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New exciting events for RiverFeast

OCTOBER is the month to go to RiverFeast, with two new exciting events planned.

The riverside outdoor food market and entertainment venue is proud to be launching the 2016 CRUSH Festival.

The 10 day arts and cultural festival will be launched at RiverFeast on Friday evening on October 7 and the regular RiverFeast site will be extended to feature the popular Mumma's Nest Market's which will include over 40 specialty retail stalls.

CRUSH Festival performers will also be taking to the stage to give a preview of the festival program.

Delicious food will be available from a wide variety of vendors on the night and the expansive beer garden will the perfect place to relax with family and friends and enjoy the range of craft beers available from the bar.

RiverFeast's event coordinator Trudie Leigo said that the event was already gaining a lot of interest.

"Bundaberg has a really vibrant arts and cultural scene, and the CRUSH Festival is one of the most widely supported Festivals in the Wide Bay," Ms Leigo said.

"We are so thrilled to be launching the festival, as we have a strong commitment to supporting and showcasing local artists and talent."

Another exciting event is also coming up in October, RiverFeast will be transforming in to a German beer hall to celebrate Oktoberfest@RiverFeast on Sunday the 16th of October.

Bavarian master brewer Bert Kangler from Baffle Beer Brewery will be serving a specially brewed festbier on the day.

"Bert and Beatrice moved from Bavaria to Baffle Creek two years ago where Bert worked for many years managing microbreweries," Ms Leigo said.

"We just love that we have partnered with this great local business to offer such an authentic taste to our Oktoberfest."

The family friendly day will be a celebration of German culture with vendors offering traditional Oktoberfest foods such as pretzels, pork knuckles, roast chicken, sauerkraut, bratwurst and much more.

With live music, and communal long tables and benches, the afternoon is set to be a fun and lively afternoon for all ages.

"Rides will be on site to entertain the kids and to add to the carnival atmosphere of Oktoberfest," Ms Leigo said.

"It really will be a day to remember."

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