2021 Hollerbach’s Downtown Sanford Oktoberfest – Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are the hours for Oktoberfest?

Friday Oktober 8 6-10 pm

Saturday Oktober 9 12-10 pm

Sunday Oktober 10 12-6 pm


  • Has the location for the event moved?

  • The main festivities have moved to the Sanford Civic Center and the surrounding streets. just a short walk from Willow Tree Café. This new location will provide us with both an indoor and outdoor space for us to celebrate. Neu to the event is a craft beer courtyard! Wayne Densch and 3 Daughters have teamed up to bring Florida  craft beer for Oktoberfest. Hollerbach’s Kölsch as well as their own Oktoberfest will be on tap. 3 Daughters also made sure Hollerbach's Kölsch cans will be at every food station at the festival.  Oktoberfest Map coming soon!

  • How much is admission and parking?

Our three-day Oktoberfest Street Party Oktober 8-10 is free to attend, and the City of Sanford provides free parking! It’s an open-air event with no gate and no cover charge – anyone is welcome to walk in and enjoy the atmosphere and the live German folk music. See our Travel Guide for info on how to get to the party and for Sanford’s parking guide!

  • How about food and drink?


The food and beverage (detailed below) available at our Oktoberfest can be purchased with Hollerbucks, which are sort of like ride tickets you use at a fair. Hollerbucks are available at different ticket stations at the Fest on the day of the event! If you choose to wait and purchase Hollerbucks at the event, you can buy them in any increment you choose with cash or charge (MC, Visa, Discover and AMEX) and then use them for food and beverage – the outdoor food and beverage stations will not be accepting cash or charge, only Hollerbucks!! If you purchased Pre-sale advance ticket packs they can be picked up day of event at the Sanford Information Center on 1st Street across from the Willow Tree.


  • So how many Hollerbucks should I plan on getting?


Hollerbucks tickets are worth $3 each, so we suggest 10 Hollerbucks ($30) per adult as a good starting point – you can always go back to the ticket stations for more, and any unused Hollerbucks are good with no expiration at our Willow Tree Café German restaurant beginning the day after the event is over (Oktober 11.) *Important note: Hollerbucks will not be valid at our restaurant or deli during the three days of our Oktoberfest– only at the outdoor street party stations.

  • When and where can I pick up my pre-purchased Hollerbucks?

Pre-sale Hollerbucks will be available at 5 PM Friday Oktober 8 and then during event hours all three days. Pre-sale pickup is at the Sanford Information Center at 230 E. 1st Street. All pre-sale Hollerbucks tickets will be available beginning  5 PM Friday, even if you're coming Sat or Sun. *Pre-sales ended at 9 pm Thursday Oktober 7.

  • Where do volunteers check in?

 At the Sanford Senior Center 401 E Seminole Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

  • What will you be offering to eat and drink and how many Hollerbucks does each item cost?


FOOD – the items prepared for you by the chefs at our German restaurant and deli will include:


  • Bratwurst on a bun with Potato Salat and Sauerkraut – 3 HOLLERBUCKS

  • Bavarian Pretzel w/Obazda traditional cheese spread – 2 HOLLERBUCKS; or skip the cheese, just get the pretzel only for 1 HOLLERBUCK

  • Nürnberger Bratwurst mit Pommes on bun 2 HOLLERBUCK

  • Currywurst mit Pommes - 4 HOLLERBUCKS

  • Leberkäse on Brötchen - 2 HOLLERBUCKS

  • Haribo Gummi Bears - 1 HOLLERBUCK

  • Turkey leg - 4 HOLLERBUCKS

  • Candied apple - 1 HOLLERBUCK



DRINK – all items except bottled water are imported from Germany. WE ID – 21+ only for all alcoholic beverages!!


  • Draft German Beer!! ½ liter served in plastic Fest cups 2 HOLLERBUCKS

    • Hacker-Pschorr Ur-Märzen Amber Oktoberfest 

    • Hacker-Pschorr Golden Lager

    • Tucher Hefeweizen 

    • Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

    • Ayinger Oktoberfest

    • 3 Daughters Hollerbach's Kölsch

    • 3 Daughters Oktoberfest

  • 3 Daughters Hollerbach's Kölsch Cans  - 2 Hollerbucks

  • German Wine 5-ounce cup 2 HOLLERBUCKS​

    • Valckenberg Madonna Liebfraumilch (sweet white)

    • Undone Riesling (dry white)

    • Red Wine

  • German Schnapps – by Berentzen 1 HOLLERBUCK

    • Served chilled in a 1.5 -ounce souvenir shot glass – cherry, apple, pear 

  • Can of Liquid Death Water  (non-carbonated) 1 HOLLERBUCK

  • German Sodas - 1 HOLLERBUCK


  • Can I bring my own beer mug/stein?


You may, but be aware that our two draft beer locations will only be pouring beer into our half-liter plastic cups, not into any personal containers. You are free to then transfer the beer you get from us from the cups into your own drinking vessel. 


  • What kind of entertainment will be offered?

We will have several different guest entertainment acts, including traditional German folk and Oktoberfest music by Jimmy and Eckhard and Sepp inside Willow Tree Cafe and  Sonnenschein Express and King Guys, dancers in traditional outfits out at the Sanford Civic Center. Fritzi Bro's one man circus and Stilt walkers will be at various locations during the event.  Event Schedule Here


  • What about kids and dogs?

Our Fests are always family-friendly, and the City of Sanford welcomes dogs in the outdoor areas. Our Frankfurter (like a German hot dog) w/ Gummis is the best meal option for kids, and Sanford’s Ladies’ 327 Club will be hosting a Kid Zone that includes a bounce house!

  • What’s going on at your restaurant, deli and costume shop during all of this merriment?


Our Willow Tree Café German restaurant, Magnolia Square Market German deli and Outfitters German folk clothing shop will be operating as normal and not directly part of the street party. Our regular band Jimmy and Eckhard will be performing on the Willow Tree stage indoors as usual on Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. *Please note the following:

  • All three businesses will close at the same time as the Fest at 6 pm on Sunday 10/10.

  • Hollerbucks tickets will not be accepted in our restaurant or deli during Oktoberfest – only at the outdoor festival stations

  • We are not taking any reservations for the Willow Tree – seating will be first come first served all three days.