Where is it: RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
What's it all about: Oktoberfest was originally a couple of week's celebration held in Munich for a royal wedding and a similar celebration is held annually to commemorate the original. Lots of cities around the world now do the same, often rolling the party up into a celebration of things German!
How can I join in: Oktoberfest Brisbane runs for 6 days over two weekends - this year (2022) it's on 7 - 9 & 14 - 16 October. Buy your tickets online or at the gate!
Tell me more: Wunderbar! The only Oktoberfest Brisbane is back for 2022, reuniting lovers of German culture at Australia’s biggest and most authentic annual celebration.
With six HUGE Festival days across two weekends, the bold tastes, sounds and spirit of one of the world’s most iconic festivals will transform the Brisbane Showgrounds, bringing together stein-raisers from across the country.
Accept no imitations! Oktoberfest Brisbane is the only authentic German Oktoberfest celebration in Australia (named one of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations outside Germany by National Geographic!).
So, dust off your dirndl, strap into your lederhosen, gather your Freunde und Familie and join us on 7 - 9 & 14 - 16 Oktober 2022!
One of Brisbane's biggest festivals and running over two weekends, there's something for everyone at Oktoberfest Brisbane! At the main event, a massive beer hall that seats thousands is set up specially for Oktoberfest and is filled over the weekend with German music, dancing and singing.
But it's so much more than the beer hall - there are heaps of food options and all so yummy! Stages outside the hall show off traditional German culture, there's a big selection of amusement rides and our kids' favourite spot, the 'Kinder-zone' - a dedicated area just for the little kids! Our little guys had lots of fun here, playing games with the amazing guys from Youngcare, learning Circus skills, checking out real live ocean life (who would have thought that you could see a little shark at Oktoberfest?) and snakes. On the stage at Kinder-zone we got to see traditional music and dance, we learned some German words and enjoyed a really fun puppet show. So much to do here - we had so much fun! Previously we even got to experience the raising of the Oktoberpole in the city, which also comes with yummy German food and drink and music.
Oktoberfest Media Launch 2017
Brisbane Family Explorers