Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dublin Oktoberfest 2014

There was lots of local press and hype for Oktoberfest Dublin 2014. What could be better, right? Beer? Sausage? Pretzels? Dublin? It was also free admission before 10pm, so I took a no obligation fact-finding trip up to George's Dock to check it out.

I got there early, shortly after they opened on the second day of this surprisingly long festival. As such, the party wasn't yet in full swing. The food and beer stands were open, but the entertainment tent was empty and quiet. 

Bavarian Maypole at Oktoberfest Dublin 2014
Bavarian Maypole

It was probably a good thing that none of the entertainment had fired up for the day, because I had made a vow to myself not to buy anything, including snacks and beer. I was immediately tested by the Haribo gummi cart and its staggering collection of chewy, Central-European treats...

Haribo Gummi Candy Oktoberfest Dublin 2014
Haribo Gummi Candy

Just like any festival, be careful of the prices, food and drinks were going for 6 Euro and up. Since

The festival runs until October 5 on George's Dock on the north bank of the River Liffey in Dublin, full schedule can be found on their website. When the entertainment tent is open, it looks like there are Bavarian bar games, costume contests, and other fun. 

For my cheapskate recommendation, I'd give it a peek during the free daytime hours with a very strict beer, sausage, and candy budget.

George's Dock Arch Decorated for Oktoberfest 2014
George's Dock Arch Decorated for Oktoberfest

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