Oktoberfest Unites Uganda And Germany At Beer Festival

Posted: 2018-10-01T07:17:31Z
Oktoberfest Unites Uganda And Germany At Beer Festival

Kampala party goers were treated to yet again  an exciting afternoon of German cultural activities and merriment during Oktoberfest event in Kampala.

 Revellers flocked the Uganda Museum grounds over on Saturday for the third edition of the action- packed beer and food festival powered by Tusker Lite.

The much anticipated annual fiesta was characterised by colourful celebrations of German and Ugandan culture, food and drinks plus an all diva entertainment crew, who delivered live performances to the delight of revellers.

The guest of honour, Dr. Albrecht Conze, German Ambassador to Uganda who presided over the ceremonial aspects of the event praised organisers for having created the opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the two nations.

"Today’s events were definitely thrilling for every one of us. We had many activities, games and foods which were showcased that exposed us widely to an exciting portion of the fun German culture and experiences that we hold dear to our hearts and look forward to celebrating with you every year," he said.

Beer was the unifying factor at the festival, and there was plenty of it, on top of the friendly inter-cultural beer games such as beer straw challenge, tug-of-war, beer pong, arm wrestling, Stein (beer glass) hoisting challenge, beer speed drinking that put revellers in a merry mood as the celebrations went on until late.

"The Oktoberest is about giving revellers lots of fun through various cultural experiences and jam-packed entertainment. Tusker Lite is the perfect companion for events that bring friends together in celebration,” said Grace Namutebi, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers.

Other activities at the event included a wardrobe fun costumes competition and eating challenges where the overall winner, Peace Benz, took home a business class return air ticket from Brussels Airlines that allows them a trip to any destination in Europe.

The annual festival which was introduced on the Ugandan social calendar in 2016 followed the long-respected tradition that states that the celebrations of food, beer and culture feature on any day between September 16 and the first weekend of October, notably before Germany’s unification day on October 3.