Bavaria, Beers & More Bevs – What You Need to Know About Australia’s Oktoberfest

Nigel AbelloNigel Abello

What you need to know about one of Australia’s biggest growing festivals dedicated to beer!

Peanut butter and jelly. Vegemite and toast. Meat pie and sauce.

We all know they all go together but I reckon two words that go hand-in-hand is Australians and partying. You can’t seem to ever get us away from having a good time. When we want to boogie, you can be sure we’ll find an opportunity to shake our tail feathers. Whether it’s at the pub for the footy grand final, dressing up for the race that stops the nation or downing a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, we’re a nation that loves to have fun.


That’s why when you hear about how Oktoberfest is coming to major cities all around Australia, you’re going to be jumping out of your seat to snatch a ticket.

Oktoberfest has been running out of Munich, Bavaria, Germany for decades with over 6 million people attending the 2-3-week festival every year. The largest beer festival is not only just filled with lagers and pale ales, but a range of attractions including amusement rides, side stalls and games.

Funnily enough my older brother is currently on the other side of the world in Germany celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich. Nevertheless, this festival has always been massive that it draws big name celebrities just like Usain Bolt, Hayden Panettiere, Boris Becker and Samuel L Jackson over the years. This year Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted celebrating his son's birthday in Munich.

Happy birthday, Joseph. Great student, great athlete. I'm proud of you and I love you!

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When people like them show up for a festival you know it’s something you can’t miss out on. Luckily, for the sixth year now, Oktoberfest in the Gardens is celebrating the best of Germany in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide!

Check out their promo video below:

This festival dedicated to the wonders that beers can provide is coming to a city near you.

Melbourne: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October 2016

Sydney: Saturday, 29 October 2016

Adelaide: Saturday, 15 October 2016

Perth: Saturday, 8 October 2016

All of these events will have a range of beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alleys, silent disco, and a mix of entertainment and on stage competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening. Throughout the event you’ll be able to taste the best of Germany with a large selection of imported beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages.

Plus, you get to have fun and have some quality time with your best mates in amazing Spring weather!

If you’re planning on attending any of these festivals in these cities, check out our catalog for other activities you can immerse yourself in when you’re not downing some bevs.

Hope to see you there!

Nigel Abello
Thanks for reading guys!

Nigel Abello

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