When the National Geographic Traveler ranked Oktoberfest Brisbane as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests celebrated around the world, we were excited! It meant that we were successfully bringing the Bavarian experience across the seas to Australia, right here in Brisbane. Our wonderful partners have been helping us present an ample spread of authentic food, drink, entertainment and culture, year after year. Who will you see this year, you ask? Here’s a glimpse!
As you enter the gates of Oktoberfest Brisbane, the air is filled with delectable aromas of typical, authentic, German folk festival foods. Our food partners are universally of German or Austrian ancestry or with German cultural connections, each with a culinary speciality that distinguishes them. We have something to satisfy a wide variety of cravings. Savour a proper meal such as K&K Schnitzel/Burger-Haus’ schnitzel burger, pork knuckle from Haxen Haus, a Bratwurst from German Sausage Hut or a Wood-fired Flammkuchen. In the mood for something sweet? Sample nougat and Belgian chocolates from Organic Cotton Candy Company, or pretzel and delicious sweets from King of Cakes.
The 343-year-old Tucher Brewery in Nürnberg make a lager and wheat beer each year just for our patrons at Oktoberfest Brisbane – these are not available anywhere else in the world, not even in Germany! Prefer something else? We also have a selection of wines, sparkling, Sekt (German sparkling) at the Wine / Champagner bar. Of course, there are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on offer too, so everyone is catered for at our family-friendly festival. Prost!
Entertainment & Culture
As you are on your way to the festival, you might be greeted across Bowen Hills by the melodious tones of our yodellers, known as Heidi and Adeline. The main tent at Oktoberfest Brisbane will be filled by the sounds of traditional German music, by the six-member Munich-based Münchner Buam (Munich Boys). Bring the little ones with you, or maybe you’re just secretly a big kid at heart that never lost that inner child. Don’t miss out on catching a performance by Julia at the Kiddywinks Puppet Theatre.
There is an eclectic collection of merchandise, souvenirs, books and clothing to be found across Oktoberfest Brisbane. Make sure to take in performances by the Alpenrosen Dance Group’s performance and roaming accordionist Vic, who aim to present years of German culture to you in Brisbane.
There are also fabulous Schnucki outfits to slip into, should you and your friends decide to fully embrace your inner German and slip into a Dirndl or a Lederhosen. How about a genuine Cuckoo clock and a delightful range of cutest German souvenirs from Montville’s Cuckoo Clock shop? A beautiful coffee table book on the 170 years of German Connections in Queensland published by the German Australian Community Centre Qld? Or simply plan your next trip to Germany and Europe with our friendly travel expert Janka from German Australian Travel!