Got that Competitive urge?


Feeling competitive and want to walk away as an Oktoberfest Brisbane champion? Well there are a few different ways you can let your inner competitor out this year and walk away with a high distinction in a broad range of categories. It just depends on what you’re willing to put into it (and how much time you have left to grow some solid facial hair).

Here’s an overview of all the competitions at this year’s festival.

Miss Oktoberfest

Ladies, get your Dirndl ready for Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane 2015! Do you have what it takes to win this year’s coveted title along with the prestige, glamour and prize it brings?
Embrace your inner German and demonstrate skills you probably didn’t know you had at this fast-paced and fun competition!

You’ll need to be able to show off your strength, fashion sense and knowledge about all things German, while milking a cow, if you want to become Brisbane’s favourite “Fräulein”!

Saturday, Oktober 10th, 2015.

Brisbane Showgrounds, entry via Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills.



Lovers of facial hair – this is the competition you’ve dreamed of! After all, with great beard comes great responsibility. Watch beards and moustaches battle it out on the second weekend of Oktoberfest Brisbane. See which one beard will rule them all and clinch the illustrious title of Beardmeister. Categories for this year’s Beardmeister are:

1. Natural Moustache
2. Freestyle
3. Natural Beard

To get the beards of Brisbane ready, we are conducting a pre-registration for the event. Simply upload the best pic of your luscious facial locks to this event and state which category you want to enter… 5 finalists for each category will be chosen by Jimmy Rod’s and Oktoberfest Brisbane, ensuring guaranteed entry to the event as well as free entry to the festival on Friday 16th Oktober!

Pre-registration closes Wednesday 14th Oktober and limited registrations will be taken on the day of the event… so, how’s your beard looking?

Friday, Oktober 16th, 2015.

Brisbane Showgrounds, entry via Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills.


Bavarian Strongmen

Continuing a very noble and worthy tradition, our action-packed ‘Bavarian Strongmen’ competition is the ultimate team event. Proudly sponsored by two of Oktoberfest Brisbane’s longstanding partners – King of Cakes German Bakery and German Sausage Hut.

Grab two mates and start practising your keg rolling, “Krapfen” (jam donut) eating, and other important German life-skills today.

Saturday, Oktober 17th, 2015.

Brisbane Showgrounds, entry via Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills.


So there you have it, all your chances to be a champion! Whether you’re growing your beard, perfecting your eating, or mastering your cow milking skills – only a few days remain to prepare and then it’s game time!

Bridge Selfie

This year to celebrate Oktoberfest Brisbane, we lit up the Story Bridge white and blue! We gave everyone the opportunity to take a #OktoberfestBrisbane #BridgeSelfie to go into the draw to win a merchandise pack and tickets to Oktoberfest Brisbane.

You may have missed the chance to enter this one (this year), as it ran from Oktober 1st – 3rd, but you can check out the winner and details on the event page and make sure you get involved next year!