Oktoberfest has been the most well-known event in Germany and the biggest folk festival in the world. After Munich, New York, Paris and Sydney, between 9-12 October, people in Budapest can get a taste of Bavaria, too.
The 181st German Oktoberfest will be longer than ours; in Munich, beer taps will be open from 20 September to 5 October this year. I mean literally, they ought to be open constantly, since beer lovers drink some 60 000 hectolitres of beer every year. The German festival attracts more than 6 million visitors, both locals and tourists, mainly from Italy, the USA, Japan and Australia, but there’s a growing number of guests from the neighbouring countries, too.
Fortunately, Hungarians don’t have to go as far as Germany to enjoy the Bavarian atmosphere. The Hungarian Oktoberfest is organized for the second time in 2014, at a new location, a bigger and more easily accessible place in the heart of Budapest. City Park’s Ice Rink will be filled with the best quality beer, delicious food and, hopefully, a huge number of visitors between 9-12 October.
In spite of the fact that Budapest’s Oktoberfest is not nearly as big an event as Munich’s, organizers are doing their best to live up to the reputation of the original festival. It seems that Paulaner, one of the most popular German beers manufactured only in Munich will be the protagonist at the Hungarian Oktoberfest; the original, huge Paulaner tent, the decoration of which is a must-see, is brought directly from the Munich Oktoberfest to house an unforgettable party on 4500 m2.
In addition to the performances of such Hungarian musicians as György Korda and Klári Balázs, Éva Csepregi or Péter Geszti, the Burschen Swabian band will provide authentic music for visitors and there’ll be a Swabian street party in the evenings, featuring different bands each time. Furthermore, guests can visit the Adventure Park, the Craft Beer Court or the Wine and Pálinka Terrace, taste beers from around the world or try pub sports in a separate tent.
More information and tickets: http://oktoberfestbudapest.hu/