Oktoberfest is coming back to Leicester's Abbey Park

The organizers of World Wide Oktoberfest tour have announced a grand comeback of Oktoberfest to Leicester after the success of last years event. They hope to add a new tradition to the dynamic event calendar of the city. “The mood at our event is as good as the one in Munich.”, said Carsten Raun, Festival Director. “One thing the British and the German have in common is the joy of life with a nice beer, so Oktoberfest is a perfect place to meet.” 

This year, there are several interesting improvements in the event organization. A refreshing change in the menu for VIP main course is implemented. Moreover, a corporate hospitality offer is made available. On a special note, prices at the event will be scaled down accordingly in order to maximize customers’ satisfaction. 

Leicester Oktoberfest is, once again, celebrated in a giant marqee with a capacity of 1,200 seats. Long rows of tables and benches fill up the tent and blue and white colors amount to the cheerful atmosphere. A German band entertain guests all night with live music performances. Although the event is 18+, kids are allowed to join on Sunday. Special Bavarian Lunch and kid activities such as face painting guarantee some quality family time. Of course, it wouldn’t feel right without traditional Lederhosen and Dirndl in which all of the serving staff are dressed. 

Oktoberfest is fundamentally about beer. The beer on offer, Bavarian Festbeer, is true German beer (ABV 5%) brewed 

according to German purity law. It is a dark golden lager with beautiful white foam and embraces a touch of sweetness and a strong yet slightly bitter aftertaste of the hops. Transported in a 20,000-liter tank from Bavaria to Leicester, the beer is freshly pumped to guests’ glasses through a refined craft system. 

But Oktoberfest is much more than just beer. A delicious selection of German specialties is on offer. Guests are advised to taste Schnitzel (deep-fried pork cutlet), prezel (twist-knot bread), Händel (grilled chicken) and Schweinebraten (roast pork). Vegetarian option is also available on request. On Sunday, a Bavarian- special lunch is prepared for families to enjoy an interesting cultural experience.  

Leicester Oktoberfest is open from 17-21 August at Abbey Park. Entrance is free on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and £5 on Saturday. Event is 18+, except for Sunday when kids are allowed to get in for free. 

Ticket info: Leicester-oktoberfest.co.uk Email: info@leicester-oktoberfest.co.uk Phone: 020 3239 1408 | Press: 020 3239 5032 

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 11:15 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 11:15