By Our Reporter
The world’s largest beer and food festival, the Oktoberfest, is back for its fourth edition in Kampala, promising a cocktail of food, beer and fun for city dwellers come Saturday, September 29.
The annual event which will be hosted at the Uganda Museum Gardens will be headlined by local music stars, Cindy Sanyu and Naava Grey. There will also be performances from flutist Siima Sabiti and singer Afrie, in addition to a DJ showcase by The Almost Famous DJs featuring DJ Mary Joe and DJ Xzyl.
According to Mark Kaheru of My Food Network, the event organisers, this year’s edition is aimed at celebrating women with its theme “Divas edition” hence the an all-female line-up.
He also noted that, “The Oktoberfest has become a tradition that celebrates the friendship between German and Ugandan cultures and has become an important merrymaking event for many.”
As has become the tradition, the Ugandan version of the fiesta will entail celebrations of food, blends of different cultures and merrymaking. The event will feature a mix of friendly inter-cultural activities including wardrobe fun costume competitions overseen by a team of judges headed by former German Ambassador Klaus Holderbaum.
There will also be traditional Oktoberfest games such as a beer straw challenge, tug-of-war, beer pong, arm wrestling, Stein (beer glass) hoisting challenge, eating challenge, beer speed drinking.
“Beer has always been the uniting factor at social gatherings for Ugandans. We celebrate our friendships by sharing Tusker Lite and the Oktoberfest is an opportunity for the German and Ugandan cultures to share and connect over amazing food, excellent beer and lots of fun,” said Grace Namutebi, UBL Brand Manager, Premium Beers.
Tickets are available on discount when purchased using Visa card or Mastercard under the Blue Weekends promotion with Stanbic Bank. For those paying cash, tickets will be sold at only Shs20,000. Gates open at noon.
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