The original, authentic Oktoberfest is back in Manchester this year, promising quality beer, food and music straight from Deutschland. This unmissable event is taking place on First Street between the 8th and 17th of October. Get transported to Germany from the heart of Manchester in the huge, 2,000 person capacity Oktoberfest tent that is home to some of the most iconic Germanic traditions and treats. Some of these include:

  • Giant steins of beer brewed specially for Manchester Oktoberfest.
  • Waiters and waitresses dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndl.
  • Traditional German food such as Schnitzel, Bratwurst and Brezel.
  • A live Oompah band playing classic German songs perfect for sing-alongs.

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With food and drink being one of the main attractions, Manchester Oktoberfest has ensured to provide a range of food and drink options to cater to all diets and preferences. This includes vegetarian food options alongside a range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. So grab a spot at the banquet tables and get ready to tuck in to the mouth-watering menu. All of this is accompanied by authentic blue and white Bavarian decoration and live music to make you feel like you’ve been transported straight to Germany.  

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Manchester Oktoberfest began in 2014, making this the eighth year that the festival is returning. This year is special however, as Oktoberfest is here for two weekends in a row; due to COVID restrictions the festival was cancelled in 2020, so for this year Oktoberfest is here for a second weekend. That means Manchester Oktoberfest 2021 spans a whole seven days of fun and festivities.

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Two of these days offer special deals to students and families. Wednesday is student day; students with a valid student ID can purchase a ticket for £3.50 which includes entry to the tent and a stein of beer. Sunday is also special as children under 18 are welcome to join the Sunday lunch event, so families can enjoy everything that Manchester Oktoberfest has to offer together. The student ticket offer is also valid on this day.

Manchester Oktoberfest 2021 dates are as follows:

Friday 8/10

Saturday 9/10

Wednesday 13/10

Thursday 14/10 - – Student day: bring your Student ID card for a special £3.50 ticket and beer combo offer.

Friday 15/10

Saturday 16/10

Sunday 17/10 – Student deal + Family day: families and children welcome on this day only for Sunday lunch event.

Tickets and further information can be found here:

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Book your tickets as soon as possible as availability is limited; tickets may be available at the door subject to availability. This event is restricted to 18 years old and over, apart from Sunday 17th.