The Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest festival in the world, attracting over 6 million visitors each year. It all began as a horse race in October of 1810 for the royal wedding of Bavaria’s crown prince Ludwig to princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
Little by little, the festival grew to what it has become today, with new traditions developing along the way. The first mayor to tap the first barrel for the opening of Oktoberfest was Thomas Wimmer in 1950. The rest is history.
This tradition of food, beer, fun and games has travelled to every corner of the globe even landing on the shores of the land of smiles.
On Saturday October 1 the Dusit Thani Pattaya was abuzz with Bavarian damsels looking very comely in their traditional Drindls (Bavarian traditional dress) flittering from table to table ensuring that guests had a never ending flow of international brands of suds.
But the star attraction was the draft Oktoberfest bier specially flown in from the world famous Paulaner brewery at Munich’s Nockherberg.
The celebration was kicked off by Neow Kean Boon GM of the Dusit Thani Pattaya with the symbolic “O’zapft is” as he declared the festivities open.
Neoh said, “This is our very own version of the Oktobeer & BBQ Fest. We are featuring the fest alongside the newly-improved Saturday Night BBQ Buffet. We have combined the two events aimed at attracting buffet lovers who would also like to complement their food with a free flowing beer of five varieties such as Singha, Heineken, Mexicali and Day of the Dead Beer. And of course the main attraction being the delightful Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier.”
Beer games and beer drinking music was played throughout the evening which had guests singing along and cheering each other.
All props and decorations were sponsored by Paulaner Thailand which added Bavarian exclusivity and a touch of class to the whole atmosphere.
Guests were given a lucky draw number to get a chance to win round trip air tickets for two to Hanoi courtesy of Thai Airways International. The drawing will be held on 29 October, the last Saturday of the event.
The Oktobeer and BBQ Fest will be held every Saturday throughout the month of October 2016. Cost of the buffet is THB 900++ per person whilst the free-flow of beer is THB 590++ per person. A la carte beer menu is also available.
For reservations please call 03842 5611-7 Ext. 2149, 2150.