Oktoberfest may just be one of the best inventions of all time and we have Germany to thank for it. For a couple of weekends in October, it's actually socially acceptable to get quite drunk and maybe fall over a bit. You can even get really into the tradition and wear some lederhosen, maybe even join an Oompah tribute band.
There are so many brilliant Oktoberfest events happening across the UK this year, so we thought we'd highlight a few of the best ones to see if you might be interested. Who can honestly resist drinking out of a stein? Bag yourself a pretzel and go have a bit of a dance.
Click on the event titles for more information on each event.
Oktoberfest Bristol 2021
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When: Saturday 2nd October
Where: Lakota, Bristol
Book yourself a table down at Bristol's Lakota for a truly brilliant Oktoberfest experience. They've gathered the best chefs in town to provide you with a multicultural dining experience, so you have plenty to soak up all those steins with. You can expect some huge headliners, plenty of bratwursts and some incredible support acts.
You can find tickets for Oktoberfest Bristol 2021 here.
Your Disco Needs You- Oktoberfest
When: Saturday 16th October
Where: The Carlton Club, Manchester
Your Disco Needs You are bringing in special guest Kiri for their Oktoberfest celebration. With killer disco tunes on the cards, this will be a full-on danceathon that will also bring out some house music tunes too. It'll be turning Oktoberfest into even more of a massive party than it already is.
You can find tickets for Your Discon Needs You- Oktoberfest here.
When: Sunday 10th October
Where: Old Fire Station, Carlisle
The Old Fire Station in Carlisle is set to be transformed into an authentic Oktoberfest experience. There will be live music from an Oompah band, fun games to play and even the odd sing along too. So if you're one who like to flex those vocal chords then get down here and sing to your heart's content.
You can find tickets for Oktoberfest Carlisle here.
Oktoberfest Comes To Liverpool!
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When: Saturday 23rd October
Where: Box Yard, Liverpool
For a whole day and a night, Liverpool will be brimming with cheer for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. So it's time to grab a stein and bring some friends down to celebrate in style. With authentic German food and live entertainment all evening long, you can't go wrong here.
You can find tickets for Oktoberfest Comes to Liverpool here.
Staffordshire Oktoberfest 2021
When: Friday 8th- Sunday 10th October
Where: Hem Heath Cricket Club, Stoke-on-Trent
Hem Heath Cricket Club is encouraging you to put on some fancy dress this year for Oktoberfest. This is the biggest Oktoberfest celebration that the county has seen and they're going to be playing pop and indie classics all day long to get you in that celebratory spirit.
You can find tickets for Staffordshire Oktoberfest 2021 here.
When: Thursday 30th- Saturday 2nd October
Where: Custom House Square, Belfast
Oktoberfest in Belfast returns to give you a small slice of the famous Munich beer festival in the heart of the Irish city. Held in Custom Square House, this is an environment where food, drink and music all come together for an incredible night out. Make sure that you don't miss out on your seat.
You can find more information about Oktoberfest Belfast here.
Oktoberfest Comes to Cardiff!
When: Saturday 9th October
Where: Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff
Oktoberfest will be finding its way over to Cardiff this year at the Vale Sports Arena. There will be plenty of space for you and your friends/family as this event will go long into the evening. You can grab a group booking for six so that nobody misses out, don't forget to wear your finest lederhosen.
You can find tickets for Oktoberfest Comes to Cardiff here.
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When: Saturday 2nd October
Where: Infernos, London
Oktoberfest in Clapham sounds like it's really going to incorporate that party atmosphere this year. With every ticket to the event giving you a free stein and bratwurst. With German brass bands on hand to guide you through the day, the whole place is going to be absolutely buzzing with revellers.
You can find tickets for Oktoberfest Clapham here.
When: Thursday 14th- Saturday 16th October
Where: Beacon Park, Lichfield
For the third time, Lichfield will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration that features live comedy and even some disco music in the background. Lichfield Oktoberfest supplies you with ales, a cocktail bar, street food and even the opportunity to swipe some merch. So come down to Beacon Park for what promises to be a great time.
When: Friday 15th- Saturday 16th October
Where: The Hangar, Wolverhampton
This year, The Hangar in Wolverhampton is going to be transformed into a huge seated venue where tables upon tables will stretch out as people sit and stumble through as many steins as they can handle. It's all about getting that authentic experience, so expect plenty of suitable decor and an incredible amount of ale to be flowing.
If you're up for going out after a day at Oktoberfest then take a look at our Clubs page for your next stop. If you want to see what's happening in your local area then check out our What's On Guide.