History of Oktoberfest Brisbane

Over the past nine years, Oktoberfest Brisbane has grown to become Australia’s largest German Festival, with more than 40,000 culture-seeking enthusiasts last year descending on Brisbane to experience the celebration of German culture and tradition.

The festival is the product of Brisbane-based, German-Australian Festival Directors Kim and Boris Zoulek, whose personal version of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest turns the Brisbane Showgrounds into a mini Bavaria with a culturally-rich atmosphere complete with delicious food, world-famous beers and a line-up of traditional entertainment.

Experience the sensory journey:

Sights and Sounds – join the cultural experience of the Oktoberfest Tent by singing, clapping and dancing along to the popular Bavarian Oktoberfest Band, or relax in the Munich Biergarten as you watch the bustling Marktplatz {market square} as the kids play in the KinderZone.

Eat and Enjoy Germany’s finest gourmet foods, hand-crafted beers and famous wines.

Laugh and Cheer at the Punch and Judy-style antics of the puppet show, the traditional dancers, bell-ringers, leg-slappers and yodellers, and the Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane, Beardmeister  and Bavarian Strongmen competitions

Watch and Learn how to dance like a German, dress like a German, speak like a German, cook like a German and all about German culture.

With plenty of food, fun and an array of entertainment spread over two weekends, Oktoberfest Brisbane is an authentic German festival perfect for an after work beverage, get-together with mates or a cultural outing with the family.

Oktoberfest Brisbane is the nation’s biggest German Festival!

Join the family!