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Oktober Fest in Puerto Plata

DR1 is reporting on the first Oktober Fest in Puerto Plata:

The first Dominican Oktober Fest will take place Friday, 3 October through Sunday, 5 October in Puerto Plata. It will be a weekend with music, live performances, German gastronomy and the possibility to taste more than 50 different beers from the world over. The event will be centered at the Fun City Action Park in Puerto Plata. Imported beers and the locally-produced beers will have their weekend. There will be beers from Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Canada and the DR. But there will be much more. Performers Krispy, DJ Mariela, DJ Newton, Mojiganga, Banda Gorda, Jazz Tropical, Silvio Mora, Masters & Friends, Rene Arena, Brugal Orchestra, Sergio Vargas have been booked for the event. A pageant to choose Miss Dominican Fest will also be held. The event is sponsored by Brugal & Co., Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana (Presidente Beer), Cerveceria Vegana (Quisqueya beer), Ambev Dominicana (Brahma beer), World Premium Beverage, LTU Airways, Puerto Plata Village, Century 21, Banco Santa Cruz, Canal 50, Helados Bon, Pizza Hut. It also has the support of the city governments of Puerto Plata and Sosua, the Association of German Residents in Sosua and Cabarete, Casa Goethe, 21 Century-Juan Perdomo, Ocean World, Sosua Ocean Village, among others.

Oktober Fest began when Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Theressa Von Sacasen-Hildburghausen of Bavaria married on 17 October 1810. Since then it has continued strong in Munich and in cities all around the world.

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