There are a variety of places and ways to celebrate Oktoberfest, the original outdoor beer and food festival, in Canada’s Capital Region this fall. Whether you want to be in the heart of downtown or surrounded by nature, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of Oktoberfest events going on in Ottawa!
Beau’s Oktoberfest 2016
Vankleek Hill, ON | Sept. 23 – 24, 2016
Food, beer, music and fun for the whole family with fairground activities. Enjoy several different Canadian bands, many varieties of Beau’s beer along with cask beer from more than 20 different breweries. During this well-known Ottawa area festival you’ll of course find delicious food and beer, but there’s also a host of fun activities such as malt sack races, a keg toss, a partner carrying race and more. Here, you’ll also find a homebrew competition and a Beer Brunch on Sept. 25. For more information visit www.beausoktoberfest.ca
Creemore Springs Oktoberfest Ottawa
Clarke Fields Park, Barrhaven | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016
Festival kickoff begins Friday evening and the main festival day is Saturday, with tons of activities and performances. This Oktoberfest is home to the biggest Bavarian Beer Hall in Ontario! Enjoy delicious beer, food and live music performances by local and Canadian artists including Sticks N’ Stones and Lemon Cash, among others. And you can bet that Bavarian Oompa Polka songs will also be played! For details and tickets visit www.oktoberfestottawa.com
Capital Oktoberfest 2016
Bier Markt, 156 Sparks Street | Oct. 5, 2016
Enjoy German wine, beer and spirits during this Oktoberfest event sponsored by Bier Markt. Bavarian food items such as schnitzel, wurst and strudel among others, will also be available. Have a drink and sample German delicacies, all while benefiting a cause. A portion of the profits will go to support the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. This is the 2nd annual Capital Oktoberfest!
Brew Donkey Brewery Tours
Ottawa and the surrounding regions | Year-round
If you can’t make it to one of Ottawa’s Oktoberfest events, there’s no need to worry. You can discover Ottawa’s craft beer scene with Brew Donkey all year long! This locally-owned company offers bus tours and walking tours of great craft breweries in Ottawa and its surrounding regions. Opt for a downtown area walking tour if you want to stay in the city or hop on the Brew Donkey bus to visit a few breweries in Ottawa’s outlying areas. And the best part? You can sample great craft brews all along the way!