Oktoberfest Brisbane is perhaps the largest celebration of this iconic German festival in Australia. The highly anticipated event being held for over two weeks in October; transforms the heart of Brisbane into one hearty, authentic, German festival.
If you are visiting Brisbane in October the festival is a must-see. There are plenty of hotels such as the Oaks 212 Margaret that provide comfortable accommodation in Brisbane to the multitude of visitors that flow in to the city for the festival.
Upon walking into this festival, do not be surprised if you feel like you’ve been transported to the heart of Germany. With great attention paid to the cultural details of the festival and having most attendees clad in traditional German attire, indulging in the spirit of all things German – you are in for a real cultural treat.
Oktoberfest Brisbane boasts the finest German fare including mouth-watering German sausages, pork knuckles, pretzels plus an array of sumptuous desserts including traditional Black Forest cakes, Bavarian cheesecakes and apple strudels that will make your taste buds marvel. Do save room for the gingerbread hearts – one of the most popular German festival goodies.
If you think it couldn’t get any better, grab yourself some handcrafted beers made from 200-year-old recipes; including Oktoberfest Brisbane’s very own specially brewed beers imported from Germany especially for the event.
Inside the main Oktoberfest Tent, you may dance to your heart’s content for days, nights, weeks – or as long as the festivals lasts; to the traditional tunes played by the Oktoberfest band, flown in from Germany. Yodellers, authentic German dancers, leg-slappers and cowbell ringers complement the astounding entertainment of the band.
You may even try your luck at a competition, if only you think you’ve got what it takes to be this year’s Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane, Bavarian Strongman, or Beardmeister; Or simply relax in the Biergarten where you will be entertained by roving performers. Do take a stroll at the ‘Marktplatz’ (Market Square) taking in the splendor of fashion shows, foodie tips, German books and German culture.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+