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Bavarian bonanza takes over Southport Market

A Bavarian bonanza has taken over Southport Market for the venue’s inaugural Oktoberfest celebration.

Running until Sunday, September 26th, a cultural delight of entertainment, food and drink will be the first of many special Oktoberfest celebrations planned to take place annually at Southport Market.

Speciality German beer will be sold at the Market bar and food stall traders are encouraged to create limited edition Bavarian inspired dishes to compliment the amazing food offer already up for grabs.

To round off the celebrations, the world famous Bavarian Stompers Band will be performing twice on Sunday afternoon at 2pm and 4pm to entertain crowds on their way to the finale of the nearby British Musical Fireworks Championship.

The 2021 Southport Market Oktoberfest will be a pre-cursor to an even bigger Bavarian extravaganza to coincide with the launch of the market’s exclusive as yet unseen events space in later in the year.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said: “This weekend is going to be a bumper one for Southport and Sefton’s economy with thousands of people enjoying the very best events and entertainment in the North West.

“Not only do we have the famous British Musical Fireworks Championship wowing the crowds in Victoria Park from Friday to Sunday, but we have been exceptionally busy behind the scenes bringing pop-up events to Southport Market.

“This week sees the forerunner to our planned annual Oktoberfest Extravaganza event at the Market Events Space, as we put together an exciting five days of Bavarian delights, topped off with amazing performances by the world renowned Stompers!

“Once we launch our Events Space later in the year, we will be able to put on even bigger and varied celebrations to compliment the incredible successes that Southport Market is already enjoying.”

A number of general admission tickets are still available for all three nights of the British Musical Fireworks Championship, starting from £6, with seated tickets starting from £20. For further details and to book tickets head to www.visitsouthport.com.