This year marks the 500 year anniversary of the Bayrisches Reinheitsgebot
(the Bavarian Purity Law). Read more about it and what we are doing at the festival to celebrate this momentous milestone.
Each year Oktoberfest Brisbane is officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, by the tapping of the first keg of the festival. This is a long held tradition, of which the Munich Oktoberfest has upheld for over 200 years. Read more about our Anzapfen ceremony.
Oktoberfest Brisbane Events
Join in! Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane, Beardmeister, Bavarian Strongmen; there is so much to participate in at our festival.
Join the Official Beer Ambassador of Oktoberfest Brisbane, Matt Kirkegaard, and some ‘celebrity’ chefs, on a journey of beer and food. Matt and guest will showcase the Oktoberfest Brisbane beers paired with some delicious recipes.
Join Brisbane’s German car aficionados and enjoy vintage, classic or late model German vehicles at Autofest. Displayed on the final day of Oktoberfest Brisbane, you will enjoy the precision engineering and design some of Brisbane’s finest.