Famed Oktoberfest coming to London's Western Fair District
The world-famous Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is growing, and you'll soon be able to experience the Bavarian tradition at the Western Fair District's Agriplex.
The five-day festival for those who love beer, pretzels and polka will now be expanded to the Forest City come mid-October.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest celebrations to the City of London,” K-W Oktoberfest Inc. president Alfred Lowrick said in a statement.
“It shows the Oktoberfest brand is strong not only in Kitchener-Waterloo, but throughout Southwestern Ontario. It is very exciting for us to share the spirit of Gemuetlichkeit with our friends in London and wish them the best of luck with their Festhalle in the Western Fair District.”
A keg was officially tapped at the Western Fair on Wednesday to launch London's Oktoberfest 2015 by London Mayor Matt Brown and Western Fair District CEO Hugh Mitchell.
Mitchell said, “As a year-round entertainment destination this fun and enriching cultural experience will add another exciting event to our calendar and provide our customers with an entertaining experience that highlights and savours the much-loved traditions of Bavarian music, beer and authentic German cuisine.”
Tourism London hopes that the expansion will boost the city's reputation as a great host, attractiving visitors and ecomonic activity, as well as providing a great experience for residents.