Prepare for a fest of German fun, food, entertainment, and most importantly, tankards of Bavarian beer served by comely Bavarian barmaids, as Oktoberfest kicks off again in Dublin next month for the second year running.
A marquee, similar to the one at the epicentre of the famous annual festival in Munich, will be set up on George’s Dock in the IFSC, alongside a German market with more than 30 food stalls offering bretzels, pastries, smoked ham, dumplings and more wiener schnitzel than you could possibly imagine. Those with a sweet tooth can look forward to ginger bread, crepes and authentic German candy.
There’s a live brass band playing traditional Bavarian music every lunchtime, and in the evenings, a DJ will be spinning more Bavarian tunes for revellers to dance to as they swill back their weissbrau. Traditional musicians will be on hand throughout the event to teach visitors how to yodel or dance a polka.
Last year, the event attracted more than 70,000 people, and it is sure to be a hit again this year. The festival runs from Thursday the 22th of September until the 09th of October, and is completely free to attend, but after 10pm visitors are obliged to purchase a €5 food voucher in order to comply with Irish licencing laws. The voucher can be exchanged for a meal worth €10.
For more information and a timetable of events, visit www.oktoberfest-dublin.de. Prost!