Everything You Should Know About Oktoberfest

It might have started in Germany, but Oktoberfest is now synonymous the world over with beer, lederhosen, and too much bratwurst. Oktoberfest in Canada is a pretty big deal. Locals, as well as visitors on Canadian holidays and trips, come out in their droves to celebrate the Bavarian festival.

If you would like to join in the fun, there are lots of places to celebrate Oktoberfest across Canada. We’ve selected the best festivals that take place each year. You can also check for the best oktoberfest cares through the web.


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Unsurprisingly Toronto plays host to a fantastic Oktoberfest. A festival is usually a two-day event that takes place in a huge tent and an outdoor Bavarian village at Ontario Place.

Each year the festival attracts some 5,000 revelers dressed in their finest dirndls and lederhosen. The official Toronto Oktoberfest is the largest in the city and celebrates Bavarian beer, food, and music.

Kitchener Oktoberfest also attracts the best and most innovative food trucks from around the country. Kitchener-Waterloo is home to 17 German-Canadian clubs or festhallens that you can visit during the festival.

Music and entertainment

Oktoberfest Music Traditional German music and dancing. There is live entertainment in the beer tents that are guaranteed to get you in the mood to celebrate.

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest showcased the best local or regional bands and entertainers that will have you singing along and dancing to the beat on beer benches!

There’s so much to do and see in one day that you won’t even notice the nine-day festival fly by.