Hoptoberfest: the Running of the Wieners

Sat 19th September, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
Mid Level, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank
Price: Gold coin donation
The new race to stop the nation.

Forget Melbourne Cup, there’s a new race to stop the nation. Hophaus Bier Bar & Grill kick off their Oktoberfest – or as they like to call it, "Hoptoberfest" – celebrations this Saturday with the inaugural Teckelrennen 2015: the Running of the Wieners.

Starting at 10:30am in the Podium Courtyard, watch a less-than-olympic lineup of little sausage dogs run as fast as their little wee legs can take them towards the finish line. The race will not only be pure visual and heartwarming pleasure, but is also for a good cause, raising money for Dachshund Rescue Australia.

Hophaus is bringing Munich to Melbourne all day with a host of German-inspired festivities: think a sausage-eating contest (not sausage dogs), keg tapping and live German music. So grab your Lederhosen, your beer hand and get on down there early to secure a spot.

Check the Hophaus website for more details.