Our History

In 2008, a little taste of Munich arrived in Brisbane.

Inspired by the original Oktoberfest Munich extravaganza, German couple Kim and Boris Zoulek have created and grown an authentic German Festival in the heart of Brisbane. Over 13 years later, it is still Australia’s only authentic Oktoberfest celebration, a mini Bavaria with a culturally-rich atmosphere complete with delicious food, world-famous German Biers and a line-up of traditional entertainment.

Oktoberfest Brisbane has grown to become Australia’s largest German Festival, with more than 35,000 culture-seeking enthusiasts descending upon the Brisbane Showgrounds each year to experience and celebrate German culture and tradition. Proudly, the Festival has been named one of the top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Germany by National Geographic!

With something new to experience every year, it’s much more than just another Oktoberfest, it’s a true German Festival. After a short hiatus in 2020, Oktoberfest Brisbane was due to be back in 2021 however the unpredictability of these circumstances has caused the team to make the toughest of decisions – to postpone The Only Oktoberfest Brisbane until Oktober 2022. Lovers of German culture will again unite at next year on 7–9 & 14–16 Oktober 2022 at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

No one is more eager than Kim and Boris to grab a stein and some friends to say Prost and welcome you all back to Oktoberfest Brisbane. This reunion will be one not to miss – you’ll be eating, drinking, yodelling and dancing like never before! You can look forward to linking arms and clinking steins again SOON.