What You'll Get
At Oktoberfest celebrations, revelers frantically drink beer and consume bratwurst in a desperate attempt to erase all memories of Septemberfest. Honor autumn’s favorite month with today’s Groupon to the 2nd Annual St. Pete Oktoberfest, held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, in the Grand Central District. Choose between the following ticket options:
- For $15, you get one general-admission ticket (a $30 value).
- For $25, you get one early-entry ticket (a $50 value). This Groupon grants ticket holders early festival admission beginning at 4 p.m.<p>
The St. Pete OktoberFest toasts autumn’s onset with revelry accompanied by craft beer, music, and locally made food. Lederhosen-clad fräuleins and hombres cavort through the Grand Central streetscape while sipping 44 brands of craft beer, wine, and champagne. Esteemed brewers such as Victory, Leffe, and Starr Hill offer unlimited tap-drawn samples, and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly intoxicates lips with its own brand of juicy elixirs. Early-entry ticketholders enjoy the added benefit of skipping to the front of lines as they conga to live music from jazz musician Henry Ashwood, rock band Relentless, and the roadhouse blues of Woody & the WoodTones. Once darkness falls, raise sudsy steins to the funk-inflected sounds of Worldwide Zoo while inhaling the intoxicating aroma of companions’ sauerkraut-filled lockets.
Must be age 21 or older.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 9 additional as gifts for regular-ticket option, may buy multiple as gifts for early-entry-ticket option. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About St. Pete Oktoberfest
The third annual St. Pete Oktoberfest, hosted by the Grand Central District Association, is St. Petersburg's largest beer festival, featuring craft-beer tastings and live music. Attendees can tipple samples from dozens of breweries, including Bell's Brewery, Dogfish Head, Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, and many others. A home brewer's challenge on Friday tests out homebrewed beers against old favorites, so home-beer enthusiasts can test out their recipes on actual people instead of the wild deer that show up in their backyards.
In addition to the extensive selection of microbrews and iconic beers, the two-day street festival also features live music, including performances from singer-songwriter John Kelly on Friday. Saturday's music merges rock, blues, jazz, and funk, with performances from Florida-native Damon Fowler, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, and Serotonic.