North Star hosting Oktoberfest

October 3, 2019

North Star enjoyed a night under the stars, celebrating newly installed lights as well as providing some relief from the drought. “The night went really well, and everyone who came enjoyed themselves,” Iris Klesen told the Gwydir News.

“We even saw people we don’t usually see come to the event; the free kids’ meal and the outdoor movie was a hit.” Many parents and kids set up the bean bags, camping chairs, pillows and blankets to enjoy the movie under the stars or run around on the grass.

“Huge thank you to Gwydir Shire Council, Georgia Standerwick and Suzy Webber, for organising the night and bringing the screen,” said Iris. “It was a really great event for the Club and the community to have a family night; parents could relax whilst the kids were enjoying the movie outside.”

The Club is currently planning their next event which is Oktoberfest on 2 November from 11am where locals and visitors will enjoy all things German including food and beverages. There will be market stalls, mini digger for the kids where dinosaur sand pit and a jumping castle for the kids with more entertainment to be confirmed closer to the date.

“We’re hosting Oktoberfest as the campdraft was cancelled this year due to the drought and lack of cattle for the competition,” explained Iris. “Coupled with the fact that harvest isn’t looking that great so no one will be busy in October/November we thought we should give the community a fun day to forget about the drought for a few hours.”

Adults are $15 and kids are free. To purchase your tickets, go to or at the North Star Sporting Club. For more information of the event, check out the North Star Sporting Club Facebook Page.