Fall means it’s time for Rocktoberfest! No matter where Oktoberfest is celebrated, there are common ingredients: lively music, mouthwatering food, big, big pints of beer, family and fun.
October 13-15, 2023, Paragon Festivals with the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association bring an authentic 3-Day Oktoberfest experience coupled with fantastic live musical performances to downtown Sarasota in JD Hamel Park. Admission to this family-friendly event is free!
Festivalgoers will find a wide variety of food plus a German feast fit for King Ludwig himself! Dine on German foods like Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (Sausages), Brezen (pretzels, Knodel (potato or flour dumplings), Kasespatzel (cheese noodles), sweet mustards, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more!
Between performances shop the Marketplace of arts, crafts and select fine products and services.
This is a pet friendly festival.