Cancel your plans and start saving your hard earned cash for next weekend because an Oktoberfest street party is happening in Melbourne.
Yes, you read that right. For one beer-filled day only, Oktoberfest will be taking over a South Wharf laneway with all things Bavarian and bier (obvs). Expect pop-up bier tents serving Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier, Paulaner Oktoberfestbier and Spaten Oktoberfestbier, Oom-pah-pah bands and one god damn delicious Bavarian BBQ serving all the best German eats.
There will be an inaugural Dogs of Oktoberfest Costume Contest so you can bring your pooch, a petting zoo, on-stage yodelling, stein hoist and hold challenges, and a whole lot more to keep you entertained while you stuff yourself with pork knuckle in the pork knuckle championship and drink your weight in (you guessed it) bier.
The best part? From 16 September you can earn yourself the title of Oktober-Boss by taking on this hefty food challenge: one pork knuckle, one pretzel, one schnitzel, one schnapps and four 1L steins of Oktoberfest biers. You'll have to pick up your Oktober-Boss passport in venue first but then you'll get a stamp for each one you take down and win yourself an exclusive invite to the Oktoberfest closing party. You have six weeks.
Book a table under the Oktoberfest big top here now and don’t forget your lederhosens and dirndls!
Oktoberfest Street Party Line Up
12pm Official Tapping of the First Oktoberfest Keg
12pm Australia's First Official Oktoberfest parade
2pm Lowenbrau Keg Tap
3pm Dogs of Oktoberfest Costume Contest
5pm Spaten Keg Tap
6pm Pork Knuckle Championship
8pm Paulaner Keg Tap & Main Stage Challenges
9pm Oktoberfest After Party
What: Oktoberfest Street Party
Where: Munich Brauhaus, South Wharf
When: 16 September, from 12pm til late
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Image credit: Munich Brauhaus