Main Street DeFuniak Springs presents full day of Oktoberfest events with Beers and Brats on Baldwin Avenue!

The inaugural Oktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021, will include a day of outdoor events including a Run/SUP around Lake DeFuniak, the Oktoberfest beer festival and an evening of live music.

The day’s festivities will kick off at 9 a.m. with a casual fitness competition combining running and stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding on Circle Drive. Participants in the Run/SUP, produced in partnership with local company, RUN/SUP®, will complete a roughly 1.3-mile run around Circle Drive, immediately followed by a 1-mile stand-up paddleboard race in Lake DeFuniak. Prizes from area businesses will be awarded for the fastest male, female, and youth (14 and under). Participants are encouraged to bring their own 12’ Recreational-Style board. Limited rentals will be available onsite for those wanting to participate who do not currently own a board. All ages are invited to attend. Cost to participate is $30. Participants are encouraged to sign-up in advance.

The event’s namesake, Oktoberfest, will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. on Baldwin Avenue between. S. 7th St. and S. 8th St. Adults 21 years of age and older are invited to enjoy seasonal beers, grilled bratwurst, axe throwing, and authentic German music, sponsored by Visit South Walton. Tickets are $25. Price includes beers and a commemorative Oktoberfest cup. Food and non-alcoholic beverages, along with axe throws can be purchased for an additional cost. Oktoberfest attendees are encouraged to bring a sober driver to the event. Sober drivers will attend for free.

Information on Run/SUP registration and Oktoberfest tickets is available at

The City of DeFuniak Springs’ Special Events Committee (SEC) is extending the fun with live music by local, high energy, bluegrass and jam band, Longleaf Drive. The outdoor concert will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. All ages are invited to attend for free. Bring your own blanket and chairs.

The event is produced in partnership with Visit South Walton, the City of DeFuniak Springs’ Special Events Committee and area businesses.

About Main Street DeFuniak Springs: Main Street DeFuniak Springs is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Main Street DeFuniak Springs’s mission is to preserve, protect, maintain, and improve the historic downtown district of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and to increase community events and economic vitality to the downtown business district region. To find out more about all that is going on along Main Street DeFuniak Springs and how you can help, please visit and follow @MainStreetDFS on Facebook and Instagram. To contact Main Street DeFuniak Springs, email or call (850) 296-9051.