Guernsey Global Community Meetup celebrates Oktoberfest
The 5th Guernsey Global Community meet up has a positively German feel this month to celebrate Oktoberfest otherwise known as die Wiesn to the locals.
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Beer Festival in Munich, Bavaria
This is a beer and folk festival on a gigantic scale. Now in it’s 183rd year the festival continues to attract huge crowds from all over the world.
In 2013 it was recorded that 7.7 million litres of beer was served during the 16-day festival, some of which is free!
The only beer approved to be served at the festival is beer brewed in Munich and the beer has to conform to the Reinheitsgebot, German beer purity law. This ensures the festival stays completely authentic and traditional.
Oktoberfest Traditional German Food
The beer goes down very nicely when accompanied with a nice German Würstl or Schweinebraten (sausage and roast pork) some of the traditional food served at the event.
Photo from 5chw4r7z Flickr photo stream
Other Oktoberfest attractions
There is something for everyone including fairground rides, live music, stalls and lots of prizes to be won.
Photo from Sachitha Flickr photo stream
Live Streaming from the event click here
Photo by Emdees Flickr photo stream
Come and Celebrate Oktoberfest with Accent
If you can’t get to Munich then come along to the Guernsey Oktoberfest at the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club on Thursday 6th October at 7pm for German beer, snacks and music.
All welcome to join us and enjoy a great evening of conversation, meeting new people and enjoying a little taste of German culture.