Major food and music festival, Rocktoberfest, set for this weekend

It’s Oktoberfest season in the Tampa Bay region, and a major multi-day music and food fest is set to celebrate the season in neighboring downtown St. Petersburg. Paragon Festivals, an organization known for crafting some of the most eclectic events in the region, has something new brewing this year with their Rocktoberfest celebrations. Instead of the typical German food fare and polka bands, Paragon is infusing the events with electric guitars and local flavor.

Rocktoberfest in Willams Park presented by the award-winning Big Storm Brewing is set for this weekend. Join the community all weekend from Oct 28-30 for more local live music, great food, Big Storm beers, vendors and more. Williams Park is located at 350 2nd Ave N. Friday and Sunday admission is $5, and Saturday admission is $7.

Dine on German foods like Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Wurstl (Sausages), Brezen (pretzels), Knodel (potato or flour dumplings), Kasespatzelm (cheese noodles), sweet mustards, sauerkraut, red cabbage and more.

Rocktoberfest St. Pete schedule:

Friday, October 28
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Paisley Craze (classic rock, rock)
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Abraham/Billings Band (classic rock, rock)
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Soul Circus Cowboys

Saturday, October 29
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kara Nally Band (blues, funk, soul)
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Memphis Lightning (rock, roots)
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Igor & the Red Elvises (funk, reggae, rock)
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Black Honkeys Band (funk, gospel, R&B, rock)
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Goodbye June (rock)

Sunday, October 30
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Randy Stephens and the Grove Makers (blues, classic rock, jazz)
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ronnie Dee and the Superstars (Broadway, funk, jazz, swing)
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. 22N

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