Oktoberfest 2011

Wollongong Unibar has successfully put on another festive Oktoberfest this year with a record high of over 1300 people participating.

This year the Unibar was again transformed into a traditional beer hall with traditional German games, food and music to wow event goers again this year.

Students from the University of Wollongong dusted off their Barbarian costumes on Friday the 14th and headed to the Unibar for the 2011 annual Oktoberfest celebrations.

This epic event consisted of full steins of Tooheys, giant pretzels and even more flowing beer.

Entertainment organizer April West reported that an astonishing 2600 steins of beer were consumed throughout the celebration.

Performance student Rachel Baker reminisced on the festive event by saying that this years Oktoberfest was a huge success.

“The whole night had a fantastic atmosphere. I am looking forward to what next years Oktoberfest will bring.” Said Rachel Baker.

Last year’s event was a hit with the Alpine wanderers oom pah pah band providing the live music for the night and event goers were not disappointed with the Alpine wanderers back again this year.

In addition the Rocking horse and the Baby dolls also provided some crowd-pleasing music.

The dance floor was packed all night with people taking there turn to show off their favorite German dance moves.

As festivities carried on well into the night some highlights of Oktoberfest where the challenges and give-a-ways.

Patrons could get involved in giant pretzel eating competition as well as some good old fashion arm wrestling.

Or you could have tried your luck at a game of heads or tails and entered the yodeling competition.

Best-dressed students were also in with a chance to win tickets for up coming Unibar gigs.

The 2011 Oktoberfest celebrations have definitely set the bar high and have left event goers wondering what could possibly be in store for next year Oktoberfest.

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