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Organisers report roaring success for Saints Oktoberfest in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:29 21 September 2017

An oompah band from Stowmarket provided the music at the Saints Oktoberfest. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

An oompah band from Stowmarket provided the music at the Saints Oktoberfest. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

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Organisers of the Saints Oktoberfest held at St Peter’s by the Waterfront in Ipswich last weekend have toasted the success of the event.

Customers at the Saints Oktoberfest in Ipswich enjoying German beer in traditional steins. Picture: DARIO VITELLINICustomers at the Saints Oktoberfest in Ipswich enjoying German beer in traditional steins. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

The Bavarian-themed event featured traditional German beers, street food stalls, a traditional oompah band and beer-hall style sing-alongs.

Volunteers from LV= were pouring the pints to raise cash for the Papworth Trust. Picture: DARIO VITELLINIVolunteers from LV= were pouring the pints to raise cash for the Papworth Trust. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

Volunteers from insurance firm LV= helped pour the pints to raise cash for chosen charity the Papworth Trust, with around £1,000 having been raised.

Customers enjoying the Saints Oktoberfest at St peter's by the Waterfront. Picture: DARIO VITELLINICustomers enjoying the Saints Oktoberfest at St peter's by the Waterfront. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

Greg Cooper from organisers Beer&Co. said: “Saints Oktoberfest was amazing fun, which we knew it would be, while Beer&Co. are especially happy to have been able to work with, and support the fund-raising efforts of Papworth Trust Ipswich.”

The Saints Oktoberfest featured German beers on draught. Picture: DARIO VITELLINIThe Saints Oktoberfest featured German beers on draught. Picture: DARIO VITELLINI

The next Beer&Co. festival will be at St Peter’s by the Waterfront on October 20 and 21, called the Saints Beer & Blues Festival.

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