Munich-themed festival comes to Rotherham

Adam Timewell, commercial manager of First South Yorkshire, and Donna Shaw, of Magna, have organised special buses to run from Magna's Oktoberfest
Adam Timewell, commercial manager of First South Yorkshire, and Donna Shaw, of Magna, have organised special buses to run from Magna's Oktoberfest
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A little piece of Munich will arrive in Rotherham tonight for a special two-day event.

Oktoberfest, which will feature German lagers, Frankfurters and an Oompah band, will open at Magna from 6pm this evening.

As well as entertainment from the band, there will be a disco, party games and guest appearances from the current and former Miss South Yorkshires dressed in traditional costumes.

Party-goers are also encouraged to get into the spirit of the occasion by donning fancy dress for a best dressed competition.

Those attending the festival tonight will also be given the chance to bungee jump for charity, with a £20 fee being split between Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and Rotherham Hospice.

To ensure people have a great night out and can leave the car at home, Magna has teamed up with First transport group to provide special buses.

The service will run every 30 minutes between Rotherham Interchange, Meadowhall Interchange and Magna, starting at 5.30pm tonight and 4.30pm tomorrow. The cost will be just £2 return, with the last bus leaving Magna at midnight on both nights.

Donna Shaw, of Magna, said: “We’re really excited about bringing a bit of Munich to Rotherham, so people can come for a good old knees-up. Lederhosen is optional.

“But we want people to come and have a great night out and not have to worry about how they are going to get home.”

Entry-only tickets are £5, with beer and food tokens available at the event. A Bierkeller package is available for £20 in advance or £25 on the night. It includes entry, four pints of lager and a meal.

For more details, visit www.visitmagna.co.uk