German beer festival coming to CavershamBy Linda Fort
September 08, 2011
A riverside park in Caversham will be teeming with mädchens with fists full of steins as Reading is treated to a taste of German beer.
The first Reading German Beer Fest – a mini version of the renowned Munich Oktoberfest – will come to Hills Meadow on Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8.
The Reading German Beer Fest will provide a party atmosphere for up to 3,000 people who will be able to taste a wide variety of German beers and foods. Although beer connoisseurs will be beating a path to the events, there is something for everyone.
Edelweiss, an oompah band will be playing along with singer Charly Marsh.
David Howell, a Reading-based magician, a DJ and mädchens in traditional Bavarian costume will also be there making the festival a lively event.
Businessman and organiser Philip Marsh felt this kind of occasion was missing from the UK calendar.
He wanted to create an experience offering a day of entertainment which will become an annual event everyone will be eager to put in their diaries.
Mr Marsh said: “The event will promote local business in the area with over 50 part-time jobs being created whilst the event is going on.
“We’ve also made a lot of strong relationships with other local businessmen to spread the success of the event.
“We are being supported by local businesses from marquee suppliers, taxi firms to catering and refrigeration.
“All we now need is to see if the Reading folk know how to party.”
Tickets for the Reading German Beer Fest start at £14 online or £16 at the door and range up to £35 for a gold ticket which includes four one-litre steins of beer.
The organisers “promote sensible and responsible drinking” and will only sell tickets to people over 18 years old.
Look for tickets in advance on the website www.beerfestuk.com