Are you visiting Brisbane this October for the great Oktoberfest and looking for Brisbane apartments to book? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this article I’ll provide both a background on the Oktoberfest Brisbane and where you can find affordable Brisbane apartments ideal for this event.
Let’s talk about Oktoberfest Brisbane first, shall we? This is one of the most highly anticipated cultural festivals held during the second and third weekends of October. Considered one of the top Oktoberfests around the world, it brings together all lovers of German fun, culture, and food while transforming the capital city of Queensland into an authentic German town festival. Expect cow bell-ringing, Schunkel, lots of beer drinking, yodeling, and devouring baked pork knuckles throughout the evening. The venue this year is once again RNA showgrounds located at 600 Gregory Terrace in Bowen Hills. Expect the showground to be transformed into a small German village after it is decorated with authentic wine barrel tables with German maypole, sturdy wooden floors, rustic Biergarten, wreaths, and bunting.
Oktoberfest Brisbane, all you need to know!
Food and drinks
If you love authentic German food or if you’re one of those who can’t wait to give it a try, this is the festival that you cannot afford to miss. Experience traditional pretzels, pork knuckles, sauerkraut, German sausages, spartzle, sourdough bread, schnitzel, strudel, and every German food that you can think of. When it comes to drinks, expect authentic German beer to be served throughout the celebration. You can also get to experience hand-crafted frothy, plaited wenches, kuchen, schnapps, and kaffee. But if you think that the whole festival is strictly for adults, think again because the two Sundays are family fun days. Take your kids and treat them with carnival rides and age-appropriate entertainment. There will also be face painting and of course, a baby animal farm that they will surely enjoy.
Miss Oktoberfest competition
One of the highlights of this celebration is definitely Miss Oktoberfest competition where women aged between 18 and 35 will vie for the title. Among the tests that they have to go through include milking a cow. This competition is scheduled on October 12 from 12noon. You surely don’t want to miss it.
The fun starts on Friday October 11 and you’ll be allowed to enter the venue starting 4pm to midnight. It’s the same schedule for October 18. For Saturdays (October 12 and 19), it will be open from 11 am to midnight. On Sundays (October 13 and 20), the gates will open for the family day at 11am till 8pm. Tickets, which you can purchase online or at the gate costs $15 for adults for Fridays. They cost $20 for Sundays and $22 for Saturdays. Guests who are below 18 years old are free of charge but they must be accompanied by an adult. As this is a once-in-a-year experience, I suggest that you take advantage of VIP tables where you’ll get to experience amazing food and drinks, not to mention, the best seas in area for $669. This is good for up to 8 people.
Oktoberfest Brisbane offers great entertainment for both children and adults. Enjoy the authentic German music through hugely-popular band “Munchner Buam” that was flown directly from Munich. The band will play popular German folk festival favourites throughout the celebration. There will also be yodelers, German dancers, cow-bell ringers, leg-slappers, and a myriad of other German-style acts. Of course, there’s the Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane competition along with fashion shows, puppet theatre, face painting, and other activities for kids.
Find out more by visiting the official Oktoberfest Brisbane website: http://www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/
Booking cheap Brisbane Apartments
Now that you know everything that you need to know about Oktoberfest Brisbane, the next thing that you need to do is to start looking for Brisbane apartments ideal for families and large group of friends. I maybe bias here but I am sure that one of your best choices is Bridgewater Terraces. Our Brisbane apartments are only 3 kilometres away from the RNA showgrounds and if you’re travelling by car, you can get there in less than 10 minutes. If however you choose to take the train, travel time is just 25 minutes. Our apartments are spacious, stylish, fully contained, and very affordable. In fact, our rates for spacious 1 bedroom apartment start at a just $140 per night.
Oktoberfest Brisbane is one of the best festivals in the city that you cannot afford to miss. As we’re expecting to receive thousands of visitors for this event, it’s crucial that you buy your ticket as early as possible and start looking for Brisbane apartments before supply runs out. For your accommodation needs, make Bridgewater Terraces your partner. For help booking an apartment, please read ‘How to Book Apartments in Brisbane’.