You couldn’t make it to Munich for the yearly celebration? Good thing that you’re planning on visiting St. Augustine in October. You probably wouldn’t think of St. Augustine when you hear Oktoberfest but this city does know how to put on a party. Here are just a few ways that the city has to help you feel a little more German during the month of October. First and foremost, we want to make sure that you drink responsibly and don’t Drink & Drive. What better way to do that than to stay right in the heart of the city. Click here to see which Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn has availability for your trip.
Okay.. you’ve got your place to stay. There are many ways to get around the city. It really is a walking town, so, if you like, you can just put on some comfy walking shoes and check out the great ideas below. Feel like walking could be a bit much after the drinking. Check out our pedi-cabs, (bicycle cabs). Just flag one down. They’ll take you to your Bed and Breakfast Inn for a tip. There are plenty of taxi companies around as well.
Oktoberfest – October 18 http://sertomastaugustine.org/oktoberfest/index.php
Oktoberfest will feature traditional food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, as well as German and domestic beers and even desserts.
Oktoberfest will also include a stage within a biergarten tent where bands will entertain throughout the day. A wide range of arts and crafts with local and regional significance will be offered, as well as child-related activities to include a bounce house, face painting and other activities for families.
Where: Special Events (Francis) Field — U.S. 1 and West Castillo Drive, next to the St. Augustine Visitors Center and Parking Garage.
When: Friday, October 18 – 11am-8pm
Admission: $5 per person
Oktoberfest Celebrations at our Local Bars – Entire Month
• J.P. Henley’s – 10 Marine Street – http://www.jphenleys.com/
70 beers and 18 wines on draft. Not to mention the bottled beers.
It’s that time of year again at your favorite pub. OKTOBERFEST! There’re steins and boots to be filled and classic German fare to be eaten. Begins Friday October 2 and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
• A1A Aleworks – 1 King Street – https://www.facebook.com/A1AAleWorks?fref=ts
Stop in to the Brew Pub and try out the Oktoberfest special. Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied lager, amber in color with a toasted malt character and slight sweetness.
• Rendezvous – 106 St. George Street – https://www.facebook.com/Rendezvous-Restaurant-135871388396/
The orginal beer pub of St. Augustine featuring over 250 imported Beers and changing weekly! Also added 6 Unique tap beers! To celebrate Oktoberfest, throughout the month of October you can get one of these on draft and keep the mug! Bring back the mug for a 5 dollar refill. Package deal!
• Henley’s Steak & Seafood – 100 St. George Street – https://www.facebook.com/henleyssteakandseafood?fref=ts
Sister to J.P. Henely’s. Full service upscale restaurant with 100 craft beers on draft! Check the beer selection when you are doing your own Oktoberfest crawl in the city.
Oktoberfest Beer Tours – Oct 2-Nov 1
The Tasting Tours presents special Oktoberfest Beer Tours for the month of October in St. Augustine. Guests can sample pints at several of the city’s best brewpubs, while they celebrate the traditional Bavarian festival of Oktoberfest.
Matt Hopcraft, the local authority on everything beer, hosts the tour, introducing guests to St. Augustine’s thriving craft beer community (not surprising when you consider that this ancient city is named after St. Augustine of Hippo, who is the patron saint of beer).
The tour features three to four Oktoberfest-themed beers and a visit to one of the city’s best brewpubs, where guests can sample special fall craft beers. Guests will learn all about how beer is made, how it should be served, and how to taste the differences between beers.
When: 5:15 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October 2 – November 1, 2014.
Admission: $49 per person (Gratuities for your tour host are not included)
Reservations are Required.
Croctoberfest – October 10 – http://www.alligatorfarm.com/
Croctoberfest at the zoo is Saturday, the 10th! As part of the festivities, Lauren (Senior Reptile Keeper) will be doing tours of our behind-the-scenes Crocodilian Nursery at 11:30 and 1:30. This special tour is available for a $5 conservation donation. Space is limited, so email Molly (firstname.lastname@example.org) now for this great opportunity! Scott Lagasse Jr.will also be here and face painting. All the fun starts at 10 a.m
Find Flat Maximo contest! There will be 5 Flat Maximo’s hidden throughout the park, find one & take it to the Gift Shop for a great prize!
Where: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine
When: Sunday, October 10 10am
Admission: $5 conservation donation
Reservations required. Email above.