St. Pete will go German for a day later this month. On Saturday, September 20, the Grand Central District will be transformed into an Octoberfest wonderland for an all-day event featuring live music, German-themed games and, of course, beer.
Beers will include Pair O’Dice Nina Wit, a Belgium-style white ale, Becks and various brews from 3 Daughters brewing. For the not-so-adventurous, the usual Budweiser options will be available too.
Live music will feature local artists Rebekah Pulley, Have Gun Will Travel, Chasing Jonah, Emily Kopp and more.
And if you’re feeling jealous about not being on stage, there’s a yodeling contest too.
The day will also include a Stein holding contest. It’s not for the faint of drinking-arms. Contestants hold a stein of beer that weighs about five pounds with arms extended for as long as they possibly can. The last man still holding the brew up in the air wins.
Of course, the losers will be left with a cold beer while the winner may be stuck with a warm one. Who is really winning here?
For all of you guys out there with bar wench fetishes, there will also be a costume contest sure to include blondes in pigtails, plaid skirts and knee-highs.
The event is a fundraiser for the Grand Central Association. It’s free, but the beer is not.
The organization suggests bringing lawn chairs or blankets and plenty of sunscreen. Pets and coolers aren’t allowed.
Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Tampa Tribune, Great Bay Distributors, Florida Print Solutions and webtivity.
A complete lineup of bands and contests as well as food and beer vendors is on the St. Pete Oktoberfest’s website.