The Windhoek Oktoberfest takes place at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, on Friday and Saturday October 21 and 22.
There will be German food, games and activities, world-class entertainment and Namibian beer, brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, the 1516 Bavarian Purity Law.
Friday night is for over-18s only, and on Saturday you can take your children for a family day out. The opening of the keg will take place on the Friday night. With the exclamation “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”), the first beer is handed to the mayor of the city who then declares the Oktoberfest open.
The Reinheitsgebot was introduced and adopted in Bavaria in 1516, restricting and regulating the ingredients that could be used in German beer production.
What makes the Oktoberfest Cape Town extra special is that all the beers on offer have been brewed according to this law. There will be a special “Festbier”available which is brewed specially for the Oktoberfest by braumeister Christian Muller.
Tickets are R120 from Computicket and R150 at the gate. Children under the age of 12 enter free on Saturday. On Friday the festival runs from 6pm until late, and on Saturday, from 10am until late.
For details call 021 551 3683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Northern News is giving away two pairs of tickets to attend Oktoberfest on Saturday October 22. To enter, SMS your full name and surname, along with NB Beer to 34445 before 10pm on Sunday October 16. SMSes cost R1.50 and winners will be notified telephonically.