The 7th edition of Oktoberfest will kick off in Brasov on Thursday with a parade of horse and pony carriages. A lot of beer, Bavarian traditional dishes and various contests will fill in the next 11 days until September 13. The festival’s venue is the Sports Arena where a 3,800-sqm tent was set up.
The festival will toes the line on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the old center of Brasov with the carriage parade. Fresh beer will get loaded in drays driven by horses, while there will be two carriages driven by ponies for children.
According to the festival’s organizers, there will be 14 carriages this year, two brass bands and a kart carrying the hammer to tap the beer barrel on Oktoberfest stage.
The festival will crown the King of the Beer in the last day; as a prize the winner will have a beer applier placed at his home. At the same time, there will be elected a Miss Heidi who will get a hope chest and a Miss Oktoberfest who will get as much beer as she can get. Miss Popularity will not miss the show either.
The beer mug of 1 liter and the XXL sausage measuring 58 cm in a 50-centimeter bagel will be this year’s novelties. Traditional Bavarian dishes, Transylvanian Saxon potatoes, meatballs and ginger bread will add up to the gastronomic feast.
Music will also be present. Every night, Bavarian music bands will tread the boards, as well as Romanian, Roma, Greek, Korean and salsa bands. Herr Schurly, Rocky 5, Aalbachtal Expres, Klaudia und die Burzenland Party Band and DJ Edelweiss will perform on stage.
A delegation of the Bavarian Exporters Club will also be present, which will attend the opening of the technology exhibition “Made in Brasov” that will include high-tech devices made in Brasov.
An official delegation from Nurnberg, the Delegation of the Business Club in Romania, representatives of the German and Austrian embassies and consulates in Romania will take part in the festival.
Last year’s edition rejoined about 280,000 visitors and sold 100, 000 liters of beer.
The entrance is free.