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Oktoberfest Brisbane 2015…Embrace your inner German – 9-11th and 16-18th October
Oct 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - Oct 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Australia’s largest German Festival, it is also ranked by National Geographic as a Top 10 Oktoberfest outside Germany – a true testament to the passion of the two German-Australian families who share their cultural traditions with Brisbane. Now in its eighth year, the festival puts its own special spin on Munich’s world famous festival for its 37,000+ visitors, and has also raised over $150,000 for Brisbane charity Youngcare.
“We love sharing our culture with the many other cultures from Brisbane and beyond. We want people to experience the authentic sights, sounds, smells, tastes, hospitality and fun – and feel as if they’ve stepped right into the middle of Germany!”, explained Reimer & Louise Moeller, one of the festival’s organising families.
Brisbane Showgrounds is transformed into a mini Bavaria, complete with a Munich-style Biergarten, a magnificently decorated Oktoberfest tent, and traditional tapping of the first keg by the city’s Lord Mayor.
Fabulous German food is everywhere – from sauerkraut to sausages, pork knuckle to pretzels, schnitzel to strudel. The lager, wheat and dark beers are exclusively created for us by 343 year old Tucher Brewery in Bavaria, and international award-winning Burleigh Brewing. Wine lovers can enjoy German red, white and sparkling specialties.
Even the music and entertainment is truly German: a highly-popular Oktoberfest band fly in directly from Munich just to play for our guests, as well as yodellers, German dancers, cow bell ringing and leg slapping. Unique to this festival, the Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane and Bavarian Strongmen competitions encourage visitors to truly embrace their inner German, while the Beardmeister competition is a hit with facial hair fans.
New features in 2015 include: Jimmy Rod’s pop-up barbershop offering free haircuts; new food specialities and rides, and ‘OktoberFEAST – A Gourmet Exbeerience’ with beer connoisseur Matt Kirkegaard and 2014 Masterchef contestant Emily Loo creating her Asian version of classic German dishes. Brisbane Roar players of Germany’s favourite sport, football, will also make an appearance.
Our German Festival is ideal for little ones too, with their own Kinder Zone, rides, a puppet theatre, face painting and petting zoo.
Oktoberfest Brisbane is a true family affair – organised by families, for families and friends. For a memorable day full of food, beer, wine, culture and traditions, make your way to Oktoberfest Brisbane and ’embrace your inner German’!
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills, QLD
When: 9-11 & 16-18 Oktober 2015
Time: Fridays: 4:00pm – midnight
Saturdays: 11:00am – midnight
Sundays: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Program: Full event program will be available at oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au from late September
Tickets: Tickets / entry details are available now at oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/about/tickets
Hashtags: #OktoberfestBrisbane #OFBris15 @OktoberfestBris (Twitter & Instagram)
Oktoberfest Brisbane is not just two families, it’s also a ‘family of festival partners’ who share the same vision. Our partners are hand-selected for their quality products and services and their passion for helping us create the best German festival here in Australia. A genuine German festival made by families … for everyone within the wider Brisbane region and way beyond.