The top 10 Oktoberfest events in Toronto for 2016
The top Oktoberfest events in Toronto range from local yodellers to German Beer hall banquet beasts. From Ontario Place to Bandit Brewery, there are both one-night and multi-week events happening all over the city celebrating beer, sausages, and prosting.
Dust off your ledershosen for the top Oktoberfest events in Toronto this year.
Oktoberfest at Steam Whistle Brewery (September 17)
The annual beer bash at Steam Whistle is a real hoot. Tickets are $18 (in advance) or $20 (at the door) and beer lovers are invited to bring their past Steam Whistle 1L steins or purchase a stein on-site. Get your oom-pah-pah on with entertainment by George Kash, traditional German dancers, food, DJs and games.
Toronto Donauschwaben (September 24)
Head east to the Toronto Blue Danube in Scarborough for this sausage fest. Expect a bit of an older crowd, but also some amazing traditional German food and dance group performances. Start scarfing from 4p.m. to midnight. Tickets for members are $18, guests $24 and $28 at the door.
Oktoberfest at Wonderland (September 24-25)
Entrance to Canada's Wonderful for this two-day beer bash is free with admission to the park. Just make sure to ride the rollercoasters before you visit. There's lots of food, beer, bands and games; all you need to do is provide the lederhosen. A day ticket to the park is $27, and festivities happen all day.
Oktoberfest at Amsterdam BrewHouse (September 29-October 9)
The Amsterdam BrewHouse is right on the water, and already feels pretty much like a German beer hall, so you're in luck! There'll be Oktoberfest events every day including an exclusive Oktoberfest menu, limited edition beers available in 1L steins and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is free, friend making in encouraged.
Toronto Oktoberfest (September 30 - October 1)
Modelled after the original Munich celebration, this might be the largest and closest thing to guzzling pints in Germany. This two-day festival takes place in a massive Festhalle tent and outdoor Bavarian Village at Ontario Place and features loads of dancing, music, food and Erdinger. Regular tickets are $25.
Oktoberfest at the Gladstone (September 30)
This one's a classic knee-slapping Oktoberfest jamboree happening at the Gladstone Hotel's Melody Bar, which will be transformed into a German beer hall for the night, complete with polka, pretzels, bratwurst, and of course, steins of beer. Early bird tickets are $15 and that includes your first beer and tunes from the Beer Barrel Band.
Mill Street Brewery Oktoberfest Party (October 1)
The 4th annual Oktoberfest bash at the Brewery's beer hall features 14 beers on tap, including their Nightmare Pumpkin ale and signature Oktoberfest beer. There's a one-night-only, special Bavarian menu, the Black Forrest polka band, The SVT Weisse Blau Bayern dancers, and the Frauleins. Tickets are $30, and include 3 beer tokens and a souvenir mug.
Oktoberfest Party (October 1)
The new kid on the block is taking their Oktoberfest responsibilities very seriously with two-weeks of activities. Bandit Brewery's launch party is October 1 where they'll add Altbier, Dunkles Bock, Maibock and Vienna Lagers to the menu as well as additions to the food selection. A live Oompah Band and custom steins will also be joining the fun.
OktoberFeast (October 14)
Down on Parliament Street at Airship37 is this Oktoberfest fundraiser feast for the Canadian Cancer Society. $20 early bird tickets are available until Sep 23, and they'll be $25 afterwards with VIP options (though the ticket doesn't include plates from a range of food and beer vendors). The not-German-in-any-way North Poke is one of the confirmed restaurants, but still so yummy.
Vegan Oktoberfest (October 22)
Make sure you're hungry when you head to this fundraiser in support of the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank at Nest. DJ Gudrun spins the dance party with endless seasonal vegan food options. Advanced tickets are $15 Advanced Price Price Goes Up October 1st to $20, price goes up October 1 to $20. Prost!
Did I miss an Oktoberfest party you're excited about? Let us know in the comments!
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