Entries by holli-admin

How to Top Up your Digital Wallet

Oktoberfest Brisbane embraces all things German and being a 100% cashless festival helps to embrace our German efficiencies. Embrace your [efficient] inner German and familiarise yourself with how to Top Up before and during the Festival so you can hit the ground running! ONLINE: Topping Up online is as easy as 1, 2, 3– Create a […]

Trains, Planes and Automobiles- Planning your journey

Our Festival is at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills, Brisbane. You can access the Festival only via Gregory Terrace. Your options of getting there include: Drive and Park: Park at the Brisbane Showgrounds in the new multi-level car park via Gate 5 off O’Connell Tce. Rates and details can be found here. Park with […]

Orange Sky

Oktoberfest Brisbane is proud to announce that we are partnering up with Orange Sky. Orange Sky Provides clean clothes and conversation for people experiencing homelessness.  Through the provision of a free mobile and laundry service Orange Sky provides a platform for every day Australians to connect in a safe, positive and supportive environment for people […]

Happy International Pretzel Day!

Happy International Pretzel Day! Whether you prefer the traditional pretzel or the crunchy salty snack there is plenty to celebrate. There are a few different stories as to how the pretzel came to be, but most agree they have a Catholic background from the Middle Ages in Europe. It is said that Catholic Monks used […]

Let’s make it! Krapfen

Krapfen or Berliner {Jam filled Donuts} These soft and fluffy Krapfen {Jam filled donuts} are eaten year-round in Germany but are particularly popular during Fashing season {carnival} and on Faschingsdienstag {Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras}. Faschingsdienstag in Germany is the peak of the Fashing, reflecting the practice of the last day of eating richer, fatty […]

Karneval 2018

It’s Germany’s carnival season! It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11 minutes after 11 am and ends at the stroke of midnight on shroud Tuesday – also referred to as Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent). Brisbane’s only German Karneval party is about to kick […]

That’s a wrap on 2017!

A little rain at the final weekend of Oktoberfest Brisbane couldn’t dampen the spirits of thousands of festival-goers who this year packed into the iconic German cultural event which celebrated its mighty 10th installment. Some blame our 9 burly Bavarian friends for bringing the rain with them, but we’ll let them get away with it for their […]