Although Hahndorf is a village with traditional German heritage, we do not celebrate the traditional Oktoberfest timings. However, we do have a few venues who do offer Oktoberfest experiences and activities along with traditional German fare throughout the month of October.
Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. The wedding was celebrated with multiple days of drinking, feasting and horse races. The celebration then became an annual event.
Oktoberfest celebrations can be found all over the world, but the main event is in Munich, Germany, where the first Oktoberfest was held.
Oktoberfest in 2019 in Europe began on 16 September and runs until 3 October.
The German festival is now a worldwide phenomenon celebrating Bavarian culture and flowing pints of beer.
In Hahndorf here is how we are celebrating.
Over the South Australian long weekend, The German Arms Hotel will hold Oktoberfest events from Friday 18 October, Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October.
Local live music, competitions and prizes, the Bund Der Bayern Bavarian Dancers, accordion players and keg tapping. Traditional German beer with meals and take away pretzels all weekend.
Inspired by our love of the traditional Bavarian festival Oktoberfest and great beer, the Haus Restaurant has decided to celebrate for the entire month of October with German food and extraordinary Weihenstephan Festbier promotions.
Weihenstephan Festbier is a full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager, produced for the Oktoberfest season! Weihenstephan is the world’s oldest operating brewery. It is known for its world-class wheat beers and we’re thrilled to offer this special festival beer during the month of October.
They will be offering 2.5L Beer Pillars for only $47.90 and 1L Beer Steins for only $20.