Oktoberfest: unleash your ‘inner German’

2017-10-26 06:01
<Here are (from left) Riaan van Jaarsveld (SAB Castle Lager regional events manager), Mathais Schmidt (German Club PE chairman) and Thomas Fuchs (German Club PE manager). Photo:HEILIE COMBRINCK

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The Castle Lager Oktoberfest PE is the biggest Oktoberfest in South Africa and, according to the National Geographic Top 10 Other Oktoberfests list, one of the world’s 10 best outside Germany.

Now in its 48th year of celebrating German culture, the Castle Lager Oktoberfest PE is set for four days of beer, bratwurst and big band fun hosted by the German Club, in Lorraine, from 26 to 29 October.

The shout out for young and old is to come along and “Unleash your inner German”!

This year’s event officially kicks off with the ever-popular corporate evening on Thursday, 26 October. The Oktoberfest Bavarian Business Bash caters for 800 to 1 000 corporate guests.

Weekend festivities get going with the students’ evening on Friday 27 October at 18:00 with special discounts on presentation of valid student cards. A newly introduced special seniors’ lunch on Saturday, from 11:00 to 16:00, will ensure that all fun festival lovers are catered for.

Guaranteed to raise the roof at this year’s Oktoberfest, is the headlining 12-piece Oompah Band, Harthauser Musikanten, live and direct from Oktoberfest Munich 2017.

Sunday is Family Lunch day or ‘frühschoppen’, for everyone who enjoys ‘gemühtlichkeit’ and a good time. A crèche with qualified childminders will be available for the little ones, who will love the balloon bending, clown and jumping castle too.

“We’re encouraging everyone to stay safe on the roads by catching our specially provided shuttle buses to and from the festivities,” said German Club PE Manager Thomas Fuchs.

A shuttle bus will run on 27 and 28 October, at just R20 or R30 per ticket, depending on the pick-up point: Summerstrand (from Something Good), Mount Pleasant (SuperSpar) or Sherwood (Sherwood Spar).

  • For more information, visit www.germanclub.co.za, or like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/germanclubpe, also follow them on Instagram @germanclubpe2017 (-HEILIE COMBRINCK)

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