Johannesburg Oktoberfest Events: A South African Celebration with Bavarian Flair


As October unfurls its colours, Gauteng awakens with the lively echoes of a beloved Bavarian tradition. Oktoberfest, a jubilant celebration of beer, music, and hearty cuisine, finds its home in the heart of South Africa’s economic hub. Nestled amidst the urban landscape of Gauteng, this annual extravaganza brings a touch of Bavaria to the southern hemisphere. Join us as we uncover the sights, sounds, and flavors that define Oktoberfest in Gauteng, a testament to the universal appeal of this beloved festival.

Prison Break Market Presents Octoberfest

Details: Saturday, 30 September 2023 from 11:00.

Attendees can anticipate an incredible lineup of local craft beer pop-ups, exclusive limited releases, tap-poured imported favourites, live music, and a delectable selection of traditional German cuisine, all set in their enchanting outdoor market space. 

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Oktoberfest at The Purple Horse

Details: Saturday, 30 September 2023 from 12:00.

Every year, between six and seven million people make their way to Munich for the incredible Oktoberfest, a colossal festival known worldwide. Not everyone has the privilege to make this journey. This year, we’re going all out. Join us for an all-day celebration filled with the finest food and top-notch entertainment.

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The Benoni Night Market- Octoberfest Edition

Details: Friday, 6 October 2023 from 17:00 until 22:00.

Get ready to don your lederhosen, Benoni! Join The Benoni Night Market for a night of festivities, delicious food, and lively entertainment. Don’t miss out! Indulge in a wide array of delectable treats from local vendors, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this cherished community event.

Find out more about this event here.

Oktober Bier Fest at Emperors Palace

Details: 7 October 2023 from 11:00 until 20:00.

Attendees can revel in a variety of beers from local breweries, along with beloved local spirits. Ranging from craft gin, brandy, and rum to award-winning MCC for wine enthusiasts. The event caters to all tastes with an array of cocktails and special mixes.

Delight in Bavarian cuisine, featuring treats like Pretzels, Sausages, and Roosterkoek, or indulge in festival favourites like pizza, burgers, and boerie rolls.

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Aviators October Fest

Details: Friday, 13 October until Sunday, 15 October 2023.

Aviators Brewing Co. in Hartebeespoort is set to host the October Fest that boasts a showcase of some of South Africa’s most talented artists! Enjoy a plethora of kids’ entertainment, cool refreshments, delectable food, a large screen TV, and an array of stalls.

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Drysdales Oktoberfest

Details: Saturday, 21 October 2023 and 22 October 2023.

Treat yourself to the finest array of Drysdales craft beer, masterfully brewed for perfection. From crisp lagers to rich ales, their craft beer selection is designed to satisfy even the most discerning beer aficionados. For those with different preferences, their fully stocked Drysdales bars offer an extensive range of options. Enjoy a revitalising cocktail or a glass of exquisite wine while immersing yourself in the festive atmosphere.

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Oktoberfest with Jack Parow

Details: Saturday, 28 October 2023 from 10:00.

Join them for an Oktoberfest extravaganza with none other than JACK PAROW! Expect a day filled with overflowing beer, scrumptious German grub, a live screening of the Rugby World Cup Final, a live performance by Jack Parow, pumping DJ sets, and a whole lot of festivities that’ll make memories for a lifetime. 

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