Enthusiasm following last year’s inaugural Oktoberfest in Port Campbell has forced organisers to roll up the sleeves of their German garb and repeat the event again this year.
The Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club (PCSLSC) will again partner with the town’s craft beer brewers Sow and Piglets to stage the event on Saturday, October 6.
PCSLSC Social Committee member Marina Deppeler said the first event had really struck a chord with the local community.
“We’re running it again because of the feedback and enthusiasm from those that attended last year,” she said.
“It was such a fun and social night for the community and for our members. It probably wasn’t our plan to repeat it, but there was so much support we decided to do it again.
“Last year was fantastic – people turned up in full Oktoberfest regalia and really got into the spirit of it which made for a lot of fun for the town.”
Ms Deppeler said German craft beer, authentic Bavarian-inspired food and knee-slapping polka music would set the scene for another memorable community event.
“All of the profits go back to the surf club, which is a volunteer organisation,” she said.
“The funds will be directed to member training, club equipment, nipper equipment, on-going maintenance of the clubrooms and our coastal rescue service which is very important.
“All of these things are of course compensated by our members who volunteer their time so generously all year.”
Ms Deppeler said tickets were selling fast, she was confident of reaching their cap of 150 people and that the night would be another wonderful social success for Port Campbell.
“We’re also excited to have secured Melbourne-based musician Alex Yarosh again who performs all the Oktoberfest favourites. For just $40, your ticket includes entry, live music, food and your very own 500ml beer stein on entry,” she said.
The event is strictly for people aged 18 or above. Tickets can be purchased via trybooking.com and further enquiries can be directed to Ms Deppeler on 0447 347 193.