Oktoberfest debuts at Warwick Castle

Authentic Bavarian bands, live DJ, street food and traditional beer on offer.

For four nights only next month, Warwick Castle is trading its chainmail for lederhosen as it hosts its first ever Oktoberfest event! Bringing a taste of Germany’s renowned autumn festival to Warwick, the evening events will be filled with oomptastic entertainment, delicious food and authentic beer. Day visitors on the 2nd and 9th October can enjoy a taste of the celebrations, included with their ticket price

Oktoberfest launches on Friday 1st, and continues on Saturday 2nd, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th of October. The stunning 64-acres grounds of Warwick Castle will play host to authentic Oompah bands and a live DJ providing a mix of traditional folk music and ‘Oompop’. Thanks to another fantastic partnership with Digbeth Dining Club’s The Open Arms, evening guests can enjoy delicious mouth-watering street food, German foodie delights and authentic beer straight from the oldest brewery in Germany.

As the Castle’s Pageant Field comes to life in authentic Bavarian style, all guests need to do is get ready to raise their stein and don their lederhosen or dirndl before getting fully immersed in this wonderful celebration, housed in a special ‘bierkeller’ marquee.

While the evening events offer the full Bavarian experience with marquee access, live entertainment, delicious street food and an authentic stein of beer, those visiting during the day on the 2nd or 9th October can also discover a small family-friendly taste of the celebrations.

Day visitors are sure to have the ultimate Castle experience as they enjoy all of the Castle’s attractions from the new-for-2021 Zog and the Quest for the Golden Star interactive trail, revamped Horrible Historie Maze, the UK’s largest birds of prey show The Falconer’s Quest, the elegant State Rooms and the Great Hall’s medieval weaponry display.

Commenting on the new Oktoberfest event at Warwick Castle, Nick Blofeld, Divisional Director, said: “It is great to add another chance to experience Warwick Castle, especially after the challenges we have all faced over the last eighteen months. Oktoberfest at the Castle offers visitors another chance to get together, socialise and celebrate in the gorgeous grounds of the Castle.

“2021 has been a big year for the castle, seeing the launch of the interactive Zog trail, the new Vile Victorians section of the Horrible Histories Maze and the introduction of our end of summer festival, Sundown Spectacular, which proved so popular. Oktoberfest is another opportunity for us to showcase the castle as a very special and unique daytime and evening venue, and we’re looking forward to bringing a little taste of Bavaria to the Midlands.”

Overnight stays are also available at the Castle, whether visiting for a day or staying into the evening to enjoy the Oktoberfest celebrations. Warwick Castle’s luxurious Tower Suites and Knight’s Village with cosy medieval themed wooden lodges, are the perfect way to extend a visit into a short break.

Oktoberfest evening tickets cost from £15 per person, Castle day tickets start at £20 per person. To book, visit Warwick Castle.