For 17 days in October the town of Blumenau, Brazil becomes a lightning rod of fun and excitement as Germany comes to the Americas. This is the largest Oktoberfest celebration to take place in the entire world, outside of Germany. That means this festival is second only to the town where Oktoberfest was born, in Germany.
Originally started in 1984 to help raise spirits in the town due to a natural disaster, the celebration has grown to a global event. People travel from all over the world to experience what this celebration has to offer. Complete with the “National Championship of Chopp Meter Drinkers”. Each night there is a competition to see who can drink an entire meter of beer without spilling a drop. A winner is crowned at the end of the night. Speaking of crowns there is also a Queen of the Oktoberfest competition as well where 10 ladies compete to be crowned.
With over 15 days of entertainment, you will think you have left South America and wandered over into Germany. With food, music, and German-themed entertainment galore. The town comes alive with German spirit, and for a good reason, the German influences are apparent all over from the waves of Immigrants from there over the years. So its no wonder that its a major production. So come to grab a pretzel, throwback some biers and shout PROST! With your new friends in Brazil.
‘Oktoberfest Blumenau started in 1984 and is considered locally as “the southern carnival”.With elements similar to this event, such as floats, parades, costumes, street parties’
This German Beer festival comes to live in a beautiful city in southern Brazil, Blumenau. The town is so famous for its influx of German immigrants even the buildings downtown look like they were made in Germany.
There is a great public transit system in town, as well as all of the modern conveniences that you would find in most cities. Taxis, buses, and other local means, like Uber. Walking, of course, is always a fine option as the streets are often closed for parades, fun, and music. Besides with all the beer you will be drinking its best to stagger back to your hotel.
This is a modern city with plenty of hotels in and around the area. There are local options that range from resorts, bed and breakfasts hotels, hostels, and you can even find house-sharing options as well. However this is the second largest Oktoberfest in the world, so book early.
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You are going to have your plate filled with things to do if you plan on taking part in the multi-week long festivities. There is shopping, restaurants, dancing, music, shows, and all sorts of entertainment. This is known as the “Carnival of the South” and there is a lot going on. However, if that is not enough, again this is a modern city with plenty to do.
The official date for Oktoberfest Blumenau is not set in stone. It generally starts on or around the 9th of October and lasts until around the 27th of October, 2019.
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