Raise a stein, or two, for Oktoberfest
Slip on the lederhosen and toast all things German, especially beer.
Three days of authentic German foods, craft beer and ales, music and more. Noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. The Brass Tap, 2000 Piazza Ave., Wesley Chapel. $5, benefits Susan G. Komen Foundation. (813) 991-4343. brasstapbeerbar.com.
The Irish have gone German. This festival combines German beers, food and attire with contemporary music by area artists. Noon-3 a.m. Sat. The Dubliner, 2307 W Azeele St., Tampa. $5 (includes a souvenir mug). (813) 258-2257. thedublineririshpub.com.
The Tap Room's version of Octoberfest with German beer, authentic German food, music, games, giveaways, group singing and plenty of drinking. 4-10 p.m. Sat. Tank's Tap Room, 13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free admission (food and drink individually priced). (813) 961-2337. www.tankstaproom.com.
Bok Tower brings its version of a family-friendly Oktoberfest with a plant sale, live music, German food, craft beers, tree climbing, face painting, a butterfly house and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales. Free. (863) 676-1408. boksanctuary.org.
Get ready to swing your stein at the festival with German food, beer and drinks, German music by Swinging Bavarians, Tampa Bay Polka All-Stars and the Family of Christ Praise band, games, crafts, face painting, beer stein contest and more. Benefits the church scholarship fund. 6-10 p.m. Fri., 4-10 p.m. Sat. Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16190 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 558-9343.