Saturday 20th September – Sunday 5th October
Bavarian beer hall Hophaus Mid level overlooking the Yarra River, Southgate
Hophaus, one of Melbourne’s hottest new watering holes, is excited to announce the inaugural HOPTOBERFEST, a celebration of the world’s largest funfair Oktoberfest. Up to 5,600 Melbournites will converge on the Bavarian beer hall throughout the 16-day festival, at the same time over 6 million beer lovers from around the globe clash steins in Munich. Official Oktoberfest and rare wheat FestBier Erdinger HefeWeizen will be served each day, flown in especially from Bavaria, Germany.
Executive chef Marc Brown has been busy readying his stock room for countless sausages, in preparation for HOPTOBERFEST’s inaugural Sausage Eating Competition, as well as perfecting the special HOPTOBERFEST menu.
Hophaus’ Oktoberfest specials include Rotisserie Suckling Pig (including Nose and Tail delicacies), grilled fish sticks, smoked salt beef, German salt bread pickle and Cobbler’s Hot Pot with potato, pear and mustard cream.
Festively dressed Hophaus staff will serve up steins to beer-‐swilling Bavarians and locals alike, many of them sporting lavish lederhosen in competition to win Best Dressed. Other prizes and giveaways will feature throughout the day, with live German music entertainment.
On Sunday 21 September, the whole family are encouraged to hop to HOPTOBERFEST for live German music and entertainment with Munich-‐inspired face painting and fun.
Saturday 20 August
12:00pm – Tapping of the Keg Sausage Eating Competition
1:00pm – First Heat
2:00pm – Second Heat
4:00pm – Frankfurter Final!
Live music & entertainment from 2:00pm-‐ 11:00pm
Sunday 21 August
Face painting fro 1:00pm-‐3:00pm
Live music from 2:00pm-‐5:00pm
Lunch and Dinner will be available every day.
Bookings are advised via 03 9682 5900.