Revellers to descend on Magna as annual Oktoberfest returns

21 June 2017

Magna’s annual Oktoberfest will bring a taste of Germany to South Yorkshire when it returns to the venue for the fourth time.

Tickets are now on sale for the event, which takes place on Saturday 7th October and features a range of continental draught and bottled lagers, fancy dress, and entertainment from Oompah bands.

Oktoberfest will run from 5pm until midnight, and revellers are encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing in Bavarian costume.

Drinks will be poured in pint-sized steins – traditional German beer mugs – and hungry guests can feast on frankfurters and other German-themed food. Serving wenches will add to the Munich style and a DJ and disco will keep everyone dancing.

Over the last three years more than 4,000 people have attended the event, which is thought to be the biggest of its kind in the region. Numbers are expected to be high again in 2017.

John Silker, chief executive of Magna, said: “Magna’s huge open spaces make it the perfect venue for revellers to come and joins us for one big party.

“Oktoberfest is always a real highlight on our calendar and we can’t wait to bring Bavaria to Rotherham once again.”

A shuttle bus service will run from Rotherham and Sheffield to Magna throughout the evening. And for those who choose not to drink, plenty of car parking is available.

Entry-only tickets for Oktoberfest are £5, with beer and food tokens available on the night. Bierkeller packages, which include entry, drinks and a meal, start from £15.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit or call 01709 723118.

As well as organising its own events, Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks near junction 34 of the M1, hosts corporate events for brands including Mercedes, Royal Mail, Kia Motors and HSBC and boasts a science visitor attraction.


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