As we transition to the fall season, we’ll be seeing plenty of celebratory events for Oktoberfest here in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Now, we’ve covered how drinking beer can actually be good for your oral health a few months back. We’d like to note that although hops found in beer can aid your oral health with its antiseptic properties, it should be enjoyed in moderation because consuming alcohol in excess can damage your teeth. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, Dental Implant dentist, Dr. Daniel Fenton is sharing some great events that will be going on to celebrate Oktoberfest, german culture, and all things beer related! Find out the latest and greatest events going on this October in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
History of Oktoberfest
Traditionally, Oktoberfest is celebrated from the third weekend in September to the first Sunday of October. As we’ve adapted this tradition, we end up celebrating all October long. Oktoberfest dates back to October 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Festivities were held in front of the city gates with Munich citizens celebrating the royal event. The end of the event featured horse races and a festival for the royal family. The next year, horse races were again hosted and the tradition of Oktoberfest was born.
Enjoy Oktoberfest in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Oakland Park Oktoberfest: This event will take place October 2nd and 3rd at Jaco Pastorius Park. Oakland Park Oktoberfest will feature German culture with authentic cuisine, beverages, and music.Beer lovers can enjoy authentic German-brewed beers along with the traditional toast “Prosit” with schnapps, Baerenjaeger, and Jaegermeister. This Oktoberfest event is also kid-friendly for our patients who are looking for a family event. There will be a children’s carnival area along with craft vendors and kid’s attractions. For more information visit the site here.
- The Original Beerfest: The 18th annual “Original” Beerfest will return to Esplanade Park Saturday, October 10, 2015. This event will feature a range of fun events. Beerfest goers can enjoy beer samples featuring more than 100 sample options, live music, great food, and interactive games. The event will also have a few aspects like Miss Beerfest Content and BrewMaster Beer Garden. You can find more information here.
- American-German Club of the Palm Beaches: This event will take place the weekend of October 9-11 and October 16-18. Entertainment options include a Parade of Flags, Palm Beach Pipe and Drums, performances from traditional Bavarian dance groups, and a performance featuring traditional German music. You can also enter to win prize featuring a five-day trip to Germany as the grand prize. As you would expect, there will also be plenty of beer and food options. Feel free to bring the kids along too! This event will feature a kids zone with a carnival and craft booths. For more information, visit their official website here.
Contact Dr. Fenton for a Stunning Smile
We warmly wish you happy fall festivities this season! As always, we’re here to assist you in any oral health issues you may have. If you’re dealing with tooth loss, we offer high-quality dental implants to restore your smile. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our office in Fort Lauderdale to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.