October is a month packed with plenty of events and activities in West Palm Beach and nearby cities. One of the most popular festivities is Oktoberfest at American German Club of the Palm Beaches in Lantana, about 14 miles (20 minutes drive) from downtown WPB.
This is the largest and most famous Oktoberfest party in South Florida. It is a genuine celebration of the most traditional German custom that Germany has ever exported to the rest of the world.
The next Oktoberfest at American German Club of the Palm Beaches will be:
Second and third weekend of October (starting Oct 11, 2019)
Friday, October 11 and 18, from 5pm to 11pm
Saturday, October 12 and 19, from 12pm to 11pm
Sunday, October 13 and 20, from 12pm to 8pm
Admission: Adults $10 | Children under 12 with paying adult admitted free.
The Club is at 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, 33463
For information call (561) 967-6464 and get tickets here: americangermanclub.org
What to expect at Oktoberfest 2019?
The Heldensteiner Band and the Echt Baerig Band from Germany will perform in the Lowenbrau tent. They will get the community singing and dancing to a variety of music, in particular the “Chicken Dance”, Fliegerlied and “Sweet Caroline” proved effortless for both bands.
Children can enjoy the club’s playground, plus a brand new, family-run carnival will take over part of the festival grounds, with double the rides of years past and exciting 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, rotisserie checken, roast pork and smoked pork, sausages, bratwurst, bauernwurst, meterwurst, leberkase, currywurst, gourmet and traditional pretzels, giant pickles, potato pancakes, German desserts and much more will be available throughout the festival grounds, with the return of the beloved roast beef sandwich.
A variety of Hofbrau beers as well as Tucher, Lederer and many more plus domestic favorites will be on hand. German schnapps, wines and frozen drinks will be available, as well as plenty of soft drinks and water.
Free parking at three neighborhood schools with free trolley service to the festival; Diamond View Elementary, Tradewinds Middle (both on Haverhill) and Indian Pines Elementary (on Lantana).
“Premium Parking” for $15 is available on club grounds and at Buttonwood Park, which is just across the street.