Next Oktoberfest 26th October 2013
Oktoberfest a huge success in 2012
The members of the Emu Park Lions Club will sleep soundly tonight after hosting one of the largest events on the coast. Details are sketchy yet but it seems that over 3,000 guests eager to sample and enjoy everything German turned out for the biggest day out on the coast. Lion Rob says that there were over 100 people lined up at the gate eager to start the day when the gates opened at 11:00.
There was the Kalandar band and many other attractions to keep everyone clapping, dancing and reveling until 10:00PM. We cooked hundreds of Kartoffelpuffers, Bratwurst, Knackwurst, hamburgers, chips and great heaps of other food. The visitors washed it down with record amounts of fine imported beer.
A huge thankyou to all who attended and made it such a success. The many who came this year in costume made it even more memorable. Our keen eyed photographer was wandering around to capture some photos. Who knows? Maybe you were in a photo. Head off to the Photo Gallery and check out if you were there.
President Lorna would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who came and assisted on the day. There were over 200 of you and you all did an amazing job. Also a big thankyou to the Club members, many who went well beyond the call. You all made this day possible. Finally via the people on the gate, thanks to all the hundreds who told us how well we had done. Your positive comments make it all the better.
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Emu Park Lions Club.
Oktoberfest 2012 Saturday 27th October 11AM to 10PM
The picturesque seaside town of Emu Park will come alive on Saturday, 27th October. The local Lions Club is busy gearing up for another fantastic day where about 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.
Lucky winners of the raffle will be able to enjoy 3 nights in an ocean balcony room at Daydream Island Resort & Spa including a buffet breakfast daily and transfers from Abel Point Marina or overnight accommodation for up to 8 people in Seaspray Resort’s penthouse home including breakfast at Cocos.
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.
Please note there will be a special late night Bus service to Rockhampton via Yeppoon at 10.30pm.. For other Bus times consult the Young’s Bus timetable.
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 28th Oktoberfest. What a wonderful community effort! All profits raised are distributed by the Lions Club to a diverse range of worthy causes.
For accomodation go to www.emuparkonline.com.au
Event: Emu Park Lions Oktoberfest
Where: Bell Park, Emu Park
When: Saturday, 27th October 2012 – 11am – 10pm
Cost: 18 years plus – $10; 15-18 years – $5; under 15 – free
Get ready for Oktoberfest 2012
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