Cornwall’s Oktoberfest arrives back in Truro next week

September 29th, 2016

The annual Bavarian celebration of culture and beer, Oktoberfest, is back in Cornwall next week, on October Friday 7 and Saturday 8. This year promises to be even bigger than last year, with double the taps and bar available.

When staying at our holiday cottages, Cornwall, be sure to head out to Lemon Quay in Truro for one of the biggest festivals in the world, which has over 6 million people worldwide celebrate. This is the second year an Oktoberfest is being held in Cornwall, following the success of last year’s event.

An important part of Bavarian culture in Germany, the celebration has been held annually since 1810 in Munich, and MADA Events organising the Cornwall celebration are keeping the traditions as close to the original. They are teaming up with Dinkelacker Brewery and Skinner’s Brewery here in Cornwall.

The two breweries are creating what is sure to be a fantastic beer, launching the first night of the festival. With a capacity of 800-900 people there are sure to be tonnes of people wanting to sample the new beer, as well as the great German cuisine on site.

Doors open at 5pm, the event kicks off at 7pm and finishes at 11pm, so be aware that this is not a child friendly event, but there are still lots to see and do during the day surrounding the event, as merrymakers are invited to dress in Bavarian costume – expect to see lots of lederhosen in Truro next week!

There will also be some musical entertainment in the form of Oompah Brass, a traditional German oompah band who bring a great arrangement of pop hits with a German twist. After a popular performance at last year’s Oktoberfest, they are back again.

Oktoberfest is just one more reason to visit Cornwall in October, as during half-term there are plenty of family activities to try out that your kids are sure to enjoy. Check out our guide here to find out what’s on.

Photo by: Markburger