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Broward and Palm Beach Oktoberfest Round-Up: Beer, Wurst, and Lederhosen

Bratwurst, sweaty frauleins and huge mugs of brau: the three hallmarks of Oktoberfest we all hope for at this time of year. As if you ever needed anything more to party. Besides Halloween, South Floridians need a multi-week celebration to hold us over until Christmas.

This shouldn't be a problem as several parties will be blasting away for the next 30 days. It's time to grab the bierstein, don your lederhosen and get with the Oktoberfest spirit. Opportunities like these to halt your work-enslaved life making someone else rich do not come very often. Punctuate the banality and indulge in mass quantities of intoxicating feel-good poison, but on the other hand do it responsibly because the consequences are a bitch to pay.

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Las Olas Oktoberfest, September 26-29

The Las Olas Oktoberfest begins tonight and runs through the weekend, but if you miss it you can catch it next weekend too. Presented by The Riverside Hotel and Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, the celebration begins at 5 p.m. tonight on the "Las Olas Wiesen" Lawn, next to Riverside Hotel. The admission is free and beer/food prices range from $3-17. There will be live entertainment and slews of contests, including a keg tapping ceremony (6 p.m.), yodel contest, bratwurst-eating contest, beer stein holding contest at nailing contest.

Hollywood Oktoberfest, September 28, October 5, 12

Maybe you don't want to travel far for a little Oktoberfest, or perhaps Hollywood sounds like a nice place to party. We know the feeling. The German American Society of Greater Hollywood is throwing down their own version of Oktoberfest on three separate weekends. All dates will have authentic German food, beer, full bar service and Schuhplattlers--the German folk dance usually performed after a few rounds of braus. Entry requires a $7 donation at the door, but free for kids 12-under. Free parking too.

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Old Heidelberg Resaturant, now-October 31

There isn't necessarily an Oktoberfest celebration per se at the Old Heidelberg Restaurant, but an authentic German restaurant in South Florida isn't going to miss its opportunity to be heard this time of year. Looking for a nice sit-down German meal with a little bit of live music? This might be your spot.

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David Minsky is U.S. Navy veteran and Tulane graduate who has experience reporting on stories from California, South Florida, and the Deep South. He also won some journalism awards. Email or tweet David with story tips and ideas.
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