Yarra Valley Oktoberfest

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Yarra Valley Oktoberfest
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Time Out says

Lilydale is going Bavarian for a day filled with traditional German beers, food and entertainment

Dig out your lederhosen and dirndl then head to the Yarra Valley this October. On Saturday, October 26, Oktoberfest will transform Lilydale into Munich with the return of Oktoberfest Yarra Valley. The festival turns three in 2019 with 1,500 guests expected to march into the valley for a day of beer and pretzels.

The event will be importing beer straight from Germany for the day, as well as commissioning a Yarra Valley brewery to craft a bespoke beer. Not into beer? There will also be wine and schnapps. German food will be showcased with schweineschnitzel, wienerschnitzel, bratwurst with sauerkraut and soft, salty pretzels.

An oompah band will get toes tapping (and knees slapping) while there will be a DJ to kick things up a notch later. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed and there will be preztel eating and stein-holding competitions too. The festival is also doing its part to protect the planet, using a stein-washing system to reduce single-use plastics.

Yarra Valley Oktoberfest is for adults only, so leave the die kinder at home. Dogs are welcome if they are well behaved. 

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