all evening for dinner. Gates will open at 5 p.m. The correct address is 1580 E Merritt Island Causeway , Merritt Island, 32952, United States. And for more information, call 321-323-4460 or email specific questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melbourne Oktoberfest and Brewfest
This festival, a Space Coast tradition, will be held in Wickham Park in Melbourne, from Oct. 18-21. Known as a family-friendly event, Melbourne Oktoberfest will offer live music with two stages, plenty of German food, and over 25 carnival rides for children young and old. The ride tickets will be sold as one ticket for as many rides as the ticket-holder would like and that is separate from the general admission fee.
This year, the festival will offer something new: Brewfest. Over 100 premium craft beers will be available for tasting and this event will take place in a separate tent with separate admission, which will include all tastings. Tickets to Brewfest will be $30 in advance, or $35 on the day of event, which is Sat., Oct. 20. Tickets can be purchased online and a list of beers that will be available is also shown.
Hours for Melbourne Oktoberfest and Brewfest are as follows:
- Thurs. Oct. 18 – Oktoberfest gates open 5 p.m.
- Fri. Oct. 19 – Oktoberfest gates open 5 p.m.
- Sat. Oct. 20 – Oktoberfest gates open 12 noon
- Sat – Brewfest gates open 2 p.m.
- Sun. Oct. 21 – Oktoberfest gates open 12 noon
There will be free parking adjacent to the festival at Brevard Community College. More info can be had by calling 321-633-4028. And the correct address is: 3845 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935.
For a look at Oktoberfest in Munich, and learn more about it’s beginnings, watch the attached video by Watchmojo.com, Germany’s Oktoberfest Beer Festival: Learn More.