Octoberfest officially began last week in Germany, running from Sept 16th to October 3, the biggest celebration in our area each year has been held at the German American Social Club located on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, and this year the club plans on another great festival that will be held the last two weekends in October, we will cover that event in our next issue.
A new player in the local Octoberfest celebration is the Millennial Brewing Company located at 1811 Royal Palm Avenue in Fort Myers. They were planning to start their celebration last Thursday but due to Hurricane Irma and the subsequent cleanup, they have move the party and will host their Oktoberfest event starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, and closing at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.
We spoke with owner, Kyle Cebull, he told us that part of Royal Palm Blvd will be closed off for the event and a huge tent/pavilion will be set up right in front of the building with 350 seats, they are expecting over 7,000 people over the 4 days and attendees could bring additional seats/chairs.
The 4-day festival is expected to include an experience right out of Munich, throughout the official Oktoberfest event in Munich, entire pavilions of people will break out into song all together! It's truly a sight and sound to behold, they will be replicating this throughout the festival right here in Downtown Fort
Myers! German music will be pumping throughout and they will be putting the words up on the screens so everyone can join in the fun!
They will be launching their Millennial Octoberfest Beer, will have an authentic brewery and beer pavilion tent and other Bavaria-inspired decor, beer, food, live music, merchandise, camaraderie and games for people of all ages and the event is pet friendly.
Additionally, a portion of the weekend proceeds will be donated to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
For more information Call: 239- 271-2255. Or online at: MillennialBrewing.com.