We all know October is the perfect time to drink lots of beer, eat lots of German food and celebrate everything that embodies the idea of Oktoberfest… but why not keep the celebrations going?
This year, we’ll be raising our steins in November at the Horsham German Fest that’s set to takeover the Maydale Reserve at the Horsham Showgrounds on Saturday November 17 (from 2pm – 10pm). Here, punters can celebrate the German heritage with a large open-air space allowing plenty of alfresco dining and picnic seating along the Wimmera River.
Within the grounds, you’ll find a traditional bierhalle that will feature live music direct from Adelaide, local DJ’s, a local oompah band, a fully licensed bar, German dancers, a beer stein holding competition and Miss (& Mr) Horsham German Fest!
Authentic German beers have been sourced and a variety of canned ciders, wines and piccolo’s of bubbles will be available along with soft drinks and free water for your designated driver. As for the food, there will be a variety of food trucks with kartoffelpuffers (potato pancakes), schnitzels, kranskies (sausages), pfannkuchen (German pancakes), berliners (doughnuts) and other surprises just waiting to be consumed in the new rustic beer garden!
A second exclusive ‘silo bar’ will cater for everyone’s needs, and what’s a festival without giant Jenga and Dominoes? As the sun goes down, it only gets better with lighting of the river gums bringing out the real beauty of this location.
If you’re travelling home that day don’t be shy to stock up on some mettwurst or other delicacies which will be available for sale in the beer garden – perfect to take home for the family!
If you don’t live locally and you’re travelling from out of town and keen for a big day (you really can’t go to a German fest and not consume a stein or two), we have something for you! While you can’t stock up on the delicacies, you CAN have a stress-free experience with the on-site camping available for less than $20. That’s cheaper than a taxi home…
So go on prepare your lederhosen and dirndl’s (because who doesn’t love dressing up) and enter the Horsham German Fest through the fast lane by purchasing your ticket online for $25 and grab your beer stein as you come in.
Choose the slow lane and you’ll be up for $30 at the door. Please note, there’s no EFTPOS facilities here so make sure you cash up before you arrive. A beer/drinks ticketing system will be used on the day.
Proceeds from the Horsham German Fest will go towards the development of a new pavilion to cater for a multitude of community needs on the banks of the picturesque Wimmera River.