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The traditional Bavarian beer festival comes to the coast

Oktoberfest is being celebrated in three towns next week.
Oktoberfest is being celebrated in three towns next week. / SUR
  • Torremolinos will host the third edition of its Oktoberfest beer festival from Thursday 19 until Sunday 22 October

Torremolinos will host the third edition of its Oktoberfest beer festival from Thursday 19 until Sunday 22 October.

The Oktoberfest is based on a festival that began in Munich in 1810, an event to celebrate the wedding of Prince of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. This event is incorporated into the agenda of cities around the world with the objective of promoting the German tradition, and again this year, visitors will have chance to experience the delights of German culture in the heart of Torremolinos.

Torremolinios Oktoberfest 2017 will take place in Plaza La Nogalera each day from midday until midnight. A huge marquee will be installed in the main square and visitors can enjoy a variety of handcrafted lagers and a selection of traditional German beers, including Wiezen, one of Germanys favourite ales. Cheeses, pretzels, Frankfurt sausages, sauerkraut, and the traditional gingerbread cookies eaten during the Christmas period, will also be available, and visitors can sample a variety of strong alcoholic schnapps and herbal liquors. The festival will feature typical Bavarian music and the Oom-pha brass bands traditionally associated with the beer halls of Munich.

Another Oktoberfest-style festival is being held in Torre del Mar with the Avenida Toré Toré closed to traffic this Saturday for the event. There will be live music and dancing over two stages; the south stage at Pizzeria Italia and the north stage on the corner of Calle Bahía, and bars and restaurants along the road will be participating.

Bands such as ÑClan, Money Makers and Free Soul Band will be playing, among others from midday and until 9pm.

Oktoberfest will also be celebrated Danish style on 18 October at the Peña Flamenca in Fuengirola from 7pm and on 20 October at the Parque Sol in El Morche, also at 7pm.

Both events will be featuring Danish celebrity Stig Rossen and live music. Tickets cost 50 euros and the price includes a buffet. For further information on this event email: maddie@costa-events.com or phone: 686 722 349. Tickets can also be bought through Ticketmaster.dk