Sheffield set to celebrate Oktoberfest

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A well-known German festival is heading to Sheffield after a successful run in London.

Sheffield Oktoberfest is set to take place over five days in August where Sheffield will be able to immerse itself in the fun of the beer festival.

Oktoberfest, is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair.

It is held annually in Munich from late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million attending. It is hoped this popularity will be seen in the Sheffield adaptation.

A tent will be set up on Devonshire Green and open its’ doors to a world of lederhosen, dirndls, Schnitzels, Oktoberfest Beer, German Schlager, between August 5 and 9.

The inside will introduce Sheffielders to the hospitality and atmosphere of German Bavaria with authentic food.

Organisers are offering their own brew of Oktoberfest Beer, transported from the German region, described as a fresh golden lager with a touch of sweetness and a strong, slightly bitter aftertaste of hops.

A shop will also allow guests to rent or buy their very own traditional German outfit.

Entrance to the tent is free except for Saturday, which will cost £5. For more information and tickets, click here