The Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest promises to give attendees an experience closer to the original in Munich than any other event to date in Australia.
For the first time, all six of the breweries that make up the tradition two-week celebration in the Bavarian capital will be under the one roof in Australia.
They will be providing some of the 50-plus imported German beers on offer, pouring alongside cider, wine, schnapps, spirit mixers and more.
The historic building will also play host to traditional Oktoberfest entertainment: German oompah bands, folk dancing, on-stage competitions and hearty meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, bratwurst, brathendl (roast chickens), pretzels and German pastries.
The event runs over two sessions on September 23, the middle weekend of the Munich event. Tickets cost $35 plus BF for each, which run at the following times:
- Day: midday to 5pm
- Evening: 6.30pm to 11.30pm
For more information, check out the festival website. And you can check out our feature on the history and traditions of the original Volksfest here.
Crafty Cabal Special
We've got two double passes worth more than $70 to give away to Crafty supporters:
- One is up for grabs in a ballot for existing Crafty Cabalistas – enter via your member's area and we'll pick a winner on September 8.
- And one is available as a signup bonus for a new member.