As the Oktoberfest grows closer, so does the excitement (and smell of pretzels) in the air. That’s right, meine Damen und Herren, Oktoberfest Brisbane will return to the Brisbane Showgrounds, for two schnitzel packed weekends, on Oktober 5-7 & 12-14.
So, cancel your plans, don your finest Dirndl and Lederhosen and prepare for a day filled to the brim with Bavarian tradition, treats, and beer (of course). There’s even a face painting stall, certain to be more exciting after a few steins.
Check out what the team behind Oktoberfest Brisbane has in store for this year’s festivities:
One of the greatest parts of travelling the world is discovering new and exciting food. Since we don’t have a private jet to fly us Berlin for a Bratwurst (yet), we’re extremely grateful the Oktoberfest is bringing delicious treats and culture to Brisbane’s backyard.
Whilst Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle), Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and Schnitzel are all great, they are just the beginning of your journey into the deliciousness that is German cuisine. The Oktoberfest will also feature other world-famous dishes like the baked potato, freshly-baked Brezn (Pretzel) and ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (coffee and cake). Traditional German cakes include slices of Black Forest, and Apple Strudel… need we say more?
This year’s festival offers three flagship beers; a lager, a wheat beer and a dark beer. All three are bursting with flavour and brewed according to The German Purity law. The lager and wheat beer are both brewed by 343-year old Bavarian Brewery, Tucher Bräu, while the dark beer is crafted by none other than the legends at Burleigh Brewing Co. Hold onto your tyrolean hats because it gets better, the steins come with special coolers to help adapt to the Aussie weather, you bloody ripper!
If you find yourself unable to fit anymore steins in your belly (it happens to the best of us), there will be loads of tasty wine from the award-winning German winery Brogsitter, soft drinks and traditional german tea and coffee.
The Oktoberfest tent is bound to inspire some incredible dance moves, with music by Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group. Where else can you bust out the chicken dance?
If you have little ones, bring them along to the KinderZone where there will be plenty of German themed activities and performances that the kids will love. Plus, for the first time ever, kids can enjoy free rides all of Sunday!
Saturday, Okt 6th: Miss Oktoberfest
Sure, being crowned miss universe is impressive, but did they even have to milk a cow? If you want to show off your fashion sense and German knowledge while milking a cow and eating pretzels, then now is your time to shine. Get your Dirndl ready and prove you have strength, expertise and the ability to handle cattle, to become the next Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane!
Friday, Okt 12th: The Beardmeister
Have you been dreaming of the day you can brag about your grooming techniques and facial hair without being called a hipster? Finally, reach your destiny by being crowned “The Beardmeister” (we know, awesome name) whilst being cheered on by fellow facial hair enthusiasts.
Saturday Okt 13th: The Bavarian Strongmen
To be crowned “The Bavarian Strongmen”, you must compete against other teams to show off an impressive variety of skills, ranging from a tug of war to jam donut eating. If only we’d known earlier that eating donuts was a skill.
So join us at this years Oktoberfest Brisbane bust some moves and enjoy this tribute to Bavarian culture. We’ll be the ones doing the chicken dance!
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