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Prost! Hundreds attend this year’s Oktoberfest

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THIS year’s Oktoberfest has been hailed a huge success with hundreds in attendance and hundreds raised for local causes.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Oktoberfest, over 200 people attended the event at the Horse and Groom last week to enjoy Bratwurst, pretzels and gallons of German lagers.

One of the organisers, Bruce Hewitson said, “This year was even better than  the first. Well over 200 people came, much more than last year, and we are still counting the money, but it looks like we have surpassed the £600 raised last year for local causes.

“The event was so popular we ran out of some of the beers during the day. The German festival lagers were a particular favourite with those in attendance, so next year we will have to think about increasing the amount on offer.

“The Bathampton Morris Men were very entertaining and got the crowd dancing in the afternoon and local band, Stamp, were a great way to round off the event in the evening.

“Overall it was a great success. I was pleased and surprised by how many people came. One person told me that events like Oktoberfest are something that Westbury needs.

“The success of the event was down to the barrel sponsors, the hard work of the organisers, those who manned the bar all day and the staff at the Horse and Groom. So a big thank you to all.”