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Published on June 22nd, 2016 | by Luke Hardy

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The ‘real’ Oktoberfest comes to Reading

Reading residents will be able to enjoy German food and drink as Oktoberfest comes to Reading in September.

Taking place from 15 to 18 September, the organisers behind the Reading Oktoberfest are promising a celebration as enjoyable as one in Germany. The event will see a 2,000 seat marquee pop up at Palmer Park for local residents to come down and enjoy the festivities.

At the centre of Reading Oktoberfest is 20,000 litres of Bavarian Beer – brewed according to German purity laws in Bavaria. There will also be a selection of cider, wine and soft drinks for people looking for a break from the German lager.

There will also be a selection of German delicacies including brezel, bratwurst, schnitzel, hendl, and schweinebraten. On Sunday, a Bavarian -special lunch will be prepared for guests and vegetarian options available throughout the event.

Throughout the weekend there will be German bands playing and the opportunity to dress up in traditional Oktoberfest garb. The event is for adults only except for Sunday 18 September when the tent will be opened up for families with kids able to enjoy a variety of activities.

“The mood at our event is as good as the one in Munich.”, said Carsten Raun, Festival Director. “One thing the British and the German have in common is the joy of life with a nice beer, so Oktoberfest is a perfect place to meet.”

Reading Oktoberfest will be taking place from Thursday 15 September to Sunday 18 September. Tickets are £5 for Friday, £10 for Saturday and free for Thursday and Sunday. Booking is recommended.


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