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Fall is in the air - well, almost. In Florida, that means a slight decrease in humidity and less rain, but it also means Tampa's Oktoberfest celebration is right around the corner. According to a recent article by WalletHub, Tampa ranks #7 on the list of the best cities to celebrate liederhosen while drinking a German beer. The list compared the 100 largest cities in the US and based the determination on certain criteria, including price of festival tickets, which Tampa also ranked well. Ranking 7th out of 100 is not to shabby!
Tampa's Oktoberfest celebration on its own ranks #5 on SheKnows.com's list of best Oktoberfests across the country. This year's event features an enhanced VIP experience which will include a Concierge where guests can charge their cell phones, leave message post-it's for other VIP friends on the Missed Connections board, coordinate a last-minute hotel stay downtown, or submit any other requests. Plus, VIP offers free Stein refills and no lines. Everyone is invited to kick off the event with the inaugural keg tapping on Friday October 7th, with the whole event running through Sunday October 9th.
The Barrymore Hotel is the official hospitality partner of Oktoberfest Tampa for the second year in a row. The hotel's close proximity to the event in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (less than 0.5 miles), makes it an economical and logical choice for festivalgoers seeking to indulge responsibly. Walk the short distance or, The Barrymore offers free shuttle service within 2 miles from 7AM until 11PM daily.
Buy Oktoberfest Tampa Event tickets at www.oktoberfesttampa.com
Prost and cheers!