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Old 10-09-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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Annual Oktoberfest celebration is set for Oct. 9 to 11 at the Civic Center

Oktoberfest band
The City of Port St. Lucie and the German American Club of the Treasure Coast present Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Civic Center Village Square.

This three-day event will be held under the big tent and feature authentic German food, bounce houses, local kids’ group performances and other fun activities for the whole family.

Adults will like the German spirits in the beer garden and testing their strength of body and mind in the brat-eating and stein-holding competitions.

There will be live entertainment by The Stratton Mountain Boys, an Austrian entertainment group created in 1963. They have been performing at festivals all around the world for decades. Since this band began, there have been more than 100 members.

Admission and parking are free for this event. Food and drinks must be purchased with tokens, which are valued at $1 each. We will buy back any unused tokens until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Wristbands for the bounce house can be purchased for $5, which allows kids to bounce all day.

Event schedule:

Friday, Oct. 9 (5 to 10 p.m.)

5 to 10 p.m. - The Stratton Mountain Boys
6:30 to 7 p.m. - Opening ceremonies: Parade of Flags, German and American National Anthems, tapping of first keg
Saturday, Oct. 10 (12 to 10 p.m.)

12 to 4 p.m. - DJ Silva
1 to 1:30 p.m. - Karate demonstration
2 to 2:30 p.m. - M&M Sweeties
2:30 to 3 p.m. - Opening ceremonies: Parade of Flags, German and American National Anthems, tapping of first keg
3 to 4 p.m. - Ukrainian Dancers
4:30 to 5 p.m. - Mrs. P's Dance Studio
5 to 6 p.m. - Hungarian Dancers
6 to 10 p.m. - The Stratton Mountain Boys
7 p.m. - Brat-eating contest
8 p.m. - Stein-holding competition
Sunday, Oct. 11 (1 to 6 p.m.)

1 to 6 p.m. - The Stratton Mountain Boys
2 p.m. - Closing ceremonies: Parade of Flags, German and American National Anthems, tapping of first keg
The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is located at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place on the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road.

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Old 10-10-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
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Has anyone been to this in years past? I want to go, but am torn whether to go to this one or the Oktoberfest in West Palm. Let me know your thoughts- we are going to one tonight.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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haven't been to this one but it is by the German American club with a REAL German band including those huge horns etc.

the best I've ever gone to numerous times is in LANTANA.. its huge and awesome fun
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
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Wow- what a waste of time the PSL event was. German food was skimpy at best, and they were infused in with the normal food truck's menu. There were approximately 10 vendors selling their normal wares. The music sounded good, and I did see some ladies dancing under the tent, but to be honest with you I didn't stay long enough to even go into the tent. It was a joke and I do not recommend it. Sorry! Next year I will be going to the one down south!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:21 AM
 
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Yeah music was good except the DJ screaming at people every so often to dance.

Food was terrible. Normal fair food was fine but that isn't what I expected for Oktoberfest. The actual German food wasn't good.

Very small affair which I expected, just not anything remotely authentic except the Das Boot beer and two stands with something some what resembling German food cooked by italians.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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The one in Lantana is huge and I have been there a number of times. Always had a good time. It lasts over 2 weekends

This is there 42nd year!

Oktoberfest of the American German Club of the Palm Beaches
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Wow- what a waste of time the PSL event was. German food was skimpy at best, and they were infused in with the normal food truck's menu. There were approximately 10 vendors selling their normal wares. The music sounded good, and I did see some ladies dancing under the tent, but to be honest with you I didn't stay long enough to even go into the tent. It was a joke and I do not recommend it. Sorry! Next year I will be going to the one down south!!
Yep, we went to this for about 3 years. Very small, a couple hundred people and only two German stands selling bratwurst. Most of the outside events that we went to at the Civic Center were duds. I guess the population of the area doesn't support a larger event. What a waste of tax money.
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Old 10-11-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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Yep, we went to this for about 3 years. Very small, a couple hundred people and only two German stands selling bratwurst. Most of the outside events that we went to at the Civic Center were duds. I guess the population of the area doesn't support a larger event. What a waste of tax money.
Have to agree about most the outside events at the Civic center except the July 4 and Christmas events , the seem very week attended and are excellent
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