Your Guide To Oktoberfest


With autumn arriving, one of the main festivals to think about if you enjoy travelling and experiencing new food and drink is Oktoberfest.

Of course, the biggest celebration of beer takes place in Munich and, despite the name, actually starts on 16 September in the Germany city. But if you can’t make it to the continent, don’t worry as there are plenty of similar festivities happening in the UK.

You’re bound to want to drink a pint or two (or three…) so make sure you arrange minibus hire in Bucks to get you and your mates safely to and from whichever event you decide to attend.

London, of course, has its own version of the famous German beer festival, with this Oktoberfest happening in Canary Wharf between 28 September and 8 October. As well as enjoying a selection of Bavarian beers, you can also eat traditional German treats like Bratwurst and Pretzel, and enjoy live music.

Over in Brighton, the city’s first Oktoberfest was such a success last year that they’re bringing it back again in 2017. This event is a little shorter, running over just one weekend – 13 and 14 October – at The Level on Union Road. It’s a great excuse for a trip to the seaside in the autumn too.

You could also head to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, for the county’s Oktoberfest, which is also on 13 and 14 October. This event promises Europe’s biggest bier tent, where 30,000 litres of beer will be on sale over the course of the weekend. There will also be traditional singing and dancing, with everything from traditional German folk music to Oompop being played.