Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German festival, is Brisbane’s most anticipated cultural event and it’s easy to see why.
Now in its seventh year, upon walking into the festival you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Germany, with attention to detail and authenticity that simply astounds. Add in that 50% of festival goers take the opportunity to dress up in traditional Bavarian outfits, you’ll see how Brisbane Showground comes to life. Yodellers, authentic German dancers, leg-slappers and cowbell ringers will entertain you throughout the festival. You may like to enter the Miss Oktoberfest Competition, Bavarian Strongmen Competition, or grow the best beard in Brisbane to take out the Beardmeister title.
Foodies will delight in traditional German fare, perhaps partaking of a pork knuckle, traditional German sausage or delicious desserts. Meander through the Marktplatz for folk gift-stalls plus German products and culture, including traditional German clothing designed especially for Oktoberfest Brisbane. There are many gluten free and vegetarian options also on offer, including a range of traditional German sausages and desserts.
This year, on both Friday nights, all rides are free! So join in on the festivities, with your guide to gluten free at Oktoberfest Brisbane 2014!
Oktoberfest Brisbane’s website outlines exactly what is gluten free, vegetarian or contains egg. The following menu items are just some of the many gluten free options, so that on the day you know exactly what to expect.
View the full menu of Oktoberfest here.
Sausages (all are GF without bread)
Weisswurst (gf) Bavarian white sausage with pretzel and sweet mustard
Weisswurst mit Brezel und süβem Senf
Leberkäse (gf) German meatloaf served with mustard (gf)
Leberkäse mit Senf
Baked Potatoes (all are GF)
Australian (gf) – butter, sour cream, cheese, coleslaw
Australisch – Butter, saure Sahne, Käse, Krautsalat
Salads and Snacks
Obatzda Bavarian Camembert spread with chives & Soletti (v, gf)
Bayrischer Camembertaufstrich mit Schnittlauch & Salzstangen
Potato Salad with marinated Kipfler potatoes (v, gf)
European Gourmet Nougat in five delicious varieties (gf)
Europäischer Nougat in fünf leckeren Variationen
Turkish Delight (gf)
Organic Fairy Floss (gf)
- Soft drinks, water, non-alcoholic beer, energy drinks, coffee & tea to wash down all the beautiful food
- German & Australian wines, German sparkling ‘Sekt’, champagne, Schnaps mixers – for lovers of the grape, and distilled fruits and herbs
- Hand-crafted German beers – made specially for Oktoberfest Brisbane and according to the German Purity Law of 1516
It is unknown if gluten free beer is on offer, however it if is, it will be written at the drink stands.
Dates and Times
10-12th &17-19th October
Friday 10th & 17th: 4pm – midnight
Saturday 11th & 18th: 11am – midnight
Sunday 12th & 19th: 11am – 8pm
Brisbane Showgrounds (entry via Gregory Terrace), Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Actual street address: 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, 4006
Online (incl. special offers) from August, or at the gate
Fridays: $19 (online $16)
Saturdays: $24 (online $21)
Sundays: $17 (online $15)
Oktoberfest Brisbane is one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests outside of Germany welcoming more than 36,000 visitors last year. It’s an unforgettable German festival experience for everyone. View their website here for more information!
Did you attend last years Oktoberfest Brisbane? What did you think of the festival and gluten free options available?
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