Are you ready to don your lederhosen and dirndls, raise your steins, and celebrate the spirit of Oktoberfest? Look no further than the Gulfport Merchants Chamber 2nd Annual Oktoberfest! This year's festivities promise a day filled with traditional German fun, fantastic food, live music, and of course, plenty of beer. As we gear up for the big day, let's take a closer look at what some of our members have planned on top of our amazing vendors on Beach Blvd!
The Gulfport Brewery - A Taproom Extravaganza!
The Gulfport Brewery kicks off the festivities with an exciting lineup of events and, of course, beer! Here's what you can expect:
Tapping the Firkin (11 am): Be among the first to taste the freshest brews as the firkin is tapped, releasing a special batch of beer.
Beer Puppeteer (1-2 pm): Enjoy the whimsical antics of the Beer Puppeteer as they put on a show that's sure to tickle your funny bone.
Live Music (2-9:30 pm): Let the sounds of live music serenade you throughout the day, creating the perfect ambiance for an Oktoberfest celebration.
Costume Contest (3 pm): Dress to impress in your finest Oktoberfest attire and join the costume contest for a chance to win amazing prizes.
Stein Holding Competition (4 pm): Think you've got what it takes to hold a stein filled with beer the longest? Test your strength and endurance in this fun competition.
Full German Menu Inside: Savor the flavors of Germany with a delectable menu featuring traditional dishes.
Gulfport Brewery German Beers: Sample the finest German-style brews, including the Oktoberfest 2023 and Pumpkin Red Ale. Plus, don't miss the collaborative creations with Grand Central Brewhouse: Four Seas Helles Bock and Six Seas Dunkel Bock. Beer and brats are also served outside for your convenience.
The North End Tap House - A Musical Extravaganza!
The North End Tap House brings you a fantastic lineup of musical performances throughout the day:
Unwed (female duo) - 3-5 pm: Groove to the tunes of this dynamic female duo as they take the stage.
Urban Gypsies present OktUrbanfest - 7-10 pm: Get ready for a unique blend of sounds as the Urban Gypsies present their OktUrbanfest.
A South African Twist on Oktoberfest!
Looking for something different? Make sure to visit the South African-style Oktoberfest booth, where you'll find:
Food Offerings: South African Boerewors rolls - a delicious blend of coarsely minced beef and spices, served on a hoagie.
Beer Offerings: Explore South African favorites like the German-style Lager - Windhoek Lager, along with other popular South African beers and ciders.
The Wine House - German Delights and More!
The Wine House has your taste buds covered with a range of delectable offerings:
Food: Indulge in Corned Beef Brisket, Brats, and German Potato Salad.
Featured German Wines: Sip on delightful German wines and enjoy specialty drinks like the Caramel Apple Mimosa and Pumpkin Spice Sangria.
Entertainment: Keep the kids entertained with face painting from 3-6 pm and fairy hair from 1-5 pm. Plus, enjoy live music from 6-9 pm.
Stellas - Crafty Cocktails and Brews!
Stellas is ready to quench your thirst with their exciting offerings:
Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martinis: Savor the flavors of fall with these delectable martinis.
Gulfport Brewery's Oktoberfest 2023: Don't miss the chance to taste this year's special Oktoberfest brew.
Zaiya - Retail Therapy!
Need a break from the festivities? Zaiya has you covered with their amazing deals and new fall clothing and jewelry arrivals.
Racks: Explore racks with items at $5, $10, $25, and enjoy a 50% off section for some fantastic deals.
Fall Fashion: Discover the latest in fall clothing and jewelry to add a touch of style to your Oktoberfest outfit.
The Gulfport Merchants Chamber 2nd Annual Oktoberfest promises a day of fun, music, delicious food, and, of course, beer. Whether you're a fan of traditional German festivities or looking to explore something new, there's something for everyone at this year's event. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us for a day of celebration you won't want to miss! Prost!"
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