How to be a true Oktoberfest Champion
- Get your dates right! Oktoberfest actually begins with the first Keg Tapping on the weekend of September (Typical German efficiency). We begin here with Keg Tappings at all venues across the country starting from Thursday 17th September!
- Get your outfit sorted! Lederhosen and Dirndl are essential uniform at Oktoberfest and probably the only time of year they are acceptable dress!
- Bring your mates. Catering for over 6 million people annually, the Oktoberfest tents are designed with the sole intention of a huge shared party, and Oktoberfest in Australia is no different. Bring a group settle in on one of the long tables, and watch the Bier maids perform amazing feats of strength carrying your order of Steins.
- Eat a Pretzel (or 10). The world's favourite knotted bread has it's origins in Bavaria, and of course the original is the best!
- Don't become a "Bierleichen" (Bier Corpse). People often misjudge the size of the Steins, or miss the fact that the Bier has an elevated 6.0% alcohol content and end their nights earlier than they would like. Some sausages during the party is a helpful way to achieve this also!
- Place some Goats Hair in your hat. A highly sought after item throughout Germany, Goats Hair in your Oktoberfest head wear is a sign of wealth!
- Brush up on your Oom- Pah-Pah dance moves! With traditional bands and music playing throughout Oktoberfest your best moves are a necessity
- Leave your inhibitions at the door. Oktoberfest is a party like no other, it is built around a huge shared experience across all ages and all types, so get in, grab a Stein and have fun!
Courtesy of our friends from Costume Collection.