Nile Breweries Limited – NBL, through their premium brand Nile Special, Uganda’s most awarded beer have announced their sponsorship of the 2022 edition of Oktoberfest Kampala.  The sponsorship was announced by Nile Breweries Connections Manager John Paul Ssemakula on today morning at a press conference held at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

Oktoberfest, is the world’s largest beer and food festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and runs from late September to the first weekend in October. It’s usually celebrated between September 16th and October 3rd which is the German day of Unity.

In Uganda, the festival will be celebrated on Saturday October 1st at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo. 

According to the event’s organizers, the Kampala edition of Oktoberfest will run under the theme “recognizing the friendship and strong, cultural and economic partnerships between Germany and Uganda and celebrating this unique relationship through food, drink and the arts.”

The festival promises a lineup of activities that will make it an excellent day out for families and a thrilling evening for partiers.

German Ambassador to Uganda His Excellency Matthias Schauer is expected to be the guest of honor and will preside over ceremonial aspects of the event.

“Nile Special is all about celebrating what makes us unique as Ugandans; our culture, our food, our hospitality and most importantly our people. We are so excited to be partners in this year’s Oktoberfest and we’d like to invite all beer and food lovers to come and celebrate with us,” Ssemakula said.

“Nile Special’s superior and world class recognized quality has seen it scoop 21 Gold Medals in the Mondes Selection Awards over the years. As a brand, we are excited to share this beer that is unmatched in Gold with our friends from Germany and other beer lovers from across the world,” he added.

This year’s entertainment will be headlined by the legendary Reggae maestro Maddox Sematimba, and riveting performances from Myko Ouma, Mudra, famous DJs like Sir Aludah and The Almost Famous DJs.

The Oktoberfest will feature other activities like costume competitions, traditional games like arm wrestling, eating challenges, Beer straw challenge, Beer Pong, Tug of War and competitions amongst food and drinks vendors.

A team of judges guided by the Uganda German Cultural Society will judge the costumes worn by revellers at the event and a grand prize of two Return Air Tickets from Brussels Airlines to any destination in Europe will be won.

Several other prizes will be awarded to winners of the different challenges.

Tickets to the event are already on sale at Shs 25,000 for early birders under Stanbic Bank’s FlexiPay App using Merchant ID ‘OFEST’. 

A flat fee of Shs 35,000 will be charged for revellers paying cash at the entrance.