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It has long been an right of passage for former University of Ballarat, now Federation University students dating all the way back to the year 2000…...  Stone Cutters are very proud to announce the 19th Annual Uni Oktoberfest is schedule on the second week back after the 3rd term holidays and will fall on Wednesday 16th October (Week 10).


It’s time to break out your Dirndls and Lederhosen outfits and pencil this Week 10 event as an absolute must!   Once again the Cutters are taking over the very unique and mysterious Ballarat Airport location that is normally the home of the Ballarat Polocrosse Club.  There won’t be any horse related events however, as this is a time honoured celebration of German Food, Beer and Entertainment all done with the usual Stone Cutters flair.


The 19th Annual Oktoberfest is an indoor/outdoor festival, featuring a range of different entertainment as well as whole host of other quirky activities throughout the afternoon and evening.  The most unique thing about this event is it’s starting time of 2pm and taking advantage of the arrival of daylight savings.  Not your usual night out you would say with over 500 students every year making the most of this great day.


Another feature of the event is of course its custom made souvenir steins....no good Oktoberfest would be complete without these bad boys.  But they are not your run-of-the-mill steins; these are a very premium product complete with their very own lid that you have to raise with your thumb.  Custom designed and imported directly from overseas, they are reserved for the 1st 250 through the door (and on sale after that from $12).  It is safe to say that these little beauties are a very sought after commodity and worth getting in early for. 


Remember that you must be at the event before 4:30pm on the day to get your FREE STEIN  and really take advantage of the day’s festivities……this is absolutely an afternoon/evening session!


Buses will be running from Fed Uni Mt Helen campus every hour from 1:30pm (up until 4:30pm) and there is also plenty of buses to get you back into town at the end of the night for the official After Party. Cheaper early bird tickets are available from Cellarbrations (Mt Clear & Alfredton) if you purchase before the 9th Oct and all presale tickets will be much cheaper than if purchased on the door.  There is also a limited 500 tickets available at the pre-sale price so don’t wait until the week of the event. 


Event: 19th Annual Ballarat Uni Oktoberfest

When: Wednesday 16th October (Week 10).

Where: Ballarat Polocrosse Club, 207 Airport Rd, Mitchell Park (head towards Ballarat Airport)

Starts: 2pm

Includes: Multiply stages, live bands, multiple DJ’s, Bavarian Beer tasting, German Food, Stein Holding Comp, Beer Wenches, Free Stein for 1st 250, Free Busses & Giant Beer Hall.

Tickets: (on sale Monday 16th Sept)

  • Cutters Members $20 presale or $30 Non Member (if purchased on or before 27th Sept)

  • Members $25 presale or $35 Non Member (if purchased after Sept 27)

  • Member $35, Non Member $40 on the door!

Available @ Cellarbrations (Mt Clear or Alfredton stores)

Buses (leaving Mt Helen Campus at Main Bus Stop near COO1):

Leaving at:

1 x bus @ 1:30pm*

2 x bus @ 2:30pm*

2 x bus @ 3:30pm*

2 x bus @ 4:30pm*


*Please note that the 3:30 bus time is likely to be FULL, so to avoid missing out we encourage everyone to catch the 1:30 or at least the 2:30pm bus time…..Or make your own way out so you don’t miss out on a the FREE STEIN on offer.

Buses are incredibly hard to book at this 3:30 timeslot due to high school bus demands.

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