Erdinger throws its first annual Oktoberfest
It’s a favourite event the world over, and with good reason; Germany’s Oktoberfest is the perfect cultural excuse to munch on massive sausages, drink oodles of ale from glass steins the size of Jack Russel terriers, and bellow along with traditional beer hall songs sung by tipsy Germans for generations. This year, all the best of Ocktoberfest comes to Hong Kong, which means you’re skipping the crowds and paying cab fares, not air fares.
German elixir of life, Erdinger wheat beer, will host the city’s largest beerstival on October 30-31, with live bands, robust Germanic cuisine and more eye candy than you can shake your Thüringer Rostbratwurst at. The event, which started as a dignified horse race in 1810, will be held at the Happy Valley Racecourse, where its wide open spaces and plenty of soft grass makes for the perfect venue (and crash landing). There will be an authentic Oktoberfest marquee, and The Flying Sausages (we’re not talking pilots here) will make their Hong Kong debut to entertain the masses. Tickets include access to the Bierfest, a souvenir stein and an authentic German hat (after all, Halloween is the same weekend).
Oktoberfest in Hong Kong – as German as mega moustaches, busty women and misunderstood porn.
Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, www.hkjc.com
Tickets ($190 per person) available through www.hkticketing.com and www.ironmongerevents.com.
The Nuts & Bolts
The best of Munich’s beer hall action comes to Happy Valley this Oktober.