Beer fest for quarry

2016-10-11 06:00
The Kirchdorfer band will be flying in from Munich to perform at Windhoek Oktoberfest Cape Town.

The Kirchdorfer band will be flying in from Munich to perform at Windhoek Oktoberfest Cape Town.

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Capetonians are invited to experience an authentic Oktoberfest without travelling to Germany, with the Windhoek Oktoberfest at Hillcrest Quarry on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October.

The traditional Windhoek Oktoberfest Cape Town is presented by Namibia Breweries and promises a perfect combination of great German food, games and activities, world-class entertainment and excellent Namibian beer, brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot – the 1516 Bavarian Purity Law.

Friday night is for adults only while Saturday provides a great day out for the whole family.

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival, celebrated annually in Munich, Germany.

The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 in honour of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. It has since grown to be one of the most important traditional festivities in the Bavarian culture.

Highlights over the weekend, among others, include the 500-year celebration of the Reinheitsgebot and performances by the Kirchdorfer band.

They have been the official band in the “Hacker-Festzelt” at the Oktoberfest in Munich since 1994 and will be flying in straight from there to perform at the Cape Town Oktoberfest.

Typical to a traditional fair, there will also be lots of games of which the most prominent are Stamm-sägen (log-sawing); Bierstemmen (beer lifting), Hau den Lukas (high striker), Nageln; beer pong and “catty” (slingshot) shooting, hosted by members of the MatieKa, a German carnival hosted in Stellenbosch.

Traditional German food on the menu will include Schweine Haxn (pork knuckle); Schweinebraten (pork roast), Bretzn (pretzels), Weisswurst (white sausage), Bratwurst (sausage), Obatzda (cheese) and much more.V Tickets for the festival cost R120 from Computicket or R150 at the gate which opens at 18:00 on Friday and 10:00 on Saturday. While strictly no under 18s are allowed in on the Friday, children under 12 enter free on Saturday. Corporate tables are available at R1500 for eight seats for the Friday night. Call 021 551 3683 or email for more information.

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