Welcome the autumn in style with Doktoberfest.
Some say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for the most wonderful time before the most wonderful time, I submit for your consideration Doktoberfest. Beer, sausages, and lederhosen are about as iconic a trio as mulled wine, mince pies, and tacky Christmas jumpers really, so why not just take the plunge and head along to this excellent Oktoberfest celebration – tickets are on sale now, including a sweet 2-for-1 deal on Thursdays!
Although to be honest with you, this isn’t your average Oktoberfest. Due to its dockside location, this is actually a Doktoberfest – pun very much approved – that brings the Bavarian festivities to Canada Water.
Grab your steins – filled to the brim with Erdinger beer – and then indulge in a range of delicious food which includes the essential German sausages, German doner kebabs, and less traditional fare from the festival’s pizzeria.
Once you’re nicely fed and watered, you can enjoy a programme of entertainment that features a live Oompah band, along with more out-there fare such as fire dancers and risque circus acts. Excitingly, Doktoberfest will also throw themed events, to celebrate Halloween (Spooktoberfest, Oct 31st-Nov 1st) and Dia de los Muertos (Doktoberfiesta, Nov 2nd) – so why not go for something wonderfully, wildly different?
Also published on Medium.