Saturday 4 October 2014

Toronto Oktoberfest, Toronto, ON

Gord and I went to Toronto Oktoberfest this afternoon.   We'd never been before.

Dig out your lederhosen and dirndls and join us for Toronto’s only authentic Oktoberfest party! Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the City as it captures the essence of authentic food, drink and merriment. 

 For the third year in a row, guests will experience the best in Bavarian fare, German and European biers, entertainment, and an atmosphere so authentic, you’ll feel like you’re in Munich.

It was from 11:30am to 5pm and we got there about 12:30ish.

It was held in a tent that held about 1,500 ... apparently this afternoon there were about 1,000.

We were given a giant beer stein when we got there ... it held two beer.

Gord had bought ten drink tickets online ... they were $8 each rather than $8.50.  I had four tickets and he had six.  One ticket got you a half stein and two tickets got you a full stein (we got half steins).

Here are the drinks that were available.

I liked all the beer I had.  I started with a Oktoberfest beer from King Brewery at the Weihenstephaner booth (it was my fav of the day).

Then I had a Hofbräuhaus München.

Then I had a Carlsberg.

My last was a Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest beer.

Here's Gord.

Me and Gord
Miss Toronto Oktoberfest and Gord

The George Kash Oktoberfest Express Experience provided the music and entertainment all afternoon.  They played a variety of tunes (polka, old cover tunes, etc.) and encouraged everyone to dance ... and they did.

George not only downed a full stein of beer but he later drank shots
of Jägermeister while doing a headstand!

Volkstanzgruppe Almrausch, group of local dancers, performed traditional Bavarian folkdances.

They also encouraged audience participation

It never seemed crowded and everyone seemed to have a fun time.

These guys drank through their masks
Drinking games
Not hard to tell he loves Toronto!
Too cute!

There were lots of portapotties outside and there was never a line-up.

We got a bite to eat later on.  Gord bought a chicken schnitzel ($10).  He said it was good.

I got a bratwurst ($9) and it wasn't that great.  Plus I thought $9 was a lot for what I got.

I bought some beer nuts ($5) and they were good.

It was a fun time and I look forward to going next year!


Masshole Mommy said...

I totally would have bought tickets for this, too. Looks awesome.

Teresa said...

Always wanted to go to Octoberfest. Canada AM did a big thing from Kitchener this morning.