Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Melbourne
Melburnians can enjoy a taste of the world’s biggest beer festival when the Oktoberfest Street Party hits South Wharf. The festivities will kick off with ceremonial keg taps of four official beers, and will be followed by live oom-pah bands, yodelling and a parade. The outdoor celebration will of course have plenty of beer flowing and you can try German food stalls selling pretzels, pork knuckle and schnitzel. There will also be a Dogs of Oktoberfest Contest, where pooches can don their dirndl and lederhosen, plus $1 from each pretzel sold will be donated to local animal rescue charities.
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