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Bavarian Beerfest will kick off in Tenterfield on Wednesday 15 March at 10.30am. Photo Peter Reid

The Rotary Club of Tenterfield is thrilled to announce the return of Bavarian Beerfest and the Original Bavarian Brass Band, from the Unter Allgäu region of Bavaria, Germany. Thirty-two musicians from Bavaria will be spending a week in Tenterfield, exploring the region, seeing the sights and putting on several concerts and performances. This visit honours the sister city partnership between Tenterfield and Ottobeuren.

Other festival favourites are on again, culminating in the Bavarian Beerfest on Saturday – a night of music, singing, dancing and German food and beer.

The festival kicks off with a Garden Concert at Glenrock Gardens, Wednesday 15 March at 10.30am. Tickets are $50 and include lunch and entertainment in award-winning gardens. Drinks are available to purchase. 

Friday 17 March at 7pm is the first ever Multicultural Music Concert, featuring the Original Bavarian Brass Brand, Pipe Bands, Highland Scottish Dancers, Orkeztra Lizmore and an eclectic mix of local music. Tickets are $25 and food and drink will be available to purchase. 

Saturday morning is for Music & Markets! The band will be playing a free mini-concert in Bruxner Park on Saturday 18 March at 9am. There will also be short performances from the University of Queensland Emmanuel College Highlanders Pipe Band, Tenterfield Highlanders Pipe Band, Warwick Thistle Pipe Band, Highland Scottish dancers, Orkeztra Lizmore and local entertainers and dancers. Wander around the market stalls and listen to some fantastic music. This event is supported by the NSW government.

The Bavarian Beerfest is undoubtedly the highlight of the festival from 5pm on Saturday 18 March, at Memorial Hall. The Beerfest is all about the celebration of traditional German beer, food and music. Tickets are $70 and include seven hours of entertainment by the Original Bavarian Brass Band and an empty beer stein on arrival. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

On Sunday 19 March, enjoy a recovery breakfast at Arrajay Downs at 8am. Tickets are $30 and include a homegrown breakfast, entertainment by Jess Lockwood and a farm tour. At 9am on Sunday there is a free Schubert Mass and morning tea with the Bavarian Brass Band at St Mary’s Catholic Church. 

Funds raised from this event are distributed by the Rotary Club of Tenterfield for disaster relief, youth projects, community assistance programs and other local projects. 

For more information go to www.rotarytenterfield.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram @bavarianbeerfest. 

Tickets are available online here, or phone Karen on (02) 6736 2426. 

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