Oktoberfest Brisbane


Next month will be October, and you know what that means. It’s Oktoberfest, and it’s time to get excited. As Australians, we like to indulge in a little culture, and embrace the German tradition. We like to dress up, throw kegs, drink beer and yodel. Ok, maybe we don’t yodel – but the rest of the stuff is practically tradition. And this tradition is catching on! Everywhere you go, there will be a celebration of the month of October, and its uncanny connection to beer. We’ll throw parties, wear ridiculous outfits and try with all our might to talk in terrible German accents. Gear up for pretzels and sausages, and invite your friends to Brisbane. These guys know how to do Oktoberfest right.

On 11th-13th and 18th-20th October, Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds will be transformed into an authentic German party spot. Voted as one of the top ten Oktoberfest festivals around the world, Brisbane’s version of this German tradition is one you won’t want to miss. You’re invited to sample the finest in German food and taste hand-crafted beers made from 200-year-old recipes. Enjoy traditional music and entertainment, learn more about Bavarian culture, and generally get in on the fun for the whole family.

OktoberfestWhat can you expect from Oktoberfest?

The central marketplace boasts a real German Maypole, with wine barrel tables for when your feet need a rest. Every kind of traditional entertainment can be found here, with traditional dancers, bell-ringers and of course a yodelling Heidi. Grand old trees adorned in fairy lights make the nighttime atmosphere simply magical. The Bavarian Oktoberfest Band, flown straight out from Munich, will keep your German spirits high, as you pick up a few dancing tips.

The Miss Oktoberfest Competition rivals the best of them, with cow-milking a major qualifier. And for the men, The Bavarian Strongman Competition demands some serious keg-tossing abilities if you want to snag a place. Speaking of snags, don’t miss the German Sausage Hut, with Bratwurst and Frankfurter galore. Deliciously crunchy pork crackling is another crowd favourite, but that should come as no surprise!

Brisbane Oktoberfest pulls out all the stops to make you feel like you’ve stepped into an Oktoberfest celebration in Germany. The commitment to detail, the hand-brewed beers and the mountains of traditional entertainment make Oktoberfest Brisbane one of the best. Family Fun Days, on both Sundays, keep the kids entertained too, with face-painting, rides and barnyard animals. As Australia’s largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebration, Brisbane does not disappoint!


Getting there

Cheap flights to Brisbane are usually under $100 – even cheaper if you’re flying out of major capital cities. Then once you reach Brisbane, you need a stylish place to call home. Urban Hotels Brisbane offer gorgeous, modern hotels in CBD of Brisbane and Sydney, so they’ve got you covered in every respect. With a convenient location just minutes from Central Railway Station, and a free CBD bus stopping right outside your door, Urban Hotels Brisbane is the perfect place to stay.

Oktoberfest is a fantastic excuse to yodel, drink beer and be merry. Brisbane puts all of this – and more – on a silver platter, for you to enjoy with family and friends. If you love schnitzel, home-brewed beer and traditional costumes, Oktoberfest doesn’t get much more perfect. Don’t miss the best Brisbane event of the year, and start booking your tickets now!

About Sam Oldfield

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, I was a keen surfer and beach junkie from early on. My first overseas trip was to the Caribbean, and I've been chasing the summer sun ever since. I wrapped up my media degree at uni, and decided to move to Australia. The land downunder is full of beaches, babes and brilliant adventures. I'm just hitch-hiking my way around this sunny paradise, one travel blog at a time.
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