There is something special about a traditional Oktoberfest celebration that you just can’t deny. And the Tops at SPAR Lowveld Oktoberfest will recreate that exact feeling of walking into the main beer halls in Munich, by making sure all the details are there.

“We are bringing out all the stops for this one – from genuine bratwurst to our staff in full costume to homebrewed craft beers from some of our local brewers. It will be a very special day,” says Johan Heine, Chairman of the Oktoberfest Committee. “Oktoberfest is a beer festival dating from the 1800s. Today, it has become an event where we celebrate with our family and friends and let our hair down as we reflect on the year that is soon coming to an end,” he continued.

But what would an Oktoberfest be without music? The Hofbräuhaus Oompah Band will be bringing an authentic German vibe when they take to the stage in the afternoon and evening. There will also be performances by local bands tor variation. The organisers are encouraging visitors to come dressed in their best German attire to win great prizes. German traditional wear would be a Lederhosen for men and a Dirndl dress for the ladies. More details on the Oktoberfest dress code are on our website.

If entertainment is what you’re after, then look no further. Over and above the live music, the Oktoberfest will bring you a mini air show, a range of competitions, kiddies play area and a firework display to toast to the year.

Heine added, “It has taken a lot of planning and hard work to get to this stage but we are now ready for the first ever Tops at SPAR Lowveld Oktoberfest. We are hoping for great weather but whatever is thrown at us, the event will be great.”

Tops! at SPAR has come onboard as the title sponsor of the 2017 event and is extremely excited to host a magnificent Lowveld Oktoberfest in its home province.

Local breweries, such as Sabie Brewing Co, Big Buddie BBQ Brewing Co, Owl & Hare Craft Brewery and Hops Hollow Brewing will be showcasing the best beer that they have on offer. The Tops at SPAR Lowveld Oktoberfest offers the opportunity for Lowvelder’ s to taste these local breweries all in one place.

Tickets are on sale now at at R120 per adult. Children under the age of 18 will enjoy free entrance. The first 1,000 tickets bought will receive a free collector’s beer mug and a choice of two local craft beers from the event’s brewing partners, all valued at R160.