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Oktoberfest celebrations on tap in Tampa Bay area

Raise a stein, or two, for Oktoberfest

Slip on the lederhosen and toast all things German, especially beer.

Taptoberfest Benefit

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Oktoberfest celebrations on tap in Tampa Bay area 10/14/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 4:30am]
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