Oktoberfest at Prancing Pony

Sat 1 Oct 11:00am to 2 Oct

Oktoberfest at Prancing Pony

Just look at the promise of that image. The excitingly large glasses of beer. The freshly cut bretzel with its gentle salty crunch and chewy centre. The lip-coating fatty flavour of the würst. The crisp cloth of Bavarian white and blue. 

Oh yes, Oktoberfest is coming and, as can be expected of a German-born brewer and his beer loving wife, Prancing Pony are doing it in style. 

Taking place on October 1 and 2, you'll be able to enjoy all the trimmings and trappings, starting with the beer which features a new Helles, Dunkel and Hefe – each representing one of the past three pandemic-plagued years during which Pony founders Corrina and Frank were unable to return home to visit family.  

On the Saturday, there'll be activities and entertainment like German slap dancing, whip cracking, bell ringing, stein-holding and Bretzel eating competitions. Music will be a feature, with traditional tunes kicking off the day before things move up a gear in the evening with an ensemble playing what's loosely described as "Oompah music with pop-rock, played on traditional brass instruments". If you've got energy left after that, a DJ will finish you off.

On the food front, you can look forward to a Breaky Burgers tent, German sausages & sauerkraut, currywurst, pizza, apple strudel and bretzel. Less traditionally but equally welcome, there'll also be a gin bar. 

The Sunday will have more of a family focus, with age-appropriate activities like sack hopping, face painting, dancing, and a mini bretzel eating competition.

As ever, German-style dress-up is encouraged, with prizes for the best dressed. 

Tickets are just $15 which includes your first beer.

Book here

If you can't make it to the festival, Prancing Pony's Oktoberfest beers will be hitting a handful of venues on tap post-fest, while there'll also be a limited number of Oktoberfest mixed packs and five litre mini-kegs being packaged. 

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