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Oktoberfest, the German fall festival that celebrates everyone’s favorite things: food, beer, and merrymaking, is coming back to Altos de Chavón this weekend! Though the official Oktoberfest celebration that takes place in Munich, Bavaria was canceled this year, Casa de Campo will be celebrating what has also become an annual celebration in our wonderful piece of paradise, Altos de Chavón. The event will follow all Casa Cares health and safety protocols to ensure all its residents’ safety.
Join us for a new casual drinking and dining experience in the spacious Altos de Chavón Plaza in front of the St. Stanislaus church this Saturday, October 17th starting at 6 pm. Come enjoy the sounds of OKTOBERFEST with great live music, food, and of course refreshing National and Imported Beer. The health and safety of our visitors is a priority. OKTOBERFEST is different this year due to the pandemic, please note masks will be required at all times. Tables will be set up respecting social distancing and should be reserved by calling the Villa Owners Club, and waiters will be coming up to your table to take your orders.
The kids will enjoy the great outdoors in Altos de Chavón and a “magical” kids show, while local businesses will be integrated with special menus at restaurants, beer offerings, and BBQ.
Here are 5 German words you should know to prepare for Oktoberfest:
Bier – the word for beer in German
Dirndl – typical women’s dress worn at Oktoberfest consisting of a bodice, blouse, skirt, and apron
Lederhosen – men’s wardrobe consisting of leather trousers with a white shirt and knee-length socks
Maßkrug – is a German mug with exactly 1 liter of bier. Order a Maß for short
Prost – “Cheers!” in German. Alternatively, you can use the phrase, “Zum Wohl”
The 186th Oktoberfest ended with an official estimate that 6.3 million guests from around the world visited Germany and consumed 7.3 million liters of beer*!!! So, are you ready for the fun to begin in Altos de Chavón? No matter where this festival is celebrated, one thing is for sure, there will always be live music, mouthwatering food, and big, big pints of beer! So SAVE THE DATE, and memorize this phrase: “Ein Bier, bitte!” (A beer please!)
* 2019 Oktoberfest statistics from oktoberfest.de
* Pictures from the 2019 Oktoberfest at Altos de Chavón find our full coverage of last year’s event here.