CHEERS: Rotaract members Rachael Colquhoun, Jordan Williams and Jenny Dimitrov having some stein time in preparation for the upcoming Noktoberfest.
CHEERS: Rotaract members Rachael Colquhoun, Jordan Williams and Jenny Dimitrov having some stein time in preparation for the upcoming Noktoberfest. Andrew Morgan

Beer, music the focus at Noktoberfest festival

OKTOBERFEST is taking its time to get to Gladstone, but with 15 varieties of beer on hand, it will be big when it does.

Noktoberfest is a music, food and beer-fuelled festival to be held at the Gladstone Turf Club on November 15.

Rotaract club director Jordan Williams said there was no better way to raise money than through having a party.

"We will have up to 15 different varieties of beers with more of an emphasis on the foreign beers," he said.

"We will have music from 3-10pm that caters for all tastes."

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The club has organised bands from the local area, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and other parts of Queensland.

"We've got large bands, acoustic, rock, alternative rock and one group has a rap element to them. It's a broad range of music," Mr Williams said.

"We will also have some traditional German food with schnitzels, pretzels and generic Aussie food for those not interested in doing the sauerkraut thing."

Organisers are hoping for a crowd of 300, though they are aware of the popularity of Oktoberfest, with 700 attending that event in 2012.

The event is presented by the Rotaract Club and all profits from entry prices, drink sales, raffles and donation tins will go to support the Gladstone Literacy Centre.

GET A TICKET:

  • Tickets can be purchased for $20 and are available from eventbrite.com
  • Tickets on day $25


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