Oktoberfest is coming to Leeds – six reasons to get involved

There’s a little piece of Germany coming to Leeds this October

The Tetley is hosting Leeds’s very first Oktoberfest over four days and nights of beer-soaked, bratwurst-encrusted fun, Oktoberfest from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October.

So raise your glasses to six reasons it’s exactly what we’ve been missing.

1. You’ll supp some quality German beer

Oktoberfest will be partnering up with Erdinger to ensure your steins are full of Germany’s most popular brand. But if beer’s not your thing, a range of German wine as well as soft drinks will also be on offer.

2. Authentic tunes will be blaring

Bavarian Strollers 1

There won’t be a Hasselhoff tune in sight! The Oompah band will be playing some thigh-slapping tunes and have the entire tent singing, clapping and dancing.

3. You won’t go hungry


Traditional German cuisine will be served up all weekend, including firm Bavarian favourites such Bratwurst, Brezel, Schnitzel and Hendl, and some tasty vegetarian options too.

4. It’s held on hallowed ground

The Tetley

The festival will be held on the grounds of the historic Tetley site, also known as The Tetley; a stunning, iconic Leeds venue that is steeped in just as much beer drenched history as Oktoberfest itself.

5. Dress up is encouraged

If you’ve got the urge to don your leiderhosen or dirndl then Oktoberfest is the place for you!

6. It’s Christmas come early

Leeds Christmas Market

We all know how much everyone loves the German market, so Oktoberfest gives you a chance to warm up for the Christmas season with a real taste of Oktoberfest.

All photos courtesy of Oktoberfest / Pink Gorilla PR

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