Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Oktoberfest Argentina

Oktoberfest in Villa General Belgrano, Córdoba, Argentina

Every year in October the small town of Villa General Belgrano goes a little 'extra krout'. Many of the descendants of the town are of German origin and some still speak German. Argentina is not renowned for it's beer. The national brand of Quilmes is simply quite awful but there are some great micro brewers in the area that are a welcome exception to the rule.

This beerfest has been going since 1964 and now the town has a dedicated park to house the beerfest each year. The official party starts with a parade and gets going at noon each day making its way to the park enclosure. They have traditional bands and German food and of course beer and this continues until midnight. The after party includes salsa / cumbia music and of course more beer until the wee hours! Highly recommended - Enjoy the pics!

Tags: ..Oktoberfest Buenos Aires, Oktoberfest Argentina,Villa General Belgrano in Córdoba, beer, party..

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Broke But Still Drinking October 28, 2008 6:40 pm  

Were they handing out pretty girls at the festival? If so, yours is much better than ours.

TCL October 28, 2008 8:19 pm  

How did Celts w/ pipes come into this German festival and did the Argies sing um pa music in Castellano?

Megan October 28, 2008 10:21 pm  

Funny how October always reminds me that I'm part German.

Beer, glorious beer!

Anonymous,  October 29, 2008 7:19 am  

not wanting to be a party pooper here but a beerfest is not going to help one bit with Anna whatshername's panties. Ah feck it, who cares? Cheers!

Quickroute October 29, 2008 5:13 pm  

@ Broke: Not handing out exactly but they did get better looking as the beer goggles kicked in

@ TCL: We Celts are everywhere! - No the um pa pa was strictly in German

@ Megan: but is it a good part?

@ Conortje: You make a good pint!

iWalk October 29, 2008 10:46 pm  

I love your pictures! Another chance to enjoy beer,Haha, Let's forget the 'beer gut'!

I am not a beer lover, But I love the strong taste of black beer and smoke beer. I tasted at every town I visited in Germany. :)

Baino October 29, 2008 11:36 pm  

It seems any country is quite happy to adopt a festival that involves suds of the hoppy kind! (now I know where you got that green fella from!)

Quickroute October 30, 2008 11:59 am  

@ iWalk: I'm a strong beer fan aswell - the Germans sure do love their beer

@ Baino: Yes - this is the origin of the wee green man

Nomadic Matt October 30, 2008 12:10 pm  

i saw beerfest and immediately thought of the movie!

Quickroute October 30, 2008 12:13 pm  

@ Matt: It's not unlike it at times

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