An Oktoberfest to Remember!

This year, maybe more than ever before, we need to come together to celebrate community, heritage, friends + family and FUN!

Festival Countdown

September 25 to October 12

While Canada’s largest Bavarian Festival is taking a different form this year, we are committed to bringing as much of our favourite festival to you through virtual events, small gatherings and some very special contests. Onkel Hans, Tante Frieda and our Oktoberfest Ambassador (Erin Wetzel) are with us in spirit and we encourage everyone to don your Tracht, raise a stein, enjoy delicious Bavarian cuisine, polka around and toast all that we love about Bavarian Culture and our communities.

Here’s to good times and good cheer, and to being back together next year. PROST!

2020 Events

September 25 to October 12

We hope you’ll join us at our local Micro-Festhallen (with those in your bubble), online, and in spirit!

Kitchener-Waterloo
Oktoberfest LIVE

Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10

This virtual Oktoberfest experience will offer two days of live (and some pre-recorded) Oktoberfest-themed entertainment and interactive experiences to engage the whole family.

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest LIVE

Friday, October 9 & Saturday, October 10

This virtual Oktoberfest experience will offer two days of live (and some pre-recorded) Oktoberfest-themed entertainment and interactive experiences to engage the whole family.

Onkel Hans
Food Drive

September 25 – October 12

The Onkel Hans Food Drive is by far one of the most important community aspects of the festival, this year more than ever! Find out how to give and get involved as we take our food drive online.

CTV Parade
Special

Monday, October 12 – 12pm-1pm on CTV

Our beloved annual Thanksgiving Day Parade is moving to TV! This nostalgic special will be a fun, historical look back on the parade over the last 50 years. Gather the family around, break out your souvenir steins, enjoy a schnitzel and parade down memory lane with us!

Onkel Hans Food Drive

September 25 – October 12

The Onkel Hans Food Drive is by far one of the most important community aspects of the festival, this year more than ever! Find out how to give and get involved as we take our food drive online.

CTV Parade Special

Monday, October 12 – 12pm-1pm on CTV

Our beloved annual Thanksgiving Day Parade is moving to TV! This nostalgic special will be a fun, historical look back on the parade over the last 50 years. Gather the family around, break out your souvenir steins, enjoy a schnitzel and parade down memory lane with us!

Oktoberfest Restaurant
Program – Support Local

September 25 – October 12

Get your festival on at one of our regions “Micro-Festhallen” this year. Each venue will feature live Oktoberfest entertainment, coordinating access to our live stream events, Oktoberfest food specials and beer pairings, prize programs and maybe even a visit from the keg tapping team or Onkel Hans! Mask up and come celebrate!

Oktoberfest Restaurant Program – Support Local

September 25 – October 12

Get your festival on at one of our regions “Micro-Festhallen” this year. Each venue will feature live Oktoberfest entertainment, coordinating access to our live stream events, Oktoberfest food specials and beer pairings, prize programs and maybe even a visit from the keg tapping team or Onkel Hans! Mask up and come celebrate!

Family
Activities

5 episodes starting September 12

Get the kids involved at home through our videos that feature German, fall and Thanksgiving themed activities and entertainment.

Taste of
Oktoberfest
Video Series

8 episodes starting September 11

If there is one thing Oktoberfesters of all ages love, it’s the FOOD! From salty pretzels (Brezen) to the ever popular Bratwurst, each of our videos will feature a different German food fav prepared by local chefs! Learn how to bring the flavours of the festival into your own kitchen.

Family Activities

5 episodes starting September 11

Get the kids involved at home through our videos that feature German, fall and Thanksgiving themed activities and entertainment.

Taste of Oktoberfest Video Series

8 episodes starting September 11

If there is one thing Oktoberfesters of all ages love, it’s the FOOD! From salty pretzels (Brezen) to the ever popular Bratwurst, each of our videos will feature a different German food fav prepared by local chefs! Learn how to bring the flavours of the festival into your own kitchen.

Oktoberfest Style
And Souvenirs

Find your favourite piece to wear while you celebrate and honour 2020 with a special souvenir, or send a gift to someone special.

2020 Sponsors

We’re beyond grateful to our committed and caring sponsors as they support this year’s Virtual Festival!

Stay Up-To-Date

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Opening Ceremonies

We can’t be together but we can still Prost from afar Friday, September 25th from 12-1 PM!

2020 Bands and Entertainers

There will be plenty of the Oktoberfest music and dancing to keep you entertained this year. Join us for our streaming events or at local participating restaurants.