Top Events Canada – OktoberfestOriginating in Germany, Oktoberfest celebrations all over the world today offer everything from steins of beer to plates of sauerkraut, bratwurst, cabbage rolls, sausage, and wiener schnitzel, and much Bavarian music to promote the fun atmosphere of Oktoberfest.

A tradition dating back to 1810 in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest was originally a celebration of the marriage of the King of Bavaria and Princess Therese. Everybody had so much fun that it was resolved to repeat the celebration, which it has been every year ever since and has now become a top event in countries all over the world.

Oktoberfest Ottawa
late September
Ottawa, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – OktoberfestOttawa’s main Oktoberfest celebration and music festival, Oktoberfest Ottawa, now a popular party, features local performances with special guest stars establishing the Oktoberfest theme and features a wealth of Bavarian entertainment and a wide variety of Bavarian themed and traditional festival food and music and a host of related events.

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North Shore Oktoberfest Festival
late September
Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia (NS)

Top Events Canada – OktoberfestAn ever popular two-day celebration of all things Bavarian attracting over 3,000 visitors for over 33 years, the North Shore Oktoberfest Festival features its fill of all sort of events from the presentation of domestic and German beer at the Beer Garden, and food including everything from sausages and schnitzel to lobster rolls and cheesecake at the numerous concession stands on the grounds.

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Toronto Oktoberfest
early October
Traditional Festhalle Tent, Ontario Place Parking Lot 2, Toronto, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – OktoberfestToronto’s authentic Oktoberfest celebration, inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto Oktoberfest brings a taste of Munich to the City through authentic food, drink and merriment. Event highlights include authentic Bavarian fare prepared by Chef Marc Thuet using Piller’s sausages and schnitzel, traditional Festhalle seating and décor, Bavarian dancers and oompah brass bands, traiditonal Oktoberfest games, singing and dancing, and so much more!

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mid October
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (ON)

Top Events Canada – OktoberfestLabelled as Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival, attracting more than a million visitors every year, the nine-day Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest based on the original German Oktoberfest has grown to become the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world. One of the main features of this event is the annual Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade complete with floats and bands, beer, beer-based celebrations, as well as a host of other cultural and entertainment attractions including the crowning of Miss Oktoberfest and the presence of the festival icons, Onkel Hans in his lederhosen and traditional felt hat, and Tante Frieda, a robust lady in a dirndl.

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