You don’t actually have to go all the way to Munich to take part in the Oktoberfest. That’s because you can get beer and brass band music, along with Bavarian culinary specialities and real Oktoberfest atmosphere all at Coco Beach in Ibiza.
Every year Munich’s mayor opens the Oktoberfest in the traditional way by tapping the first beer keg. Only, this year—for the first time—it’s going to be Jimmy, the mayor of Coco Beach, who is going to be opening an authentic Oktoberfest beer barrel while he pronounces the classic phrase “O´zapft is” (“It’s tapped“). From 2 pm onwards on October 31st 2015 the beach is going to be alive with Oktoberfest feeling, what with beer garden specialities flown in directly from Bavaria as well as an entire Bavarian folk music band—the “Wies n Buam”—who will be making sure the right tone is set. The artists from Arte Volante are going to be there too, Bavarian style, when they float down from the skies to perform at the beer garden of Coco Beach.
Jimmy’s delicious Bavarian delights are sure to get your appetite going, thus laying the perfect foundations for a great Oktoberfest setting: Bavarian veal sausages and fresh, home baked pretzels, sausage salad, “Obazda” (cottage cheese seasoned with herbs and paprika), duck, “Backhendl” (oven baked chicken), roast pork with crackling, knuckle of suckling pig, bread dumplings, potato dumplings and, it goes without saying, something sweet to round it all off.
Anyone who’s got it that good should also do something good in return and that is why Jimmy is going to organise a raffle with some cool prizes on behalf of the Kids to Life foundation.
He expects his guests to turn up, as befits the occasion, in traditional costume.