Hier ist Ihre Chance für einen Tag Deutsch zu sein! 

(Here's Your Chance to be German for a Day....or TWO!)


The Gulf Coast Oktoberfest sponsored by Geier’s Sausage Kitchen and is being held at at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall South Lot located a 8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238. The Event will run from 11am – 8pm for 2 days on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th. CLICK HERE TO VIEW LOCATION MAP

The event will feature German and American Food / Beer, Live German Music, Games, Costume and Dance Contests, a merchant / vendor area and more. This event is the perfect opportunity to experience a little bit of Germany with some American options for the not so adventurous.

We have secured Hafenkapelle (haf-en-ka-pell-la) a 16 piece costumed fest band located in Cape Coral, Florida. They are the house band for the Cape Coral Oktoberfest and play throughout the year at different events. They will be playing Saturday - September 24th from 2pm - 7pm.

We have also secured Die Musik der Fruheren Jahre or if you prefer just plain "Oli and the Frankfurters" to play Friday - September 23rd from 2pm - 7pm. They are a 5 piece band who has been bringing old style German music to audiences in Southwest Florida area since 1992.

 Come dressed to impress for our costume contest, participate in the Chicken Dance competition, stein hoisting competition, polka dance lessons and more...

 This event is the perfect opportunity to experience a little bit of Germany with some American options for the not so adventurous.

We are anticipating 5000 attendees over the 2 days. This is a rain or shine event


Click Here if you would like information on being a vendor or or Sponsor

Rules and General Info

You must be 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages at the event. Attendees will be required to show valid photo I.D at beer sales stations. 

Their will be a large tent and seating provided but dress comfortably.

There will be food and beverage options available for purchase at the event.

Dogs are allowed at the event on a leash but please bring your own supply of cold water and snacks, we will not be providing any watering stations. We DO request you bring Doggie waste bags should accidents happen.

There will not be any activities for children at the event

This will be a Rain or Shine event

Music

Live Authentic German Music will be provided through out both days of the event!

Hafenkapelle will be playing Saturday - September 24th from 2pm - 7pm

Hafenkapelle (haf-en-ka-pell-la) is a costumed fest band located in Cape Coral, Florida. In addition to traditional German festival music



Die Musik der Fruheren Jahre or if you prefer just plain "Oli and the Frankfurters" have been bringing old style German music to audiences in Southwest Florida area since 1992. Through the evening you will often hear Ein Prosit as it is the toast to Oktoberfest followed by the chugging of beer. Audience participation encouraged. Enjoy the music, song and dance of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by this dynamic band. It’s the real thing.

Die Musik der Fruheren Jahre will be playing September 23rd from 2pm - 7pm

Food & Beer

German and American Food and Beer options will be available to purchase 



We will also be offering other american classics for your dinning pleasure

Directions

Westfield Sarasota Square Mall 

South lot of JC Penny

8201 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238


Please join us Saturday, October 23rd and 24th, 2016 from 11:00 am to 8:00 p.m. Craft and food vendors, contests plus unlimited German music from some of the best in our area! Food and beverages will be sold at the event.

Vendor Area

We will be featuring a vendor / merchant area for you shopping pleasure

Interested in being a vendor?

Games - Fun

Best Dressed Contest

Best Chicken Dance

Polka Dance Off

Stein Hoisting Competition

Empty Keg Toss

Server Slalom Relay

Keg Slalom

Keg Standing Race

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Stay SafeDrink Responsible

Before you go to the event, make sure to arrange for a safe ride back home!

 


For any questions or additional information call Geiers Sausage Kitchen at 
941-923-3004 
or 
941-374-0638 or email geiers@verizon.net




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