A VERSION of the world famous Oktoberfest extravaganza is coming to Largs.

Sharps Bar in Nelson Street is going all out on its Bavarian-themed event, with drinks and entertainment over 16 days.

As well as live music, there will a range of German beers on tap and continental cuisine on offer.

Oktoberfest takes place in Munich every year and the owners of Sharps, Nick and Sara Veitch, decided to put their own spin on it for locals.

Nick, 59, said: "After everyone had such a good time at the Viking Festival, we thought we would continue the fun.

"Our bar staff got dressed up for that and will dressed up again for Oktoberfest and we are launching a new two pint glass for the occasion so that you can just come back to the bar and get a re-fill.

"We are bringing in a couple of German beers including Erdinger on tap and a couple of German Pilsners, as well as live music. Unfortunately there will not be any Oompah bands as they are incredibly expensive, but the bands we will have will play that type of music!

"We will be putting a tent over the full beer garden at the back to create a great atmosphere.

"We will be serving German sausage and sauerkraut and there will be plenty of choice."

"We hope by introducing something new and exciting in Largs that the people will come out and support it."

Nick and Sara took over Sharp's Bar six months ago after falling in love with the venue.

Sara, 57, originally from Essex, said: "The locals have given us a warm welcome."

The first Oktoberfest was celebrated at the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in Germany on October 12, 1810, and since then has become a long standing tradition.

Festivities took place in the month of October but the date has since moved back to September to capitalise on the country's milder weather.

Sharps' Oktoberfest is on now and will continue into next month.