Oktoberfest coming to downtown Vancouver with 2014 Harvest Haus
That infamous German aroma – the sweet smell of hoppy, rich but somehow still fluffy beer – is coming to Vancouver this October.
Or rather, Oktober.
The Queen Elizabeth Plaza, the same spot of December's Bavarian-themed Christmas Market, will host the Harvest Haus from October 2-5, a Canadian taste of the super long tables and authentic European fare that has made Germany's Oktoberfest the apple of the beer drinking world's eye.
The first-year event will start with an Opening Night on Thursday, October 2, continuing with two days of afternoon and evening sittings before concluding with a brunch on Sunday.
The Harvest Haus will be held under a tent and each attendee will be given a drinking stein "to amplify the Bavarian feel," reads the company's website:
Steeped in global traditions, the inaugural Vancouver Harvest Haus joins together camaraderie, authentic European harvest traditions and theatricality with a simple goal: merriment to all. Inspired by Oktoberfest, driven by a love for local ingredients and good drink, this event immerses attendees in an interactive story of the harvest, from ancient days to modern times. And it all takes place under a big top tent.
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza can hold up to 1,000 people and tickets go on sale September 5.
Tickets are $25 each for general admission, which gives you four hours seating in the Oktoberfest tent and access to Bavarian musical performances, all of the event's European-themed food stalls, and the Harvest Haus Halle.