It's time for Oktoberfest: A local roundup

Image by Flickr user lendog64 A double maß of fun.

Oktoberfest celebrations may only come once a year, but the number of locations isn't nearly as scarce.

Today, Saturday, October 6, the usual Closed for Business celebration will be held at The Royal American in Charleston at 970 Morrison Drive.

This year Closed for Business is hosting their annual Oktoberfest at The Royal American! Festivities begin at noon on Saturday, October 6th. There will be live music by Sandinistas!, bratz and most importantly, German Beers! There is a $5 cover unless you come in your Lederhosen- you get in for free! Vee hope to see you zer! Cheers!

But the Rev Food group won't be the only ones celebrating today, Gene's Haufbrau will also hold their annual celebration on both Saturday and Sunday in West Ashley.


And rounding out the festivities will is the Oktoberfest at Blackbaud Stadium on Sunday on Daniel Island from noon to 5.

This year's headline Oompah band is the Roger Gootman Sauerkraut Band, and there will be true German dancers, a wide selection of German beers, and a variety of Oktoberfest food.

The first 1,000 festival attendees will receive a free commemorative beer stein.

Tickets to Charleston Oktoberfest 2012 are $5 in advance ($8 day of event) with no charge for children 12 and under.

The stadium will 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.