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Everything You Need to Know About Surftoberfest 2018

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 4th year-happening October 6 from noon to 11:00 p.m. in downtown Corpus Christi outside of the Executive Surf Club.

Here are 8 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!

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 two stages, including Jimmy Willden, Scarecrow People, Josh Weathers and The Odd Fellas all day long! 

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! 

More Contests!

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Dress your Dachshund (or any other pet!) in a dirndl and get them ready to strut their stuff on the big stage for the best dress pet costume contest at 1:30 p.m.! And make sure your lederhosen is ready for the Lederhosen Costume Contests at 4:00 p.m.

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.

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. Check out the Surftoberfest Market featuring lots of local and regional artisan vendors

Peace, Love, Earth Kids Zone

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Surftoberfest has something for all ages! Check out the brand new Peace, Love, Earth Kids Zone located inside the Texas Surf Museum.  This is a newly imagined kid’s activity space where an emphasis will be placed on conservation through education and art.


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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.


College Football will be playing in the Executive Surf Club back bar all day--including the Red River Shoot Out!

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