Bavarian Man Costume
Raise your steins, the 16-day beer festival has come around again! Kicking off mid-September, Oktoberfest brings people from all over the world to celebrate.
For the love of beer and all things German, it’s time to dust those dirndls off, pull on your lederhosen and join in the Oktoberfest action.
Here are the best parties happening in Sydney this year. Or, book your spot on tour for the real thing next year here.
The hugely popular Oktoberfest In The Gardens comes to Sydney every year.
When it arrives, it brings with it all the best German beers, ciders and wines, as well as food stalls, performers, entertainment and competitions across various stages from afternoon to night.
With a complimentary drink and commemorative event stein, there’s no better place to celebrate Oktoberfest.
Get in quick as Oktoberfest In The Gardens is usually a sell-out event.
It all kicks off on 21 September at Munich Brauhaus with the traditional tapping of the Oktoberfest kegs.
What follows are the drinking of 5 official Oktoberfest beers, enormous feasting menus (in more ways than one), Oom-pah-pah bands, a street party and the chance to win a trip to Munich.
Take your Oktoberfest celebrations to another level at Bavarian Bier Cafes across Sydney where you'll be able to try four of the best pier beers straight from tents in Munich!
5 biers will be available, which you can pace yourself with over the weeks, giving you the perfect excuse to return to the party time and time again. Or, to bar hop and check out all the Bavarian Bier Cafes in the city. We don't judge.
Concordia Club has yet to reveal its plans for Oktoberfest, but if past events are anything to go by you can expect weekends filled with fun festivities. The club tends to kick things off with live music, dancers, beers and food aplenty.
With two weekend's worth of Oktoberfest cheer, there’s no better excuse to get the whole family dressed in dirndls and lederhosen and dance to the Oom Pah Pah!
For one day and one day only, the historic grounds of The Carrington in the Blue Mountains is transformed into a family-friendly Munich-inspired festival. As a bonus, the local Katoomba Brewing Company's specially brewed Oktoberfest Lager will be available. As will a jumping castle for the kiddies.
When it comes to Oktoberfest celebrations, Bankstown Sports Club knows that it all comes down to the big Bavarian feast. So from of September through October it's serving up an authentic 2-course lunch and dinner in its Platform One restaurant.
That's traditional German prezel, pork knuckle and apple raisin strudel for those playing at home.
For an authentic Austrian Oktoberfest experience, head to this club in Frenchs Forest.
Its event is called Oktoberfest Dance and as the name suggests features traditional folk dancing by Pagger Buam, who come direct from Austria. Entry for members is $12 or $15 for guests.
The German Club celebrates the world's favourite beer festival from 18-20 October. You can pre-purchase tickets right now or put your hand up to volunteer to be part of the big celebration. This year's event is bathed in competitions so start training now to take on some stomach turning sausage eating or work your muscles to win the title of strong man or woman. There's also a best beard competition, if that're more your thing.
If you simply want to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, The German Club has plenty of live music, German dance performances and kids' activities such as a balloon animal blower and face painting for you.
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