Whether you are an Oktoberfest fan or not you have certainly heard about it sometime; and while in Lima you can enjoy a local version (smaller, but plenty of fun) of this worldwide famous festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Peru and is expected to gather more than 20,000 people and to sell some 25,000L of beer this year, according to the most recent press releases.
Oktoberfest Peru starts on Thursday, October 13th, this time at the Videna Stadium in San Luis district (Lima), and will last for three days, during which the Limenians will have the chance of enjoy Frankfurter sausages, oceans of beer, and the company of hosts, hosteses and dancers dressed in typical Bavarian costumes.
This festival arrived in Lima in 2002, thanks to the initiative of Sepp Schauberger, Peter Weniger and Christian Pimentel, who obtained sponsorship from two municipalities and a large supermarket chain. Nowadays no one wants to miss this event, which has become part of the local color of this truly cosmopolitan city.
Oktoberfest Peru 2011 starts on October 13th, with the opening ceremony scheduled at 8pm: representatives of Peru and Germany will be present.
On Friday, October 14th, there will be live music with the band Zugspitzmusik, starting at 8pm, and also typical German dances performed by a company originarian from Pozuzo, a tirolese community settled in the Peruvian jungle: later, around 1am, the Sarabandha orchestra will start the all-night-long dance party.
Saturdays are always for fun, here and anywhere around the globe, so there are many games and contests scheduled for Saturday, October 15th. And the party continues starting 3pm, with Bavarian music by Zugspitzmusik. Peruvian Cumbia and international salsa will come at midnight, to close the Saturday night party.
Sundays are family days, and a typical German breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, October 16th, with plenty of hot dogs, sausages and Frankfurters, of course, and also a show intended specially for kids, with contests, balloons and prizes: the festival will close at 10pm.
Entrance tickets range between S/. 22 and S/. 32, and tickets including complete meals will cost between S/.84 and S/.104 (that means: two tickets, two beers and two complete meals plus some snacks).
Tickets are on sale at TuEntrada.com or at any TuEntrada points of sale (located at Vivanda and Plaza Vea supermarkets), or at the Videna gates: Av. Del Aire, block 8th, San Luis (at the intersection of Aviación and Del Aire avenues).