15 places you can celebrate Oktoberfest on home soil
IT HAS BEEN a soggy start to this year's Oktoberfest in Germany as six million revellers are expected to make their way to Munich for the 17-day annual beer event.
For those that don't know, Oktoberfest is a folk festival that runs from mid-to-late September to the first weekend in October and has been held every year since 1810.
Attendees have travelled from all across the world this year to celebrate at the world's largest beer pilgrimage.
Although, events will be taking place a little closer to home, throughout Australia, with the possibility of much nicer weather.
If you fancy yourself a celebration to the beer gods, then here's a list of the top Oktoberfest events along the east-coast.
1. 7-9th and 14th-16th of October - Brisbane's Oktoberfest
Delight in Brisbane's spring weather and the fabulous atmosphere of Munich Biergarten. Enjoy the buzz, laughs, dancing, yodelling and singing in the Oktoberfest Tent.
See, learn and be amazed at the displays, shows and information of all things German in the German Connections Tent.
Relax in the Munich Biergarten while the kids fill in hours with activities in the Kinder-Zone.
Every day there's something new and special to see and do.
2. 29th of October - Oktoberfest in the Gardens in Sydney
Inspired by the love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features two massive big top beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout this afternoon and evening.
Taste your way across Europe with a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages.
3. Oktoberfest at The Carrington, Katoomba, NSW
For something a little more low key, visit the stately and historic Carrington Hotel just a few hours outside of Sydney. Wile away the afternoon chilling out to German songs played by local bands, authentic food and plenty of beer to wash it down with.
4.From Friday 7th - Sunday 16th Emu Park Oktoberfest 2016
Celebrate in traditional Bavarian style at the Emu Park Oktoberfest! Starting from humble beginnings in 1984, the Emu Park Lions have grown the event in to a must-not-miss extravaganza.
There will be traditional Bavarian folk dancing, cowbells, yodelling and plenty of sing-along polka hits.
The atmosphere will be electric so come and "Chicken Dance" Bring your dancing shoes and immerse yourself in Bavarian culture.
Join us and celebrate at this year's Emu Park Lions Oktoberfest!
Or at any of the following Bavarian bier cafes in along the east coast:
Open 7 days
Cnr / Playfair & Argyle St,
The Rocks, NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9247 7785
6.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ YORK STREET
Monday - Friday: 11am to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to Midnight
24 York Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Phone: 02 8297 4111
7.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ MIRANDA
Monday - Friday: 11am to midnight
Saturday: 5pm to midnight
Shop 4002, Level 4 Zone S
Westfield Shopping Centre
Miranda, NSW 2228
Phone: 02 9259 5669
8.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ MANLY WHARF
Monday - Friday: 11am - late
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - late
Shop 2-5 Manly Wharf
Manly NSW 2095
Phone: 02 9977 8088
9.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ ENTERTAINMENT QUARTE
Monday - Friday: 11am to late
Saturday: 10am to late
Sunday: 11am to late
212 Bent Street,
Moore Park, NSW 2021
Phone: 02 9361 3833
10.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ BONDI BEACH
Monday - Sunday: 11am - Midnight
108 Campbell Pde
Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Phone: 02 8988 5935
11.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ CROWS NEST
Monday - Friday: 11am to 11pm
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 10pm
118 Willoughby Road,
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065
Phone: 02 8905 9944
12.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ CHATSWOOD
Monday - Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday: 11am to midnight
Saturday: 10am to midnight
Sunday: 10am to 10pm
Shops 4 - 6, Chatswood Central Precinct
1 -5 Railway Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone: (02) 8922 8100
13.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ PARRAMATTA
Monday - Sunday: 11am to Midnight
2-8 Phillip Street,
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Phone: 02 8836 1400
14.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ EAGLE STREET PIER
Monday to Sunday 11am till late
Level 1, 45 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, 4000, QLD
Phone: 07 3015 0555
15.BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ BROADBEACH
Monday - Thursday: 11am to Midnight
Friday - Sunday: 8am to Midnight
2 Oracle Boulevard,
Broadbeach QLD 4218
Phone: (07) 5512 0555