- October is upon us! Here are 4 Oktoberfest events in Quebec worth checking out!
- From endless pints of beer, to elaborate German costumes, to amusement park rides (if you can keep your beer down), these festivities have something for everyone!
Although I love the fall in our city, I have always dreamt of travelling to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. Sadly for me, my budget won't allow for this trip, which is why I was excited to find out that there are, in fact, multiple Oktoberfest celebrations going on in Quebec.
For those of you who don’t know what Oktoberfest entails, you are in for a real treat. The traditionally German celebration is all about fun, food and a whole lot of beer.
Herds of tourists flock to Germany to have an opportunity to experience this famous festival, replete with parades, cool outfits, live music and of course, food and beer! Although Oktoberfest in Germany is a bucket list experience, we in Quebec are lucky enough to have some pretty epic Oktoberfest celebrations.
There are a few Oktoberfest events outside of Quebec, but if you want to stay within our province for your Oktoberfest celebrations, this article is for you.
So fellow Montrealers, before our city becomes so cold that it is unbearable, you should follow my lead and take advantage of all the wicked events that will be taking place in our glorious province. You can even make a road trip out of it!
Here are four Oktoberfest events to check out in Quebec!
When: October 5
Where: Centre de foires de Sherbrooke, 1600, boul. du Plateau-Saint-Joseph, Sherbrooke, Quebec
This single-day event is located in Sherbrooke, Quebec and it is not a party you are going to want to miss.
This event will feature traditional Oktoberfest foods, an abundance of drinks and live music playing all night long to keep everyone going strong through the evening.
Sherbrooke Oktoberfest prides itself on phenomenal decoration and costumes, making this an ideal event to boost your social media content.
When: October 4 – 6, 2019
Where: 777 Route 366, Ladysmith (Thorne), Quebec
A little over three hours away from Montreal, Ladysmith Quebec will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration that is totally worth the drive.
The event will have a slew of activities including live music, family-oriented games and, of course, an abundance of amazing food and beers to try.
According to the event website, Oktoberfest Ladysmith was “incorporated in July 1985” and is governed by a Board of Directors whose aim is to “organize and administer an annual ethnic-cultural celebration and related activities.”
This epic event is ideal for a fun-filled day with friends and family.
Oktobierfest of Sainte-Adèle
When: October 4 – 6, 2019
Where: Sainte-Adèle, Quebec
This year will mark the 11th edition for Oktobierfest Saint-Adele.
The fair will host microbreweries and beer pubs. Together they have over twenty craft beers for visitors to try out.
After taking part in escape games and axe-throwing, hit up one of the dozens of food trucks lining the event.
Carnival rides and games make the Oktobierfest perhaps one of the most fun in the province.
Oktoberfest Aux Jardineries
When: September 26 –28 and October 3 – 5 2019
This event is going on right in our city, so there is no excuse not to attend.
According to the event Facebook page, its 4th edition will focus on “Quebec’s brewing culture by celebrating the expertise of the region’s master brewers.” This event prides itself on its authentic and green “beer garden.”
Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a decadent Bavarian-inspired menu complete with wurst sausages, sauerkraut and traditional salt pies baked in a wood-burning oven.
There will be a ton of on-site activities to check out, including mini-putt and live music.
If you are thinking of attending this free event, you should know that your dog is also welcome to join the festivities as long as they are kept on a leash.