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!
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.
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.