Beer, wurst, schnitzel? Ja! Never mind that South Florida doesn’t have the rich German heritage of the Midwest. Revelers of nearly every cultural background are ready to celebrate the subtropical version of the annual Bavarian festival that begins in September and runs through the first weekend in October. Here are some places to get your dirndl or lederhosen on. Ein, zwei, drei, g’suffa!
Now in its fifth year, this festival takes over SoHo Studios in Wynwood so it’s undercover and airconditioned – a smart move for South Florida since it’s still rainy season. Festivities include music from the International Polka Band, a “Raise the Stein” Contest and Miss Octoberfest judging.
Those looking for a traditional experience with their bier will get the most satisfaction from cultural organizations, who showcase local folklore groups and entertainment, and include members of the community. You’ll find young and old, many dressed in colorful costumes, enjoying German brews and fare.
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