By: Sharon Aron Baron
By combining German culture and art, Coral Springs has put their own spin on Oktoberfest and called it “Artoberfest”.
The German beer festival is a celebration of Bavarian history, created in 1810 in honor of the Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Theresa von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
Coral Springs’ version will be held on Saturday, October 6, and will feature authentic German fare, entertainment, beer and wine, as well as Bavarian treats.
Now in its second year, this time they’re expanding the hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it will take place on the new city hall lawn.
According to the city, in what has become an annual tradition, King Ludwig will ceremoniously “tap” the first keg and officiate the yodeling and stein-holding contests. The Swinging Bavarians will perform traditional songs throughout the evening. Local artists will showcase their handcrafted items and hungry festival attendees can look forward to a typical Bavarian fare served by long-time German restaurant, The Ambry who will be plating up all the favorites, such as bratwurst, potato pancakes and strudel.
A variety of Tucher beers and German wines by Republic National Distributing will be available for purchase.
Free parking will be available in the city hall garage located at 9500 West Sample Road.