Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Event: Oktoberfest 13th to 22nd September 2012...

The festival of the year that everyone in Cork is waiting for is almost here, so dust off those lederhosen and dirndls because the Paulaner Oktoberfest Beag is back and plans to be even bigger and better than ever. The historic Tudors style Beamish and Crawford Brewery will be transformed to cater for an anticipated 7,000 visitors to the event- which will run from 13th to 22nd of September 2012. Festival goers will immerse themselves in everything German; from tasty beers, authentic German dishes, funfair rides, live music and lots, lots more.

The world famous Edelweiss Oompah Band will be back to liven up the streets of Cork, entertaining the crowds with their traditional Bavarian music, traditional German toe tapping lyrics and even some classic German games. Hans Frankfurter a talented German cook will be tantalising your taste buds with traditional German dishes including Bratwurst and Schweinsbraten (slow cooked pork), both served with a tangy classic German mustard and the world famous Hela curry ketchup, German style pickles and caramelised sauté onions. The events sponsors, Paulaner Beer are shipping in hundreds of kegs of cold crisp Paulaner beer especially for Oktoberfest direct from Germany to enjoy well into the long Autumn evening.

Ernest Cantillion of Electric bar, who successfully organised the Irish Examiner Food Festival, is bringing Oktoberfest back to Cork “We are thrilled with the response we are getting so far from customers and it is great that we can bring the festival back once again”. Electric Bar on South Mall will be holding a launch party on August 20th, at 6pm. All the foods and beers available at the festival will be served on the evening to launch the event with great fun and entertainment planned for the evening.

Oktoberfest Beag was voted Corporate Event of the Year 2011, so far this year the event has once again seen a great response from the corporate sector, with some of Cork's largest companies choosing to hold staff parties at the event. Phil Ryan, event co-organiser adds “we are seeing great interest again this year from corporates with enquiries up from 3,000 to 5,000. Businesses are looking for a cost effective and fun way to entertain their staff and that is exactly what Oktoberfest Beag can provide.” Corporate packages for groups of over 20 people include a reserved section with food and drink vouchers for guests, are now available and are selling out fast.

Tickets for the event start from just €10, with a number of packages available to suit everyone.
- Gold package tickets are €25 euros per person - this includes entry, 2 drink vouchers, a substantial Bavarian food dish and guaranteed seating.
- Platinum package tickets are €32 per person - this includes entry, 4 drink vouchers, a substantial Bavarian food dish and guaranteed seating.

For all the latest news and information, or to purchase tickets visit Oktoberfestbeag and like them on Facebook.

Galvin's wines and Galvin's Carry out inconjunction with Oktoberfest are giving readers of Dermie's blog a chance to win two tickets to Oktoberfest and a keg of Paulander. Follow Galvin's wines and Carry Out on twitter for more competitions and give aways @GalvinsCarryOut & @GalvinsWines.

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