Oktoberfest is fast approaching, which means that September and October are already overflowing with plans for beer festivals, giant pretzels, and more across Toronto.
Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest in and around the city this year.
Octo-berfest at Ripley’s Aquarium
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Raise your stein for an evening of live music and entertainment by Matt Lebar Ensemble and craft beer from ten local breweries. Prost! Plus find food and drink for sale.
When: September 27 from 8 pm to midnight
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Price: Tickets are $32, available online
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Don your finest lederhosen and dirndls under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle tent in the Ontario Place parking lot. Modelled after the original Munich event, this volks fest, presented by ERDINGER, promises food, beer, a 20-piece brass band, and a fun fair!
Where: Ontario Place
When: September 26, 27, and 28
Tickets: Available online from $16
At Bingemans Oktoberfest, running from October 11 to 19 just a short drive from Toronto, you can taste in beer-infused bratwurst… plus a host of other mouthwatering eats including German schnitzel, Oktoberfest sausage, sauerkraut, spaetzle, and plenty of craft beer.
Where: Bingemans – 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
When: October 11 to 19, 2019
Tickets: Available online from $15
Amsterdam Brewhouse and Amsterdam Barrel House are throwing a two-weekend celebration for Oktoberfest! Amsterdam Brewhouse will kick off the party from September 27 to 28, and continue on October 4 and 5. They’re encouraging everyone to grab their lederhosen and prepare for fun with games, specialty Oktoberfest beer, German-inspired eats, and entertainment starting at 6 pm each day. Amsterdam Barrel House, located at 87 Laird Drive in East York, will be joining the celebrations on October 5 with live entertainment at 7 pm. Anticipate a specialty Oktoberfest beer menu and German-inspired eats throughout the night. All events are first-come-first-serve. Learn more here.
When: September 27, 28, October 4 and 5
Address: 245 Queens Quay
Address: 87 Laird Drive
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CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party
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Bust out your lederhosen and dirndls and celebrate all things Oktoberfest at CRAFT! Anticipate German-inspired eats, big beers, great music and entertainment at this 2-day Bavarian party.
Where: CRAFT Beer Market, 1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto
When: October 5 and 6
Tickets: RSVP for free online