With South Floridaâ€™s largest craft brewery just a few steps away and dozens of dashing dachshunds, Oakland Park has turned their annual Oktoberfest celebration into one of the Cityâ€™s signature events. Â The 9th Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest takes place October 4-5 at the Cityâ€™s downtown Jaco Pastorius Park. Oakland Parkâ€™s annual Oktoberfest is the largest in Broward and has become one of the most popular in Florida, according to the Cityâ€™s Mayor John Adornato III. Â The Oakland Park Oktoberfest hours are Friday, October 4 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, October 5 from 1 to 11 p.m. at the downtown park turned â€œbiergartenâ€ just north of NE 38th Street where the Mayorâ€™s official keg tapping will commence the celebration. Oakland Park Oktoberfest attracts approximately 10,000 people who enjoy ample space under the large tents to eat, drink and dance to the live music, as well as vendor tents and a childrenâ€™s carnival area. The Cityâ€™s Downtown Culinary Arts District provides ample free parking in walking proximity for Oktoberfest attendees. The large tents replicate the atmosphere of a Bavarian village celebration, including a stage and a dance floor. Oktoberfest musical performances include Euro Express and Sepp Diepolder. Performances by the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers (childrenâ€™s dance troupe) and the Auerhahn Schuhplattler dancers (adults) will also be part of the entertainment. Hans Huber, owner of Fort Lauderdaleâ€™s award-winning Ambry Restaurant, will operate the Bavarian-style â€œBiergartenâ€ at the Oktoberfest offering a selection of mouthwatering German favorites such as bratwurst, knockwurst, spicy currywurst, haxen semmel (roast pork), goulash soup, sauerkraut and German potato salad, as well as freshly baked pretzels, brotchen and apple strudel.Â In addition to soft drinks, a selection of German wines and authentic German-brewed Tucher Oktoberfest beers will be available â€“ including a commemorative 32 ounce mug. Â For sponsorships, vendor opportunities, activities schedule and other information, visit www.oaklandparkfl.gov or call the Cityâ€™s Parks and Leisure Services office at 954-630-4502.