Leder­ho­sen ready for fes­ti­val of beer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - By Ai­dan Bar­low

Das ist wun­der­bar! Res­i­dents can en­joy a taste of Ger­many when the town’s big­gest Bavar­ian fes­ti­val ar­rives in town next month.

The Ger­man Bier­fest Ash­ford will be set­ting up in North Park in Tan­nery Lane, with a 1,200 seat ca­pac­ity beer gar­den, an open air Ger­man vil­lage and an ex­clu­sive DJ.

The fam­ily-friendly fes­ti­val, known as a som­mer­fest, will also see a se­lec­tion of sou­venir huts sell­ing gifts, ex­otic drinks like sekt, and food such as bratwurst from Thurs­day, Au­gust 10, to Satur­day, Au­gust 12.

Event man­ager Marvin Kluge said: “We are set­ting up the 1,200 seater beer gar­den as part of an open air fes­ti­val.

“We call it som­mer­fest in Ger­many as we cel­e­brate the spirit of sum­mer and, typ­i­cally, we do this with beer.

“Ger­man Bier­fest Ash­ford is about much more than just beer. It is a cel­e­bra­tion of life and an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of cul­ture.

“All staff will be dressed in spe- cial Bavar­ian cos­tume, Leder­ho­sen for gen­tle­man and Dirndl for ladies.”

Beers will be served in gi­ant two-pint glasses called steins and a high­light of the night will be the 300 ca­pac­ity beer tent with guests sit­ting on tra­di­tional long benches.

There will be a chil­dren’s area where they can en­joy ac­tiv­i­ties such as Hau den Lukas and other Ger­man games, while sou­venirs will in­clude Ty­rolean hats, sweet gin­ger­bread and other gifts.

En­trance to the open air ar­eas is free but ta­ble book­ing is needed to en­ter the Bier Tent.

For tick­ets call 020 3239 1408 or email ash­ford@bier­fest.co.uk. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. ash­ford.bier­fest.co.uk

Ger­man Bier­fest Ash­ford is com­ing to town, with an open air fes­ti­val, beer tent, steins, sekt and bratwurst

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