Oktoberfest is a time-honored tradition that Germany celebrates every October with international festivities, and this year Canada is joining. Here are some tips and tricks to make your Canadian Oktoberfest experience even more special.
What is Oktoberfest?
OKTOBERFEST IN CANADA is a festive beer festival held annually in Munich, Germany. The event celebrates the harvest season and features German-style beers along with food and music. In Canada, Oktoberfest is celebrated in several cities across the country, including Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver. Visitors can enjoy authentic German cuisine and drink copious amounts of beer while listening to live music.
Countries that Celebrate Oktoberfest
There are a few countries that celebrate Oktoberfest, but Canada is home to the most renowned and celebrated version of this festival. Held annually in Toronto, Oktoberfest features local and international beers, German-influenced foods like pork schnitzel and spaetzle, live music, and family-oriented festivities.
In Germany, the celebration of Oktoberfest marks the end of the harvest season and is a time to enjoy family gatherings, food, and drink. The origins of Oktoberfest date back to 1086 when Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa granted an annual beer license to an entrepreneur named Paulaner brewery in Munich. Today, there are over 1,200 breweries from around the world that participate in the World’s Fair of Beers (Olympic Games) held in Munich each October. CANADA VISA FROM CHILE
The Canadian Oktoberfest takes place over six days and includes events such as rides for children, a horse-drawn wagon race, a beauty pageant, performances by German bands such as Die Toten Hosen and Kool & The Gang, soccer matches between teams from Canada and Germany, as well as cultural exhibits featuring authentic German items from the 18th century onwards. There is also a farmers market where visitors can purchase regional Bavarian fare such as pretzels and sauerkraut.
Things to Do in Canada During Oktoberfest
Here are some things to do in Canada during Oktoberfest:
-Visit one of Canada’s many breweries, such as Molson Canadian or Labatt Blue.
-Sample some of the delicious German-inspired cuisine, like bratwurst and sauerkraut.
-Take part in a traditional Munich beer festival where you can sample dozens of varieties from all over the world.
-Walk through the colourful streets of downtown Toronto dressed in your best lederhosen and dirndl dress.
-Witness the lively Bavarian parade down Yonge Street.
Places to Visit in Canada during Oktoberfest
If you’re looking for a beer-soaked celebration of all things Bavarian, head to Canada’s Oktoberfest. Held in various Canadian cities each year, this fest is an event not to be missed.
Toronto: One of the oldest and most famous Oktoberfests, Toronto’s takes place at Exhibition Place on the first weekend of October. With more than 700 breweries represented, it’s sure to be a revelry not to be missed.
Edmonton: The capital of Alberta hosts one of the biggest Oktoberfests in Canada with more than 200 participating breweries. The four-day event takes place over two weekends (the first being in September and the second in October), and features music, food, and plenty of beer.
Montreal: Known for its French culture, Montreal’s Oktoberfest features amusements such as jugglers and acrobats along with traditional German fare like sauerkraut and pork knuckles. It happens over four days (the first three in October and the last day in November) and draws crowds from all over Quebec.
Quebec City: Unlike other Oktoberfests where beer is the main attraction, Quebec City’s celebrates wine along with its many breweries. This lively festival takes place over five days (the first four in October) and includes wine tastings, live music performances, food trucks, horse-drawn carriages,…and so much more!
The Canada’s Oktoberfest celebration is one that is not to be missed while travelling in Canada. This colourful festival takes place in many cities across the country, and it is a great opportunity to sample some of the local beers and foods. The festivities usually last for three or four days, and they are definitely worth checking out if you’re ever in the area.