Oktoberfest is coming back to Manchester for the third year. This time, Oktoberfest will be celebrated at Albert Square during a long weekend from 19th – 23rd October.
The organizers of World Wide Oktoberfest tour have announced the third comeback of Oktoberfest to Manchester after the success of previous events. They hope to add a new tradition to the dynamic event calendar of the city. “The mood at our event is as good as the one in Munich.”, said Carsten Raun, Festival Director. “One thing the British and the German have in common is the joy of life with a nice beer, so Oktoberfest is a perfect place to meet.”
Oktoberfest is celebrated in a giant marqee with a capacity of 2,000 seats. Long rows of tables and benches fill up the tent and blue and white colors amount to the cheerful atmosphere. A live band entertain revelers all night with Schlager music and well-prepared performances. Although the event is 18+, kids are allowed to join on Sunday. Special Bavarian Lunch and kid activities such as face painting guarantee some quality family time. Of course, it wouldn’t feel right without traditional Lederhosen and Dirndl in which all of the serving staff are dressed.
Oktoberfest is fundamentally about beer. The beer on offer, Bavarian Festbeer, is a true German beer (ABV 5%) brewed according to German purity law. It is a dark golden lager with beautiful white foam and embraces a touch of sweetness and a strong yet slightly bitter aftertaste of the hops. Transported in a 20,000-liter tank, the beer is fresh from the brewery in Bavaria through the craft system directly to guests’ glasses.
But Oktoberfest is much more than just beer. A delicious selection of German specialties is on offer. Guests are advised to taste Schnitzel (deep-fried pork cutlet), prezel (twist-knot bread), Händel (grilled chicken) and Schweinebraten (roast pork). Vegetarian option is also available. On Sunday, a Bavarian-special lunch is prepared for families to enjoy an interesting cultural experience.
Manchester Oktoberfest is open from 19/10-23/10 at Albert Square. Entrance is free on Wednesday, £5 on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and £10 on Saturday. Event is 18+, except for Sunday when kids are allowed to get in for free.
Date: 19/10-23/10 | Venue: Albert Square
Ticket info: manchester-oktoberfest.co.uk
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