‘Piertoberfest’ brings massive German food and drink celebration this Saturday

‘Piertoberfest’ brings massive German food and drink celebration this Saturday

Attendees at the 2021 Piertoberfest
Photo courtesy Piertoberfest

Oktoberfest on the water? St. Pete is making it happen with the return of Piertoberfest this Saturday, October 22. An all-day bash featuring German beer, food and games, the Oktoberfest party takes place from 12-10pm at Spa Beach Park on the St. Pete Pier.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and include access to the event, along with unlimited re-entry to enjoy authentic music, games, and food/beer available for purchase.

VIP Experience tickets are $90 in advance ($110 at the door), which include a collectible Stein, a VIP area with shade and lounge seating, four drink tickets (1 pint each), and light snacks served within the VIP Experience area. 

German Brews and live music at Piertoberfest

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While authentic German beer from Bavaria’s most renowned breweries gets a big portion of the spotlight, this festival is much more than just steins full of ale and lager. Tons of local food vendors will be supplying all the traditional dishes like bratwurst, currywurst, spatzen, sauerbraten, potato salad, giant pretzels and apple strudel funnel cakes.

In addition to all the eating and drinking, Piertoberfest will feature a rotation of classic Bavarian music, polka, and other Oktoberfest favorites. And for those ready to show what they’re made of, attendees can participate in Oktoberfest competitions like stein hoisting, tug of war, keg tossing and more. There will even be a best-dressed competition, so don’t hesitate to break out the lederhosen and dirndls.

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Among the double-digit offerings of German and German-style beers, guests can try the original Oktoberfest Marzen by Paulaner Brewery that debuted at the original Oktoberfest more than 200 years ago and has come to be the symbol of Oktoberfest worldwide. Beyond the long list of traditional brews from old-school German breweries, there will be a selection of Oktoberfest-style beers from local breweries, as well. Get the best of Bavaria AND the ‘Burg, all in one stop

General Admission Tickets start at $20, VIP Experience starts at $90

While guests must be 21+ to drink alcohol, Piertoberfest is a family-friendly event, and tickets are required for anyone ages 12 and up.

General admission tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 walk-up, and all food and beverage is purchased in addition to the ticket. Or, upgrade to the VIP Experience: a collectible Stein, VIP area with shade and lounge seating, four drink tickets (1 pint each), and light snacks served within the VIP Experience area.

For more information and a full list of activities, beers, food menus and more, visit piertoberfest.com.

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