Get your beer and brats on at Oktoberfest at Blackbaud

Charleston Oktoberfest will return to Blackbaud Stadium on Sunday, October 2nd with an afternoon full of beers, music, food and fun.

The eighth annual Oktoberfest will run from noon to 5 and this year's headline Oompah band is the Roger Gootman Sauerkraut Band.

In addition to live Oompah music there will be authentic German dancers, a wide selection of German beers and a variety of Oktoberfest food options. The first 1,000 festival attendees will receive a free commemorative beer stein.

Blackbaud Stadium will once again be transformed into a Bavarian-style beer hall with big tents along the South concourse for the stage and beer trestle-tables. The main beer vendors will also be arranged on the concourse.

The festival will again Charleston Oktoberfest will benefit local charities with a portion of the proceeds going to Live 5 News' Debi's Kids. Oktoberfest will also include a 64 team Corn Hole tournament to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Oktoberfest attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn-chairs.

Children's events during the afternoon include mini-soccer games on the stadium field, a Mountain Slide, an inflatable combination game, a Hot-Shot Power-Kick game and a jump castle.

The 2011 Bavarian Challenge will run during the Oktoberfest festivities with local teams competing in a variety of fun events including tug-o-war, barrel races, three-legged races and bratwurst eating competitions.

Charleston Oktoberfest is presented by The Charleston Battery with additional support from 95 SX, The Wolf 96.9, WTMA 1250, and Live 5 News.

Tickets to Charleston Oktoberfest 2010 are only $5 in advance ($7 day of event) and can be purchased at the Blackbaud Stadium box office or by calling (843) 971-4625 tickets are also available online at There is no charge for parking; for more information or for directions to Blackbaud Stadium call 971-4625 or visit

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