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Oktoberfest Reinvented For March

Story: Aleasha Bliss
Published On : Feb 20, 2021
Oktoberfest Reinvented For March
Experience the fun of Oktoberfest at Redcliffe – in March. The much-loved German-inspired event is having a makeover, and to honour the missed celebration of 2020, Marchtoberfest was born.

Marchtoberfest is being hosted by Redcliffe company Beam Entertainment and is set to be a memorable day filled with live entertainment, games, competitions and of course, German beer with all of the traditional bites.

It will be a foodies delight as the event will definitely satisfy your schnitz fix, and with sauerkraut, bratwurst, pork knuckle and pretzels – to name a few of the popular dishes on offer – all that is left to do is select the right beer to wash it all down.

The adults-only event will be held in the Webb Hall at the Redcliffe showgrounds and costs $26.70 per ticket. The hall will be transformed into an authentically decorated beer hall consisting of tables to share your German treats and listen to the German musical entertainment, while participating  in stein-holding and schnitzel-eating contests.

Beam Entertainment event manager Craig Miley said this was a genuinely German event with a German band, menu, drinks, decorations and competitions, with a local flavour.

“The brewer is local,” Craig said. “The caterer is local, the band is local, a whole gamut of things are local. While it is a German cultural event, it is an entirely locally produced festival.”

The festivities will include a competition for the best Ms Marchtoberfest and Mr Marchtoberfest, so get your dirndls and lederhosen prepared to set the theme for the day and maybe take out the top prize.

“You betcha we are dressing up for this,” Craig said. “The staff will all be decked out in lederhosen and dirndls and we can’t wait.”

“There’s genuine excitement out there for this. When was the last time you saw an Oktoberfest event in Redcliffe? We are putting on this event in March in the lead-up to the even bigger event in October.”

Craig said that half of the tickets sold out when they were released, and he was already predicting great success. “I’m very excited to be creating this event,” he said. “It smells, it looks, it feels and tastes exactly like Oktoberfest.”

You can get your tickets for Marchtoberfest at visitredcliffeqld.com.au/marchtoberfest-redcliffe-2021/

Marchtoberfest
Saturday 20 March, 11:30am-9:00pm
Webb Hall
Redcliffe Showgrounds
Scarborough Road, Redcliffe
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