It's time to get in touch with your German roots because Oktoberfest is coming!
Despite the name, Oktoberfest doesn't actually take place entirely in October. It usually kicks off in mid-September, which means we can expect a number of fun German themed events in Melbourne over the next month.
Here are some of the amazing Oktoberfest events happening in Melbourne this year:
Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest
Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building will be transformed into a Bavarian beer hall as it plays host to the most traditional Oktoberfest event ever staged in Melbourne. It will feature each of the six Oktoberfest-breweries plus plenty of other German beers, cider and food for your enjoyment.
Where: Royal Exhibition Building
When: Two sessions on Saturday 23 September
Oktoberfest in the Gardens
Taste your way across Europe at this massive Bavarian festival! Featuring two massive beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages.
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds
When: Saturday, 14 October
Munich Brauhaus Street Party
There are a lot of things happening at Munich Brauhaus to celebrate Oktoberfest this year, and they're kicking it off with a street party on Saturday 16 September. There will be activities for the whole family, and the Oktoberfest festivities and specials will continue at their South Wharf location until late October.
Where: South Wharf
When: Saturday, 16 September