Annual Taybeh, Palestine OktoberFest Sept. 8 – 9, 2018
The Taybeh Brewing Company has been welcoming people from all corners of the world to celebrate Oktoberfest every year since 2005 whenDavid Khoury become the first democratically elected Mayor of Taybeh. The Taybeh Oktoberfest is a dream come true for Nadim Khoury, master brewer, who inspired the Taybeh Municipality and all local civic organizations to collaborate in boosting the collapsed local economy and placing Taybeh on the international map.
This unique event has been called the highlight of Palestine reaching over sixteen thousand visitors annually.
The exquisite hills and valleys of the village offer the perfect escape from any busy schedule for all international and local people who come to support local products and boost the economy while celebrating the deep cultural heritage offered by one of the most ancient spots in Palestine also known by its Biblical name, Ephraim.
The two-day celebration usually happens on the first Saturday and Sunday of October (excluding religious holidays) and gives venue to local music groups to celebrate their talent and skills in promoting a different face of Palestine. Artists from Brazil, Germany, Greece, Spain, England, Sri Lanka, and Japan have performed in the last eight years in Taybeh.
Visit the Taybeh OktoberFest Facebook Page for updates on this year’s events by clicking here.
Taybeh Brewing Company
Taybeh, Ramallah District
West Bank, Palestine
Tel/Fax +972-2-289 8868
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