Oktoberfest Brisbane 2021
Brisbane's annual Bavarian festival is back for another year.
Dust off your lederhosen or dirndl — Oktoberfest is returning to the Brisbane Showgrounds in 2021. Now in its 13th year, the festival will extend over two weekends: October 8–10 and 15–17.
Australia's largest German culture festival spans traditional live music tents, Munich-style biergartens and carnival rides. An all-day lineup of live music — including an Oompah band, Heidi the Yodeller and the Alpenrosen Dance Group — 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.
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