10 Things to Experience at Oktoberfest Brisbane

10 Things to Experience at Oktoberfest Brisbane

Experience life the German way!

By Amber Lowther | 5th October 2016

Oktoberfest Brisbane is almost here! If you want to experience it all, you’ll need to do a bit of planning; from getting up close and personal with snakes to checking out German automobiles, there’s something for everyone!

1516: Das Reinheitsgebot Exhibition

Celebrate 500 years of the Bavarian Purity Law and learn about the impacts the law had on German beer while you engage with the exhibition.

Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane

Ladies, it’s time to get your dirndls ready and enter for your chance to be crowned Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane! You’ll have to compete in a range of heats including pretzel eating, stein holding and cow milking to prove you’re worthy of the title but those all sound like pretty awesome and doable tasks to us.

Jimmy Rod’s & Triple M’s Barber Shop

Get your man to Jimmy Rods’ stall for a cut and shave while he’s celebrating at Oktoberfest Brisbane! Jimmy Rod’s offers an authentic and premium service – plus, Triple M will be on-site all day doing live broadcasts and throwing all of the high-fives! It’s the ultimate manly chill zone.

Little Critters Animal Farm

Oktoberfest Brisbane isn’t just for 18+! You can bring along the kids for a fun day out, to enjoy German culture and take part in some fun activities. Don’t forget to visit the Little Critters Animal Farm so they can get up close and personal with cute and cuddly farm animals!

Carnival Rides

Whether you’re young, old or in-between, rides are way too fun not to experience! Take the kids to the jumping castle and dodgem cars, or try out the giant slide! If you’re an adrenalin junkie, you’ll love the 360 Dance Party! Best to save your lunch until after that ride.

Snake Boss Reptile Show

Snake Boss snake catcher Julia Baker will be performing live at Oktoberfest Brisbane. If you’re not too scared, watch her and her reptile friends take the stage. For those who are a little bit hesitant, best to watch from afar!

Beardmeister Competition

If you know someone who values their beard more than life itself, this is the competition for them! Sponsored by Jimmy Rod's Barbershop, there are three categories (natural moustache, freestyle and natural beard) and if they win, they could very well be the Beardmeister for 2016! Enter right here.

Bavarian Strongmen Competition

Gather your mates and enter to be crowned the Bavarian Strongmen for 2016! Take on a range of Olympic-style events with a jockey race, doughnut eating, a barrel race, nailing, tug of war and stein holding. Sponsored by King of Cakes German Bakery and German Sausage Hut, it’s bound to be a laugh.

Autofest German Motor Vehicle Show

Germany has engineered some of the finest vehicles EVER! Get yourself into gear and check them out at Oktoberfest Brisbane!

OktoberFEAST German Cultural Food Fusion

While we all love coming to Oktoberfest Brisbane for a stein and an opportunity to dress up, one of the biggest highlights has to be the amazing food on offer! But how do you know what beer goes well with what food? This is where the official Beer Ambassador of Oktoberfest Brisbane, Matt Kirkegaard jumps in. Along with amazing local chefs such as Ben Williamson from Gerard's Bistro and the minds behind Shank Brothers BBQ, Matt takes you on an educational journey to perfectly match beer and food - what more could you want?!


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Article by Amber Lowther

Amber is a former contributor at Style Magazines. She runs her own fashion and beauty blog and has an obsession with Batman. When she’s not stuffing her face with Italian food, she’s adding new shoes to her wardrobe and dreaming of NYC.