Australia’s largest traditional German festival is returning to Brisbane after a two-year break.
Oktoberfest Brisbane will see more than 35,000 people descend on the Brisbane Showgrounds, celebrating German culture and tradition.
The festival was established in the heart of Brisbane in 2008 by local German couple, Kim and Boris.
It has been named one of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Germany by National Geographic.
The event transforms the showgrounds into a mini-Bavaria, with customary food, authentic fashion, German biers, traditional entertainment and culture, family-friendly attractions, carnival games and rides, and contests.
Concurrently, Brisbane German ‘Week’ runs from 1 to 16 October.
The program celebrates 70 years of diplomacy between Australia and Germany with a concert reception at the German National Day.
There will also be a science, innovation and business days, and language and movie events.
Don the dirndls and lederhosen – tickets and more information can be found at www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/about/german-week/