There is a train that takes you right to the Brisbane Showgrounds..the venue of Oktoberfest.
Ladies, put those finishing touches to your Dirndln and brush up on your Oktoberfest knowledge – competition is hotting-up for the coveted title of Miss Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014!
Prestige, glamour and prizes await the winner chosen from the bevies of beautiful Bavarian Mädchen who gather in the German Connections tent on 11 Oktober – the first Saturday of the festival.
Presentations will focus on four key qualities – style, agility, learning ability and knowledge – and the ladies will face a range of unique tests, designed to display their abilities to the fullest.
Discover a new take on a couple of classic German Festival foods when Masterchef’s ‘Spice Queen’ Emily Loo gets together with the German Sausage Hut’s Richy Windt and everyone’s favourite Austrian – K&K’s Wolfgang Kaspar – on the two Sundays of Oktoberfest Brisbane.
That iconic German staple, the sausage, is the first dish to receive the ‘West-meets-East’ treatment when OktoberfEAST makes its debut on Sunday 12th.
Richy will explain traditional German techniques for some of the many different Würstchen and the best matching side-dishes.
Six blokes, a dozen arms, legs and musical instruments, and more than 140 years of Oktoberfest experience between them – is there anything these boys can’t play, blow, strum, stomp, slap, wiggle, flap, fly or swim?
“Possibly the tuba,” says one, “but that’s only because the airlines won’t allow one in our checked-in luggage.” Pardon? “Airlines” and “luggage” …? “Ja, each year many of us are playing all around the Oktoberfest in Munich, and then we get on a plane and come straight out to get together at Oktberfest Brisbane – for almost a week, that trip is the only 24 hours when we’re not making music (and people happy)!”
It’s official: National Geographic Traveler has ranked Brisbane’s very own German Festival one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests celebrated around the world! Our authentic “spread of entertainment” rates highly, underscored by the exacting attention to all the finest details of the event which has been a hallmark of the founding families’ efforts over the years. Without wanting to blow our own Flugelhorn (that’s the band’s fun job!), here’s 10 good reasons why.
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