5 Oktoberfest 2022 events to attend in Birmingham - tickets, locations, dates

With all that is planned in the city, it won’t feel like you are in Birmingham

Oktoberfest 2022 is around the corner and Birmingham is getting ready to host some fabulous events for the annual celebrations. So, get your costumes out and beer tankards out to go Oktoberfest-hopping. There will be German classics and as well as German schnitzel and strudels. The events are all across the city and you can take your pick from what suits your fancy best.

With all the events planned in the city, it won’t feel like you are in Birmingham. If you are new to the concept, Oktoberfest is an autumn festival held in Munich, Germany, in late September and early October, and it features drinking of beer.

Revellers dance at The Erdinger Oktoberfest London at Greenwich Peninsula on October 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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    Here are five must-visit events in Birmingham:

    1. Luna Springs, Digbeth

    From 16th September - 1st October, the venue will be decked out in Bavarian decor and will hold its own giant heated marquee to seat guests. They will be serving authentic, award-winning Bavarian Lager, Hofmeister. Live entertainment will be provided by DJs and a Bavarian band. There’s also the ‘Big, Bad, Bavarian’ bottomless brunch available to book every Saturday, with tickets including steins on tap and interactive games led by hosts Suzie Schnitzel and Frieda Frankfurter. Tickets include a brunch dish, bottomless drinks, games, entertainment and live music. Brunch dishes on offer include Classic Bockwurst, Chicago Bockwurst, Kasekrainer or Smoked Vegan Frankfurter, all topped with French’s American mustard, ketchup and crispy onions, and served with a side of pommel frites currywurst.

    All tickets to Oktoberfest are £10 and include a stein on entry.

    Oktoberfest takes place every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from Friday 16th September – Saturday 1 October. Tickets can be booked here.

    Oktoberfest, Luna Springs

    2. Factory Works, Digbeth

    On 7 and 8 October, between 6pm and 12am, Factory Works, Digbeth is serving classic German beers and other drinks. They also have traditional German schnitzel by Yardbirds as well as The Bournville Waffle Company serving apple strudel waffles & more. There’s going to be DJs and live bands as well as traditional Oktoberfest games and not-so-traditional games. Don’t forget to come decked up since the costume competition is also on. This is an 18+ event and tickets are from £15.00. Buy tickets here.

    3. The Oktoberfest Day Party, Bierkeller

    On 22 October, Bierkeller on 21-22 Essex St, Birmingham is hosting a day party from 2:00pm – 7:00pm. There will be hours of great music, a live host/MC, a live Oompah BandBavarian Fancy Dress. They encourage Dirndl & Lederhosen. You can feast on Bavarian fare while enjoying Bavarian bench seating. There will be authentic steins, brats, hog rolls, schnitzel, pretzels, kraut and wursts available at the venue. There are vegetarian and vegan options available as well. Buy tickets here.

    4. Oktoberfest at Albert’s Schloss, Birmingham

    The venue will be host to a raucuos Oktoberfest until 3 October. Revellers can expect to indulge in sausage eating competitions, keg tapping, special live performances from guest entertainers, a ‘super disco party fest’, bier guzzling, best Lederhosen competitions and the venue’s classic Seven Days of Showtime, plus much more.

    5. Birmingham Oktoberfest at Freedom Rooms

    Freedom Rooms will be transformed for the cult event that is unmissable. You can sing along and take a swing on the dance floor while enjoying Ompha-Ompha music, a bratwurst and a German beer. Tickets start at £7.5 and go up to £40+ for a VIP package.

    Why is Oktoberfest celebrated?

    The celebration originated on October 12, 1810, when the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen was celebrated. Back then, it was a five day festival ending in a horse race that came to be called Theresienwiese (“Therese’s green”). The next year, along with the race a state agricultural fair was added. In 1818, there were booths serving food and drink, according to Britannica. The tradition is still being continued in Munich and it has now become a worldwide event.

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