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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Tampa Bay

This is the old 2015 Edition. For the 2016 guide to Tampa Bay area Oktoberfests click HERE. Oktoberfest festivities in Tampa Bay began this weekend with St. Petersburg's Oktoberfest and Franz's Lagerhaus Oktoberfest, but there are many more Oktoberfests coming up. Oktoberfest Tampa In 2013, Oktoberfest Tampa was named one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations

A Tale of Two Beers

September 19th, 2015 marked the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munchen (Munich).  That's right - Oktoberfest starts in September in Germany.  The Mayor of Munich tapped the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at noon, Munchen time, concluding with the words, "O'zapft is!" - "It's tapped!"  Although most places in America wait