By Confidente Reporter
THIS year’s Windhoek Oktoberfest will take place between 20 and 22 October at the Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, Cape Town.
The Windhoek Oktoberfest combines Namibian beer, German food and entertainment.
On Friday night, visitors will witness the keg opening with the exclamation o’zapft is! (it’s tapped!), and as per tradition, the first beer will be handed to a representative of the city, who will then declare the Windhoek Oktoberfest in Cape Town officially open. A special Festbier will be made available, which is brewed especially for the Oktoberfest by braumeister, Christian Mülle. Saturday and Sunday are set aside mainly for families, with extra activities available for the children. Lots of games, including stamm-sägen (log sawing), bierstemmen (beer lifting), hau den lukas (high striker), nageln, beer pong and catty shooting will be showcased. The Kirchdorfer has been an official band in the Hacker-Festzelt at the Oktoberfest in Munich since 1994, and will be performing at the festival. Schuhplattler, which is a traditional style of folk dance, will also be featured. In this dance, the performers stomp, clap and strike the soles of their shoes (schuhe), thighs and knees with their hands held flat (platt). Saturday’s entertainment program will include performances by another two traditional bands that will be playing contemporary German tunes. When it comes to food, it is quite difficult to compete with hearty melt-in-your-mouth German dishes, which complement your beer perfectly.
Hartlief, well-known for its comprehensive variety of high quality meats, will be serving up traditional specialities, bringing the taste of the Munich Festival right to Cape Town’s doorstep. Many traditional dishes will be available, including traditional Eisbein, Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut und Senf and roast chicken.
Proudly sponsored by Namibian Breweries, in association with Events and More, the Windhoek Oktoberfest is modelled on the original Oktoberfest, celebrated annually in Munich, Germany. Tables for the opening night will be sold per table of eight and is ideal for team building, a special client event or just getting a group of good friends and family together for a fun-filled experience.
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