German International Parent Association | Miami-Dade County, FL

GIPA’s 26th annual Oktoberfest will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12-7 PM at the German American Social Club, located at 11919 SW 56th St. Miami FL 33175.

Admission and parking are free!  Enjoy delicious German Food & Beverages, Music, Raffle, Rides, Silent Auction, Games, Student Performance Extravaganza and more.

Vendors & Sponsors

Sell your product to hundreds of attendees!  Download the contract for individuals or the contract for businesses. Please call 305.803.7840 or email Magdalena Tomasino for more information on becoming a vendor.

Sponsors for the event are welcome!  Please email for more information.

Calling All Volunteers! 

Please see this letter describing the various volunteer opportunities. In order to coordinate our volunteering efforts, we are utilizing an on-line sign-up forum.  To enroll, please visit:  After you sign up, please choose an area where you are interested in helping and a time slot by typing your name, email address and phone number in the marked spaces. On October 8th, when you arrive at the event, please plan to meet us at the “ADULT VOLUNTEER TENT” near the entrance. There we will sign you in and direct you to your volunteer station.

Share the Love of Reading

The Library team is looking for book donations (new or used) for their German book stand at Oktoberfest. You may drop them off at Sunset’s main office where a box is provided.

Looking to update your Dirndl and Lederhosen? 

If you are interested in donating part of the proceeds of the sale of your and/or your children’s traditional Dirndl or Lederhosen outfits, your child can drop it off with one of the librarians in the German Department at Sunset Elementary School on Fridays ONLY, or at G.W.Carver with Frau Moghani. Please include your name, phone number and a suggested price. For further questions please contact

Buy Food & Ride Tickets at a Discount!

Admission to the Oktoberfest event is free.

Food and ride tickets are $1.00 each at the door, but can be purchased for a discount during the pre-sale period ending October 5th, by getting 11 tickets for $10.00.