October is the one time of the year that all of North America celebrates German culture, regardless of individual backgrounds and ancestry lines! Tap into your inner Bavarian at the Oktoberfest in Kitchener, Ontario this year for family-friendly fun that goes beyond the usual drinking activities.
Dine And Drink
Stein and Dine. Love beer and good food? Be sure to attend this culinary Oktoberfest event! This meal is a Bavarian-inspired experience, complete with beer pairings for each dish.
Oktoberlicious. Many restaurants in the Waterloo region are offering Bavarian specials for Oktoberfest attendees! Visit the Oktoberfest website for info about how you can find a participating restaurant.
Attend an Event
Oktoberfest Golf Experience. The remaining golfing days are a precious few, so take advantage of the snow-free days left to you! The Oktoberfest Golf Experience is more than just a game—it also includes good food.
Oktoberfest Fun Run. While getting up to run at 8:00 AM on a Monday morning might not sound like the most fun thing in the world, you may want to consider trying this fun run! People dress up in all sorts of crazy costumes to run this 5K marathon and the winners get to ride in the Oktoberfest parade.
Enter a Contest
Annual Treasure Hunt. This family event could win you $3,000 CAD! Follow clues left daily throughout the festival to find the key to the treasure. First one to find it gets the grand prize!
Take a Selfie. Take a photo with Tante Frieda or Onkel Hans – the Oktoberfest mascots – and you could win a prize! All you have to do is tag your selfie with #Hansie and submit your entry online.
Where to Stay
For ultimate comfort and homeliness, choose to stay at a rental home for Oktoberfest! Kitchener and Waterloo have many options for accommodations, ranging from small one-person rooms to sprawling family homes! Cottaging for Octoberfest will make your experience even more fun. Check out the many Kitchener vacation rentals on CanadaStays to find your perfect rental cottage! Here are a couple we’d love to stay in:
One Bedroom Apartment in Kitchener. Stay in this lovely little apartment for a perfect budget trip to Oktoberfest! This condo fits two people and is close to the festivities. It includes a kitchen, so you can save even more by cooking at home, and it also has a washer and dryer.
Five Bedroom Executive Home in Kitchener. If you want to experience Oktoberfest in style, check out this incredible home! This house is ideal for groups, since it can fit up to 12 people. The interior of the home is modern and classy and is spacious enough for everyone. It’s also close to Kitchener’s attractions, so you won’t have to travel far to find fun!
Join in on all the fun and festivities of Oktoberfest this year! There are so many things for people of all ages and stages to enjoy. You can relax with a German beer, go running or just wander around and soak up the Bavarian atmosphere! No matter what you love to do, Oktoberfest has you covered for fun and CanadaStays has you covered for accommodations.