Oct 5, 2011

Blumenau: Oktoberfest 2011 Begins Tomorrow

Blumenau: Oktoberfest 2011 Begins Tomorrow
by Michael Hone

Largest Beer-Fest Outside Germany

BLUMENAU, Brazil – The 28th Annual Oktoberfest is set to begin tomorrow in Blumenau, Santa Catarina and is expected to draw 600,000 people from all over the world for 18 days of celebration.

Blumenau Oktoberfest 2011

During the festival, which runs through October 23rd, in addition to drinking beer, revelers will dance, watch parades with floats and participate in contests, dance and sample the cuisine of Germany.

Students and professors from the Regional Gastronomic University of Blumenau developed the main menu for the event. There will also be food booths by local restaurants and other food vendors, such as bakeries.

Event organizers say that revelers will consume over 600,000 liters of brew. Aficionados will be able to taste more than 25 different varieties of beer, including imported brands which are rare in Brazil.

In addition, German bands like Trachtenkapelle D'Rauschberger-Zell and Die Dorf Oxn will play and who, in order to preserve the German culture and traditions, will wear authentic costumes.

The official opening will take place tomorrow morning, October 6th, at 10 am with a parade down November 15th Street in Blumenau.

Blumenau Oktoberfest 2010

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