The North East’s biggest Oktoberfest is set to return to Newcastle city centre

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Oktoberfest is returning to Newcastle city centre this month.

The North East’s biggest Oktoberfest is set to run in Newcastle city centre from Friday, October 13, until Saturday, October 28, at Times Squares.

Visitors can expect an experience filled with beer, entertainment and authentic Bavarian culture.

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A traditional German marquee, adorned with blue and white checkered tablecloths, will be set up in Times Square to accommodate thousands of visiters every weekend.

Oktoberfest is returning to Newcastle city centre later this month. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Oktoberfest is returning to Newcastle city centre later this month. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Oktoberfest is returning to Newcastle city centre later this month. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

Mike Hesketh, from Two Tribes Organisation who are hosting the event, has expressed his excitement ahead of the opening night next week.

He said: “We’re thrilled to unveil the incredible line-up of entertainment and amazing food vendors for Oktoberfest Newcastle 2023.

“It’s going to be an even bigger and more unforgettable experience, and we can’t wait to see our guests enjoy every moment.

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The event will feature traditional Oktoberfest activities and music.The event will feature traditional Oktoberfest activities and music.
The event will feature traditional Oktoberfest activities and music. | Other 3rd Party

“And, of course, we’re especially excited to break some records this year – it’s all part of the Oktoberfest magic!”

Guests will be able to get involved in competitions such as sausage-eating and jug-carrying in an attempt to allow visitors to break Oktoberfest records.

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The Brooklyn Brass Band, a seven-piece funk brass band from Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Oompah, an authentic German oompah band, are some of the groups that will be entertaining goers of Oktoberfest Newcastle 2023.

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Returning for 2023 is the Geordie Wurst Kitchen, which will offer Donner, chilli, and Geordie-Wurst options, including vegetarian and vegan versions too.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Tickets for the event are on sale now. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

The event will be made up of nine sessions over three weekends in October, with the first Saturday afternoon session already sold out.

Organisers say that tickets are running low for all the other sessions and can be secured at: www.oktoberfestnewcastle.co.uk.

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