27 Sep 2019 10:00am
WINDHOEK, 27 SEP (NAMPA) Namibia Breweries Limited has, after years of being one of the main sponsors of the annual Windhoek Oktoberfest, taken full ownership of the event.
The announcement was made at the official launch of the 61st Windhoek Oktoberfest this week.
While NBL has officially taken over full ownership, in support of Pupkewitz BMW and Lufthansa Airlines in cooperation with Eurowings as sponsors, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) remains the premises for the event taking place the weekend of 25 October.
Project leader for the Windhoek Oktoberfest, Daniel Keulder said this years event will cater for a bigger festival as the event has grown immensely in popularity. The organisers are expecting an increase in the 6 670 people hosted in 2018.
We have seen a significant number of growth in international guests as well, and want to make sure that we are in a position to keep things running smoothly throughout, hence a few adjustments to accommodate the bigger capacity we expect, he said.
Some of the adjustments include a cashless payment system to be facilitated by Howler.
There will be a mix of traditional games for all ages on the Saturday, while traditional Bavarian cuisine will be provided.
This years Oktoberfest will also see more food choices, with additional food stalls to cater for everyones palates. The beer bar has also been extended by 10 meters, while the two traditional bars (beer and spirits) are complemented with two additional bars, as well as a beer trailer, Keulder said.
The entertainment for this year includes the world-class original Oktoberfest band from Munich, the Kirchdorfer band, as well as special guest, Jaegermeister Band.
The Schuhplattler and Die Broers, as well as a group of local dancers will also form part of the entertainment programme, with further highlights including the special brewed Festbier - an exclusively brewed beer for the Windhoek Oktoberfest.
Tickets to the Windhoek Oktoberfest are available at any Pick n Pay outlets or can be purchased online through Webtickets, for N.dollars 140.