Bavaria in Our Backyard

It's the lord of lederhosen. The duchess of dirndl. The granddaddy of German debauchery. The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches' 39th Annual Oktoberfest fires up on Friday for two weekends of over-the-top, fall-down-drunk good times. As the longest-running and largest Oktoberfest in the region, this is a well-oiled machine of Munich-inspired merriment, with authentic German food, brews, entertainment, and even two bands straight out of Germany. Oktoberfest is 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and October 19, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and October 20, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and October 21. The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches is located at 5111 Lantana Road in Lake Worth. The cost is $8 for adults and free for kids 12 years and younger with an adult. Call 561-967-6464, or visit
Fridays, 5-11 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-11 p.m.; Sundays, 12-8 p.m. Starts: Oct. 12. Continues through Oct. 21, 2012

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