Racing towards Oktoberfest. Celebrate a beer-filled October with exciting horse races, frothy beer, delicious food, live music and amazing prizes!

Racing towards Oktoberfest

Celebrate a beer-filled October with exciting horse races, frothy beer, delicious food, live music and amazing prizes!

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 24 Sep '18

This article was created in partnership with Happy Wednesday

October in Hong Kong brings with it cooler temperatures that demand time to be spent outdoors – the perfect excuse to celebrate Oktoberfest! This renowned German beer festival – a centuries-old tradition born out of Munich – is a guaranteed good time. And like every year, Oktoberfest is back at Happy Valley Racecourse. Happy Wednesday brings the party for three weeks of fun with traditional Bavarian music, German sausages and pretzels and an abundance of great German beer.

Register via this link

Happy Wednesday hosts the largest outdoor festival in Hong Kong on 26 September and 3 and 10 October 2018. The opening ceremony of Oktoberfest will be hosted by special guest Dieter Lamlé, Consul-General of Germany in Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

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Eat and drink

San Miguel and German beers Lowebrau and Paulaner are here to please your taste buds, so say prost to authentic German draught beer alongside authentic German eats.

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Lowebrau, Paulaner and San Miguel are hosting a ton of games such as “hold the beer stein” hoisting challenge (otherwise known as the game of holding beer-filled mugs as long as you can), table curling and the cornhole challenge. These beer giants are also giving away awesome prizes including HK$4,000 in cash prizes (stein-hoisting challenge) each night of Oktoberfest, as well as hats and barrel aprons to help you to look the part.

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Move along with the hip choreography of DDC Breakdance (26 September) and let the bona-fide sounds of oompah band DDFK (3 October) and the cool vibes of the Rock Oompahs (10 October) take you on a musical ride in Happy Wednesday’s Beer Garden.

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Join the #HappyWednesdayHK Best Photo Contest to win round-trip flights! As always, if you share your #HappyWednesdayHKmoment, tag @happywednesday and use #HappyWednesdayHK, #GoRacingHK, #HKAirlines and #WherePartiesBegin in the post, you have the chance to win round-trip flights all across Asia each and every Happy Wednesday, brought to you by Hong Kong Airlines and Happy Wednesday.

Take part in the Best Photo Contest for a chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets to Bali (26 September), Bangkok (3 October) and, last but not least, Manila (10 October).

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Join the party for free (and get free beer too!)

If you register via this link, you’ll not only get free admission, but you’ll also be entitled to a free beer when you arrive to kick-start your Oktoberfest celebrations!

Racecourse entrants must be aged 18 or above. Do not gamble your life away



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