At the Clocktower Enclosure, York Racecourse    

At the Clocktower Enclosure, York Racecourse   

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

Following its hugely popular debut in 2021, York's very own Oktoberfest makes a welcome return this autumn with beer, bratwurst 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 music and entertainment! 

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. Plus last year's star of the show returns by popular demand - acclaimed drag artist Velma Celli will add to the party with her powerhouse vocals and outrageous humour! Dancing is encouraged, as it has been for over 200 years! 

The Bavarian Bar and The 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! 
Prost! - Cheers! 
Zum Wohl! - To your health! 

The fun of the fair! 

Funfairs are an integral part of German Oktoberfests and Yorktoberfest will have its very own traditional Dodgems and Twister to add to the fun! 
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! 

The beer necessities 

WHEN: Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd October & Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th October 2022  
WHERE: The Clocktower Enclosure, Knavesmire Rd, York, YO23 1EX 
TIMES: Thurs, Fri & Sat 7 - 11pm, Sat & Sun 1 - 5pm 
Doors open 6.30pm and 12.30pm 
ADMISSION (18+):  
Standard individual seating - £20 per person 
Standard table of six - £120 
VIP individual seating - £30 
VIP table of six - £180 (close to stage with table service) 
Early Bird discount of £5 per ticket if booked before 31 July! 
(booking fee applies) 
Drink responsibly – Challenge 25 policy will be in operation. 
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