History of Oktoberfest Brisbane

Over the past ten 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.

Feast your eyes on…

… Traditionelle Schmankerl {traditional treats}

From Schnitzels to Pretzels and everything in between, your tastebuds will be set alight while indulging in the authentic flavours and treats the Festival has to offer.

Why not start your Saturday morning with a traditional Bavarian Breakfast, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in German traditions and start the weekend off as a true German local?

… zünftig Bayrische Unterhaltung! {authentic Bavarian entertainment}

A spectacular line-up of live entertainment is set to ignite the Oktoberfest tent with music by the Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group.

… Gaudi für Kinder {fun for kids}

Kids will find hours of entertainment in our KinderZone, where they can experience a traditional Kasperltheater Puppet Show and be dazzled by countless performances on the Kinder stage. Also, new to this year, kids can enjoy FREE RIDES all day on Sundays!

… spannende Wettbewerbe {Suspense-packed competitions}

Feel the urge to join in? Start the training and prep your grooming, the annual Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane, Beardmeister and Bavarian Strongman competitions will be running throughout the Festival, a crowd favourite not to be missed.

…Bayrische Gemütlichkeit {Bavarian comfort & good cheer}!

Take a break after a jam-packed day of German fun in our Munich Biergarten, where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Oktoberfest Brisbane, all the while treating yourself to a world class German beer.

Don’t miss this cultural extravaganza! Join us and prepare to feast your eyes on all that is Oktoberfest Brisbane, Okt 5-7 & 12-14 at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Join the family!