Every October here at DeLeon Entertainment, we trade in our tuxedos and black dresses for lederhosen und dirndls! Oktoberfest falls upon us with the nicer autumnal weather, and we perform at several annual German celebrations.
For 27 consecutive years, DeLeon Entertainment has performed at the Citrus Sertoma Oktoberfest, which raises money for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss. Taking place in beautiful Crystal River, this event features traditional carnival rides for the kids. Plus, the potato pancakes at this Oktoberfest cannot be beat!
In another part of South Florida, we entertain at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church Oktoberfest. An open field for children to play, a variety of vendors, and a wide selection of food options make this an Oktoberfest that can’t be missed!
The third Oktoberfest we have played for several years includes the Indian Rocks Beach, which helps raise funds for Action 2000 (A2K), allowing A2K to jointly fund several City street-scaping projects as well as pedestrian benches and shelters along Gulf Boulevard. This celebration includes over twenty vendors ranging from jewelry, stained glass, specialty foods, golf carts and more!
What does it take to have a successful Oktoberfest? German Beer and excellent music, and some fun and games help. We have the music part covered; our wide-ranging German repertoire includes traditional favorites and the newest popular music that they dance to in Munich! If desirable, we can easily fluctuate between German music and American pop favorites. Our instrumentation features accordion players Anthony and Mario DeLeon, who know dozens of German songs, and other standard Oktoberfest fare, including polkas made popular by Frankie Yankovic, “The Pennsylvania Polka” and “Roll Out the Barrel.” DeLeon Entertainment’s rich and long lasting history with Oktoberfest ensures a professional and fun musical experience that really gets the crowd going. We look forward to seeing you all at Oktoberfest next year, but for now, Ein Prosit!