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Oktoberfest Back With A Bang After Pandemic Hiatus

The world’s biggest food and beer festival is finally back in Kampala after a long halt induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Oktoberfest celebrated worldwide brings families and friends together to share Ugandan and German food and beer, blending the rich German and different cultures in dress code, networking, and socialization.

Last held at the Uganda Museum in 2019, the fest will be at Jahazi Pier Munyonyo on October 1st, 2022, where revelers will party and enjoy the beautiful scenery of lake victoria with ample space for fun, games, and enjoyment.

The celebration is to bring a mix of the German and Uganda cultures in line with the 2022 year theme, “recognizing the friendship, strong cultural and economic partnerships between Germany and Uganda and celebrating the relationship through food, drinks, and arts.”

John Paul Ssemakula, the Nile Breweries Connections Manager in a press briefing on Thursday 1st September said, “Nile Special is all about celebrating what makes us unique as Ugandans; our culture, food, hospitality, and most importantly the people. We are so excited to be partners in this year’s Oktoberfest and we would like to invite all beer and food lovers to come and celebrate with us.”

Kenneth Oduka, the marketing manager of Newvision, said Ugandans have not had enough fun for two years now evidenced by the number and success of concerts that have been happening standing Oktoberfest in good stead for even more success.

As a way of entertaining the children, Dennis Assimwe, the chief organizer affirmed that the arrangements for them are also mind-blowing with bouncing castles, snacks, food, and drinks.

This year’s Oktoberfest will be the first happening since 2019. It will be celebrated around the world in Munich, Germany, London, Newyork, South Africa, and Bavaria. It is usually between September 16th and early October before the German Unification day that is October 3rd.

Mixing the German and Ugandan cultures, the fest happening in Uganda on October 1st brings strings of fun beer and food activities such as a Beer straw challenge, Beer pong, Tug of War, eating challenges, and competitions such as costume competitions, and arm wrestling among others.

The event shall have excellent lined-up entertainment to create the mood for the revelers.

Renown reggae artists Maddox Sematimba, Myko Ouma, Mudra, and Almost Famous, DJs such as Sir Aludah and many more will grace the fest.

Early bird tickets purchased from Stanbic Bank’s FlexiPay App will be at a discounted price of 25,000 shillings while payment at the gates will be 35,000 shillings.

The gates will open at noon at Jahazi Pier Munyonyo in Kampala till late. A team of judges under the Uganda German Cultural Society will judge and give prizes to revelers in the best costume representing German culture with two return tickets by Brussels airlines to any destination in Europe.


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