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Byline: LAURA LOVE laura.love@trinitymirror.com @laura.love_87

IF you are planning on heading to Middlesbrough Oktoberfest you'd better act fast - its organisers are now down to their last remaining tickets.

The world's largest beer and folk festival is heading to Centre Square this October, on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21.

And with it comes giant tents, Bavarian breweries and traditional cuisine.

There will also be Oompa music to accompany the afternoon jubilations, which normally gives way to more modern pop music in the evening.

But according to the organisers, there are not many tickets left - with 80% of the tickets for the Friday evening sold, and 90% for the Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening is already a sell-out.

They have also revealed some more details about the event - including a Bratwurst eating competition with a prize of PS100 worth of drink vouchers.

"Oktoberfest is a highlight of Germany's cultural calendar, and Oktoberfest Official is no exception," reads the event description.

"Showcasing the best in traditional German and Bavarian cuisine, our Bierhalle will be filled with the mouthwatering smells of Wurstl, Sauerkraut, Pretzel, Spatzle, Schnitzel, Schweinshaxe, Schweinebraten, Steckerlfisch, Knodel, Kasespatzle and much more.

"And of course, no Oktoberfest is complete without barrels of Bier being emptied into glass steins. Expect authentic beers from the most revered and respected breweries across Germany."

The event runs on the Friday and Saturday evenings, 6pm until 11pm, and on Saturday afternoon from noon until 5pm.

Tickets are available from www.oktoberfestofficial.com, ranging from PS11-PS22. VIP tables of 10 are also available for PS385.

Oktoberfest is only for people aged 18 and over. Proof of age will be required on entry and at bars.

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Sep 5, 2017
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