Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Melbourne

The best places to raise a stein, eat a schnitzel and celebrate Germany's annual beer festival
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Bust out some lederhosen and dirndls and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest at these party bars, pop-up beer halls and German restaurants this Oktoberfest season. 

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Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Melbourne

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Things to do, Food and drink

Oktoberfest Street Party

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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Things to do, Fairs and festivals

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