Real men face off over jam doughnuts

The action comes fast and furious (and funny!) on the second Saturday of Oktoberfest Brisbane when the blokes go head-to-head in the annual Bavarian Strongmen competition.

D6C1_1901-edit2 copyProudly sponsored by two of the biggest and most Bavarian names in athletics – King of Cakes German Bakery and German Sausage Hut (perhaps you’ve tasted their winning achievements yourself?) – this contest is truly Olympian in stature, and evokes the best of Oktoberfest tradition.

Male bravado is put to the ultimate test in the Krapfen-eating round (nothing is surer to impress your better half than your demonstrated prowess in consuming jam doughnuts!) – and that’s just one of the five contests.

Teams of three each compete in Bavarian-style wheelbarrow-races, and vie for mastery in other essential German life-skills – like keg-rolling!  TIPP: it will be much safer if you haven’t drunk the contents first (!) – please check the rules of the contest here.

Our eagle-eyed expert judges award points to the top four teams in each discipline, and the team with the most points after all five rounds is awarded the title of Oktoberfest Brisbane’s “Bavarian Strongmen of 2014”.

Thanks to Richy from the German Sausage Hut and Wolfgang from King of Cakes German Bakery, the winning team receives a whole load of delicious Bavarian goodies to share (you’ll need to re-load your carbs after all that exercise, so why not really enjoy yourself?)

D6C1_2022-edit2Time to select two of your most trusted mates – blokes you know you can rely on when confronted by jam doughnuts and the adrenaline starts pumping – and start practising your teamwork!

On Saturday 18th Oktober, teams must register in person at 11:30am, on stage in the German Connections tent, and the action (and laughter – if you’re in the audience!) rolls out from 1pm.