Looking for a fun filled event for October? Oktoberfest is definitely top of the list for Brisbane’s activities. Get together with the lads or the girls, dress up and enjoy the entertainment Oktoberfest has to offer! We have gathered some information for anyone interested in the event. Why not enjoy the service of your topless waitresses or topless waiters while you celebrate your bucks or hens party then head out for some fun to the showgrounds!


Location: Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia.

Entry: Entry only via Gregory Terrace.


Parking: Brisbane Showgrounds for $13 per day. Access via Gregory Tce.

Taxi: Gregory Terrace – supervised taxi rank.

13 Cabs via their booking link here

Public transport: Check the Translink Journey Planner.

Bus: Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital or Wickham Street (Fortitude Valley) stations.

Train: Bowen Hills (except Ferny Grove line) or Fortitude Valley.

Queensland Rail will have track closures between Ferny Grove, Albion and through to Roma Street on Saturday and Sunday the 7th & 8th October, buses will be replacing trains on those days.

Saturday and Sunday 14th & 15th track closure is between Roma Street and Corinda, buses will replace trains all weekend.


Looking to stay in the city after an action packed day at Oktoberfest Brisbane? Or maybe you’re looking to make a weekend of it and come enjoy all Brisbane has to offer. Either way, we’ve got a great line up of accomodation partners this year. Whether you’re looking for an apartment style like, Belise, or an exceptional hotel stay with Riverview Hotel or Rydges.


2017 had a variety of merchandise available for purchase at the festival. We had an array of different products for sale at our Oktoberfest Brisbane stall, including our popular Steins, which can be purchased with their very own cooler, t-shirts for all the family, hessian shopping bags, new Oktoberfest Brisbane sunnies, and more!

For those that want to look at buying into a piece of real German authenticity, you are able to purchase Dirndls, Lederhosen and a variety of accessories from the Festival’s official Trachten partner, Schnucki Dirndl & Lederhosen. You can also purchase from them prior to the festival from their website: https://schnucki.com.au/

Discover Brisbane

Find out why everyone’s talking about Brisbane and make the most of the Queensland capital pre and post your visit to Oktoberfest Brisbane. Only a short walk from the venue is Fortitude Valley, home to bars, nightclubs, great restaurants, galleries, cutting-edge retail and live music venues.

In the CBD, you’ll discover brand and boutique retail and delectable waterfront dining. On the other side of the river, South Bank beckons with 17 hectares of parklands, the Streets Beach swimming lagoon and the eye-opening galleries of the Cultural Precinct. Take a leisurely cruise on the river from South Bank or at Eagle Street Pier.

If it’s adventure you’re after, head to Kangaroo Point for abseiling, rock-climbing, kayaking the river, roller-blading or cycling. For the ultimate experience, climb the Story Bridge and savour views over the city, hinterland and Moreton Bay.

Get your insider knowledge of Brisbane at visitbrisbane.com.au and plan some fun around your trip to Oktoberfest Brisbane. Don’t forget to tag us on social #thisisbrisbane.

The Best of the Blogs

October 12, 2017/in News /by holli-admin

Did you don your Dirndl or Lederhosen and let loose on the dancefloor to the Fliegerlied last weekend? Or are you planning your epic Bavarian adventure for this upcoming weekend?
Whether you want to re-live the highlights, or you’re trying to plan for your special day this weekend, we’ve been scouring the Internet to see what bloggers have been saying about Oktoberfest Brisbane 2017 so far.

What Did They Think?

Thrifty Family Travels lists their favourite 20 fun family activities from Oktoberfest Brisbane 2017. From face painting and circus workshops to Human Foosball and Little Miss Oktoberfest – it looks like they had a ball when they came along last Sunday!

Four to Adore brought their family of six along for a healthy dose of German culture. They spent a lot of time in the KinderZone enjoying the stage and activities. They somehow managed to also cram in rides, the OktoberFEAST cooking demonstration, and the live music! I bet their tribe slept well after it.

Weekend Notes enjoyed all of the highlights including the Bavarian Brewing competition the shoe-slapping dancing and the Munich Biergarten.

Smart Steps to Australia has a list of top tips for bringing your kids to Oktoberfest Brisbane with lots of practical advice and information to help you prepare for your big day. Her kids adored the dancing (check out those groovy moves in the video!), the jumping castle and the petting zoo – in particular the fluffy chickens were a big hit!

It looks like another family who now need to get a fluffy chicken for a pet after visiting the petting zoo is Champagne Days. They enjoyed sharing the cultural experience with their son, especially as their German Festival experience dates back an incredible three decades!

Coffee Mumma switched her usual cappuccino for a stein and brought her family along to Oktoberfest Brisbane where they enjoyed the face painting, the delicious food and the KinderZone shows. She hits the nail on the head when she describes the ‘joyful’ atmosphere while also noting how easy it is to navigate with young kids.

Entertain My Tribe has posted a practical review worth checking out. We definitely agree that the pork knuckle and cakes are a highlight that everyone should try! And it just goes to show that nobody is too young to enjoy Oktoberfest Brisbane as their writer’s 19-month-old had a brilliant time!

Coasting Australia’s roving reporters explored all that Oktoberfest Brisbane had to offer, describing it as: “a great family day out!” Just check out the yummy food they got to enjoy!

Live All the Days are here to set the record straight: Oktoberfest Brisbane is an amazing day out for families. Having attended Oktoberfest in Munich before, they also declare that Oktoberfest Brisbane is just as much fun!

A Cold Cup of Chloe enjoyed everything from the KinderZone to the live music (everyone loves the chicken dance!) They found plenty to entertain their little one and created a lovely day of family memories.

History of Oktoberfest Brisbane

Over the past ten years, Oktoberfest Brisbane has grown to become Australia’s largest German Festival, with more than 40,000 culture-seeking enthusiasts last year descending on Brisbane to experience the celebration of German culture and tradition.

The festival is the product of Brisbane-based, German-Australian Festival Directors Kim and Boris Zoulek, whose personal version of Munich’s famous Oktoberfest turns the Brisbane Showgrounds into a mini Bavaria with a culturally-rich atmosphere complete with delicious food, world-famous beers and a line-up of traditional entertainment.

Feast your eyes on…

… Traditionelle Schmankerl {traditional treats}

From Schnitzels to Pretzels and everything in between, your tastebuds will be set alight while indulging in the authentic flavours and treats the Festival has to offer.

Why not start your Saturday morning with a traditional Bavarian Breakfast, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in German traditions and start the weekend off as a true German local?

… zünftig Bayrische Unterhaltung! {authentic Bavarian entertainment}

A spectacular line-up of live entertainment is set to ignite the Oktoberfest tent with music by the Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group.

… Gaudi für Kinder {fun for kids}

Kids will find hours of entertainment in our KinderZone, where they can experience a traditional Kasperltheater Puppet Show and be dazzled by countless performances on the Kinder stage. Also, new to this year, kids can enjoy FREE RIDES all day on Sundays!

… spannende Wettbewerbe {Suspense-packed competitions}

Feel the urge to join in? Start the training and prep your grooming, the annual Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane, Beardmeister and Bavarian Strongman competitions will be running throughout the Festival, a crowd favourite not to be missed.

…Bayrische Gemütlichkeit {Bavarian comfort & good cheer}!

Take a break after a jam-packed day of German fun in our Munich Biergarten, where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Oktoberfest Brisbane, all the while treating yourself to a world class German beer.

Don’t miss this cultural extravaganza! Join us and prepare to feast your eyes on all that is Oktoberfest Brisbane, Okt 5-7 & 12-14 at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Reference and information located on the following link – https://oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au/culture/history-oktoberfest-brisbane/

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