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Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest makes return this weekend

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The Melbourne leg of the popular festival is sure to be a success as it will feature an extensive list of traditional German dishes and drinks.

Following  the success of the Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest last year, this year’s programme was extended to include the first-ever Royal Sydney Oktoberfest, which took place on Saturday, 15 September 2018. With the Melbourne leg of the festival happening this coming Saturday, 22 September 2018, attendees can look forward to folk dancing and an extensive drinks list in the two-part event.

The Melbourne festival will include numerous German caterers serving up traditional meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, brathendl (roasted chicken), pretzels, German pastries, as well as bratwurst and other German sausages. German oompah bands, folk dancing and various on-stage competitions will also form part of the day’s programme.

Speaking in an article published by Beer & Brewer on Wednesday, 22 August 2018, the event organisers commented:

“Since the early 1800s, Oktoberfest has been the world’s largest Volksfest, or Beer Festival, and to celebrate over 200 years of fun, Royal Sydney Oktoberfest will see lederhosen clad partygoers shouting Prost from the top of their lungs in 2018.”

The organisers also went on to mention that the festivals will feature an extensive drinks list which will consist of a wide selection of imported German beers, plus cider, wine, schnapps and popular spirit mixers.

The Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will take place at the Royal Exhibition Building and tickets for the festival can be purchased on various platforms online. The day session will run from 12:00 until 17:00, and thereafter, the evening session will kick off from 18:30 until 23:30.

Sanelisiwe Nkosi
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