JA, it’s time for Oktoberfest!

Fall is in the air…it’s the middle of October and every one knows what that means?  Halloween is in 10 days?  That and the fact that communities around the world are holding their annual Oktoberfest celebrations!
 
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Oktoberfest, Munich
 
Starting as a wedding celebration for the recent marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and his bride Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, a simple horse race almost 200 years ago has turned into two weeks of  festivities in Munich, Germany and smaller celebrations throughout the world even right here on Florida’s Space Coast.   
 
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Prince Ludwig – 1831
  
  
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 Princese Therese

 

 Last week, the 32nd Annual Melbourne Oktoberfest was held in Melbourne’s Wickham Park.  Usually attracting thousands of revelers throughout the county and surrounding areas, this year’s festival, the longest running on the Space Coast, was no exception since it continues to offer authentic German food, music and beverages and carnival rides. 

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 Beer…
  
  
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 Bratwurst…
 
 
 
wine-sauerkraut
and Sauerkraut for everyone!
 
If you missed it usually you have to wait until next year, but not so this year.  Brevard Night Life will present the 1st Annual Cocoa Village Oktoberfest in Downtown Cocoa Village from October 23 – 25.   Event coordinators have scheduled a street parade, a midway with rides and games, over a dozen street vendors serving German cuisine, live music on two states, and a Beer Garden.   Tickets for the street party are on sale at Savings Safari, 3670 N. US Hwy. 1 in Cocoa or at festival gates. 
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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 22

Brevard County Schools Night
5:30 pm – 10 pm

All Brevard County Students get an Unlimited Ride armband for just $10 when they show their student ID (or equivalent).

Friday, October 23
5:30 pm -1:00 am
Halloween Party Friday. Dress up for the costume contest.

Saturday, October 24
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION -Carnival & Midway Riverfront Park

5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Oktoberfest Street Party – Brevard Ave. & Harrison St.
$10 Per Person
Four Stages & Much More!

Sunday, October 25
11:30 am – 8 pm
FREE ADMISSION Carnival & Midway Riverfront Park

 Historic Cocoa Village is located in historic downtown Cocoa between U.S. 1 and the Indian River, adjacent to State Road 520.  Click here for driving directions.

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