Beer and specialty foods invite to Ginowan Marina

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A loud “Prosit!” is definitely in order when Okinawa Octoberfest meets Food Flea this weekend at Ginowan Marina.

The original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany that attracts over 6.5 million visitors over its two-week course is the world’s largest and most famous beer festival held every fall since 1810.

Although not in the same scale but in the same spirit, Okinawa Octoberfest on Oct 12 and 13 at Ginowan Marina features a wide range of brews from major Japanese brewers, craft beer makers and imported labels. 

The Okinawa Food Flea has grown to be the largest food related event on the island over the past few years, and now presents a large variety of specialty dishes from selected well-known local restaurants and food vendors to go with the beers.

The Okinawa Octoberfest and Food Flea takes place at Ginowan Marina this Saturday, from 3 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, from noon 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Plenty of free parking in the area is available, but organizers remind party goers not to drink and drive. Patrons engaging in beer drinking must be at least 22 years old.

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