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Everything You Need to Know About Surftoberfest 2017

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

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Germany has NOTHING on Corpus Christi when it comes to Oktoberfest. Experience Surftoberfest- going on its 3rd year-happening October 7 from noon to midnight in downtown Corpus Christi outside of the Executive Surf Club.

Here are 9 reasons you need to get your lederhosen over to Surftoberfest!


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No Surftoberfest is complete without beer! Sample draught brews from all of Corpus Christi's local breweries and raise your stein to over 50 different beers available! Make your Surftoberfest memorable and buy a souvenir stein at the start of the festival. Bonus: You can refill as you go. Prost!

And don't miss the Keg Tap featuring Robert August- prominent surfer in Endless Summer and renowned surfboard shaper.

Live Entertainment 

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Enjoy the sounds of a wide range of genres including Polka, Surf Polka, American Surf Rock, Country happening on the Surftoberfest stage all day long! Here is the line-up: The Surfaris, The Austin Polka Band, Poi Pounders, Scarecrow People, Rich Lockhart, Sonny Salinas and Jake Ward.

Stein Holding Competition

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You think you've got what it takes to be the last one standing holding a beer-filled stein? Join in on this unique competition or just be a spectator for this traditional competition!

Chicken Dance Contest

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It’s silly, it’s catchy and it’s everywhere. A fun little jig with simple moves that can be learned in under a minute, "The Chicken Dance" is a staple to Oktoberfest celebrations! If you think you've got what it takes to out-chicken everyone, hop on stage and start cluckin'!

Best Dressed Weiner 

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Dress your Dachshund in a dirndl and get them ready to strut their stuff on the big stage for the Best Dressed Weiner Competition! Compete in three different categories, Judges' Choice, The Crowd Favorite and the Best Weiner Impersonator.

Make a Memory

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It's the ultimate German selfie-station! Check out and get a picture next to every surfers' classic mode of transportation, the Volkswagen Van. Surf culture and German culture collide with these quintessential beach-mobiles throughout the festival. While you're there, you can support post-Harvey recovery efforts by donating to the Port Aransas Education Foundation.

Shop Until You Drop

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Looking for the perfect Corpus Christi souvenir? Surftoberfest will be lined with festival vendors selling all different kinds of take home treasures. Featured vendors include shops from Rockport and Port Aransas that have had to close their doors temporarily due to Harvey. Help support these much loved businesses.

Kids Zone

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Surftoberfest has something for all ages! The kids zone will be filled with face painting, life-size dart games, inflatable horse races and so much more.


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What's a festival without all of the great traditional German food to devour?! Stuff your face with massive hot pretzels, German style pizza and other classic German fare.


There are rooms blocked off at the Best Western Downtown Corpus Christi for all guests who mention "Surf"--you will also receive 20% off your room!

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