German Club at Kembla Grange celebrates Oktoberfest 2016

The sounds of clinking beer steins and German music may have been audible from some distance away as the Illawarra soaked up the Bavarian-themed atmosphere.

Punters decked out in short pants, braces, lederhosen and beer-maid outfits visited the German Club at Kembla Grange for Oktoberfest celebrations. 

The club kicked off celebrations on Friday, and were due to run until Sunday.

HAVE A DRINK: Tim Shiels and Carina Linnanel at Saturday's Oktoberfest activities. See Page 16 for more photos from the celebrations. Picture: Sylvia Liber

HAVE A DRINK: Tim Shiels and Carina Linnanel at Saturday's Oktoberfest activities. See Page 16 for more photos from the celebrations. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Club duty manager Robert Prstec said Saturday was the peak day for the club’s celebrations, with 4500-5000 people expected. 

“Everyone’s got big smiles on their faces, and a lot of the regulars who come to the event save their money for this (all year),” he said.

Mr Prstec said Saturday’s warm weather ensured Radler, a light beer/lemonade mix (“like a shandy in a bottle”) proved popular. 

Look at photos from last year’s Oktoberfest at the Wollongong German Club

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