‘Oktoberfest by the sea’ celebrated at Hilton Pattaya

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Hilton Pattaya, in partnership with Paulaner, recently celebrated ‘Oktoberfest by the sea’ with an extraordinary evening including authentic German cuisine, enticing cool beers and traditional German music in its Seaboard Ballroom.

The event’s entertainment was hosted by the ever popular German/Austrian troupe ‘Anton & The Funny Guys’ and Bangkok celebrity entertainer, Art Suppawat.

Mayor Itthipol Kunplome (left) inaugurates the Oktoberfest with the ceremonial tapping of the first barrel of beer. Loud cheers filled the beer hall as the mayor shouted “O’zapft is!” (“it is tapped!”). The rest of the evening is history.Mayor Itthipol Kunplome (left) inaugurates the Oktoberfest with the ceremonial tapping of the first barrel of beer. Loud cheers filled the beer hall as the mayor shouted “O’zapft is!” (“it is tapped!”). The rest of the evening is history.

The event was opened by General Manager Harald Feurstein, Prathan Surakijbaworn from the Office of Chonburi Governor and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome with a traditional ‘Beer keg hammering’ followed by a night filled with celebration, fabulous games and competitions.

The success of the event was evident ensuring even a bigger fest for next year.

GM Harald Feurstein hammers nails to his heart’s delight in the ‘Hammerschlagen’ game.GM Harald Feurstein hammers nails to his heart’s delight in the ‘Hammerschlagen’ game.

Peta Ruiter, the beer guzzling champion proudly holds up her trophy.Peta Ruiter, the beer guzzling champion proudly holds up her trophy.

Friends and family, young and not so young reveled in warm friendships and incomparable ‘Gemuetlichkeit’ at the Hilton Oktoberfest.