The 7th annual CROktoberfest (Croatian Oktoberfest), a unique celebration of “Croatian culture in a German setting with English subtitles”, will be held on 20 October and organisers this year have prepared an exciting line-up for the 5,000 plus visitors expected to turn up.
In traditional Oktoberfest style, a large part of the event will be held under a massive tent, however the organisers promise a Croatian twist. Outdoor and indoor bars will be serving a variety of German and Croatian beers and a famous Croatian grill, which will also include a bull on the spit.
Over 16 hours of entertainment will be provided by well-known Australian Croatian acts such as Major Minor, Grupa More, Nocna Smjena, Grupa Duga, Ja i Moj Kolega, Ivica Fonti, a host of DJ’s, Croatian folklore dancers, tambura players, and even an Elvis impersonator. There will also be plenty to do for the kids also on the day with jumping castles, face painting, clowns and much more.
The organisers have told Croatia Week that visitors to this year’s CROktoberfest can expect to see things they would never see anywhere else in the world. “Cevapi and pretzel in one hand, a stein in the other calling out “hey mate where’s your beer?” Where else do you find that in the world? Nowhere! It doesn’t exist,” said one of the organisers.