Blackbaud goes German for Oktoberfest

  • Sunday, September 8, 2013

The 10th annual Charleston Oktoberfest presented by Warsteiner will return to Blackbaud Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. This year’s headline Oompah band is the 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.

Charleston Oktoberfest is presented by Warsteiner with additional support from Camping World, Elan Midtown, 95 SX, The Wolf 96.9, Piggly Wiggly and Live 5 News.

Tickets to Charleston Oktoberfest 2013 are only $5 in advance ($8 day of event) with no charge for children 12 and under.

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. New this year there will be delicious pastries available by Rococo Bakery.

Once 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 East Cooper Meals on Wheels – register your team now: http://eastcoastap.com/.

Children’s events during the afternoon include mini-soccer games on the stadium field, a Mountain Slide, an inflatable combination game and jump castles presented by Charleston Jump Castles. Oktoberfest attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn-chairs.

The 2013 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.

Tickets to Charleston Oktoberfest 2013 are only $5 in advance ($8 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. Tickets are also available for purchase at all area Piggly Wiggly stores.

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