Not Todd’s wurst idea

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

FOR­MER Aus­tralian beach vol­ley­ball player Todd For­rest is pre­par­ing to serve up good times by the glass as his Ok­to­ber­fest event draws near.

On Oc­to­ber 20, all things Ger­man will de­scend upon the sports fields which will be trans­formed into a gi­ant beer hall and bar, with out­door beer gar­dens, tra­di­tional Ger­man food, mu­sic, games, com­pe­ti­tions and, of course, a bit of Jager­meis­ter.

Even Ger­man car maker Audi has come on as the ma­jor spon­sor, through the Audi Cen­tre Sun­shine Coast.

The team has 10,000 litres of Ger­man beer stocked up and an­other 50 kegs to be shipped over from the Erdinger brew­ery.

Mr For­rest is hop­ing there will be more than enough Ger­man beer to sat­isfy the crowd, which he said was look­ing like it might top 5000 peo­ple.

“We’ve had to call for backup be­cause the event is look­ing like it will be a sell-out,” he said.

The event will cater for fam­i­lies, with an ac­tive kids’ zone for those ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

Mr For­rest said the aim was to keep the event as au­then­tic as pos­si­ble.

PHOTO: WAR­REN LY­NAM

ONTO A WIN­NER: Coast Ok­to­ber­fest or­gan­iser Todd For­rest and Freyja Viskum get into the fun.

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