FANS of all things Bavarian will be making their way to Skipton this weekend for the town’s very own version of Oktoberfest - the world’s largest beer and folk festival, held every year in Munich.

The second annual Skiptoberfest, which will run on Friday and Saturday, will feature Bavarian beers, cider and Prosecco, as well as all sorts of German snacks.

It will start on Friday afternoon with a charity session, when it is hoped around £2,000 will be raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

There will be a public session on Friday evening, and two more - on Saturday lunchtime, and on Saturday evening.

A choice of three Bavarian beers, will be served in traditional, two pint stein glasses, there will be a Bavarian Oompa band, and fans of Skiptoberfest are welcome to turn up in dirndl - traditional Bavarian dresses for women - and lederhosen, for men.

Entry is £5 and can be bought ahead of time, online at: There will be a limited number of tickets on the door, but they are expected to sell out quickly.