Lewes Oktoberfest 2022


Saturday 17th September

Lewes Town Hall

Lewes Oktoberfest

Bavaria comes to Lewes

On September 17th, we’ll be hosting Lewes’ very own Oktoberfest in the Corn Exchange. We’ll be transforming the hall with our own Bavarian theme and we'll be laying on great food, beer and music. Replacing the Sausage ‘n’ Cider festival that’s been running for a few years, our Oktoberfest is something you won’t want to miss.

What about beers? We’re lucky to have a wealth of local breweries who each produce their own German style beers - Abyss, Beak, Only With Love and Harveys. All but one of the beers on offer will be from these breweries. Rothaus Pils is our only import, coming from the Rothaus brewery which lies just outside of Waldshut, the German twin town of Lewes. See out list of beers below. There’ll also be Gluwein and Schnapps on offer if you’re looking for something other than beer.

Of course, we’ll have a good selection of German food to compliment the beers. Plenty of different sausages, including a veggie option and a curry wurst – not to be missed. If you fancy something lighter, there’ll be various snacks available throughout the evening.

What beers and food are we going to have?

You can’t have an Oktoberfest event without a German Oompah band. Deutschland Blasmusik Oompah Band will be playing throughout the evening, bringing you traditional German oompah music with a few modern twists thrown in. You may even get to take part in a few songs and games as they mingle with the crowd during the evening.

Tickets are priced at £10 and with limited numbers, we expect to sell out fast. Make sure you purchase your tickets before the event.

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Oh, and if you’d like to dress up, Lederhosen and Dirndls are thoroughly encouraged!

Door open at 5pm, last orders at 10:30pm


We have some fantastic beers in store for you. All except Rothaus are supplied by breweries in the Lewes area

We will also be having a Schnapps and Gluwein stand if you fancy something different.


No specifics yet, but there'll be plenty to eat on the night including Bratwurst, Frankfurters, Curry Wurst, Veggie options and lots more. Watch this space for updates.


The Earlybird ticket offer is now closed. Tickets are now priced at £10.

It's easy, click the 'Add to Cart' button and you'll be taken to our PAYPAL purchasing page where you'll be able to select the number of tickets you wish to buy.

You don't need a Paypal account, as checkout offers the option to pay directly by debit/credit card

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Tickets will not be posted to you. Please present your Paypal email receipt at the door upon arrival


The Corn Exchange lies within the Town Hall complex in central Lewes. Plan your journey early to make sure you arrive in time to enjoy the whole evening. Below is a map showing it's exact location, plus details on how to get to Lewes by train or bus.

There are regular rail services to and from Lewes, provided by Southern. Go to the National Rail website to find out more information on times, facilities etc.

Regular bus services into Lewes operate from all over Sussex. Visit the Brighton Buses website for details.

Lewes Oktoberfest is organised by Commercial Square Bonfire Ltd. If you'd like to contact us, please drop us an email at contact@lewesoktoberfest.co.uk