THE appetising aroma of freshly baked pies will add a novel twist to a new fundraising venture by community champions Saddleworth Round Table.

On Saturday, October 12, from 6pm, the dynamic club is debuting "The Oktober Pie Festival", a light-hearted twist on the traditional Bavarian Oktober beer festival.

But guests can expect all the traditional Bavarian beer hall vibes, with the addition of the headlining Jager Maestros, Manchester’s definitive entertainment and authentic German Oompah band, providing a refreshingly modern musical difference.

And the appetising local twist to event at Uppermill civic hall involves a pie competition for pubs and restaurants and a special home bake award with promising with some tasty prizes on offer.

The end result is attendees get to taste some of the finest pies in the area for free and share the Jager Maestros sparkling musical contribution.

The whole event will be orchestrated by the brilliant local comedic hero Mick Ferry, who will be joined by a panel of special guests to judge the pie competition.

Costing just £20 a head, the festival includes a first beer and a chance to sample some of Saddleworth’s finest pies.

Andrew Rothwell, Round Table’s chair, quipped: “What’s not to love about this new event? All proceeds generated by the club are invested into local worthy causes.

“So far this year our rapidly growing organisation has donated well over £10,000 to the local community.

“Table have put a lot of effort and money in keeping the youth active by backing the Saddleworth Olympics, Uppermill youth futsal team and many other local sports clubs.

“Additionally, the hard earned money has been donated to Oldham youth charity, Point, which enabled them to take 164 families who have children with additional needs for a special treat at Gulliver's World.

"This is just a snapshot of the varied groups Saddleworth Round Table support,” Mr Rothwell added proudly.

Round Table have limited tickets available to buy through its Facebook page (SaddleworthRT) or call 07882140010. Ends