Oktoberfest in the Gardens

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Oktoberfest in the Garden
Photograph: Matt Teague

A party in the park with beer, pretzels, games, live music and lederhosen

So, you’ve ordered your elaborate lederhosen or dirndl online, but you can’t decide where to show off your Bavarian threads this year? Consider Oktoberfest in the Gardens. The huge beer-fuelled party will once again transform the Domain into a giant beer garden inspired by Germany's own Oktoberfest.

The Bavarian-style festival will host two big top beer halls that can serve more than 6,000 punters, sideshow games, a silent disco, roving performers and introduce a massive dodgeball competition to the Sydney Oktoberfest tradition. You can expect to see circus performers, magicians, mimes, yodellers and pretzel fräuleins roaming around the grounds, as well as live musicians and local DJs across the three festival stages.

There’s prizes to be won throughout the day – we know you secretly want to be crowned Miss or Mr Oktoberfest – plus a sideshow of carnival rides and games. They’ll be pouring all the hard-to-pronounce European beers, plus ciders, wine and spirits for variety. And it wouldn't be a beer-drinking party without salty snacks, so they’ve organsied a menu of bratwurst, pork knuckles and more to sedate rumbling tums.

By: Olivia Gee

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