Port St. Joe Prepares for First-Ever 'Port-Oberfest'

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. -

Port St. Joe adds a different spin on a popular beer festival held around the world.

This weekend the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce will host 'Port-Oberfest'. Members of the chamber spent Friday setting up.

"Oktoberfest in Germany, actually they celebrate in the month of September. So, we decided to tap into that and not do it in October," said Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing Events, Kristen Gerspacher.

On Saturday, Reid Avenue will be packed with more than twenty-five vendors.

The road will be blocked from 3rd Street to Highway 71.

"Reid Avenue is our main stream and our lifeblood here in Port St. Joe. We love all of our members of the chamber, but when we have guests and visitors; they come to Reid and we want to provide them with a unique experience," said Gerspacher.

Some of the event sponsors agree that this new event will help ring up their registers this weekend.

"It brings the locals together, in fellowship and fun, and to be able to help make that happen is gold," said The Shoppes at Coastal Cabin Owner Terri Hays.

"I hope everybody can come out and support us and be apart of our first one and maybe many more to come," added Port St. Joe City Commissioner William Thursbay.

Port-Oberfest will also have bratwurst sausages, beer cheese, a polka band, and more; starting at 3 p.m. EST.

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