Good Food, Good Drink, Good Times – Oktoberfest Vietnam 2011
It’s that time of year when the leaves begin to turn and the winds blow colder….at least for most of the northern world. Here in Vietnam, the weather is a little less rainy and the temperature’s a few degrees cooler. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying the traditional fall festivals. We even have our own Mooncake Festival during the Harvest Moon (which fell on 12th September this year), a unique celebration of lights, mooncakes, and family gathering.
As more and more foreigners have relocated to Vietnam, so have the celebrations from around the globe. Thanks to the growing German population in Vietnam, the country has been celebrating Oktoberfest for almost 20 years.
Oktoberfest is a large annual celebration from Bavaria, Germany. Started in the city of Munich, the festival has spread across the globe with celebrations occurring in many major cities in Europe, America, Australia, and even Asia. Generally held at the beginning of October, Oktoberfest is a time to celebrate German food, beer, and culture.
Vietnam is home to the largest and longest Oktoberfest celebration in South-East Asia, Oktoberfest Vietnam. Founded by the German Business Association in the early 1990s, the event has grown year after year. Now in its 19th year, Oktoberfest is organized by the Windsor Plaza Hotel and the German Business Association. In 2010, Oktoberfest Vietnam lasted for 7 spectacular days at the Windsor Plaza Hotel. During this week long celebration, 14,000 guests consumed 21,000 liters of beer and over 7 tons of German food. The event has become such a large attraction that it has even received attention on Wikipedia.
Music, Fun and Games
Guests to Oktoberfest Vietnam are treated to live German music, games, and Lucky Draw prizes. Stamp your feet, knock-back your glasses, and enjoy the music because this year Oktoberfest is bringing back Trenkwalder, an authentic Bavarian folk band. Trenkwalder’s will mark their fourth year at Oktoberfest Vietnam, and promise to put on quite the show.
All-You-Can-Eat & Drink
With all the traditional dancing, some might gain quite an appetite. Well, that isn’t a bad thing. At Oktoberfest you can eat as much food as you want. And when you can’t stuff anymore in your mouth, you can wash it down with all-you-can-drink German beer.
Get Your Tickets Today!
This year, you can stop by and witness all the excitement at the Windsor Plaza Hotel on 7th-8th October and continuing 11th-15th. Tickets are priced at just 600,000vnd net(11, 12, 13 October) and 850,000vnd net (7,8,14,15 October). For more information on tickets, you can visit the Oktoberfest Vietnam website at: www.oktoberfestvietnam.com. See you all very soon at Oktoberfest Vietnam 2011!