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Rocktoberfest in Sarasota Welcomes Fall Here on the Suncoast with Great Food and Fantastic Bands!

| Suncoast Post Staff |

It’s fall here on the Suncoast, and that means the return of amazing music, art, and other festivals outdoors to lead up to the holidays. We are excited to kick off a fabulous rock musical festival on October 13-15, 2023. Rocktoberfest is hosted by Paragon Festivals, featuring an authentic 3-Day Oktoberfest experience coupled with fantastic live musical performances in downtown Sarasota in JD Hamel Park.


Festivalgoers will find a wide variety of food plus a German feast fit for King Ludwig himself! Dine on German foods like Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (Sausages), Brezen (pretzels, Knodel (potato or flour dumplings), Kasespatzel (cheese noodles), sweet mustards, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more!

Between performances, shop the Marketplace of arts and crafts along with select fine products and services.


Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio
Annika Chambers Deslauriers & Paul Deslauriers
Kettle of Fish


Big Night Out
Jack’D Up
Kara Nally Band
Deb & The Dynamics
Memphis Lightning


Under8ed Band
YaYa Diamond & The Dream Chasers

This event is FREE to get into and will be a good time for pets, children, and family. Hours will be: Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is one of the first major festivals for this Fall season here on the Suncoast, so be sure not to miss out on the fun!

Check out the Paragon Festivals website HERE for more details on Rocktoberfest and additional festivals coming to the Suncoast in the coming months. We look forward to seeing everyone out this weekend to Rock the Suncoast!

To receive updates quickly, take advantage of our Facebook and Instagram pages, which include links and resources for festival-goers!

Photo Courtesy of Paragon Festivals

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