Packed first Melton Bavarian Weekend was a hit

The Bierkeller Schunklers provide some oompah to the evening PHOTO: Tim Williams
The Bierkeller Schunklers provide some oompah to the evening PHOTO: Tim Williams
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Plenty of fantastic food, drink and music was soaked up by hundreds of people who attended Melton’s first-ever Bavarian Weekend.

The two-day festival held in the Market Place on Friday and Saturday was such a success that organisers plan on expanding the event next year.

Richard Wardhaugh and Dave Core get stuck into their steins of Lowenbrau PHOTO: Tim Williams

Richard Wardhaugh and Dave Core get stuck into their steins of Lowenbrau PHOTO: Tim Williams

Shelagh Core, BID manager, said: “We would like to add more variety, perhaps looking at making it into a little market and running the event over three days.

“For a first go it was a great success and something very unique too.”

A giant Bavarian Bierkeller opened from noon on both days, offering German draught beer and grub such as Frankfurters and Bratkartoffeln.

Live music on Friday night was provided by The Bierkeller Schunklers, a traditional Bavarian German Oompah band, and the Playtime Band performed a variety of songs and styles for all age groups on Saturday evening.

Enjoying the sun on Saturday afternoon PHOTO: Tim Williams

Enjoying the sun on Saturday afternoon PHOTO: Tim Williams

Shelagh added: “We had to bring The Bierkeller Schunklers inside because the weather was bad on Friday, but on Saturday everyone enjoyed themselves outside.”

German beers and sausages were the order of the day PHOTO: Tim Williams

German beers and sausages were the order of the day PHOTO: Tim Williams

Bavaria comes to the Market Place PHOTO: Tim Williams

Bavaria comes to the Market Place PHOTO: Tim Williams