Moray Moktoberfest promising to be biggest and best yet

OCTOBER FAST APPROACHES and with it one of the most popular annual events in Moray, the Moktoberfest.

Returning once again to the Elgin Town Hall, the charity Oktoberfest is organised by three local brewing companies – Windswept Brewing Co., Spey Valley Brewery and the Rothes Brewery.

The event this year will be held over two nights on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30 – the festival with feature three simple but great themes, Great Beers, Great Brands and delicious locally produced food.

As well as the best draught beers sourced from throughout the Highlands there will be the best craft beers in bottles – and a few craft Gins thrown in along with soft drinks for designated drivers.

A Festival spokesman said: “Local musician Chris Grant has put together a stunning line-up of bands. Six acts will take the stage on Friday night and ten bands over the course of Saturday afternoon and evening. Leading the party, and playing throughout the event, will be Stein Brass, the Moray Concert Brass Oompah band.

“Revellers will be sustained by a hog roast provided by the Moray Hog Roast Company, and a selection of local sausages made with beer. The ‘Sausage of the Festival’ has been keenly contested in recent years.

“The event has grown over the last four years and donates all profits to local charities.”

Al Read from Windswept Brewing Company added: “It’s a cracking night out and everyone has a lot of fun. The beer, music and food line-up this year are the best we’ve had yet.”

Tickets are available from Eventbrite, the Moktoberfest facebook page or

Line-ups for the Festival:

Friday: Stein Brass, Midnight Pacific, Max McPherson, Chris Grant, Mind Gone Blind, Cachd-ach-Cruiadh.

Saturday: Stein Brass, The Roov, The Scenix, Gordee James and the Power, Ali Mack, Sons O’ the Soil, Tour Bus Fortune, The Screamin Mojos, The Low Down.