Oktoberfest (Blumenau, Santa Catarina) – the second largest Oktoberfest in the world is held here (within one of Brazil’s major German settlements). Oktoberfest Blumenau, a 19-day event, has six restaurants, a food court and several gastronomic spots in the city dedicated to this event. Over 500,000 people show up for this event. See the event website for details: https://oktoberfestblumenau.com.br
Traditional villages surround the city, with their original customs maintained. Those visiting Blumenau can try homemade treats, such as cucas (a cake typical of the German cuisine), liqueurs, various sausages and preserves and the traditional marreco recheado (Drake stuffed with bacon, sausage meat and garlic).