The annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest begins today, and you can still grab a room to celebrate at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel. This hotel has updated accommodations, an award-winning restaurant and impressive meeting rooms for events of any size. The K-W Oktoberfest is the largest Bavarian festival in North America and the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world outside of Munich, Germany.
The Oktoberest Overnight Package is running for the length of the festival (October 5-13, 2012). Prices start at $149 per night.
- One night accommodation for two
- Two full breakfast buffets plus tax and gratuity
- $149 per night (non-cancellable)
Vacay.ca Recommends a Vacation to Waterloo Region for Oktoberfest
One of the most popular festivals taking place in Canada this month is happening in Waterloo Region. The 2012 edition of Oktoberfest is back today, and Vacay Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi spoke about the impact this event has on the local community.
Brijbassi: “The event is now nine days long and the downtown areas of both twin cities and their parks are filled with people of different cultures, participating in the family-friendly and adult-oriented activities. The celebrations include a keg-tapping ceremony at Kitchener City Hall, free pancake breakfast on the first Saturday, Miss Oktoberfest beauty pageant, Canada’s largest (and reportedly only) Thanksgiving Day parade, and enough beer to flabbergast even Bob and Doug McKenzie.
Among places to visit in Kitchener-Waterloo are German drinking halls like the Schwaben Club (conveniently located across from the high school I attended) and establishments like the extremely fun Edelweiss Tavern that carry on German traditions.”