Break out those lederhosen and get ready to munch on some pretzels. Oktoberfest is in full swing!
Here’s a list of five events you can drop by to get into the German festivities.
If you can’t wait for Oktoberfest, feel free to kick off the beer-drinking festivities with Fresh to Death: Victoria’s Harvest Celebration of Fresh Hops. There will be more than 20 fresh hop beers on site. Food will be available to purchase from Burger Crush. Tickets are $30 plus taxes for general admission and $50 for VIP. Tickets are available at victoriabeersociety.com
The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-5 p.m. at the Roundhouse at Bayview Place. VIP’s get early entrance at 1 p.m.
Germany comes to the army base for the first time with music, food trucks, games, and of course, local beer. Beer at the event is provided by Black Hops Brewing, a local non-profit that raises funds for veterans with PTSD. You won’t want to miss out because there will be guide dog puppies in training on Saturday. Tickets are $30, which includes admission, first beer, and bratwurst. Tickets are available at eventbrite.ca.
The two-day event takes place on Friday, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 2 p.m.-1 a.m at the Bay Street Armoury.
If you’re craving pretzels, sauerkraut, and beer, you might wanna drop by Victoria’s 5th annual Oktoberfest. There will be a smorgasbord of popular German foods, including schnitzel on a stick, käse spätzle, and more. Live music, lederhosen contests, and traditional dances are expected. Tickets are $47.25 plus tax, which includes one food ticket, three drink tickets, and one stein to take home. Tickets are available online.
The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7-11 p.m at the Victoria Public Market.
The German festivities don’t stop on the weekends. Oktoberfest at Oaklands celebrates the traditions of Bavaria with beer, music, food, and the community. Tickets are $25, which includes a traditional Bavarian meal, a beer from Hoyne Brewing Company, and live music. Tickets are available online or by calling (250) 370-9101.
The event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Oaklands Community Centre & Association.
Celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest thanks to the German Canadian Cultural Society. German cuisine will be available to purchase, but beer won’t be the only star of the show. The S-Bahn Band will be playing traditional German folk songs while sporting their lederhosen. Tickets are $45 for guests and $25 for club members. Tickets are available calling 250-383-4823.
The two-day event takes place on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m till midnight.