A Bavarian knees up in Glen Innes to celebrate Oktoberfest

A Tyrolean nun (or Judi Toms, the mayor's wife).

A Tyrolean nun (or Judi Toms, the mayor's wife).

More than 70 people took part in an Oktoberfest dinner on Saturday evening in a celebration of the traditional Bavarian festival organised by the German and Austrian Club of Glen Innes.

Witches: Helena Maher, Caroline Dunn, Andama Dujon, Elizabeth Pinkerton, Vivienne Williams, Fiona Richards and Raelene Watson.

Witches: Helena Maher, Caroline Dunn, Andama Dujon, Elizabeth Pinkerton, Vivienne Williams, Fiona Richards and Raelene Watson.

It was an annual event run by volunteers to promote the appreciation of German culture throughout New England.

The theme this year was the Sound of Music and guests dressed the parts.  

The festivities were overseen by Glen Innes Mayor, Steve Toms, who was declared the honorary Bürgermeister (Mayor) of Glen Innesbruck for the occasion. He opened with the magic words “O’zapft is” (it is tapped).

The entertainment at the Masonic Centre was provided by Fritz Hapke and the Hexenbrut Dancers.

Christl and Ross Haron looked after the catering along with members of the Glen Innes Masonic Lodge.

*Everyone enjoyed themselves.