Posted by on October 1, 2017

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Yessss, it’s finally October. Time for Oktoberfest Manila 2017!

First, here are two ways to celebrate the much awaited beer-centric festivals in Manila and beyond.

  • Learn a bit of history behind the original Oktoberfest
  • Party in any of these Oktoberfest Manila 2017 events


What is Oktoberfest?

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While we’re all excited for Oktoberfest Manila 2017, it’s good to learn a bit how Oktoberfest started.

The first Oktoberfest was held in Germany in 1810, with festivities from October 12 up to October 17. It’s a festival that honored Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

It’s the world’s largest volksfest, i.e. “people’s festival”. They’d have beer festivals and fairs held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Eventually, the celebration was prolonged and moved forward into September. Why September? For better weather conditions. With warmer September nights, visitors could enjoy the fairs without feeling chilly.

Oktoberfest 2017 in Germany officially began last September 16 and will end on October 3.


Oktoberfest Manila 2017

San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival

Similarly, the San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer and Music Festival began with a kickoff party last September 18. Oktoberfest fans partied at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

For this month, you can still catch these events at the following venues:

  • Cebu IT Park at Apas, Cebu City – October 2
  • Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro – October 3
  • Thunderbird Casino, Rizal – October 6
  • Greenfield City, Santa Rosa, Laguna – October 14
  • Forza Underground, Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City – October 20

For more details, visit the official San Miguel Oktoberfest Facebook Page.


79th Oktoberfest 2017 German Club Manila


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Another option for you to celebrate Oktoberfest is via German Club Manila.

The German Club Manila will celebrate its 79th Oktoberfest. Yes, 79th! It’s dubbed as the most authentic beer festival in the Philippines. 

  • Dates: October 6 & 7, 2017
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Venue: Harbor Garden Tent at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

A ticket gives you free flow beer and a buffet of authentic Bavarian cuisine. Plus you get a souvenir beer mug and a chance to win raffle prizes. The Bavarian Sound Express will provide musical entertainment for everyone.

Ticket prices for 1-19 pax are as follows:

  • Premium Seat -P3,800 (member), P3,950 (non-member)
  • Regular Seat – P3,550 (member), P 3,700 (non-member)

Click here for ticket prices for 20 pax and above.

For ticket reservations/inquiry,  please call (02) 894-2899 and look for Ms. Karla Reyes or email [email protected].

Old Swiss Inn Beerfest

You can catch another round of BEERFEST on October 18. Enjoy unlimited ice-cold beers paired with sausages and cheese at the Old Swiss Inn. 

For more details, check out Old Swiss Inn Facebook Page

Finally, here’s something you can do even if you don’t feel like partying.

How about throwing your own beer and cheese party at home? Learn how to make a cheese board today.

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