Oktoberfest arrives in Middlesbrough for the first time in three years!

The real Oktoberfest arrives in Middlesbrough for the first time in three years.

So, why not come along this weekend and enjoy a day full of drinking, food and traditional German food.

The event takes place tomorrow –  Saturday October  16 –  and runs from 12pm-11pm with one morning session and a later evening session.

The most important festival in Germany’s calendar is making its way to  Middlesbrough’s Centre Square which is being  transformed into the North East’s very own corner of Germany.

The event organisers said: ” We’ve got 60,000 litres of beer ready for a full day of food, drink and traditional German Oompah bands.”

And they’re expecting a “huge turn out” for the first Middlesbrough Oktoberfest in  three years under brand new owners.


Festival-goers enjoy a traditional German bier.




The event has a huge selection of Sausages, pretzels and beer as well as a selection of vendors offering hot and cold traditional German food.

An organiser said: “There will also be a huge selection of wine, spirits, Prosecco and soft drinks on offer for the non beer drinkers as everyone is welcome at the traditional German festival.”

Throughout Oktoberfest the event will be filled with Bavarian sounds, with  traditional German oompah bands  performing their very own Blend of “oompop” across both sessions.

To go along with the huge range of traditional German food, drink and entertainment Middlesbrough town centre is set to be the home of one of the largest beer tents in the whole of Europe.

An organiser said: “This October experience a traditional Oktoberfest as we transform Centre Square into a traditional Bavarian bash! Bring on the bier.”

“Top up your stein and step inside the our huge Bier tent and prepare to be entertained, Bavarian style! From traditional folk to ‘Oompop’ expect foot stomping, table bashing and hearty singing galore. Grab some traditional German grub from the outdoor food court as you raise your steins at Oktoberfest Middlesbrough!.” S

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer and folk festival dating all the way back to 1810  to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sace-Hildburghausen. 

The royal newlyweds deemed the party so great that they wanted to repeat it every year and so Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Munich every fall since then.; traditionally taking place in Munich Germany from mid September lasting 18 days with almost 5.9 million people attending the event in Munich. 

Saturday afternoon and evening tickets  for Middlesbrough’s Octoberfest cost £22.20 with some VIP table tickets still available for Saturday afternoon at a cost of £360.75. 

All tickets include entry to the Oktoberfest event which features huge 50m Bier Tent with stage, entertainment and bar plus outdoor Bavarian food area.

You can book your tickets and find out more about the event either on the website or by email.




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