20-21 & 27-28 October 2023 At the Clocktower Enclosure, York Racecourse  

20-21 & 27-28 October 2023 At the Clocktower Enclosure, York Racecourse  

 It's time to party, with beer, bratwurst, bumper cars and all things Bavarian! 

Following its hugely popular debut in 2021, York's very own Oktoberfest makes a welcome return for a third time this autumn with beer, bratwurst, bumper cars and all things Bavarian. 
Yorktoberfest follows in the traditions of the first Oktoberfest staged in Munich in 1810 where the citizens were encouraged to eat, drink and be merry at the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and his princess bride. So much fun was had that an annual tradition was born… 
Step inside the giant fully-styled marquee, fill your stein with authentic German beer, grab a tasty bite from our German-inspired food stall and head to your table for some hearty fun with friends. 

Live oompah band! 

The internationally-acclaimed Bavarian Strollers live oompah band will take to the stage with their thigh-slapping, foot-stomping, toe-tapping, belt-out, feel-good music, as well as the traditional drinking songs! 

Live entertainment! 

Acclaimed drag artist and star of the show Velma Celli will add to the party atmosphere with her powerhouse vocals and outrageous humour! So dig out your costume and dancing shoes! 

Bavarian Bar & Dog Haus 

Our rustic Bavarian Bar will not only keep you refreshed with beer but for those who prefer not to 'hop' there will be a choice of wines, prosecco, spirits and soft drinks. The Dog Haus will be serving delicious bratwurst, currywurst and schnitzel as well as apple strudel and pretzels! 
So get your legs into the Lederhosen or don a Dirndl - or any other fancy dress – there’s lots of fun to be had at Yorktoberfest! 
Prost! - Cheers! 
Zum Wohl! - To your health! 

The beer necessities 

WHEN: Fri 20 - Sat 21 October & Fri 27 - Sat 28 October  
WHERE: The Clocktower Enclosure, Knavesmire Rd, York, YO23 1EX 
TIMES: Fri & Sat 7 - 11pm, Sat 1 - 5pm 
Doors open 6.30pm and 12.30pm 
ADMISSION (18+):  
Standard individual seating - £20 per person, table of six - £120 
VIP individual seating - £30, table of six - £180 (close to stage with table service) 
(booking fee applies) 
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