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Get Stoked For Surftoberfest 2016

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

If you can't make it to Germany this year for Oktoberfest, don't fret, Corpus Christi has you covered! Celebrate the 206 year-old German tradition with a coastal twist at Surftoberfest on Saturday, October 1. Here are four radical reasons to hang ten at Surftoberfest this year.

Flex your beer muscles at the Masskrugstemen! That's a steinholding competition for all you laymen out there. Test your endurance in one of the qualifying rounds throughout Surftoberfest and if you make the cut, compete against the best of the best in the final round on the main stage.

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Surtoberfest is more than just a celebration of German heritage, it's also the most magical annual beer festival in Corpus Christi! Sample draught brews from all of Corpus Christi's local breweries or raise your stein in the Love Street Biergarten. To get authentic with it, buy a souvenir stein at the start of the festival and refill as you go. Prost!

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Surftoberfest brings the German tradition of beer-drinking and polka dancing to sea-level with the coolest display of vintage Volkswagens around. Surf culture and German culture collide with these quintessential beach-mobiles throughout the festival. Bonus: Stop in and take a selfie in the Volkswagen photo booth.

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Photo Source: Rachel Durrent, The Bend Magazine

Polka, polka, polka... and little bit of the chicken-dance! No Surftoberfest née Oktoberfest is complete without live music. Larry Joe Taylor, Steven James & The Jaded and the surf-polka band, The Poi Pounders, will each give you a reason to step away from the stein and get in the festive vibe. Throw on your best dirndl or lederhosen and get ready to yell oompah a time or two!

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From stein-holding to authentic German food, the folks at Surftoberfest keep it authentically German while adding a splash of surfer stoke. Check out the official Surftoberfest page for more information.


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