PARR Hall was the centre of attention in Warrington this weekend, as it hosted the 26th Warrington Oktoberfest event.

The event is organised by Warrington Rotary Club, which has been active in the town for a number of years.

It is a not-for-profit organisation that uses funds raised by events it hosts to go back into the community by way of donations.

The latest event was Warrington Oktoberfest, an annual event that has taken place in the town since its inception in 1997.

Warrington Guardian: Hundreds turned out to Parr Hall for the eventHundreds turned out to Parr Hall for the event (Image: Newsquest)

Taking place over three days (12-14 October) the event was hosted at Parr Hall, as is tradition.

This was my first time attending the festival, and I will certainly be back next year.

Not only was there a magnificent variety of drinks on offer, but the warm, welcoming, and friendly atmosphere was a bonus.

Being staffed entirely by volunteers, the event went without a hitch, and the support that the town showed for the event was incredible.

So popular was the event that a number of ales and ciders were not available on the final night, having been drained dry by those attending the festival over the previous two days.

There wasn't any barging in the queues, and there was no hint of trouble at Warrington Oktoberfest - no mean feat, given that it was essentially a room full of people drinking, surrounded by kegs of beer.

In terms of the variety of drinks on offer at the event, Warrington Oktoberfest cannot be faulted, there really was something for everyone, whether that's a bitter, an ale, lager, cider, gin, prosecco, or soft drinks - you name it, they had it.

Speaking to the Warrington Guardian ahead of the event, one of the organisers - Samantha Bridger - said: "The event is staffed by volunteers for free; they're the unsung heroes collecting glasses and working on the bars.

"In organising the event we get a lot of help from the Rotary Club members."

She also explained that the event is supported massively by its sponsors, including its main sponsor MKM, which is based off Winwick Road.

Warrington Guardian: There were dozens - if not hundreds - of drinks on offerThere were dozens - if not hundreds - of drinks on offer (Image: Newsquest)

All in all, the event was a magnificent show of community spirit, and I would recommend it to anyone for a good day - or night - out.

Since 1997, the Oktoberfest event has raised more than £325,000 for good causes in and around Warrington, and it's not hard to see how it's raised so much.

Hundreds of people turned out for the event, all of them helping to raise money for good causes in the process of enjoying themselves at Oktoberfest - what's not to like?