This September 17th to October 4th, Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, is bringing a piece of Germany to the IFSC.
Oktoberfest is about one thing – getting together with friends and work colleagues and having fun. Traditional German music, a live DJ and delicious German food and beer are just some of the attractions on offer at the 18 day event.
Running in synch with the Oktoberfest in Munich, the festival will begin at 6pm on Thursday, 17th September, with the cracking open of the first keg. Every day after that from 12pm, food and beer will be served.
At 6pm each evening, the house band will kick off the evening festivities with traditional German songs as well as the much-loved classics, and don’t be surprised if the DJ calls you up for a Jodel contest or to do the ‘Fliegerlied’ dance!
Oktoberfest is a celebration of German culture, especially the food and drink. Ice-cold steins of beer and traditional dishes from different parts of Germany will be on offer and food dishes such as Burgundian ham, bratwurst, leberkas, haxn, hot dog and fries and schmalzkuchen will all be available to sample.
For those who are driving, there will be a selection of non-alcoholic beers and soft drinks and for non-beer lovers, a selection of German red and white wine.
While the festival begins at 12pm, attendees who wish to stay until after 10pm will need to purchase a Germanic meal voucher for €6. Only those with a voucher will be able to purchase alcohol after 10pm at the event. Attendees should be aware that the festival does not accept credit and debit cards, only cash, for all purchases.
Oktoberfest Dublin runs from 17th September to 4th October in George’s Dock in the IFSC. For more information visit the official Oktoberfest Dublin website.
All images courtesy Oktoberfest Dublin