If you can't make it to Germany this year for Oktoberfest, don't fret, Corpus Christi has you covered! Celebrate the 207-year-old German tradition with a coastal twist at Surftoberfest.
Surtoberfest is more than just a celebration of German heritage, it's also the most magical annual beer festival in Corpus Christi! Sample draught brews from all of Corpus Christi's local breweries or raise your stein in the pop-up tasting room. To get authentic with it, buy a souvenir stein at the start of the festival and refill it as you go. Prost!
This fest brings the German tradition of beer-drinking and polka dancing to sea-level with the coolest display of vintage Volkswagens around. Surf and German cultures collide with these quintessential beach mobiles throughout the festival.
Here are 7 reasons you need to get your lederhosen over to Surftoberfest:
1. Celebrate the local brewery scene.
No Surftoberfest is complete without beer! Sample local beer on tap from all of Corpus Christi's local breweries and raise your stein to over 50 different beers available! Make your Surftoberfest memorable and buy a souvenir stein at the start of the festival. Bonus: You can refill as you go. Prost!
2. Enjoy live entertainment.
Enjoy the sounds of a wide range of genres including Polka, Surf Polka, American Surf Rock, Country happening on two stages all day long!
3. Participate in a stein holding competition.
Do you think you've got what it takes to be the last one standing holding a beer-filled stein? Join in on this unique competition or just be a spectator for this traditional competition!
4. Wear fun festival attire with your pets!
October also means costumes! Kick-off costume season early with the Surftoberfest pet costume contest, oh and humans too. Come decked out in your favorite pair of lederhosen or have your pup strut their best outfit.
5. The little ones can enjoy a kids zone.
Surftoberfest has something for all ages! Check out the brand new Peace, Love, Earth Kids Zone. This is a newly imagined kid’s activity space where an emphasis will be placed on conservation through education and art.
6. Grub on classic German food.
What's a festival without all of the great traditional German food to devour?! Stuff your face with massive hot pretzels, German-style pizza and other classic German fares.
From stein-holding to authentic German food, the folks at Surftoberfest keep it authentically German while adding a splash of surfer stoke. Check out our Surftoberfest page for more information.