In 2015, Dartford, Kent saw its very own slice of Bavaria come to Amar Hall through Dartford Oktoberfest. The night saw over 80 guests fill the venue to enjoy Bavarian bratwurst, steins of German beer and live Oompah music.

So much was the popularity of Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 that the organisrs, Amar Hall, are putting on another show for 2016! Located in the same venue, each aspect of the event has been ramped up – from more styles of beer to a larger Oompah band and more bratwurst!

The beer on offer will be of traditional German fair at Dartford Oktoberfest 2016. Lowenbrau and Becks will be the two lagers on offer with the former being one of the special few breweries serving up their beers at the full scale Munich festival! For those whose favourite tipple is not lager, Erdinger Weissbier will also be on the pumps. A refreshing wheat beer style, the flavours of banana, clove and bubblegum will keep you going back for more!

Dartford Oktoberfest offered it's guests 1L steins of German Lager
Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 will offer a range of beers on draught.

The Bavarian bash will be providing live Oompah music for the second year in a row. The event will not play host to a larger band with 5 members playing a range of traditional German songs as well as English songs with a Bavarian twist. A range of German instruments will be played throughout the evening.

Similarly to last year’s event, Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 will have two ticket types – entry and all inclusive. The former will allow you entry into the event where a full cash bar is available. The latter will provide you entry, a bratwurst and unlimited steins of the German beers on tap! Additional bratwurst and a full cash bar will be available for purchase.

If you are thinking of attending Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 or were present at last year’s event, please let us know here.

Bavaria came to Dartford in Kent last weekend as Amar Hall, a function hall in the Town Centre, hosted their very own Oktoberfest. Advertised as Dartford Oktoberfest 2015, the event drew guests in from London, Kent and Essex as 100 thirsty revellers entered the doors.

After the cancellation of OktoberFest London at Tabaco Dock, event organisers Amar Hall were not fazed by the lack of organisation at the Capital’s event and were determined to make their foot stomping Bavarian night a success

Dartford Oktoberfest 2015 saw the ticket holders treated to steins of German lager, a crowd pleasing Oompah band and traditional Bratwurst sausages.

Dartford Oktoberfest offered it's guests 1L steins of German Lager
Dartford Oktoberfest 2015 offered it’s guests 1L steins of German Lager

When doors opened to Dartford Oktoberfest 2015 at 7.30pm, guests saw the walls and ceiling adorned with Bavarian and German bunting as well as flags ready to wave in appreciation to Oompah Band Papa Schnitzel. Party-goers could either purchase an entry only ticket or an all-cilusive variant which allowed them entry, unlimited steins and a bratwurst.

Going through 10 kegs in one night, Amar Hall were filling their IL steins all night long and commented that everyone loved the evening.

Dartford Oktoberfest 2015 saw revellers coming from throughout the South East
Dartford Oktoberfest 2015 saw revellers coming from throughout the South East

Event organiser Stephen Barrett on behalf of Amar Hall said ‘We thought it was fantastic and were over the moon to see that everyone who bought a ticket was enjoying themselves. Being the first Oktoberfest in Dartford, we feel we have set the mark high and cannot wait to put to work what we have learned this year into a bigger and better version next year!’

For more information and images for Dartford Oktoberfest 2015 or to enquire about any future Oktoberfest events in Kent, please get in contact with a member of Bar News today!