Oktoberfest is originally an event held in Munich, Germany and it’s known as the biggest and most productive people’s fair on Earth! Six million people go and consume about seven million litres of beer in an event which usually lasts for 16 days.
Due to its huge popularity, the festivities have spread to other countries and cities as well. If you can’t make it to Munich this year, don’t worry, you can enjoy your beer and bratwurst in Barcelona too!
The opening ceremony always starts at 17.00 on the first day of the festival. Then the drinking and eating goes on for ten days until the last day of the festival. In the event area, Plaza l’Univers, there will be a huge festival tent with a large number of bars inside. There will of course be plenty of beer from a variety of countries, as well as traditional Bavarian food, including pork knuckle and German sausages.
The atmosphere is mimicking the original festival of Munich with the stands, activities and entertainment having the touch of German culture. Polka bands in traditional German costumes and DJs will be providing the music for the event. Oktoberfest is also a festival for the whole family, so you can bring your kids with you! There are five different places of fun activity for children in the festival area, which could be fun for the adult participants as well!
There is no entrance fee to the event, so you can just go and sense the German atmosphere and traditions and get a free experience out of it. The capacity of the event is limited, so to make sure you get a seat at the festival area, you can make a table reservation for free on their website.
If you want to enjoy Oktoberfest Barcelona to the fullest, these two German sentences might come in handy: Ein bier bitte (One beer please) and Prost! (Cheers!). Got it? Sehr gut, let’s go!
What to wear
If you really want to get into the Oktoberfest spirit, you can buy a traditional tracht! Those who frequent Oktoberfest recommend going in full dress, as it makes you feel more involved with the event and helps you to have more fun. For the women you would wear a dirndl and for the men it’s lederhosen! The Bavarian dirndl varies from traditional to modern and thus there is no “one type” that you must wear. In general they consist of a white blouse, apron, bow and skirt. For the men, the lederhosen consist of a white or checkered button-up shirt, leather lederhosen shorts and an Alpine hat.
Oktoberfest Barcelona 2021 Schedule
- Thursday Oct 1st 17:00 – 23:00
- Friday Oct 2nd 17:00 – 01:00
- Saturday Oct 3rd 12:00 – 01:00
- Sunday Oct 4th 12:00 – 23:00
- Monday Oct 5th 17:00 – 23:00
- Tuesday Oct 6th 17:00 – 23:00
- Wednesday Oct 7th 17:00 – 23:00
- Thursday Oct 8th 17:00 – 23:00
- Friday Oct 9th 17:00 – 01:00
- Saturday Oct 10th 12:00 – 01:00
- Sunday Oct 11th 12:00 – 01:00
- Monday Oct 12th 12:00 – 23:00