Beer flows at Oktoberfest event

IT was all about beer, beer and more beer as a fabled slice of Germany was celebrated in Gladstone on Saturday.

In a bid to reproduce, albeit on a much smaller scale, Munich's legendary Oktoberfest, the Rotaract Club of Gladstone staged its annual Oktoberfest celebrations.

Hundreds of people, some dressed in their German finery, made their way through the gates at the Gladstone Racecourse to partake in a bit of German culture and listen to some great local acts.

This year's Rotaract Oktoberfest coincided with the 200th anniversary of the German event which, on average, sees about six million people flocking to Germany to attend the world's latest fair.

For Gladstone residents, the Rotaract's version of the event was a chance for those who can't travel to Germany to experience a taste of what the festival is about and why it is such a renowned international event.

There were a total of 15 beers for beer enthusiasts to indulge in as well as a variety of traditional German cuisine.

Tim Anderson was one of the local musos who helped to entertain the crowd as the beer flowed, as well as other local acts Remedy, Shane Molloy and Tomowen.



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