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Oktoberfest Is Coming Back To Brisbane This Year So Dust Off Your Lederhosen

By Sarah Tran
15th Jun 2021

People in a giant tent at the Oktoberfest festival

The time has finally come. It’s finally time to bust out your dirndl, lederhosen and fedoras because Oktoberfest is back in Brisbane this year after last year's cancellation due to the best thing since sliced bread—Covid, of course.

After a year without the iconic festival, in 2021 Oktoberfest are pulling out all the stops to provide us with an unforgettable German experience. Get keen, we know you’ve been itching to wear your hair in braids and don all plaid again at one of the biggest celebrations of German culture of the year.

With six huge event days across two weekends, the signature colour, sounds and spirit of Oktoberfest will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds into a little pocket of German culture and celebration. In a time when we’re grounded in Australia unable to experience the delights of Europe firsthand, Oktoberfest is the next best thing. Running from 8-10 and 15-17 October, you’ll be treated to epic German tunes, authentic feasts of pretzels, pork knuckle, the best wurst and world-class traditionally brewed bier.

The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane is the jewel in the Oktoberfest crown of Australia, with Brisbane’s festivities being the biggest and best in the country. This makes it no surprise that it was named one of the Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Germany by National Geographic.

Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, said the festival is bringing the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of Germany to Brisbane at a time when we’re not able to travel internationally. 

“What better way to experience the best of Germany in our own backyard,” he said.

Tickets are on sale now, so don’t pass up this opportunity to dance, dress up, and celebrate with a large pint of authentic German beer.

The Details 

What: The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane 
When: 8–10 and 15–17 October
Where: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills 
Find out more here.
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Image credit: Supplied 

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