GABS Festival


When you purchase your GABS Festival Ticket, you’ll have the opportunity to add on an entry to Win A VIP Trip Germany’s Freising Volksfest Beer Festival; Win A VIP Trip to Australia’s Craft Beer Capital – The Sunshine Coast or a case of beer.

1st prize

7 day trip for two to the Freising Volksfest in Germany in September 2024

Includes festival entrance, brewery tour, visit to hop farm, flights & accommodation.

“The World’s Oldest Brewery”

Learn about the Weihenstephan journey – almost 1,000 years of history with numerous
trials and tribulations along the way! Weihenstephan’s timeless commitment to brewing excellence is reflected in its recent recognition at the 2023 World Beer Awards, picking up gold, silver and bronze medals.

Freising Volksfest

Choose from super-fast high-tech fairground rides and gentler traditional carousels, enjoy
lots of delicious specialities and great music, and be amazed by a spectacular firework
display and thrilling sports events.

Home of oktoberfest - munich

Discover Bavaria’s capital Munich – explore its beautiful old town with numerous centuries-old buildings, listen to the famous Glockenspiel at central Marienplatz square, and indulge in the traditional cuisine at the famous beer hall Hofbräuhaus!

Explore Germany’s most charming city, home of over a million inhabitants. Discover an exciting blend of tradition, cosmopolitanism and vibrant renewal. World-famous museums, typical Bavarian restaurants and traditional beer gardens await your visit.

The Marienplatz (main square) with the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) and the Glockenspiel (carillon) forms the heart of the Old Town. A guided tour of the Old Town takes you to these and other attractions of the city founded in 1158. You will gain more in-depth insights with a tasting tour of Munich’s Viktualienmarkt, a guided tour of the Hofbräuhaus (beer hall) and a visit to the Bier und Oktoberfest Museum (Beer and Oktoberfest Museum).

The Hofgarten (court garden) of the Munich Residence (city palace) is just a few minutes’ walk from the historic city centre, leading to the vast green spaces of the English Garden with its famous beer garden at the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese tower). Other lovely parks include the Olympiapark (Olympic Park) with its iconic tent-roof architecture and the expansive landscaped gardens of Schloss Nymphenburg (Nymphenburg Palace). When you purchase a Munich Card, you get discounts and reductions for these and many other sights and attractions.

Guests will stay in the traditional MARIAS PLATZL Hotel.
Once you’ve arrived in the old part of Munich you’re sure to feel like you’re in a Bavarian home! The MARIAS PLATZL with its 34 contemporarily arranged guest rooms and a vivid Bavarian tavern with an adjoining beer garden revive the character of the traditional Munich in a creative way.

2nd prize

5 day trip for two to Australia’s Capital of Craft Beer, the Sunshine Coast. 

Here’s what you’ll win:

  • Embark on a Coastal Hop Brewery Tour for two, visiting 4 incredible Sunshine Coast breweries.
  • Unwind in style with a 4-night stay for two in a Standard King Room at the luxurious Mercure Kawana Waters, including a delicious buffet breakfast each morning.
  • Top it all off with a satisfying lunch and drink package for two at the popular 10 Toes Brewery. Enjoy a delectable meal paired with refreshing brews.

visit sunshine coast

Sure, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is home to some of the world’s best beaches, but for those who consider themselves a lover of ‘a cold one’, it is THE place to fill your schooner.

With more craft breweries per capita than any state or territory in Australia, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is widely regarded as Australia’s Craft Beer Capital.

Coastal Hop Brewery Tour

Local beer, local produce, local stories. Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours provides a range of personalised tours, offering behind the scenes tours to breweries, wineries & distilleries on the Sunshine Coast. You’ll meet the passionate local brewers, hear their captivating stories, gain insight into the brewing process, and enjoy the broad range of our locally crafted beers.

Mercure Kawana Waters

Mercure Sunshine Coast Kawana Waters offers guests a high-quality accommodation experience with a number of room options, including Standard and Superior rooms as well as suites.

10 Toes Brewery

Self-proclaimed ratbags with good hearts making great beers, 10 Toes Brewery is one of the founding craft beer producers on the Sunshine Coast. They were founded in an industrial shed near the beach on the Sunshine Coast, where they live for the laid-back coastal vibes, akin to hanging out in your mate’s garage.

3rd prize

Twenty 3rd Prizes of a case of beer each!

Competition Entry Tickets are $10 for 1 entry or $50 for 10 entries!
% Proceeds to GABS Cares 24 partners
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