October 12th to 16th

Join us at The Bear Biergarten at The Maq Hotel where we’ll be hosting the second annual Tofino Oktoberfest.

From October 12th to 16th, head down to 120 1st Street for daily festivities while we celebrate in traditional Bavarian fashion… lederhosen included.

Alongside copious amounts of steins, yodeling and prost-ing, we have a plethora of fun events planned for all ages.

From live performances by Bavarian musicians, delicious traditional food and drinks, daily stein holding competitions and many other fun events throughout the week. More details on the individual events below.

If you joined us for last year’s celebrations, you’ll know this isn’t a week to be missed.

Prost!


3rd Night FREE!

Book two nights during Oktoberfest and get your third night free.

Planning on joining in on Oktoberfest festivities? Don’t hold back on the steins and save the walk home - book yourself a room in the same building! From October 10th - October 31st, book 2 nights at The Maq Hotel and get your third night free.

Must book directly through hotel to receive 3rd night free, this offer is not valid through 3rd party bookings.

Call for details 1 800 665 3199

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Wednesday 12th KUDDELMUDDEL

Bavarian Bash featuring Oom Pah Band The Oktoberators

Stein holding competitions, classic Bavarian games, lederhosen heavily encouraged! Join us on the first night of Oktoberfest for an epic Bavarian Bash kickoff party featuring oom pah band The Oktoberators. We’ve kitted out our biergarten with long tables in true Oktoberfest fashion, fit for you and all your friends. Prost!

Location: The Bear Biergarten
Time: 5pm-10pm
Price: $20 + tax

Buy Tickets
Ticket includes entry to event and 1 drink ticket.
If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door.


Glizzy Gobbler

Do you love a sausage sizzle? Would you say you... gobble up glizzies? Put your appetite to the test and compete in this year's "Glizzy Gobbler" aka- Oktoberfest bratwurst eating competition. 10 contestants will battle it out to eat 6 glizzies the fastest... and keep them down. All in the name of being crowned the 2022 Tofino Glizzy Gobbler.

Prize is 2 x tickets to the Jon and Roy show on Saturday, and a nights stay for that night (Saturday October 15th) at The Maq Hotel. To enter, email events@themaqhotel.com. Deadline to enter: October 6th.

Be warned! Anyone that does not gobble up at least 3 glizzies will be charged a fee.


As per usual KARAOKE will also be happening in The MAQ Pub from 9pm-1am.

Thursday 13th SCHWEINEBRATEN

A.K.A. Pig Roast

Our Pig Roast Dinner features a whole pig roasted in our very own courtyard, and a selection of tasty sides to satiate you to the highest capacity. See our curated menu below.

Entry to the event is free for anyone who wants to attend, ticket purchase is specifically for the dinner and is $40 and includes the pork dinner and a selection of sides.

Location: The Bear Biergarten
Time: 5pm-10pm
Price: $40 + tax

Buy Tickets
Tickets are limited so be sure to jump on this sooner than later.

Menu:
• Whole Roasted Pig
• House Made BBQ Sauce
• Coleslaw
• MAQ-A-Roni Salad
• Green Beans
• Cornbread
• House Made Pickles (Dill Cucumbers + Red Onions)
• House Mustard

Friday 14th Fest Mit Bar + Beer Pairing Dinner

The Bear's Long Table Beer Pairing Dinner will provide you with a sophisticated evening of traditional German faire, featuring a 5-course menu and pairings of a range of German beers.

Location: The Bear Biergarten
Time: 5pm-10pm
Price: $60 + tax

Buy Tickets
Tickets are limited so be sure to jump on this sooner than later.

5 Course Meal
Check out the Eventbrite ticket page to see the full 5 Course Menu and what is included.

Saturday 15th Jon and Roy

Live performance from Jon and Roy in The Bear Biergarten.

Check out Jon and Roy online to learn more.

Location: The Bear Biergarten
Time: 5pm-10pm
Price: $25 + tax

Buy Tickets
Ticket includes entry to event and 1 drink ticket.
If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the door.

After party in The MAQ Pub from 9pm-1am.

Sunday 16th Oktoberfest Cocktail Competition

Local bartenders battle it out to be crowned cocktail queen/king of tofino.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the king or queen of Tofino?

Location: The Bear Biergarten
Time: 3pm-10pm
Price: $20 deposit to secure your place. You will receive a refund when you turn up & compete!

Register Online