This is the second time that Antalya has hosted the Oktoberfest Festival.
This year’s attendance was 45,000 which was double last years so it looks like it will be going from strength to strength in years to come.
I was there on the Saturday evening and in the video below I captured a song by two of the bands Smokin Fuzz and Kurban.
The Event is sponsored by the Turkish Beer company Efes and the entrance fee was only 10 Lira for which you got a complimentary beer and a token for the adjacent Fairground.
Unlike other festivals I have been to the crowd were not there to abuse the alcohol but rather to have a few beers and a good time.
The reason why I like it so much is because of the social get together of our expat friends and the chance to meet some new Turkish friends as well. I did especially enjoy beating Steve at Table Football.
Oktoberfest 2009 Highlights
Here are some highlights from last years festival from which I don’t have any photos.