Band for your Oktoberfest
Do you want to hold an Oktoberfest-themed event and are you looking for a band for it? We are Bergvagabunden. We are a network of musicians and singers (male and female) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
We are a typical Bavarian band. But we don't only play Bavarian music, we also play international party music. And we yodel (of course).
From Munich to Berlin
We play very often in the context of a fair - mostly in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. With our lederhosen we walk through the guests or play in one place - with or without sound equipment.
Mobile oom pah musicians
That's what we love the most: strolling around as a brass band with accordion and singing and playing German oom pah music mobile.
Entertainers for corporate events
If you host an Oktoberfest-themed corporate event or dinner you might need typical and traditional entertainers. Send your request now!
10 ideas for your Oktoberfest
Organizing an Oktoberfest-themed corporate event in Germany involves several aspects. From venue selection to food and beverage provision, entertainment, decorations, and even dress code, there are many details to consider to create an authentic and enjoyable experience. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started:
- Theme and Purpose:
Since you've already chosen Oktoberfest as your theme, it's important to consider your purpose for the event. Is this a networking event? A team-building exercise? A client appreciation event? The purpose will help guide other decisions you make.
- Date: Traditionally, Oktoberfest begins in the last week of September and ends on the first Sunday in October. However, if you wish to hold your event in October, that's perfectly fine. Make sure to choose a date that best suits your company and employees.
- Venue: Try to find a suitable venue that can accommodate your guests comfortably and provides the right atmosphere. If possible, an outdoor venue would be the most authentic, as the actual Oktoberfest in Munich takes place on the Theresienwiese, an open space in the Munich city center.
- Decorations: Decorate your venue with Bavarian colors (blue and white), and include elements like wooden benches and tables to simulate the atmosphere of a beer tent. Consider hiring a professional event planner or decorator if this seems like too much work.
- Dress Code: Encourage guests to dress in traditional Bavarian clothing. For men, this would be lederhosen, and for women, dirndls. Even if not everyone participates, it can be a fun element that adds to the authenticity of your event.
- Food and Drinks: Oktoberfest is famous for its traditional Bavarian food and beer. Typical dishes include pretzels, sausages, sauerkraut, and various regional specialties. Make sure to have a selection of German beers available, especially Oktoberfest-style beers. It's also a good idea to provide non-alcoholic options.
- Entertainment: Traditional Bavarian music is a must for your Oktoberfest-themed event. Consider hiring a local German band that plays traditional folk tunes. Activities like beer tasting, beer stein holding competitions, and even traditional Bavarian dances can also add to the fun.
- Invitations: Send out invitations well in advance, and make sure to include all the necessary details like date, time, venue, dress code, and any activities that may be taking place.
- Safety and Compliance: Ensure that your event follows all local laws and regulations, particularly related to alcohol consumption. It's also crucial to ensure your event is inclusive and respectful of all attendees.
- Sustainability: Consider ways to make your event more sustainable. This could include sourcing food and drinks locally, encouraging carpooling or public transportation, using reusable or recyclable materials, and more.
Remember, the key to a successful event is planning and organization. Start planning early to ensure you have time to arrange all the necessary details, and don't be afraid to delegate tasks to other members of your team.