Can you believe it’s already October? The year has flown by, but the good news is that October means Oktoberfest. So if you love putting on your lederhosen and drinking bier with your mates, October is surely your favourite month. Here are all the exciting, upcoming Oktoberfest events near you!
Playfair St & Argyle St, The Rocks
This rustic, 450-seat bierhaus is home to Sydney’s best and most authentic Oktoberfest experience, lasting from Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 28th October. Live oompah music, on-stage challenges and wonderfully wacky performances are part of the restaurant’s exciting fantastic Oktoberfest line-up. Guests can sign up to become an Oktober Boss, proving their dedication to this renowned annual festival by taking five challenges: drinking a stein of each of the five Oktoberfest biers, eating a schnitzel, a pork knuckle and a pretzel, and drinking a schnapps. Those who tick off each challenge will achieve the ultimate Oktober Boss status and receive a limited-edition Oktoberfest t-shirt and an official stein to keep. On top of its activities, Munich Brauhaus offers three specials throughout the Oktoberfest celebrations. There is a 3-course menu ($45pp), a 4-course menu ($60pp) and a shared feast menu ($64pp).
Rouse Hill Town Centre B-GR 082, 10-14 Market Ln, Rouse Hill
Five official biers, six crazy weeks, one unforgettable experience. Sydney-siders looking for a true taste of Oktoberfest outside Bavaria need look no further then The Bavarian Rouse Hill. In addition to a five-week calendar of special Oktoberfest menus, limited-edition Oktoberfest biers, fun foodie challenges, and the chance to win a trip to Munich, The Bavarian Rouse Hill will host an exclusive Oktoberfest party on Saturday 13th October. The party kicks off at midday with an official Oktoberfest keg tap, before The Bavarian’s lively and energetic oompah band takes to the stage. Diners can throw themselves into a line-up of games and challenges including stein holding, mail hammering, yodelling and best dressed competitions.
Oktoberfest in the Gardens
The Domain, Sydney CBD
Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest celebration returns again for 2018! Oktoberfest in the Gardens is inspired by traditional Bavarian festivals and great beer. This year’s festival is on October 27th and has authentic German food stalls, roving performers, silent disco, and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions throughout the afternoon and evening. Oktoberfest in the Gardens has a large selection of imported German beer, cider and wine. There will be a long list of German entertainers within the main beer hall, including German brass bands, yodellers, roving accordion players, and many more! So sink your teeth into a bratwurst, get your lederhosen or dirndl on, and come party with Oktoberfest in the Gardens. Tickets are selling fast, try to secure yours!
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By Georgie Hindle