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No offense to my local bar, brewery and boite, but at least once during October, I find myself deciding to give a schnitzel about the authenticity of my Oktoberfest experience. I don’t always need more than an overflowing dirndl and stein of mystery beer, but when I do, I look for the local German club.
At noon Saturday, the
American German Club of the Palm Beaches Lake Worth
in kicks off its two-weekend celebration of Oktoberfest for the 45th time. As in the past 10 years, festival organizers will bring in the partyrock band Heldensteiner, direct from Munich’s LöwenbräuFesthalle.
The all-ages festival, with carnival rides, vendors and plenty of food, runs this Friday-Sunday and Oct. 19-21 at the club, 5111 Lantana Road. Tickets cost $10 (per day), $6 for ages 7-14, free for 6 and younger. Parking is free nearby with free shuttle service, with limited VIP parking also available for $15. Visit Facebook.com/AmericanGermanClubOfThePalmBeaches.
Oktoberfest takes place on two more Saturdays at the
German American Club of Hollywood,
including this Saturday at 4 p.m. Along with authentic food and beer from Munich’s Hofbräu München, this weekend features the pageant. Tickets cost $10, younger than 12 free. Parking is free. The final Oktoberfest celebration at the German American Club of Hollywood, 6401 Washington St., takes place Oct. 27. Visit Facebook.com/ GermanAmericanClubHollywood.
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