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Oktoberfest Belfast 2017: Everything you need to know

If it's good enough for the Germans, it's good enough for Belfast - Oktoberfest returns to the city for 2017.

So if spending a night celebrating all things Bavarian sounds like your kind of thing, here's everything you need to know about Oktoberfest Belfast.

When is Oktoberfest Belfast happening?

This is the beauty of Oktoberfest - it lasts all month.

This year's event will be held over four weekends, including:

  • Friday, 29 September & Saturday, 30 September
  • Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7
  • Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14
  • Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21

Where does Oktoberfest Belfast take place?

The event will return to the King's Hall on the Lisburn Road, as it has been since 2013.

What time will it all kick off?

Doors open from 5pm on Friday.

Will there be German beer available?

That's ridiculous question, of course there will be German beer. In fact, organisers have been keeping everyone updated on the beer's journey to Belfast on their social media pages all week.

Latest update: The beer is here.

Will there be food?

What's a party without food? German-inspired treats will also be available served by friendly staff in traditional Bavarian costume.

What is Oktoberfest all about?

It's all in celebration of the Munich Oktoberfest, which has been running since 1810 and now hosts six million people year on year that come together to celebrate everything German.

How did it all begin?

Oktoberfest started as a wedding feast.

The first festival was held to honour the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810.

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