Portsmouth rivals draw up plans for their own Oktoberfest

PROPOSALS are being drawn up by the city's rivals for an Oktoberfest festival this year.

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 10:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 10:03 am
Oktoberfest at Portsmouth's Guildhall Square last year. PPP-170113-143855001

Portsmouth’s Bavarian-inspired festival pulled in 10,000 spectators in Guildhall Square last October with the festival set to return for a bigger celebration this October.

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Now, Southampton are drawing up plans for their own festival with plans in place for a four-day festival in the city’s own Guildhall Square from October 26 to October 29.

The Portsmouth festival is pencilled in to take place earlier in the month from October 6 to 7, with a day session on the Friday and two on the Saturday.

A whopping 25,000 steins of beer was poured at the Portsmouth festival last year.