Coral Springs to hold inaugural Artoberfest

October 5, 2016 by  

The City of Coral Springs will be hosting its first Oktoberfest, which has been renamed Artoberfest. It will be a night of German art and culture, including music, beverages, and cuisine from the European nation.

There will be a stein-holding contest and a yodeling competition. The Swinging Bavarians will be playing traditional German music, including polka, waltzes, and folk. Dancing in the street will be encouraged. Fans of the band may want to see if they have any promotional products for sale.

Traditional German beverages will be available in the Biergarten thanks to Tucher. The Coral Springs Museum of Art will get the proceeds from the beverage sales. Local vendors and Cook & The Cork will offer authentic German cuisine such as brotchen (bread rolls), red cabbage, sauerkraut, and strudel for purchase.

Although this will be the first year for Artoberfest, the festival that it was named after, called Oktoberfest, began on October 12, 1810 in Munich, Germany. It consisted of a horse race ending a festival that was established to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese. Originally, the celebration started in September around the third weekend and ended on the first Sunday in October. The continuation of the annual horse races gives rise to the 12th as being the date of today’s Oktoberfest.

Artoberfest will be October 7 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm downtown west of University Drive on the ArtWalk, 9405 NW 31st Court here in Coral Springs. Admission will be free.