surftoberfest 2019

Germany has NOTHING on Corpus Christi when it comes to Oktoberfest. Experience the beer festival Surftoberfest happening October 5, 2019, in downtown Corpus Christi outside of the Executive Surf Club.

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 in the new Waterstreet Garden. To get authentic with it, buy a souvenir stein at the start of the festival and refill as you go. Prost!

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Surftoberfest brings the German tradition of beer-drinking and polka dancing to sea-level with the coolest display of vintage Volkswagens around. Surf culture and German culture collide with these quintessential beach-mobiles throughout the festival. Bonus: Stop in and take a selfie in the Volkswagen photo booth.

Here are 8 reasons you need to get your lederhosen over to Surftoberfest:

Celebrate Local Beer in Downtown Corpus Christi

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No Surftoberfest is complete without beer! Sample local beer in 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!

Live Entertainment 

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Enjoy the sounds of a wide range of genres including Polka, Surf Polka, American Surf Rock, Country happening on two stages, including Jimmy Willden, Scarecrow People, Josh Weathers, and The Odd Fellas all day long! 

Stein Holding Competition

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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! 

Take Selfies and make Memories

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Polka, polka, polka... and little bit of the chicken-dance! No Surftoberfest née Oktoberfest is complete without live music. Flatbroke, John Cortez, Total Death Mechanics and The Poi Pounders will each give you a reason to step away from the stein and get in the festive vibe. Throw on your best dirndl or lederhosen and get ready to yell oompah a time or two!

Festival Attire and a Pet Costume Contest

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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.

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Peace, Love, Earth Kids Zone

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Surftoberfest has something for all ages! Check out the brand new Peace, Love, Earth Kids Zone located inside the Texas Surf Museum.  This is a newly imagined kid’s activity space where an emphasis will be placed on conservation through education and art.

Classic German Food

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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 the official Surftoberfest page for more information.