IN THE SPIRIT: Matt Handley, Laura Schulz, Sarah Watson, Darren Bellamy, Christian Bennett and Mischa Bongers at last year’s Oktoberfest celebrations which are on again this weekend.
IN THE SPIRIT: Matt Handley, Laura Schulz, Sarah Watson, Darren Bellamy, Christian Bennett and Mischa Bongers at last year’s Oktoberfest celebrations which are on again this weekend. Chris Ison Rokcoktoberfest

Plenty of beer and good cheer

EXPECTING more than 3000 punters come Saturday at Emu Park's Bell Park, Oktoberfest has grown into a huge tradition on the Capricorn Coast.

People from all over central Queensland make their way to Emu Park for the event, which will celebrate 30 years this year.

Having started from humble beginnings in 1984, the event has grown into a must-not-miss extravaganza.

The Lions Club of Emu Park members were getting very excited about the upcoming occasion just days away, and assured revellers there would be no shortage of beer this year.

Spokesman Bill Moore said about 200 volunteers from the club and the community came out in force to make the event so successful each year.

"We're very pleased with how the preparations are going, but it's also a great event because it raises a lot of funds for the community," Mr Moore said this week.

The Kalendar Band will once again keep the audience entertained for their 30th consecutive year.

Kalendar Band brothers Peter, Hus and Roy Sali have been along for the ride as the event has grown from strength to strength and will again Oom Pah Pah the socks off all revellers.

Young's Bus service will be operating with late night runs departing Emu Park for Yeppoon at 9.45pm and Rockhampton via Yeppoon at 10.30pm.

OKTOBERFEST

 

Where: Bell Park, Emu Park

 

When: Saturday, October 25 from 11am-10pm

 

Cost: 18 years plus $10, 15-18 years $5, under-15 free.

 

Website: emuparkoktoberfest. com.



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