A rich legacy of 60 years

Sixty years on and still going strong, the much-anticipated annual Windhoek Oktoberfest is expected to be even bigger this year.

05 October 2018 | Art and Entertainment

One of the greatest success stories of the annual Windhoek Oktoberfest, which takes place on 26 and 27 October, is how it has developed from a typical German festival to one of the country's most culturally diverse events. Chairman of the Windhoek Oktoberfest committee Norbert Wurm said he looks forward to the joyful atmosphere that has developed over the years at the Windhoek Oktoberfest. He further said the event has over the years proven to be a great family event, with a perfect mix of traditional games for all ages, accompanied by good traditional Bavarian cuisine that is always available to satisfy that craving for a bite of a bratwurst, or a salty pretzel that tends to naturally accompany one throughout the festival.

“It is a celebration of culture, which also celebrates our diversity in showcasing German roots but with our Namibian uniqueness, originality and authenticity,” he said.

With a cash sponsorship of N$150 000, Pupkewitz BMW joined forces with NBL and its founding partner, the Sportklub Windhoek (SKW), as a partner of the Windhoek Oktoberfest. This, according to Armand Barnard, the dealer principal, was inspired by the impressive growth of the event, its strong brand presence on the local entertainment scene and the respected cultural platform it has grown to become over the years.

“Pupkewitz BMW is proud to be associated with the Windhoek Oktoberfest. We will provide VIP parking to any BMW owner that will attend the Oktoberfest with 24/7 security. In addition, we will make available a chauffeur service to any BMW owner that would like to be driven home with his or her vehicle or with a Pupkewitz BMW,” he said.

This year the Windhoek Oktoberfest will also introduce for the first time since inception, a cashless system for transactions at the event. More on this is available on the Windhoek Oktoberfest website. In support of curbing rhino poaching, the Windhoek Oktoberfest has welcomed the Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) who will have a dedicated booth at the 2018 event for fundraising, in aid of keeping the ISAP operations alive.

A local cab app service, LEFA – powered by NBL - will also stand ready during the course of the 2018 Windhoek Oktoberfest to cater for those that will need transport to and from the event.

Tickets to the Windhoek Oktoberfest are available at any Pick n Pay outlets in the country, or can be purchased online through Webtickets.

Staff Reporter

Similar News

 

Greatest 2018 tjil moments

4 days ago - 14 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

It is safe to say that 2018 has been a less exciting year compared to 2017. Everyone stuck in their own lanes, and very minimal...

Namibian hip-hop reaching milestones

4 days ago - 14 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Lioness started off her year on a high note and is now ending it in a similar manner, and out of the country. The rapper...

Click, flash, magic

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Blxckfyre is Zambian-born photographer and filmmaker. He has been shooting for five years. His love for film and filmmaking inspired him to pick up a...

Delay in NAMAs call for entries stirs panic

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Speaking to tjil, MTC's John Ekongo also confirmed that the telecoms giant would be continuing its relationship with the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) for...

labels

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTIQA+) community last Saturday held its second annual Pride Parade to create awareness, bring visibility...

Jason to represent Namibia at Mr World 2019

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The Namibian representative at the 10th Mr World says he can't wait to show the rest of the world how culturally diverse his country is.The...

Sharing is caring

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

One of Namibia's pioneer female DJs has been selected by the British Council to be a mentor facilitator DJ in an initiative that is meant...

Bank Windhoek swamps the coast with festivities

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Bank Windhoek is proud to host the annual Summer Festival this holiday season for visitors to the coast. The Bank Windhoek Summer Festival is set...

Cobus Möller

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The reigning Miss Namibia Selma Kamanya is currently in Thailand for the 66th Miss Universe pageant. As part of tradition, Miss Namibia had to reveal...

Namibian film students doing fine

1 week ago - 07 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The three local MultiChoice Talent Factory representatives Ester Beukes, Toivo Ashivudhi and Sally Jason are performing exceptionally well.It is only three months into the 12-month...

Latest News

Police divers search for drowning...

21 hours ago | Crime

Police divers are searching for the bodies of four girls - aged 13, 15, 16 and 17 - who drowned in the Orange River on...

Support your child

21 hours ago | Columns

For many thousands of young Namibians, who wrote their grade 10 and matric examinations this year, it is a time of great uncertainty, as they...

PDM embarrassed by govt

21 hours ago | Politics

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says 2018 was an embarrassing year, as government leaders failed to address rising labour, social and economic problems. PDM...

Iilonga to be buried in...

21 hours ago | People

President Hage Geingob has accorded liberation veteran, politician and unionist Petrus Iilonga a state funeral.In a media statement, the presidency announced that Iilonga would be...

Mujoro 'excited' about DRC EVMs

21 hours ago | Politics

With elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) slated for 23 December, Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) chief electoral officer Theo Mujuro is currently...

Litterbugs beware

21 hours ago | Environment

Littering and other environmental damage will not be tolerated in Namibia's national parks and protected areas this festive season. The environment ministry, together with the...

Van der Westhuizen tops

21 hours ago | Sports

An 80-year-old golfer, Piet van der Westhuizen, was recently crowned as the winner of the Bank Windhoek Senior Open Golf Championship that took place in...

Legends turn on Mourinho

21 hours ago | Sports

Jose Mourinho came under fire from Manchester United legends after his side's dismal display in a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool that underlined just how far...

Magic to tango with Julinho

21 hours ago | Sports

Tura Magic will clash with Julinho Sporting tonight in the 2018/19 Namibia Premier League (NPL).The match will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at...

Load More