Oktoberfest: where it all began
There are just a couple of months to go until we welcome hundreds of party-goers through the door to our annual Oktoberfest event.
On Saturday 7 October, we will be hosting another unforgettable night for revellers from across the region with an Oompah band and other live acts, currywurst, beer and a DJ.
It’ll be the third time that we’ve staged Oktoberfest, although, as you probably know, the Bavarian festival has been going a lot longer than that. Oktoberfest originally started in Germany in October 1810 when the Crown Prince Ludwig was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich congregated on the fields of the city gates to celebrate the royal event, and soon labelled it ‘Wiesn’, which is the local term for Oktoberfest.
Since then, the Bavarian festival has soared in popularity and is now widely celebrated in Munich, with some six million visitors descending on the German city to mark the event each year.
Although the festival originated in Munich, Oktoberfest is recognised internationally, with more than 2,000 Oktoberfest events marked across the world. So you don’t need to make the trip to Munich to enjoy the Bavarian culture Oktoberfest costumes and the German brass bands.
To experience a German-themed night with your friends in Rotherham, raise a stein with us at Magna on 7 October.
Standard tickets are £5 in advance online, and £7 on the door. Available online only are the fabulous Bierkeller packages at £15 and £25, which include entry, food, drink tokens, a hat and your own pint-sized stein. For more information and to book your tickets, please visit https://www.visitmagna.co.uk/whats-on/oktoberfest-at-magna