34th Oktoberfest – Blumenau

Oktoberfest, that arrives at your 34ª edition, is consecrated as the most famous of Santa Catarina's October festivities. This year, the October will be held from 4 the 22th of october. The main focus of the party hustle is the already traditional Germanic Village Park, in Bairro da Velha, 2,5 km from the city center, with an area of ​​39 thousand square meters. The park is formed by three modern pavilions, which offer comfort and safety to revelers. There is also the XV de Novembro Street, which during the 18 days of the party, becomes the stage for three thousand members, who delight the public with the official parade of the party.

The typical bands give a special charm to the party playing traditional German music. In addition to music, more than 20 gastronomic points offer the best of typical German food. The most popular typical dishes are Kassler (pork chop, accompanied by white and red sausage, puree and sauerkraut), ice beans (pork knee with puree, sauerkraut and white and red sausages) and Roast Mallard (dolphin served with stuffing, rice, red cabbage and mashed potatoes and apples).

Official Programming

The party starts at 4th, Wednesday, from 18:XNUMX, with opening made by mechanical sound. From 19pm, Banda do Caneco starts heating up the party, and at 21pm the official opening takes place, followed by shows by typical bands until 30am.

Official parades on XV de Novembro Street
The Official Oktoberfest Parades, on XV de Novembro Street - Downtown Blumenau, are one of the biggest attractions of the party. They enchant everyone with their cultural richness, featuring cars from folklore groups, hunting and shooting groups, Oktoberfest Royalty, as well as exotic toys, bands and fanfares.
Date of official parades:
Day 4 - Wednesday, at 19:30.
Day 7 - Saturday at 16pm.
Day 11 - Wednesday, at 19:30.
Day 14 - Saturday at 16pm.
Day 18 - Wednesday, at 19:30.
Day 21 - Saturday at 16pm.
*In case of rain on the parade days, some of the attractions will parade in Vila Germanica Park.
In the pavilions, the bands start the presentations from 18h. Saturdays and Sundays, they play from 12 pm.

Bierwagen (Beer Car)

Daily parade with free beer distribution throughout the city center every day of the event.

Beer in Metro

The National Contest of Beer Drinkers in Metro always animates Sector 2 of Vila Germanica Park. The contest takes place every night, starting at 21:XNUMX, with the exception of the first and last day (October 4th and 22nd). Entries are free, and can be done next to the stage with the organization up to 30min before the contest start time. Blumenauenses and tourists over 18 years of age can participate.

Folkloric Groups

Daily presentations, between shows to change bands, in all sectors of Vila Germanica Park. Queen of Oktoberfest 2017
The contest takes place on October 22, at 20 pm, in sector 2 of Parque Vila Germanica.
Beers and Breweries
This year, the Eisenbahn brewery é Official Brewery of the party, bringing its Pilsen, Oktoberfest, No. 5, Strong Gold Ale, Dunkel, Pale Ale and Weizenbier. In addition to it, breweries participate in the party. Baden Baden, with Cristal, IPA, Red Ale and Weiss flavors; shin, with Pilsen and Zero Alcohol flavors; beerland, with Pilsen, Weizen, Vienna, American Red Ale, IPA and Wine and Draft Cocktail flavors; Container, with Bohemian Pilsen, Blonde Ale, Pale Ale, Dry Stout and English IPA; wunder beer, with Pilsen, Lager, Red Lager, Weizen, Wine Cocktail and Draft beer; and The beer, with Pilsen, Braunes Ale, Weizen, Pale Ale, Scoth Strong Ale, Roggen Kölsch, Wine Cocktail and Draft beer.

shot King

The public can participate daily in the competitions of the King of Shooting, a sport organized by the city's Schützenvereine (Shooters Societies).

Retretas and typical dances

Daily, there is animation with typical bands and performances of folk dances in Praça Dr. Blumenau, City Hall Square and Vila Germanica Park. The party takes place mainly at Fundação Parque Vila Germanica, located at Rua Alberto Stein, 199 – Bairro da Velha. Also, on Rua XV de Novembro, the main road in downtown Blumenau. Opening Hours The pavilions open daily from 18pm. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 13pm. Customers who access Vila Germanica Park before this time will have free access. Closing on Mondays and Tuesdays will be at 0:2, on Wednesday at 3:5, Thursday at 11:XNUMX and Friday and Saturday at XNUMX:XNUMX. The Food Court and Biergarten open daily from XNUMX am. Values On the 4th, 9th, 16th and 22nd, admission is free. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, R$ 12. On Fridays (with the exception of the 13th), public holidays and the eve of public holidays, R$ 30. On Friday the 13th and Saturdays, the value is R$ $40. From Monday to Friday, charges begin at 18pm. Saturdays, public holidays and the eve of public holidays, from 13pm. Sundays, from 15 pm. Half price valid for students and teachers (with presentation of a valid document), people over 60 years old, people from 12 to 17 years old, with proof and people with special needs. Costume People dressed in traditional attire have half-price valid from Thursday to Saturday, public holidays and the eve of public holidays. And free entry from Sunday to Wednesday, except public holidays and the eve of public holidays. Classification Free for people aged 16 and over. Children under 16 can only enter accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.  

Learn More Blumenau No. Santa Catarina guide

Learn where to stay in Blumenau during the party

Check out airfare + accommodation packages 

Visit official website from Oktoberfest 2017