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Oktoberfest Brisbane

Oktoberfest Brisbane

| On 29, Jul 2014

Oktoberfest is around the corner and Creative Drinks has all the information you need for an amazing time at the festival!

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s largest German festival and most anticipated cultural event in Brisbane.

Oktoberfest Brisbane is one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests outside of Germany, welcoming more than 36,000 visitors each year. It’s an unforgettable German festival experience for everyone.

Now in its seventh year, upon walking into the festival you could be forgiven for thinking you were transported to Germany, with attention to detail and authenticity that simply astounds. And to top it all off, 50% of people attending the festival get into the German spirit by donning traditional German dress.


The ambient Oktoberfest Tent boasts authentic German trimmings from the floor to the ceiling. The atmosphere is alive and encapsulates all things German. Yodellers, authentic German dancers, leg-slappers and cowbell ringers will entertain throughout the festival.

Oktoberfest goers are eligible to enter the Miss Oktoberfest Competition, Bavarian Strongmen Competition, or grow the best beard in Brisbane to take out the Beardmeister title (Gentleman, you better start growing that beard). The Bavarian Oktoberfest Band, flown direct from Munich, will play all your festival favourites, so you can dance the day, and night away.


Foodies will delight in traditional German fare, perhaps partaking of a pork knuckle, traditional German sausage or delicious desserts. Meander through the Marktplatz for folk gift-stalls plus German products and culture, including traditional German clothing designed especially for Oktoberfest Brisbane.


Sunday is family fun day, with activities galore for the kids. They can chill out in the Kinder-Zone, enjoy the rides, petting zoo and baby animals, face painting and puppet show. And this year, on both Friday nights, all rides are free!


If you think Oktoberfest is all about the beer, think again. Germans have also been brewing wines for over 414 years so you can expect top quality beers and wine at Oktoberfest Brisbane.


The Details

What: Oktoberfest Brisbane

Where: Brisbane Showgrounds (entrance via Gregory Terrace), Bowen Hills, Brisbane, 4006

When: 10th-12th and 17th – 19th Of October 2014

Opening Times:

Friday 10th and Friday 17th: 4pm- Midnight

Saturday 11th and 18th: 11am- Midnight

Sunday 12th and 19th: 11am – 8pm

Ticket Prices:

Online (incl. special offers) from August, or at the gate

Fridays:  $19      (online $16)

Saturdays:  $24  (online $21)

Sundays: $17     (online $15)