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Charleston celebrating Oktoberfest 2019 with stein hoists, polka, and axe throwing

When offered a stein, don't say nein

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October is right around the corner which means Oktoberfest is even closer (the traditional German festival takes place in Munich, from Sept. 21-Oct. 6 this year). Grab your German drinking horn and all your buddies because it's time to party your lederhosen off.

Fam's Brewing Co. will host their Third Annual Hoptoberfest Party on Sat. Sept. 21 from 12-6:30 p.m. The event will feature Charleston Symphony's nine piece Polka band, keg bowling, stein hoisting, and beer balancing.

The Barrel's sixth annual Oktoberfest will be held on Sat. Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. Enjoy live music by the Hans Schmidt German Band and German bites from A Lotta Ciabatta Food Truck.

Park Circle Oktoberfest heads to North Charleston's Riverfront Park on Sat. Sept. 28, 12-6 p.m. Get your fill of beer at the SC Brewer's Guild Tent at PC Oktoberfest. Your $45 ticket gets you access to unlimited samples from over 20 breweries.

Bay Street Biergarten
is hosting their annual Oktoberfest event on Sat. Oct. 5, starting at 11 a.m. Blade & Bull Axe Throwing will be there too, so warm up your arm and get ready to hit some bullseyes. There will also be a DJ, a stein hoisting competition at 4 p.m., and live music from Dan and the Tramp Stamp Band at 8 p.m. Tickets for this event are free, and there will be limited parking available.



It's COASToberfest at COAST Brewing Sat. Oct. 5, 12-5 p.m. Enjoy pasture-raised brats from Herd Provisions and games like stein holding, keg racing, corn hole, and tug-of-war.

Head to West Ashley's Charleston Sports Pub on Sat. Oct. 12 for an Oktoberfest Block Party sponsored by Sam Adams, 12-5 p.m. Enjoy live music, a stein holding competition, a best dressed competition, and $4 pints of Sam Adams all day long.

Sat. Oct. 12 you can also make your way to Dockery's Oktoberfest, 12-10 p.m., featuring a smoker serving up brats, franks, and other "German goodies" to order. All the college football will be playing, too.

Gene's Haufbrau will have their 19th Annual Oktoberfest on Sun. Oct. 13 from 1-6 p.m. There will be live music from HIGH FIVE, delicious brats, and tasty beers.

DIG hosts an Oktoberfest and oyster roast on Fri. Oct. 18, 5-9 p.m., with a stein hoisting competition, live music on the patio, and beer and brats specials.

The Lowcountry's oldest Oktoberfest celebration will return to MUSC Health Stadium on Fri. Oct. 27 from 12-6 p.m. The annual picnic will feature German food and music, games, and outdoor activities.

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