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Oktoberfest at Aquarius  - 13 October 2018
Willkommen auf unserem Oktoberfest
Kevin Lavery  

Stuart Schafer told us (in German) that Oktoberfest began as a Marriage Feast.

The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810, as a wedding feast honouring the union of Bavarian King Ludwig I and Maria Theresia of Saxonia. The royal shindig took place at the Theresienwiese (Theresia meadow) where it continues to be held today.

Around the world, Oktoberfest imitations are held everywhere from Denver, Blumenau (Brazil) and Lima (Peru), to Hong Kong, Bangalore (India), Hoh-Chi-Minh City (Vietnam), in the West Bank town of Taybeh, home of the only Palestinian brewery. And of course Lower Sunbury Road, Hampton.

Lots of dressing up including silly hats added to the fun. A great evening was had by all.


The Great German Menu came to Aquarius thanks to Jean Maracchi and Diana Carpenter and what a feast it was.

Wir freuen uns auf die Veranstaltung im nächsten Jahr

Q: How many Octoberfest beer maids does it take to change a light bulb?  

A: Why would you have her change light bulbs when she could be serving more beer?!