September, the month of new beginnings. For many in Madrid, this September is the first time in the city or the return to the city after a long and much need summer break. So, it’s either back to life, back to reality or otherwise the first month of a journey of epic proportions. Whichever it is for you, there are two events that you must add to your calendar to help you settle down properly:
MadrEat – the street food/food truck festival and Madrid Oktoberfest
MadrEat is a collection of the must visit restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and cafes around the city bringing to you their best; all in street food format. In addition to that, you can find other exceptional eateries that are not exactly from the mean streets of Madrid, but rather, only exist in food truck format doing their best to amaze your taste buds.
Usually held on the 3rd weekend of every month, MadrEat is back this month from the 18th to the 20th. We certainly missed this amazing festival last month as they had their own summer break. This street food festival is held at AZCA Centre in Plaza Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The electrifying atmosphere there is topped with tons of people, freely drinking cocktails, beers and sangria; all accompanied with magical food.
This will be the perfect opportunity to acquaint and reacquaint yourself with the best spots around the city to make this year the best eating year. Be sure to check it out.
“Oktoberfest,” the much-loved and famed beer festival from Munich.
Oktoberfest usually runs during the 17 or 18 days up to the first Sunday in October. This festival is a great merriment of Bavarian culture with food, beer and lederhosen (and much more).
A trip to Munich in September is, mostly likely, unfathomable. So why miss this festival when you can have part of it right here in Madrid?
Thursday and Friday: 20:00 H
Saturday 13:00 H or 20:00 H
Sunday 13:00 H
This will certainly be an opportunity to catch up with old friends and most certainly make new ones. The event has live music from artists such as Pablo Carbonell and The Refrescos; some of which will the accompanied with The Oktoberfest Band.
Madrid Oktoberfest is by reservation only with tickets starting from 15€. You have the option to choose either a table of 4 or 8. Each option will include a complimentary 1lr jug of Paulaner per guest. The more expensive options also include a combo platter of food to share.
Do be sure to reserve and experience Madrid’s own Munich, less the airfare, airport transfers and accommodation worries.
Enjoy your Madrid 🙂