It’s that time again when our community unites to savor life and partake in the authentic taste of Southwest Florida’s German heritage, the 38th Annual Cape Coral Oktoberfest.
The German American Social Club, after taking a year off due to unavoidable IAN, is at it again this year and brings a piece of Munich to Cape Coral. They invite you and all of Southwest Florida to join them at this lively event, promising delightful food, genuine German beer, live music, contagious laughter, and spirited dancing, ranging from the Polka to the Fliegerlied and the Chicken Dance.
In essence, Oktoberfest is the epitome of German Gemütlichkeit, showcasing the best of German heritage. It’s a time that the German American Social Club eagerly anticipates every year, as it welcomes the entire community to join in and celebrate with friends, loved ones, or even on your own – you’re certain to forge like-minded connections at this festival!
Featuring music flown in from Germany and local favorites, authentic German cuisine, and beer aplenty, there’s something for everyone, regardless of age. So, dust off your dirndls, tidy up your lederhosen, and join us for an unforgettable experience filled with stein-raising moments with your “beste Freunde,” even those you’re about to meet.
This weekend will be you last opportunity to experience this years event, only days left are October 27, 28, and 29 – the last full weekends of the month. The entire community will come together for some Gaudi – a time of exuberant fun where all are welcome and feel like part of something extraordinary. Whether you’re here for a bratwurst and beer while relaxing in the Bavarian Gardens, eager to dance under the grand tent, or looking forward to a full-fledged German feast like Sauerbraten or Schnitzel inside the Von Steuben Hall, they’ve got you covered.
Festival hours are as follows: Fridays from 4 p.m. to mid-night, Saturdays from noon until midnight, and Sundays from noon until 8 p.m. This year, they have introduce a new VIP program, offering special seating, exclusive drink specials courtesy of their sponsor, Jägermeister, a sit-down meal inside the Von Steuben Hall, an HB beer stein with refills, and much more!
This year there will be the band KaBeGL from Germany and also the return of the Maselheimer Musikanten, the big band that captivated the community in 2017. The event will also showcase local favorites, including Deb & the Dynamics (Saturday Night), The Boots (Saturday Eve) and award-winning acts such as Pitbull of Blues (Friday Night).
This year, they will also feature Cape Coral’s own Hafenkapelle and Manni Daum Trio, (both play Saturday and Sunday Day). You can expect non-stop foot-tapping music on three stages, including the tent, the gardens, and inside the Edelweiss Hall, catering to all musical tastes.
In addition to the lively entertainment, you’ll find outdoor exhibitors, food vendors offering a delectable range of German and international cuisine, and an option for a sit-down dinner in the Von Steuben Hall. Oktoberfest promises an abundance of experiences.
While you’re there take advantage of a great photo op, and remember to stop by and snap a picture with Lissette Ortiz-Teleweck, Ms. Oktoberfest 2023, or with some of the previous Ms. Oktoberfest winners, elegantly adorned in their dirndls and blue sashes.
Our dedicated GASC members, all volunteers, are the driving force behind the region’s most successful event. They invite you to immerse yourself in German heritage.
You can find the German American Social Club at 2101 SW Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral, FL. Please call 239-283-1400 or visit: capecoraloktoberfest.com