Thursday, September 7, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Oktoberfest On The Beach

Oktoberfest is coming to Mackay this October long weekend thanks to Eimeo Surf Life Saving Club.

Get ready to experience authentic German music, food, beer and activities for the kids at this family-friendly event – what better way to spend your long weekend?

Townsville’s Frankfurter Oompah Band will be coming down to provide authentic German entertainment and there will be a selection of Gotzinger German sausages and pretzels for sale along with other treats.

Mayor Greg Williamson said Mackay Regional Council was pleased to support this great fundraiser through the Invest Mackay Events and Conferences Attraction Program.

“The program aims to attract visitors, generate positive economic results and foster community pride,” Mr Williamson said.

“This event is a perfect example of a community event that takes advantage of our beautiful locales and brings everyone together in the great outdoors for a day of fun.”

Oktoberfest will take place on Sunday, October 1 from 12pm to 5:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased for $20 adult and $5 child.

The adult tickets include admittance to the event and a souvenir mug to fill with German-style beer.

Kids tickets include face painting, a giant slide and rock climbing wall for the kids.

This event is one of the largest fundraisers for the Eimeo SLSC and helps to ensure lifesavers are able to patrol our beaches and provide junior activities.

If you are interested in volunteering at Oktoberfest please visit

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