Oktoberfest 2013

4 Nov

Beer. Dancing. Yodelling. Sausages. Loud music. EPIC. Pork knuckle. Lebkuchen. What else could I be talking about, except Canberra’s very own Oktoberfest?

It's packed when we arrive at 2.30pm

It’s packed when we arrive at 2.30pm

Oktoberfest is a pretty consistent event at EPIC in Canberra. It’s always held in late October/start of November, and the food is always the same. I *think* the entry cost went up $5 this year ($25 to enter on Saturday). The plastic steins are are $18 filled with Lowenbrau beer; each refill is $10. And, you’re on your way. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Settling in

Settling in

Sneaky looks from the left

Sneaky looks from the left

No so sneaky looks

No so sneaky looks

Flying dancers!

Flying dancers!

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The fabulous but very, VERY loud band (it was incredibly hard to chat to anyone without shouting)

The fabulous but very, VERY loud band (it was incredibly hard to chat to anyone without shouting)

There's a baked potato under all this topping ($10)

There’s a baked potato under all this topping ($10)

Pork knuckle ($20)

Pork knuckle ($20)

Sausages (from memory $8ish)

Sausages (from memory $8ish)

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Plenty of costumes!

Plenty of costumes!

Just as busy outside as in

Just as busy outside as in

Date: Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November, 2013

Place: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park in Canberra

Cost: $20 on Friday, $25 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday entrance fees + more $$ depending on your beer desire and appetite

Worthwhile factor: Worthwhile, but don’t expect to hear your companions

Want more? The Harmonie Club usually advertises each year, including on television.

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9 Responses to “Oktoberfest 2013”

  1. Gary Lum November 5, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    The hot dog looked good. After you’ve been to ten of these I look forward to a ten year series post on Canberra Oktoberfest πŸ™‚

  2. Amy R November 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    This looks much better than the recent Oktoberfest I went to in Johannesburg. It looks half civilised at the very least! God, I must be getting old….whoever wanted Oktoberfest to be civilised?!!

    • inthetaratory November 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      You can’t just leave it at that… what was yours like? Not civilised… I can only imagine!!

  3. Peter Schnitzler November 21, 2013 at 5:28 am #

    You do know that you still have a standing invintation to visit me and see the real thing.

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