Wilkommen & Prost!
It's true! Beer really does make us happier. And when it comes to ale-themed enjoyment, nothing beats Happy Valley's Oktoberfest!
The terrific news is that our authentic Bavarian-style party will once again be taking over the entire racecourse on the nights of Wednesday October 10, 24 and November 7. The amazing entertainment in store for you includes incredible live entertainment, fantastic prize competitions, tasty traditional snacks and – most importantly of all – lashings of ice-cold German beer!
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How it All Began
The Oktoberfest legend started in Munich back in October 1810 when the local townsfolk organised the party to end all parties to honour Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria's marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Revelers from everywhere subsequently came to toast the noble newlyweds by eating, drinking and making merry at a ginormous racing event! The bash proved such a blast that Munich has now been hosting elaborate Oktoberfests for over 200 years!
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Racecourse entrants must be aged 18 or above. Don't gamble your life away.
Enjoy Live German Music
October 10 marked the official opening of this year’s three Wednesday night-long Oktoberfest. Highlights included a toasting ceremony in which Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Werner Hans Lauk, joined HKJC CEO, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, in pouring and quaffing 2012’s very first stein of beer! Legendary German band, Notenhobler, then took to the stage and entertained happy partygoers with everybody’s favourite German songs.
On Wednesday October 24 and November 7, top German bands Talbachbuam and Besenkracher will be coming to Beer Garden and intoxicating you with live music of their very own!
Notenhobler, October 10
Talbachbuam, October 24
Besenkracher, November 7
Gangnam Style Dance Competition
Who wants to go to Korea?!? Now’s your chance--all you gotta do is make an awesome Gangnam Style dance video with 3 friends, upload it to YouTube and email us the link and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov 4. Two shortlisted teams will compete on stage on Nov 7, the Oktoberfest finale, and judged by top choreographer Sunny Wong who works with super stars like Aaron Kwok. The champion will get 4 RETURN TICKETS TO SEOUL with hotel accommodation for 3 nights!! The runner-up will receive a consolation prize of HK$3,000.
*Participants must be aged 18 or above
Test your skills on HK's longest beer shuffling table!
To keep everyone's excitement levels fizzing over, we'll also be organizing exciting fun-filled games with fantastic prizes you can enjoy while you cheer the on-track action over an ice-cold beer or two! Not-to-be missed examples will include getting your glass to “Slick'n' Slide” to the end of a 7m beer table – the longest in Hong Kong.
Other fiendishly clever tests of skill we're setting up for you include a “Power Striker” challenge with prizes for the highest scorers. Requiring you to master the tricky art of holding and linking a chain and a cup, our “Chaining Master” game is even tougher!
# Please refer to Beer Garden notices for detailed game rules and terms and conditions
Who'll wear 2012's two nightly “Speed Drinking” crowns?
Thirsty for still more thrills? Then why not see if you can get yourself crowned Men's Singles or newly added Doubles “Speed Drinking” champ each night? Be one of our fastest guys or pairs of drinkers and we'll invite you on stage to battle it out for our prize in each evening's broadcast final as follows:
- Men's Singles: HK$1,000 top prize and four final contestants HK$200 runners' up
- Doubles: HK$1,500 top prize and four final group HK$300 runners' up
^ Individual entries cost HK$36 and include one 500ml glass of beer.
Indulge in ice-cold German beer and gourmet snacks!
Oktoberfest just wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without endless steins of refreshingly crisp, cold, foamy beer from best-selling German and global brands such as San Miguel, Lowenbrau, Heineken, Hoegaarden and Kirin. And with over 7 brews to choose from, we’re sure to have an ale to tickle your tastebuds!
The many delicious traditional cuisines our German-born chef and his team will be tempting you with at our trackside takeaway counters and kiosks* includes many innovative new beer-flavoured dishes:
|Braised Lamb Shank with Malt Beer & Prune with Garlic Mashed Potato (NEW)||$92 - 1 portion|
|Deep-fried Beer Breaded Prawn (NEW)||$55 - 3pcs|
|Wiener Schnitzel (NEW)||$78 - 1 portion|
|Pan Fried Louisiana Crab Cake (NEW)||$45 - 3pcs|
|Blue Mussels with Salsa (NEW)||$70 - 1 portion (12 pcs)|
|Roasted Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut & Pretzel||$92 - 1 portion|
|Mixed Sausages with Sauerkraut & New Potato (Cheese Krainer, Muencher, Nurnberger)||$55 - 1 portion|
|Pretzel (2 Rings)||$28|