Oktoberfest is coming – but with an Irish twist!

Pic: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Forget about Oktoberfest – it’s time for Oktoberfeis.

The traditional German festival is getting an Irish makeover. This new festival will combine the best of Irish culture and the unmatched atmosphere of the German beer festival.

Between September 9th to October 21st there will be 10 events happening all across the country.

Attendees can look forward to Irish trad bands, DJs and dancers, authentic Irish food stalls, roving performers, and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across the evening.

Pic: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Some of your favourite Irish bands like the Whistlin’ Donkeys, George Murphy & The Rising Sons and Rake the Ashes will all be making an appearance across the dates as well.

Since the celebrations are taking inspiration from the German festival, the Irish adaption will also feature all the things we love most about the German Oktoberfest, such as the long biergarten tables, Steins of Beer, and the best of Irish Music and entertainment.

Speaking about the new festival, founder Craig Reynolds says: ”This new festival idea was inspired by the legendary Munich Oktoberfest. We will capture what is most loved about the iconic German festival while adding an authentic Irish twist throughout.”

The festival will take place across the country take a look at the nationwide festival dates below.

  • Carrick on Shannon, The Landmark Hotel – Sat 9th Sept
  • Arklow, Arklow Bay Hotel – Sat 16th Sept
  • Castlebar, Royal Theatre – Sat 16th Sept
  • Omagh, Mellon Country Inn – Fri 22nd Sept
  • Letterkenny, The Clanree Hotel – Sat 30th Sept
  • Cork, Rochestown Park Hotel – Sat 30th Sept
  • Dublin, RDS Simmonscourt – Fri 6th October
  • Newry, Canal Court Hotel – Sat 7th Oct
  • Killarney, Gleneagle INEC Arena – Sat 14th Oct
  • West Cork, Parkway Hotel – Sat 21st Oct

Tickets for Oktoberfeis are now available for purchase at the festival’s official website. Prices start from only €25.


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