Oktoberfest Brisbane 2022
Brisbane's annual Bavarian festival is bringing its Ooompah bands, beer and Bavarian celebrations back in 2022.
June 18, 2021
UPDATE, August 31, 2021: Oktoberfest organisers have announced that due to "the ever evolving situation and its continued impact on New South Wales and Victoria, and the risk this poses for Queensland, the festival cannot proceed as planned" in 2021. The event has been postponed until October 7–9 and 14–16, 2022, instead. This article has been updated to reflect that change.
Dust off your lederhosen or dirndl — Oktoberfest is returning to the Brisbane Showgrounds in 2022.
Extending over two weekends, Australia's largest German culture festival will span traditional live music tents, Munich-style biergartens and carnival rides, all between October 7–9 and 14–16. An all-day lineup of live music — including an Oompah band, yodelling and dance — will keep visitors entertained while they eat, drink and celebrate all things Bavaria.
A handful of stalls peddling Christmas merch, traditional clothing and toys will also be on-site. There'll be plenty of food stalls offering hearty German cuisine when hunger strikes, including gravy-doused schnitties, candied apples, pork knuckle with sauerkraut and pretzels.
And, when it comes to beer, the festival likes to keep things traditional: all beer served on-site has been brewed specifically for the event, following the Bavarian Purity Law, and all brews are served in steins. Not a big beer-lover? There'll be classic German wines and non-alcoholic drinks available, too.