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Charleston Oktoberfest will return to Blackbaud Stadium on Sunday, October 24th with an afternoon full of beers, music, food and fun.
From 12 to 5 p.m., 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.
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 delicious Oktoberfest food options. The first 1,000 festival attendees will receive a free commemorative beer stein.
Once again Charleston Oktoberfest will benefit a local charity with a portion of the proceeds going to Live 5 News’ Debi’s Kids and The Salvation Army Angel Tree.
Oktoberfest will also include a Corn Hole tournament for teams of two. To register a team for $20 ($25 day of event) contact the Battery Office.
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 2010 Oktoberfest Corporate Challenge, the German Cup, 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.
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.