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 www.charlestonbattery.com. There is no charge for parking; for more information or for directions to Blackbaud Stadium call 971-4625 or visit www.charlestonbattery.com