Oktoberfest 2016 to be held at Bell Park, Emu Park October 29th
The picturesque seaside town of Emu Park will come alive on Saturday, 29th October. The local Lions Club is busy gearing up for another fantastic day where more than 3,000 locals and visitors will descend on Emu Park’s Bell Park.
The day will resonate to the music of the Kalendar Band, returning from China and Japan only days before, and Heidi the yodeler entertaining patrons with OOM PAH PAH and a floor show of traditional Bavarian folk dancing, cowbells, Swiss Alp horn, yodeling and audience participation. Patrons are serenaded with beautiful German ballads to raunchy German beer drinking songs with as much knee slapping, toe tapping, slap dancing, hat dancing and chicken dancing as anyone could handle.
Traditional German fare – German sausages, sauerkraut, kartoffelpuffers will be on offer as will a range of local Aussie foods and imported beers. Beer steins and lots more will be available from the well stocked Stein Stall.
Licensing laws prohibit alcohol from being brought in or taken out of the event. Because of this restriction only sealed bottles of water can be brought through the gate. Water will be available to replace any open bottles which need to be emptied before entry. Patrons are advised to organize transport and accommodation beforehand to avoid drinking and driving. No dogs or eskies are allowed.
This year, a condition of our license is that no person under 18 shall be permitted to be at the event after 6:00PM. Patrons are reminded to take this into consideration when planning their day out.
Please note there will be special late night bus services to Yeppoon and Rockhampton as follows:
This event has certainly made its mark on CQ’s entertainment calendar growing bigger and better each year as word spreads that this is an event not to be missed. Patrons don their traditional German costumes, their funny hats or dancing shoes, or just come as they are to revel in the frivolity of this fantastic day.
The Emu Park Lions Club also acknowledges the wonderful support provided by local businesses, sponsors, and community volunteers in staging this 30th Oktoberfest. What a wonderful community effort! All profits raised are distributed by the Lions Club to a diverse range of worthy causes.
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