The National Beer Festival (Fiesta Nacional de la Cerveza) is Argentina's version of the German Oktoberfest. It has taken place every October since 1963 in Villa General Belgrano, Cordoba. This festival attracts thousands of tourists for two consecutive weekends.
The southernmost country of Latin America hides many secrets. Although Argentina is typically known as the land of tango, beef, and malbec, few know about the polka, wurst, and beer-making tradition that dominates a tiny enclave called Villa General Belgrano.
During the month of October, thousands of people make the pilgrimage every year to this Cordoba city to participate in one of the most anticipated events: the National Beer Festival.
This event is celebrated during eleven intense days in the Beer Village (a new venue especially designed for the festival). The attendants drink several liters of beer, which are served in giant German mugs. The National Beer Festival is Argentina's version of the German Oktoberfest.
It has taken place every October since 1963. This festival attracts thousands of tourists for two consecutive weekends. Today it is the largest in Latin America after Oktoberfest of Blumenau, Brazil.