Less than FOUR Months to go until Oktoberfest Brisbane!

Not six months… not five months but just under FOUR months to go until this year’s Oktoberfest Brisbane! It’s time to start planning your outfits, getting the group together and practising your ‘Schunkel’…

So what do you need to know about this year’s German Festival?

Starting in true Munich style, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Hon. Graham Quirk, will ceremoniously tap the first keg at the traditional ‘Anzapfen’ opening Graham Quirkceremony. From there Oktoberfest Brisbane is officially open and merry-makers are free to enjoy the delights of German food and beverages and enjoy the yodellers, traditional dancers and cowbell ringers showing off their skills in the Oktoberfest Tent. If you’re after a more chilled-out vibe, the Biergarten transports you to Munich with authentic wooden tables and benches on the grass, grand old trees and fairy lights at night. Or enjoy the Spring sun’s rays in our Marktplatz Market Square. So kick back and enjoy the atmosphere!

If you’re planning on coming to Oktoberfest Brisbane during the day, our Oktoberfest Tent has 3,222 metres of Bavarian blue and white ceiling bunting that’s a whole lot of material… and a whole lot of shaded tables catering for even more Australians embracing their inner German! Last year we saw a record number of our visitors dressing up in traditional German clothing, we even have Lederhosen and Dirndls on sale from one of our stall holders – Schnucki.

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You’ll be shown how to dance like a German, dress like a German, speak like a German, cook like a German and learn all about German culture at the displays and shows on offer throughout the festival. And with 47 hours of LIVE music performances by our Bavarian Oktoberfest Band, yodellers and cowbell ringers you’ll be a pro at all the traditional German dances!

Stay tuned for more new activities coming your way in 2014!

Want to find out more? Head to ‘About’ for all the essentials.

Entertainment galore at Oktoberfest Brisbane

Entertainment Galore at Oktoberfest Brisbane!

Yodeller entertainment Oktoberfest BrisbaneEntertainment for our extended German family, that’s everyone coming to Oktoberfest Brisbane, is what we do best!

For two whole weekends in October, the Brisbane Showgrounds (RNA) is transformed into our very own slice of Germany, with entertainment at the top of our list! Entertainment for all ages will be on show at this year’s festival.

Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 is the perfect opportunity to kick back after a busy week, relax in the ‘Munich Biergarten’ and listen to the band, which has been flown all the way from Munich!  That’s right, every year we fly our immensely popular German folk band – ‘Münchner Buam’, direct from the home of the original Oktoberfest.  This band knows how to rock – Bavarian style  – and will play all the traditional Oktoberfest and popular German folk festival tunes, creating an authentic atmosphere that simply can’t be replicated by anyone else.

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In the Oktoberfest tent, the party never stops! We have great entertainment for the young to the ‘young at heart’. See, dance, sing, touch, learn, clap, ‘schunkel’ and laugh to all the shows, activities and competitions in our massive Oktoberfest Tent, German Connections Tent, Munich Biergarten, and Kinder-Zone.

A taste of the entertainment on offer:

  • Yodelling masters, Heidi and Adeline, will transport you to the mountains of Germany with their amazing talents. Get involved in their crowd sing-a-long or discover your cowbell ringing skills… will you be lucky enough to be picked from the audience this year?
  • Traditional German dancing, leg slapping and cow bell ringing from the popular Alpenrosen Dance Group. Join in the Hat Dance – looks easy, but it gets tricky!
  • ‘Schunkel’ to your heart’s content! Link arms with your neighbour and sway in time to the music, or try the ‘advanced’ version… left, right, up and down..

So come by yourself, with your friends or family and head to the Oktoberfest Tent, the German Connections Tent, or laze about in the Munich Biergarten and just let the music wash over you.

And why not dress up as well! Here at Oktoberfest Brisbane we always encourage traditional German dress… it is the biggest German Festival in Australia after all! This is JUST what’s on in the Oktoberfest Tent… wait until you see all we have on stage in the German Connections Tent and outside in the Kinder-Zone!

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Let’s mingle, with social media!

October is fast approaching and we have so much planned for this year’s German Festival! Lots of food, fun (who doesn’t love rides) and festivities all jam-packed into the two middle weekends of Oktober 2014. Oktoberfest Brisbane gets social!

You can now follow and join the conversation with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest! We’ll keep you updated with what’s happening in the months leading up to the festival, promote special deals, run competitions and share our favourite photos from past Oktoberfest Brisbane festivals. Plus we want to hear from YOU!

We LOVE to hear your feedback about Oktoberfest Brisbane, so why not review our Facebook page … we thank you in advance!

 “Best interpretation of German culture without going to Germany itself, great food & drinks that symbolise Germany and the atmosphere is nostalgic.”

2013 Oktoberfest Brisbane visitor

 

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Photos of Oktoberfest Brisbane fun, German history and culture, the latest German fashions, Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 news and scrumptious German recipes to try… you’ll find it all on the Oktoberfest Brisbane social media channels.

Let the countdown begin!

Largest German Festival

The LARGEST German Festival in Australia!

Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014, the largest German Festival in Australia is back for our seventh year and will be bigger and better than ever!

Last year we saw more than 36,000 visitors ‘embrace their inner German’ and experience the fabulous German food, traditions, culture and fun that Oktoberfest Brisbane delivers every year.

Traditional yodellerWhy is Oktoberfest Brisbane so popular with so many people? Well for starters it’s our authenticity. Everything we do; every plate of food, every entertainer and every bench-seat is typically German (the are the SAME bench-seats used at Munich’s Oktoberfest)! Our authentic Oktoberfest Tent, with its traditional wooden flooring, ceiling wreaths, bunting and decorations are exactly what you’d find in Germany – and most come from Germany. Even our handcrafted beers are brewed according to the German Purity Law, packed with flavour and made only for our German Festival – you’ll find them nowhere else in the world. Our visitors really do get to experience Germany right here on their doorstep. They have such a great time and the word of mouth is enormous.

Our visitors love to sit back and enjoy the traditional music of our Bavarian Oktoberfest Band flown in from Munich, Germany or the entertainment on stage from traditional dancers, cowbell ringers, German-style puppet theatre, and our yodelling masters Heidi and Adeline.

Social media has become a huge part of spreading the Oktoberfest Brisbane story – people love to share their photos of dressing up in the traditional dirndl and lederhosen, dancing the Fliegerlied, and tackling a huge pork knuckle with sauerkraut.

Oktoberfest Brisbane offers everyone the chance to learn about German culture and history, and celebrate Oktoberfest at the same time. There’s fun for the whole family; relax in the authentic Munich Biergarten, be entertained by the band and shows, see the latest German tracht fashion (traditional German costume) and enjoy multiple rides and activities right across the festival at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Still not convinced about Oktoberfest Brisbane’s authentic offerings? Click here to read more about how we bring German traditions and culture to all our visitors to enjoy!

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Welcome to Oktoberfest Brisbane

Willkommen Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014!

Wilkommen Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014!The countdown is on again and Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014, the largest German Festival in Australia, is fast approaching! And to celebrate another year of German culture, traditions and fun we’ve launched our new Oktoberfest Brisbane website!

We’ve also put together this wunderbar new blog section where we will post information about our Festival Partners and all they have to offer at this year’s Oktoberfest Brisbane. We will also be showcasing all the exciting entertainment on offer at this year’s festival and lots of fabulous new food, fun and activities we’ve got planned for you and your whole group in 2014!

The website will also make buying your tickets online even simpler. And we’ve included awesome pop-out photo galleries… are you in any of the photos?

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Free Rides for Bavarian VIP Guests

FREE Rides for all Bavarian VIP Table Guests

Didn’t think the Oktoberfest Brisbane VIP experience could get any better?? Well it just has! For all 2014 Bavarian VIP table guests, we’re giving you access to unlimited FREE rides!

Oktoberfest Brisbane VIP - dodgemThat’s right folks, slip and slide on the Giant Slide, challenge your friends with a lap or two of Dodgem Cars and tumble your way through the jumping castle!

Feeling the need for speed? Race around the mini Jeep track and see which one of your friends has what it takes to put the pedal to the metal!

So for a day of free rides, amazing German cuisine, special VIP treatment and just the best day our you and your friends, family or colleagues could ask for, book an Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 VIP experience today!

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Bavarian VIP Table bookings: Download reservation form here.

Bavarian VIP table information sheet available here.

Email us here for further questions or information.

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VIP: Very Impressive Perks, For Very Important People!

Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 is now only a few months away! So if you’re looking to have some unique fun with family and friends, are wanting to creating a corporate function to remember, or you want to organise the best night out in Brisbane – whilst enjoying some amazing German hospitality – then look no further! Book one of our exclusive Bavarian VIP tables and be the hero of your group.

As our VIP guest, your premium Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 experience includes a range of unique advantages for you and your friends that will have you yodelling from the hills of Bavaria for weeks after.

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Fancy presiding over the rest of the Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 crowd of merry-makers on your own private table? Well with a seat at the VIP ‘Bavarian Corner’ you can!

Perched above the Oktoberfest Tent with the best seats in the house, your very own table of eight friends, family or colleagues will be on a private raised podium directly facing the stage – to sit, watch and enjoy the Oktoberfest Brisbane experience.

Oktoberfest-VIP-D5C2_6019-e1Entry to Oktoberfest Brisbane for you and your entire table is included in the price and you’ll even be welcomed with a beverage and a smile from your table’s own waitress!

The traditionally dressed and professional hospitality team in your corner of Bavaria will cater to all your food and beverage requirements… so there will be no waiting in lines for you, just plenty of free time to eat, sing and be merry! Oh, and you’ll have access to our very exclusive bar serving a collection of German craft beers, schnapps and new to this year’s festival – a selection of German wines!

Best of all, you can come and go from the VIP area as you please… all day long! So when the Fliegerlied takes you away to the dance floor, you can pop back to your table for a refreshing drink when you’re all worn out from fly, fly, flying and swim, swim, swimming!

So get the best seats in the house with your own reserved VIP table in the ‘Bavarian Corner’ (Bayrisches Eck), which is for the exclusive use of our VIP guests. Bring your friends, family or colleagues and embrace your inner German whilst enjoying the marvellous advantages of being a very special guest at Oktoberfest Brisbane with your own Bavarian VIP table of eight.

Click here for your selection of scrumptious food served at your VIP table!

Bavarian VIP Table bookings: Download reservation form here.

Bavarian VIP Table information sheet available here.

Email us here for further questions or information.

Bavarian VIP Food

Bavarian VIP Tables – Food To Sink Your Teeth Into!

The VIP Oktoberfest Brisbane experience wouldn’t be complete without our famous ‘Bavarian Brettl’ – a unique and exquisite German gourmet experience including authentic warm and cold specialties, sausages, pretzels and much more!

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Sink your teeth into mouth-watering meats, tasty chips and a fresh, warm pretzel for everyone on your table. And wash it all down with your complimentary round of drinks!

Still hungry? No problem! In the Bavarian Corner you can choose from a huge menu of food options, including schnitzel burgers, fish burgers, pork knuckles, sauerkraut, baked potato dishes, salads, dips, bratwurst, frankfurter, cheese-kransky… and much, MUCH more!

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But the Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 VIP experience doesn’t stop there! You’ll get to take home your very own unique Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014 beer steins, which come with our specially designed coolers, as well as a very tasty Lebkuchenherz, specially made in Germany just for you!

So gather your group and (remember to book early) enjoy one of the most unique, fun and festive experiences that the 2014, Brisbane Oktober calendar has to offer.

Bavarian VIP Table bookings: Download reservation form here.

Bavarian VIP Table information sheet available here.

Email us here for further questions or information.