Baldock Oktoberfest 2019 raises more than £2,000

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Baldock’s second annual Oktoberfest, which took place over the weekend, has raised £2,500 and counting for charity.

G LaRoche entertains the crowds at Baldock Oktoberfest 2019. Picture: Alan Millard

G LaRoche entertains the crowds at Baldock Oktoberfest 2019. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

The event - organised by the Baldock Beer Festival committee - welcomed visitors over the course of Friday and Saturday, and entertained them with German beers and hotdogs - prepared by North Herts College students - and music by Balstock organiser G LaRoche and the Munich Maestro Oompah band.

Tara Geere, chair of the Baldock Beer Festival committee, said: "A massive thank you to all the volunteers who came and supported us and the event goers who bought raffle tickets as well as the people who donated their stein deposits."

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

The event has helped the committee raise £2,500 for the Stroke Association's East and North Hertfordshire Stroke Recovery Service - which was selected as two of the committee members, including Tara, have had strokes. She added: "Baldock is so lucky with all the wonderful community events, but this really was good fun."

"We still have some accounting to do for the final figures, however it looks like we will be in a position to give some more money away after the event. This is on top of the £5,000 we gave to local causes earlier in the year such as the Isabel Hospice and Feed Up Warm Up."

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Simon Chilley enjoys a pint at Baldock Oktoberfest with pal Matt, Picture: Alan Millard

Simon Chilley enjoys a pint at Baldock Oktoberfest with pal Matt, Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard

Visitors enjoy Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Lead organiser Tara Geere at Baldock Oktoberfest 2019. Picture: Alan Millard

Lead organiser Tara Geere at Baldock Oktoberfest 2019. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

Organisers of Baldock Oktoberfest cheers to another successful event. Picture: Alan Millard

Organisers of Baldock Oktoberfest cheers to another successful event. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

North Herts College students prepare the sausages at Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: A

North Herts College students prepare the sausages at Baldock's second annual Oktoberfest. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant


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