Oishi Snacktacular 2017 is our #chichiryagoals for the weekend

A big crowd gathers at the free-admission Oishi Snacktacular 2017 event at Festival Malls on Friday, July 28, 2017. Photo by Errol P. Marquez for InterAksyon.

The heavy rains may be making the metro dark and gloomy, but inside Festival Mall in Alabang, it’s all warm and happy with Oishi’s deliciously brilliant snack food smorgasbord gig called Oishi Snacktacular 2017.

Now on its fourth year and with loyal followers to boot, the event brought in some sunshine and lots of smiles on avowed snack food junkies who came with their gang at Friday’s opening. (The event runs from July 28 to July 30, Sunday, during mall hours.)

Team-O celebrity member Alex Gonzaga (in photo, left) and host DJ Sam keep the fun pace going at Oishi’s Snacktacular event, July 28, 2017. Photo by Errol P. Marquez for InterAksyon.

No dull moment at this free-admission fair that lets visitors earn as many Oishi drinks and snacks as they can by participating in its fun activities.

There’s a minimum fee for every booth but organizers guarantee the freebies and prizes are definitely worth more than its price.

A woman grabs as many snack packs as she can at the Snack Catcher booth of Oishi Snacktacular 2017. The yearly snack fair runs from July 28 to 30, 2017, at Festival Mall and is open to the public. Photo by Errol P. Marquez for interAksyon.

At the Snack Catcher, for instance and for Php200, you earn your snacks by grabbing all the treats you can get your hands and even legs on while hanging on a zipline (the record so far is 144 snack packs. At the Snack Shack, your Php295 lets you stash as many snacks as you can in a designated bag in one minute.

An Oishi rep seals a bag filled with various Oishi snacks at the Snack Shack booth of Oishi Snacktacular 2017. The event runs from July 28 to 30, 2017 at the Festival Mall in Alabang. Photo by Errol P. Marquez for InterAksyon.

Quench your thirst at the Oishi Cuckoo Bird. For only (Php120) where visitors wear half of a bird costume in suspenders to catch as many balls as you can. The number of balls you catch is equivalent to the drinks you get to take home.

Create your special Oishi snack mix and dip at Oishi’s Snacktacular fest at Festival Mall from July 28 to 30, 2017. Photo by Errol P. Marquez for InterAksyon.

Enjoy a buffet of your favorite chips and cookies at the Oishi Make Your Own Snack booth for only Php20. Complete your snack time fun with the booth’s selections of dips.

It’s instant gratification at the Oishi Twirl booth. For only Php20, enjoy the bestselling Oishi Choco Chug and Tea Matchi Matcha come in the form of creamy ice cream with a choice of two Oishi snack toppings like salty Gourmet Picks potato chips or leche flan-flavored Wafu sticks. Yum.

Enjoy Oshi’s Tea Matchi Matcha milk tea drink as a soft-serve ice cream complete with toppings at Oishi’s Snacktacular event at Festival Mall, July 28 to 30, 2017. Photo by Errol P. Marquez for InterAksyon.

If you’re game enough to indulge in all the booths’ activities—and who wouldn’t?—you also get to bring home more goodies courtesy of Oishi.

Definitly a barkada affair, organizers made sure to have Oishi friends meet and greet their fans as well. Drop by then and say hello to mascots like Piyo Pillow Panya, Marty, Hippy, Tata, Potch, and Wafu.

Team-O’s Alex Gonzaga warmed up the crowd on the first day of the snack fest. On Saturday, July 29, at 6 p.m. it’s Maine Mendoza’s turn to greet the crowd. Also seen at the scene were snacksters and vloggers Arabella of That’s Bella, Michelly Dy, Vince Vandorpe, Ronan Domingo, and Pamela Swing.

On Sunday (July 30) at 6 p.m., Kathniel fans will be snacking and having fun with Katherine Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Another Team-O member, Ramon Bautista, will also be joing the fun on Sunday.

• Oishi Snacktacular 2017 runs till Sunday, July 30, at the Carousel Court on the second level of Festival Mall. Need updates? Check Oishi’s Facebook page here.