UPDATE - OCTOBERFEST IN THE PHILIPPINES IS OCTOBER 22 @ BINUCOT BEACH RESORT.
It has been a tradition for beer drinkers to celebrate Oktoberfest each year.
The highlight of each Oktoberfest is, of course, the overflowing amount of booze. But aside from that, organizers give beer drinkers and party goers other reasons to enjoy the celebration with fun games, musical performances, and authentic Bavarian food like sausages and pretzels.
And it's no secret that the Philippines is no stranger to these kind of celebrations. So if you’re into the Oktoberfest mood, you might want to head over to Binucot Beach.
For the last 76 years, the largest beer festival in the world has also been celebrated in the Philippines. But where did it all begin?
Oktoberfest first started as a German tradition. Back in 1810, King Ludwig I of Bavaria invited the public to celebrate his marriage to Princess Theresia. It was not common practice back then but it sparked a trend. That snowballed into an annual festival celebrated around the world marked by beer drinking and merry making.
But the festival has also spread to countries that have adopted Oktoberfest as an occasion to drink beer, play music and have a good time. This includes the Philippines, of course.
Oktoberfest Filipino style
The Filipinos like to put our own twist to things. Declared as an official Philippine tourism event, Oktoberfest has always been known to provide only the best entertainment to delight its customers.
This year on Tablas Island, expect something new as Binucot Beach Resort holds this year’s Oktoberfest in Binucot Beach. Festival goers will enjoy their ice cold beers, cocktails, food & music while listening to a mash up of legendary rock bands, mainstream OPM and traditional German music.
Of course, we can’t let you celebrate Oktoberfest without an Island Survival Guide, can we? Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent festival-goer, here are some tips to make your Oktoberfest experience one for the books:
1. Go early
So what if you’re the first one there? They may call you an eager beaver but beating the weekend traffic and the long lines are way better than spending half of your night waiting to get in or get your beer.
2. Pace yourself
Ice cold San Miguel beer makes gulping one glass after the other very tempting. But since you’re outdoors and amongst a large crowd, please be responsible and take it easy. It would be better to remember the things that happened that night, right?
3. Go with your friends and make new ones
A festival is best enjoyed with friends but then again, every one who will be there loves the same things as you – beer, OPM music, and fun. So make it a night to remember by coming with your barkada and leaving with new found friends.
4. Dress the part
Dress like a German. There are plenty of great tailors for men and dress makers for ladies in the Philippines. Rose & I already have our Oktoberfest costumes (click here to see Rose’s), (click here to see my lederhosen). Our additional accessories are here: (Fedora) (German Beir Stein).
5. Have fun and leave with new memories
Oktoberfest celebrations may end up a blur but remember that other people came for the same reason as you: to have fun. So mark your calendars for October 22, 23 and make sure you come with an open mind and the readiness to go all out.
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