Oktober 13th & 14th
Oktoberfest is almost here! This year we will expand the event to two days, Thursday the 13th and Friday the 14th. On Thursday night, we will continue to team-up with the Sanford Welcome Center for Alive After Five, Central Florida’s longest running street party. On Friday, we move the party to Magnolia Square, where guests can stroll to the sounds of Sonneschein Express as they enjoy the wares of unique vendors and German street food, including brats, pretzels and of course, bier!
Thursday, Oktober 13th
On Thursday, Oktober 13th, we will bring back our VIP Haus at Hollerbach’s Art Haus, where the first 60 guests who register will get unlimited beer, schnapps, and food; exclusive bathrooms; a private concert from Jimmy and Eckhard, and Oktoberfest Swag. Tickets are $50 for singles and $80 for couples. Click here to get your tickets. Thursday’s event will be from 5:00 to 9:00 but the VIP Haus opens early at 4:30.
Meanwhile, just outside the VIP Haus on First Street and in Magnolia Square, our classic annual Oktoberfest street party will take place. Guests can enjoy a variety of vendors, along with German music, beer, and food on the street.
Friday, Oktober 14th
On Friday, Oktober 14th from 6:00 to 11:00, the celebration moves from 1st Street to Magnolia Square and 2nd street. We will have expanded German food offerings, including Buster’s Bistro’s famous frites. For entertainment, Marty Gross and the Sonneschein Express will be back for the second night, performing from 6:00 to 10:00. The Alpine Rose dancers will be teaching guests German dance moves and Sanford’s own Cowboy Keith will be doing last call to finish up the party from 10:00 to 11:00. West End Trading Co. and Celery City have agreed to add a full liquor bar at the corner of 2nd and Palmetto Avenue.
At this event, we will be using food and drink tickets, which can be redeemed at any of our event booths for beer, brats, liquor, and more. Presale for tickets has ended but you can still buy tickets at the event.