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.
|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|
|Not hard to tell he loves Toronto!|
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.
It was a fun time and I look forward to going next year!