THE Oktoberfest that was celebrated for 32 years in Calpe has decamped to La Nucia. It will now be held between October 1st & October 12th in the car park at the Camilo Cano sports stadium, attended by approximately 32,000 people who will drink around 18,000 litres of beer.
“We are looking forward to organising this great fiesta in La Nucia,” said Gabriele Schafer, president of the Asociacion Creativ Club Calpe.
“We are going to work with the bus companies to connect municipalities like Benidorm to the Oktoberfest,” Schafer also announced. The change of venue did not come as a surprise in Calpe, and mayor Ana Sala said last December that news of the decision to relocate “was not the end of the world.” The decision was also unilateral, she revealed, even though the town hall had always given the organisers every facility despite being a disappointment, Sala also revealed at the end of last year that Calpe would still hold an Oktoberfest, but with other organisers.
“We have an important Belgian community here and their beer is very good,” the mayor pointed out.