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Oktoberfest is officially over, at least in Germany, but here in the Bay area we keep the barrels rolling until November hits the calendar. Anyone who wants to keep their stein full through Halloween should check out Creative Loafing's International Beerfest on Oct. 20, or try out some of these local Oktobeer stragglers.

Oktoberfest Brew Ha-Ha, Oct. 13, 1-7 p.m., St. Petersburg Clay Company, 420 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-896-2529 — The artists at St. Petersburg Clay Company ceramic studios will celebrate Oktoberfest Brew-Ha-Ha with the community. Over 60 artists have been working hard making beer mugs to sell full of Yuengling beer for this event. In addition, local musical acts, food, a raffle, artist demonstrations and a kid's art booth will provide entertainment throughout the evening. The artists encourage the community to come and meet them at the old Historic Seaboard Train Station, at the corner of Fifth Avenue S. and 22nd Street S., and enjoy all St. Pete Clay has to offer them!

Oktoberfest Biergarten at Centro Ybor, $15, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Centro Ybor, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa, 813-241-8838 — As part of this year's Streetcar Fest, the Ybor Chamber of Commerce will host an Oktoberfest Biergarten in partnership with Centro Ybor, its members and their tenants. This special event is designed to bring back the German heritage that was so much a part of Ybor's famed cigar industry. The event will feature Ybor City's own award-winning brew pub, Tampa Bay Brewing Company, and all things German, including genuine Oktoberfest beer, authentic German cuisine, a live polka band and German raffle items, such as German beer steins and beer boots.

Oktoberfest on the Beach, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Kolb Park, Bay Palm Boulevard., Indian Rocks Beach, 727-512-7292 — Fun-filled family day with continuous live music, foods from around the world, arts and crafts tents. Brats, sauerkraut, Oktoberfest beers. Games for adults and kids. Free Admission. Check out our website for details.

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