We had a great time visiting Oktoberfest on Sunday. I’d never been to an Oktoberfest event this huge! The atmosphere was wonderful and the venue was big enough that you never felt crowded. Everything was so well organised so the day wasn’t wasted in long lines for food and drinks. We loved looking through the few market stalls, browsing the shop selling dirndl and lederhosen and of course listening to some incredible traditional German music.
The food on offer will not disappoint. My husband would tell you the best part of Oktoberfest was the roast pork knuckle and schnitzel but he’s wrong. It’s absolutely the German cakes and deserts. If you’re a baker like me tell you the gingerbread will make you swoon.
The Kinder Zone was great for Arthur. He’s 19 months old so wasn’t quite ready for the rides and sideshow games like the older kids, but we still found loads to keep him entertained. There was a small stage with musical performances and shows for kids happening throughout the day. He was able to run around and get stuck into arts and crafts, games and a musical activities. The highlight for him was of course the petting zoo! Kids were given two free rides with admission on Sunday which was a great way to keep them busy.
The festival was cashless which took a bit of organising and getting used to but I think it kept lines moving quickly. There were plenty of people on hand to help set up your digital wallet for the day but if you can do it in advance you’ll be hitting the ground running.
We love that this event was so family friendly meaning there was something at Oktoberfest Brisbane for everyone.
Early bird tickets can be purchased online here. You can also set up your digital wallet here to avoid lining up and creating it on arrival at the event.
GUEST TRIBE ~ Victoria Higgins