TARPON SPRINGS - Tarpon Springs will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Oct.18, 5 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., downtown on Orange Street between Safford Avenue and U.S. Alt. 19.
The event will feature a German Biergarten Tent surrounded by food vendors, arts and crafts, wine and beer tastings, continuous music, dancing and games.
Friday will serve as a sneak peak where food, drink, music and tapping of the firkin kegs open the festival at 5 p.m.
The main event on Saturday includes food, drink, music, arts and crafts vendors, and games such as beer stein hoisting contests, bratwurst eating competition, best beard contest, German costume contests and other fun activities.
The festival will take place in downtown Tarpon Springs on Orange Street between Safford Avenue (Pinellas Bike Trail) and Alternate 19 - admission is free.
The event is sponsored in part by the Tarpon Springs Merchants Association and Warsteiner Brewery. More information is available for the general public and interested vendors under events at www.spongedocks.net or email at TarponSpringsEvents@gmail.com .