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All things German and dogs too
Oktoberfest beer schnitzel Docklands
Get ready for lots of beer


The kick-off for Oktoberfest, that well-known beer-drinking, dirndl-wearing, sausage-eating event, has a new element to it this year. Yes, there will be dogs too. Next Saturday, September 16th, from 12 until late come and join the Oktoberfest Street Party and bring your dog along. Why should only you have all the fun?

Oktoberfest beer schnitzel Docklands street party
Street parade to start Oktoberfest


The Oktoberfest street parties will be held in Melbourne as well as in Sydney, Penrith, Broadbeach, and Brisbane. Fun activities include tapping of various beer kegs(this is how the Munich Oktoberfest begins its festivities too), an official Oktoberfest Parade and pork knuckle championship.There will be pop-up beer tents serving Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier and other specialty German beers, traditional German food and bands playing all the beer-drinking songs you may know from your trips to Germany.

Oktoberfest beer schnitzel Docklands street party
Bring your dog too!

You can bring your dog along to take part in the inaugural Dogs of Oktoberfest Costume Contest. The question is, will your dog like wearing lederhosen, a mini-dirndl or a unique costume?

5 entry per pooch will be donated to the Furry Friends Forever Rescue as will $1 from every pretzel sold on the day. There will be Free Doggy Bag for all contenders and the winning Oktoberfest Dog will receive a special trophy, some treats from Real Pet Food Company and an Oktoberfest Bar Voucher for their special owner. To enter your dog please register here.

If you would like to take part in another type of competition why not try for the special title of Oktober Boss? Complete 5 challenges between 16th October and 29th October in participating restaurants and the title will be yours complete with prizes. Check out the challenges, prizes and further details here.

You can also book a table at the Munich Brauhaus if you would like to have lunch or dinner on the day or during Oktoberfest.

After the kick-off on September 16th, Oktoberfest will continue for 6 weeks in Melbourne, Sydney, Penrith, Brisbane and Broadbeach. Check out the locations and don't forget your lederhosen and dirndl!
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Why? For beer, schnitzel, all things German and a dog costume contest
When: Day session 11.30 - 4 pm, Early and late evening sessions 5-10pm- and 10pm till late
Phone: 1300 686 424
Where: 45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Victoria
Cost: Many of the activities are free but food and beer depend on how you eat and drink
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