Wan­doan Fes­ti­val a hit with the lo­cals

Dalby Herald - - BEST OF THE WEST -

HUN­GRY rev­ellers donned their leder­ho­sen and dirndl to tuck into Ger­man hot dogs and raise their beer steins in the sun­shine two week­ends ago.

This was the scene at Wan­doan's in­au­gu­ral Oktoberfest on Satur­day.

The in­ter­sec­tion of Royd and Law­ton Sts was closed off to cars and lined with mar­ket stalls, sideshow al­leys, a me­chan­i­cal bull and an im­pres­sive beer hall manned by the Juan­dah Ho­tel bar staff.

A wood­chop­ping dis­play by some of the best ax­e­men from across the re­gion kept fes­ti­val-go­ers en­ter­tained with their thrilling an­tics.

Juan­dah Ho­tel pub­li­can and fes­ti­val mas­ter­mind Philip Snook said the fes­ti­val wasn't just about Oktoberfest, but rather about cel­e­brat­ing the com­mu­nity of Wan­doan.

"This isn't about me and the pub, it's about the peo­ple and the town.”

"We thought that if we could cre­ate some­thing that no one else was do­ing in the area, we could draw the crowds.”

Oktoberfest at Wan­doan was a huge suc­cess.

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