Love drinking? Like a good party? Then you definitely don’t want to miss Clarke Quay’s Oktoberfest celebration, happening this year on 6 and 7 October, from 7pm. Held in partnership with Paulaner Clarke Quay, the highly anticipated annual festival – now in its eighth year – promises a weekend of beers, bratwursts and Bavarian fun at the Clarke Quay Fountain Square. Admission is free for all, so do come dressed in your lederhosen and raise a stein or two. Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to at the party!
German snacks and beers
Oktoberfest celebrations around the world are mostly about the booze, right? But did you know that only beers brewed within the city limits of Munich can be considered Oktoberfest beers? At Clarke Quay, you can look forward to chugging down pints of Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Munich, the city where the festivities all started. The beer has an initial sweetness and a strong malt aftertaste, which pairs perfectly with the German snacks available: savoury sauerkraut, crispy pork knuckle with beef gravy and pan-fried potato salad.
Bavarian music performances
No party is complete without live music, so you’ll have the chance to dance along to traditional German waltzes, polkas and marches by international “Oompah” band, Die Dorf Fest Kapelle. The five-piece outfit will also charm you with their Bavarian-style renditions of popular sing-along tunes!
Tons of attractive prizes
Grab a partner and compete in an exciting line-up of Oktoberfest-related games. Snag an Insta-worthy picture with one of die Kellnerin (waitresses), or take a picture of how you’re celebrating Oktoberfest at Clarke Quay with the hashtag #CQoktoberfest to stand a chance of winning fab prizes, including Paulaner vouchers and premiums.
Did you know?
The first Oktoberfest festival took place on 12 October 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony Hildburghausen. Back then, the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Traditionally, the celebration begins in the third weekend of September and end on the first Sunday of October.
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