Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Canberra 2016

It’s almost October, and you know what that means? The world’s largest beer festival is looming. We’ve rounded up the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Canberra.

Any holiday that is devoted almost exclusively to drinking beer and eating heaps of food is our kind of holiday, and the world seems to agree. This year Oktoberfest will be celebrated on every continent. If you’re in Canberra during the festival, then you’ve got a couple of great options to join in the celebrations, including one of Australia’s most popular Oktoberfest parties.

Oktoberfest Canberra parties


1. Exhibition Park (Budawing Building)

When: 28-30 October 2016

Where: Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2602, Australia

Beer selection: Wide selection of popular German and international beers, including Paulaner and Lowenbrau Draft.

For more information: Oktoberfest - Brought to you by the Harmonie German Club.

For one of the most crowded Oktoberfest line-ups in Australia head down to the Budawing Building. Here you will find three days of music, food and fun, and all washed down with a fantastic selection of authentic German beers. Enjoy!


2. The Schnitzel Haus

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday 12noon - 10pm

Where: 5/33 Gartside St, Wanniassa / Shop 2, 5 Lonsdale St Braddon

Beer selection: A wide selection of German and Belgian beers, including Hahn and Stella Artois.

For more information: The Schnitzel Haus

With its 12 signature schnitzel dishes, authentic German sides and international beers, there is never a bad moment to check out The Schnitzel Haus, though Oktoberfest makes an especially good time. There is nothing formal planned so don’t worry about costumes or tickets – just show up and eat, drink and be merry.

Best Oktoberfest costumes

Tavern girl costume
Costume One
Oktoberfest men’s costume
Beer Keg Costume
Costume One
Oktoberfest Costume - Female
Costume One
Dirndl Pink Dress
Tavern man costume
Costume One

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