Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto’s Oktoberfest captures the essence of Bavarian festivities through authentic food, drink and merriment.
Oktoberfest in Munich:
200 years later it is the world’s largest fair celebrating beer. People dress up in traditional dirndl and lederhausen and parade through Munich to the festival grounds. Oktoberfest begins with a 12 gun salute and an official tapping of the first keg by the Mayor. The festivities in Munich are celebrated from September 22nd to October 7th.
Oktoberfest Kick Off in Toronto:
Kick off Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg-tapping on Saturday, September 27th. The event includes litre steins of Steam Whistle Pilsner, gigantic doughy pretzels, lip-smacking sausage & sauerkraut, folk dancers, and arm-linked crowds joined in revelry and refreshment.
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
Tickets: $25 at the door (includes the first one-liter Pilsner, and an authentic stein to take home).
For more info, visit: Steam Whistle Oktoberfest
October 4th and 5th
5:00 pm – 12:30 am
St. Lawrence Market, North Building
For more info, visit: Toronto Oktoberfest