The 22nd Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest on the Bierhaus Plaza is September 29th through October 9th, 2016.
The countdown has begun! You’re invited to the 22nd Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest at Fritz and Franz
September 29th – October 9th, 2016
Bierhaus Plaza, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL
Open daily from 12:00 pm-midnight; Sundays from 12-8:00 pm
Opening Keg Tapping Ceremony September 29th @ 6:00 pm
with Mayor Jim Cason
In the spirit of the original Bavarian cultural experience begun 216 years ago in Munich, Germany and which is today considered the world’s biggest folk festival, chef and owner of Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, Harald Neuweg, offers his own original take on the classic Oktoberfest celebration.
Mayor Jim Cason will kick off the 11-day event with the opening keg tapping ceremony on September 29 at 6:00pm.
Live music entertainers flying in from Europe include Die Edelsteiner of Austria; the Trio will perform Thursdays to Sundays with multiple instruments including the traditional accordion. Vocalist Die Freche Vroni of Germany will serve as Master of Ceremonies and party host. Music-entertainers not only sing, jodel, polka, but also have fun with the audience.
Live Music on the Plaza:
09-29 Thursday: 6-10pm
09-30 Friday: 6-11pm
09-31 Saturday: 4-11pm
10-01 Sunday: 2-8pm
10-04 Thursday: 6-10pm
10-05 Friday: 6-11pm
10-06 Saturday: 4-11pm
10-07 Sunday: 2-8pm
Besides the authentic Bavarian entertainment, traditional food, and ice cold German suds, there will be an anniversary party on October 5th with an all-you-can-eat Oktoberfest buffet and complimentary thirteen meter long Apfelstrudel and sparkling wine for guests.
Event contests such as a Bierstein holding competition, Jodel contest, and Bratwurst eating contest will be held throughout the festival. As part of the closing night highlights on October 9th, there will be an Oktoberfest raffle to benefit The Woody Foundation with the grand prize drawing of a five day getaway to any Caribbean, Mexico, or Florida Club Med.
“We are in a beautiful palm tree-lined plaza with a comfortable beer garden. Our staff works hard to provide the best experience of quality restaurant food and a nice friendly atmosphere for our loyal guests and first time visitors….Welcome to Wiesn! Happy Oktoberfest! Prost!” said Neuweg.