Preparations for the holding of the 2nd Octubafest shift to high gear as organizers buckle up to accomplish two major objectives in this year’s tuba-tasting feat: that of establishing a new world record of having the most number of participants tasting wine together; and raising relief aid for typhoon victims of Ondoy and Pepeng in Luzon.
Octubafest’s “Tagay,” to be held Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park, aims to assemble over 7,107 participants (symbolizing the country’s number of islands) and all together taste the native wine, tuba in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of 5,000+ wine tasters being held by Spain.
At the same time, the event aims to raise relief aid donations – rice, canned goods, clothing, toiletries, etc. – for the thousands of victims of the recent typhoons which hit Luzon.
Organized by the An Waray partylist, in cooperation with the Leyte Provincial Government, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture and other agencies, the annual Octubafest chiefly aims to advance and showcase the cultural heritage and the tuba industry of Eastern Visayas.
Participants are urged to register and bring their typhoon aid donations directly to the event venue at the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park at the Government Center in Palo where registration centers are going to be set-up this Sunday, October 18 starting at 1:00 in the afternoon.
The simultaneous wine-tasting activity is set to start at 3:00PM.
calle Zaragosa Productions has been commissioned to document the world record breaking attempt.
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