Opening Party to mark start of festivities
The Oktoberfest party will begin this Wednesday (26 September), with the official pouring of the first stein of beer by Mr. Dieter Lamlé, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s CEO Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. Three ever-popular performing troupes, namely Lederhosen group DDC Breakdance, as well as music groups DDFK and Rock Oompahs will entertain racegoers with live shows.
True to the time-honoured Oktoberfest tradition, fans can join in a host of beer-related games. The Stein Hoisting Challenge (aka the game of holding beer-filled mugs as long as one can) Table Curling and Cornhole Challenge are in the line-up to test fans’ skills and add to the fun, whilst prizes totalling more than $12,000 will also be up for grabs. Gorgeous Oktoberfest ambassadors will be roving in the Beer Garden to take photos with fans.
Authentic German beer and gourmet food
As ever, a delightful array of beverage and culinary delights will be on offer for fans’ enjoyment at the Happy Valley Oktoberfest. More than 18 different beer brands will be on tap to tempt tastebuds, all served ice-cool and foaming – just as they should be. A great selection of traditional fare will also be offered at the Beer Garden take-away counters – Roasted Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut & Gherkin (HK$125); Poached Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut & Gherkin (HK$125); Mixed Sausages with Sauerkraut & Gherkin (Cheese Krainer, München, Nürnberger) (HK$75); Sauerkraut and German Mustard Super Hot Dog (HK$60); Pretzels with Obatzda Dips (HK$43); Roasted Chicken, Potato Wedges and Beer Gravy (HK$85); Oktoberfest Roll (Pork Knuckle Meat, Sauerkraut, Gherkin and Cheese) (HK$68); Spicy Chicken Wings with Ketchup (HK$55).