The biggest peoples fair is back with loads fun and excitement for the whole family. Colombo Oktoberfest is back again this year, bigger and better than ever with five full days of fun and celebration. At an all new venue, the Havelock Sports Club Grounds, the festivities will start on the 9th of October and will continue till the 13th, offering an excellent blend of music, food and beverages for fun loving people.
Havelock Sports Club Grounds will take on a carnival atmosphere with countless stalls offering good food, games and entertainment for the entire family. The delicious food available at the festival will include must-have Oktoberfest specialties and authentic German cuisine prepared exclusively by German Chef Andreas Pflugmacher of the Mount Lavinia Hotel, who has been flown in for the occasion. “People who come to Colombo Oktoberfest at the Havelock Sports Club Grounds will be able to experience a traditional German feast and Chef Andreas will definitely provide the best fare possible,” said Bazeer Cassim, General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel sharing his thoughts on the available delicacies.
Bavarian hostesses and a traditional Bavarian ‘Oompah’ band called The October Stad`l Hubers will be flown in by SriLankan Airlines to share the true spirit of Oktoberfest. The Bavarian hostesses dressed in traditional Oktoberfest costumes will join the festivities handing out drinks to the crowds while The October Stad`l Hubers will provide live music, an essential item in any Oktoberfest. Popular local band Glory will also join from time to time, bringing more variety to the mix of musical styles. “Colombo Oktoberfest will be an ideal festival to experience all things Bavarian,” said Pradeep Durairaj, Brand & Promotions Manager of SriLankan Airlines, reflecting on the entertainment at the Festival. “We hope that the entertainers will experience Sri Lankan hospitality at its best and share their experience with their friends around the world.”
This five day celebration will include traditional Oktoberfest games such as barrel rolling, hammer strength testing, pretzel tossing and more while firework displays and carnival rides will also be available to add to the excitement. For motor enthusiasts, Mercedes-Benz will display several cars including the A-Class from their latest collection. “The cars on display features the new design element of Mercedes-Benz and will definitely appeal to the young at heart” said Mr. Rajeev Pandithage, Deputy General Manager – Mercedes-Benz Sales - DIMO.
The Colombo Oktoberfest is presented by Mount Lavinia Hotel, Havelock Sports Club, CoCa Cola, Mercedes-Benz from DIMO and SriLankan Airlines while the electronic media partners are Gold and Sun FM.
Oktoberfest is a time for joy, with heaps of food, cool brews and entertainment. It is a celebration for the whole family where young and old alike can have the time of their lives. A festival not to be missed, so come join in the celebration of all things Bavarian!