Kitchener-Waterloo’s Oktoberfest starts early this year with festival halls opening a week early to attract Homecoming crowds of the local universities. Bands were entertaining festival goers with a notable absence of polka music to kick off the annual celebration of beer, schnitzel and sauerkraut. I managed to snag some photos close to the stage at the Queensmount arena where The Argues family band were having a great time on stage. Performing a mix of classic and original hits they opened the Oktoberfest hall with a bang!
Following the Argues, the hard rock band Three Quarter Stone hit the stage. Their chest thumping beats were keeping the Queensmount fans energized.
Kitchener- Waterloo holds the largest Oktoberfest celebration outside Germany! If you’re looking for a good time and a chance to listen music, drink beer and eat a lot you can’t go wrong with this event. Tickets to the festivals can be purchased online and there’s free transit from October 9 through 17th to get you to and from the venues safely.