Oktoberfest in Montreal

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You don’t have to travel to Germany to enjoy Oktoberfest because, for nine days in October, Montreal, Canada will host their own version of one of the most popular festivals in the world.

The original German Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival that is held for more than two weeks in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, from mid or late September to the first weekend in October. Millions of people attend the event, which is an important part of Bavarian culture. There are many versions of Oktoberfest around the world, including this one in Montreal.

This Montreal Oktoberfest kicks off with a fanfare of trumpeters on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 11:15 am the 49th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, North America’s largest Bavarian festival!  The event will run from October 6 through the 14.

According to its website, the Festival, which began in 1969, has grown from a weekend event to a nine-day Festival that attracts more than 700,000 participants.

There will be floats, parades, performers and bands in Canada’s Thanksgiving Day parade, 17 Festhallen and more than 40 events for everyone in the family. Onkel Hans, Miss Oktoberfest and the Black Forest Band will be making appearances as well. In addition, Montreal will also host an Oktoberfest Golf Experience, a 5K Fun Run and a Tour de Hans 100K or 50K Cycle Race.

The event will also include an Oktoberfest tradition with the 36th Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast. Pancakes and sausages cooked by the students of the Conestoga College Culinary Program.

There are many pre-festival events that you can check out as well, including the Miss Oktoberfest Gala Ball, an Oktoberfest Luncheon, and a A Blooming Affair Fashion Show 2017. Check out the event website for more information. Some events are free while others require ticketing.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is located in the City of Kitchener, a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. It’s located near Toronto and would make a great extended vacation. Contact your travel agent to put together an Oktoberfest vacation that you will never forget.

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