20- 22 OCTOBER 2017
Due to the enormous popularity of the 2016 Windhoek Oktoberfest, Namibia Breweries and Events and More have decided to run this year`s festivities over the whole weekend from Friday to Sunday.
The weekend promises a perfect combination of excellent Namibian Beer, great German food, games & activities and world-class entertainment.
Oktoberfest is the world`s largest beer festival, celebrated annually in Munich, Germany. The first Oktoberfest was held in the the year 1810. Over the centuries it has grown to be one of the most important traditional festivities in the Bavarian culture.Here in South Africa, one of the most incredible venues in Cape Town, Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville Winelands, will play host to the official Windhoek Oktoberfest Cape Town brought to you by Namibian Breweries.
The opening Night at Oktoberfest 2017
The opening night on Friday 20 October is for corporate team building or just getting a group of friends together for a fun filled experience.
There will be a special “Festbier” available which is brewed specially for the Oktoberfest by braumeister Christian Müller. This authentic German beer is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, the 1516 Bavarian Purity Law. The opening of the keg will take place on Friday night. With the exclamation “O`zapft is!” (“It`s tapped!”), the first beer is handed to the mayor or representative of the city, who then declares the Windhoek Oktoberfest in Cape Town officially open.
The Kirchdorfer band will be performing
They have been the official band in the “Hacker-Festzelt” at the Octoberfest in Munich since 1994 and will be flying in straight from there to perform at the Windhoek Oktoberfest in Cape Town.
Schuhplattler is a traditional style of folk dance. In this dance, the performers stomp, clap and strike the soles of their shoes (Schuhe), thighs and knees with their hands held flat (platt).
It’s hard to compete with hearty melt-in-your-mouth German dishes which complement your beer perfectly. We’ll be serving up traditional specialities bringing the taste of the Munich Festival right to your door-step.
What’s on for Saturday & Sunday
Activities on Saturday and Sunday will also include performances by The Kirchdorfer band and Schuplatter Dancers, as well as performances by another two traditional bands that will be playing contemporary German tunes. Typical to a traditional fair, there will also be lots of games including “Stamm-sägen” (Log-Sawing), “Bierstemmen” (Beer-Lifting), “Hau den Lukas” (High Striker), Nageln, Beer Pong and Catty shooting.
What will Oktoberfest be without delicious traditional German food? On Saturday and Sunday Hartlief will be serving up traditional specialities bringing the taste of the Munich Festival right to your door-step. Look forward to traditional Eisbein, Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut und Senf and roast chicken to mention a few.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are R140 online and R160 at the gate.
The opening night on Friday 20 October is for over 18s only. This is ideal for team building, a special clients event or just getting a group of good friends and family together for a fun filled experience. Bookings are for groups of 8 people per table only. There are 2 different packages on offer:
- Gold packages package which includes a 1LT branded beer mug per person and a waitron selling at R2 000.
- Platinum package which includes a 1LT branded beer mug per person, a snack platter including traditional meats, cheeses and breads on the tables and a waitron selling at R2 800.