Once upon a time, the Germans decided to contribute their own booze, food, and music festival to the world. They had yet to come up with Kraftwerk, the art scene sucked, and they had plenty of kegs stored up in mountain caves to keep cool, so they said, "Let's just drink lots of beer and see what happens," and that's how Oktoberfest was born, or at least that's the version we came up with.
Regardless of its national origin, Oktoberfest has been going on in Coral Gables for over 14 years, and that's thanks to Harold Nenweg, owner of Fritz and Franz Bierhaus (60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables).
This year Oktoberfest Miami features live German and Austrian bands, beer bars, wine gardens, a bratwurst eating contest, raffles, and more.
The fest runs through October 11 and is free to enter. Log on to oktoberfestmiami.com for more info.
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Fritz & Franz Bierhaus
60 Merrick Way
Coral Gables, FL 33134