Limited tickets are remaining for Hertfordshire Oktoberfest, which will take place in two locations next month.

The events, in Hertford and Redbourn - near St Albans - are selling well with Oompah bands, axe throwing and German beer all expected.

Hertford's dates, on October 13, 14 and 15, are all sold out, while limited tickets are remaining for Redbourn.

The event at the Hertfordshire County Showground takes place on October 27 and 28.


Hertfordshire artists are expected to perform, a 'swinging grill' and other food stalls will be available and a range of activities will entertain guests.

After-parties for both events will take place in The Snug bars, on Hertford's Railway Street and St Albans' French Row.

Collaborations have also been arranged with Chicken George, St Michael's Manor, Thameslink and other local businesses.

The Comet: After-parties will be held at The Snug for both events.After-parties will be held at The Snug for both events. (Image: Barbican Events)

A number of these local businesses hailed last year's event  - which took place in Harpenden -  a success, with one noting a 40 per cent upturn in sales during the event weekend.

A spokesperson for The George of Harpenden said after the Oktoberfest: "Sales were amazing and the footfall in the town made for an almost record week of sales for The George of Harpenden.

"There wasn’t any trouble as well, which is always the big concern around a drinking event, but we didn’t have any whatsoever which was amazing."

With 11,000 people set to attend the event, the Hertfordshire Oktoberfest is the biggest of its kind in the UK according to organisers Barbican Events.

Manager, Andrew Dempsey said: "We have a great line up including a live oompah band, german beer, Oktoberfest games, fairground rides, fancy dress competition and more!

The Comet: A poster for Hertfordshire Oktoberfest, St Albans.A poster for Hertfordshire Oktoberfest, St Albans. (Image: Barbican Events)

"The support in Hertfordshire has been amazing and we look forward to delivering the event!’

Speaking of the St Albans event specifically, Andrew commented: "We are excited to be bringing the Oktoberfest to Herts Showground in Redbourn, St Albans.

"Our Saturday evening session is already sold out and there is limited availability for the Friday evening and day sessions."

A shuttle bus will run to the event from Harpenden station and St Peter's Street, St Albans.

Tickets can be purchased online at