Nanaimo’s Doctors of Rock ‘n Roll are back for the fourth annual Nanaimo Oktoberfest. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)

Fourth annual Nanaimo Oktoberfest party coming Beban Park auditorium

Local beers, pretzels and sausages will be on the menu

Lately Russ Der has been brushing up on his German.

“It’s been consuming my life for the last month,” he said. “I’m waking up hearing all these German songs.”

On Oct. 20, Der and his band the Doctors of Rock ’n Roll play Nanaimo Oktoberfest. The beer list will feature Longwood, White Sails and Wolf breweries and there will be bratwurst from Nesvogs and pretzels from Columbia Bakery.

“We’ve had exchange students from VIU that are from Germany come to Oktoberfest and they say it’s very similar to the Oktoberfests they’ve been to in Germany,” festival co-chair Brian Kirkhope said.

WHAT’S ON … Oktoberfest comes to Beban Park auditorium on Oct. 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets $25, available here.

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