October 3, 2018 3.04 pm This story is over 61 months old

Ale-yes! Oktoberfest kicks off in Lincoln

If all ales fails, head to the beer festival!

If you have nothing ales to do this weekend, then head down to Oktoberfest in City Square, Lincoln Cornhill.

The German-inspired festival is in the city for five days, from Wednesday October 3 until Sunday, October 7 and entry is free.

Waiters and waitresses are dressed in traditional German outfits and live music will kick off the festival atmosphere over the weekend.

It’s sure to be an ale of a good time at Oktoberfest, where European beer, sweet fruit beers, pizzas, crepes and polish food is on offer.

Anyone dressed in lederhosen or dirndl will get a discount on food and drink.

Mariusz Markowski, manager of the festival, told The Lincolnite: “People coming here for the first time will see the tradition of the festival.

“In the next three, four or five years we could be returning and it could become a [Lincoln] tradition.”

Grab a large Polish beer for £4 and a large Spanish beer for £4.50, with small versions available for £2.50 and £3.00.

Watch the full video for a taste of the German festival before it kicks off over the weekend.