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Oktoberwest

Seaworks' annual Oktoberfest party returns for a huge day of stein-sipping, pretzel-scoffing, traditional games and live tunes.
By Libby Curran
September 14, 2022
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By Libby Curran
September 14, 2022
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A huge taste of Bavaria is coming to Melbourne's west next month, as Oktoberwest takes over Seaworks for a lively local riff on Germany's famed annual celebration of beer.

Don your best dirndl or lederhosen and join 4000 festive punters raising steins, shouting 'prost' and polishing off pretzels. Just like the real deal, there'll be long communal tables filled with people sipping their way through a menu of imported German brews, beneath blue and white banners repping the colours of the Bavarian flag. Local Bavarian-style craft beers will be flowing just as freely, as will bubbly from the dedicated champagne bar.

Steins will be sunk as you soak up the sounds of the day's live acts, including Furnace & The Fundamentals, 19-Twenty and The Black Curtains — plus oompah bands aplenty, of course.

As always, German food stalls will be slinging classics ranging from bretzels to bratwurst; and in between bites, you can try your luck at traditional Oktoberfest games including the Pretzel Pass, the Barrel Roll and a Schuhplattler (a style of folk dance) competition.

General admission tickets start from $45, with VIP tickets at $105.

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