Oktoberfest is returning to Hastings Racecourse this month

Sep 24 2019, 9:23 am

Prost! It’s the time of year when people around the globe celebrate the famed festival Oktoberfest, and Vancouver is getting in on the action with an epic event at the iconic Hastings Racecourse.

Guests can experience delicious traditional fare, watch exhilarating horse races, dance to live music, and of course — partake in plenty of beer.

Oktoberfest Vancouver/Hastings Racecourse and Casino

Attendees will have access to two exclusive areas that are only open to ticket holders: the German Haus and Wine Haus.

The German Haus will feature live music by The Silver Bells, exclusive craft beers from Parallel 49 Brewing such as their Craft Lager, Pumpkin Oktoberfest, and Trash Panda Hazy IPA, and naturally hardwood smoked Oktoberfest sausage exclusively from Schneiders. The Wine Haus will feature a curated selection of premium cheeses, as well as wines such as Sawmill Creek’s Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

Most importantly, guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best Oktoberfest-themed outfits (arguably the best part of Oktoberfest, aside from the beer). The most impressive “lederhosen” or “dirndl” of the day could even win you the Best Dressed Contest.

Oktoberfest Vancouver/Hastings Racecourse and Casino

Your ticket includes a limited-edition Oktoberfest Vancouver beer stein, one food voucher, two drink vouchers to redeem in the Oktoberfest event area, a $5 Win Bet wagering, and an official live racing program. The official after-party for the event will be held at the Eclipse Lounge. Tickets are limited, so get yours early to avoid missing out!

Oktoberfest Vancouver/Hastings Racecourse and Casino

Tickets to Oktoberfest at Hastings Racecourse are currently on sale via Eventbrite. For more information, visit HastingsOktoberfest.com.

Oktoberfest at Hastings Racecourse

When: Saturday, September 28
Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse — 188 North Renfrew Street
Price: $30 – Tickets available via Eventbrite