Five places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Suffolk and north Essex

Published: 6:30 PM September 17, 2022 Strap on the lederhosen and raise your steins in the air as Oktoberfest events across the county return.  Here are five places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Suffolk and north Essex this year.

Oktoberfest at Beach Street

People can enjoy Oktoberfest along Felixstowe seafront this year.

Bavarian waiter Leon Harris at the Norwich Oktoberfest at the Open./ppPicture: DENISE BRADLEY

Bavarian waiter Leon Harris at the Norwich Oktoberfest at the Open. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Oktoberfest events sell-out fast - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY There will also be live music including authentic German songs as well classic singalongs to enjoy with the beers. 

Organisers have said there will also be pretzels and sausages on offer at the event.  Where: Beach Street Felixstowe, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2GN When: Saturday, October 15

Cost: GBP17 

Oktoberfest at Nowton Park 

The world famous Oktoberfest will be coming to one of Bury St Edmunds parks next month. 

Oktoberfest will also be held in Nowton Park

Oktoberfest will also be held in Nowton Park

Oktoberfest will also be held in Nowton Park - Credit: Archant Organisers have said that Nowton Park will be transformed into a Bavarian biergarten.  Traditional food and live entertainment will be on offer. 

Where: Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds  When: Saturday, October 15 Cost: GBP15

Oktoberfest in Castle Park

The event was a sell-out in 2021 and this year is returning for two days. 

Colchester Oktoberfest is returning this year

Colchester Oktoberfest is returning this year

Colchester Oktoberfest is returning this year - Credit: Archant

People are able to book VIP tables and a oompah band will be playing throughout the event.  On the Friday there will be a XXL Bingo Loco where people can win anything from a Freddie Mercury cut out to a holiday.  Where: Colchester Castle Park 

When: Friday, October 21 to Saturday, October 22 Cost: Tickets start at GBP12.50

Ipswich Oktoberfest 

The Three Wise Monkeys in Ipswich are hosting their very own Oktoberfest this year.  The pub will be celebrating with a takeover with authentic German beers, all available in steins. 

Traditional German food will also be on offer.  Where: Three Wise Monkeys Ipswich, 22 Lloyds Avenue, Ipswich When: September 29 to October 2

Cost: GBP5 deposit to secure your table

Hoktoberfest, Sudbury 

Returning after a successful first year Hoktoberfest and Gin Festival will be taking place at Sudbury Hockey Club, hence the slight name change.  As well as German lagers, local ales and selection of gins there will also be live music and food trucks on the night.  The price of the ticket also includes your first drink and a Hoktoberfest glass. 

Where: Sudbury Hockey Club, Quay Lane, Sudbury CO10 2AN

When: Saturday, September 24

Cost: GBP10 per ticket