Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Wunderbar! {Four Oktoberfest Celebrations in Ottawa}

October is almost upon us and there are some great beer and food festivals happening all over Ottawa! Alex and I, along with some other wonderful friends will be attending Beau’s Oktoberfest and are so excited! The array of food and drink to be had, seems endless!

Check out some of the other Oktoberfest celebrations going on in our fair city!

Prost! (Cheers!)

-Tina (Turnip)


1. Oktoberfest Ottawa 2013

Date: September 27th – 29th, 2013
Location: Clark Fields Park in Barrhaven
Tickets: $20.00 for a Single-Day pass. Beer, wine and cider tokens are sold separately.
Motto: “Food, Fun, Froth, Frauliens Und Fantastich Musik!”

Oktoberfest Ottawa 2013 is touted as Ottawa’s premier Oktoberfest celebration and music festival. This year, the festival will host many local and Canadian performers such as Good2Go, Amanda Rheaume and Hollerado. In addition to the music, the festival will include 3 heated Bavarian beer-haus style tents, with sausage and pretzel eating contests, and of course some great Bavarian food and beer from local breweries including, Broadhead Brewing Company, Hogbacks Brewing Company and Big Rig Brewery.

2. Octoberfest on Sparks Street

Date: September 27th – 29th, 2013
Location: Sparks Street Promenade
Tickets: $5.00 button purchased at the entrance gate. $1.00 of each purchased button will be donated in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.
Motto: “The sausage, the beer, the lederhosen… must be Octoberfest on Sparks!”

Octoberfest on Sparks Street will be held on the patios along the promenade. There will be a main beer hall as well as micro-brew tents to fill up on your favourite beers. Food will include traditional Bavarian fare. There will also be Oompah music, games, contests and prizes. Not only a great celebration of food and drink, this festival does some good in the community with a portion of the entrance fee proceeds heading straight to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Update: Sparks Street will also be celebrating RibtoberFest October 3rd - 6th. There will be 17 different rib vendors spread over 5 blocks on the Sparks Street promenade.  This festival will also include beer, live music, games and prizes. 

3. Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013

Date: October 4th – 5th, 2013
Location: VanKleek Hill
Tickets: $22.00 with no transportation or tokens, $37.00 with transportation to and from Ottawa, $52.00 with transportation to and from Ottawa and 3 beer tokens. NOTE: Tickets for Saturday October 5th are sold out. Tickets are still available for Friday October 4th.
Motto: “Food, Music, Beer and Fun for the Whole Family!”

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company puts on an annual Oktoberfest celebration like no other. This year musical acts include some Canadian music by great talents such as Kathleen Edwards, The Sadies, Young Rival, The Balconies, Sloan, Rich Aucoin and The Mahones. Of course, no Oktoberfest is complete without fabulous food and drink and Beau’s festival delivers the best Ottawa has to offer, with food coming from such restaurants as, the Arrow & Loon, the Barley Mow, The Branch, Bridgehead, Brothers Beer Bistro, Hintonburg Public House, Pascale's All Natural Ice Cream, The Piggy Market, two six {ate}, The Smoque Shack, Union613, Whalesbone Catering and The Works.

Beau’s featured beers will include, Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, Night-Märzen Oktoberfest Lager, The Tom Green Beer (Milk Stout), Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale (B-Side Brewing Label), Smokin' Banana Peels (Rauch Weissbier), Two Weeks Notice (German Porter), Mr. Hyde (Roggenbier), Oktobock (Bock) and Dampf Punk (Dampfbier).

Oktoberfest is Beau's signature fundraising event. This year funds are being raised for Canadian Canoe Foundation, United Way Ottawa, Kiva, Just Food, Rethink Breast Cancer and the VKH Agricultural Society.

4. Oktoberfest in the Byward Market

Date: October 18th – 20th, 2013
Location: Byward Market Square
Tickets: Free
Motto: “Ottawa's only FREE Oktoberfest!”

The Byward market Oktoberfest will feature family programming all weekend long and great live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night. There will also be barrel races, free wagon rides, games, the quintessential sausages and pretzels and of course, beer.

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