THE dates for Oktoberfest 18 organised by Warrington Rotary Club have been released.

This year’s event will start on Thursday, October 2 and runs until Saturday, October 4 at the Parr Hall.

Charities which will benefit from the beer festival will be Active Hope, Canal Boat Adventure Project, Life Education Centres Northwest, Music in Hospitals, Warrington Visually Impaired Centre and Warrington Youth Club – Girls Group Programme.

And international charities which will be supported are Disaster Aid UK and Village Water.

Since the first one Warrington Rotary Club has raised more than £200,000 for charity.