Every year the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada organize Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. It is a 9 days festivals which is famous as the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world, also it is billed as Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival. It is held every year in the month of October, starting on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving.
It is said that almost 750,000-1,000,000 visitors visit this festival every year.
The festival’s mascot is Onkel Hans, a rotund man in Bavarian dress with a thick moustache, lederhosen, and a traditional felt hat with tassel. His graphical image shows him holding a beer stein in one hand, and a sausage in the other. A lesser-known icon is his counterpart Tante Frieda, a similarly stout woman wearing a dirndl. Another icon of the festival is Miss Oktoberfest. This position was formerly selected in a televised beauty pageant, the applicant coming from across North America.
Canadian Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 LIVE Stream & Telecast:
The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade is the most widely known Canadian Thanksgiving Day parade and is broadcast throughout the country on CTV. The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Parade is also live streamed online.
Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Start time: 8:45 am