Oktoberfest kicks off this weekend in Charleston. These 11 celebrations around town will feature festive events, specialty beers, and live music.
New Realm Oktoberfest | Sat., Sept. 18 | 12 p.m. | New Realm Brewing Co., 880 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island | Free | Look forward to live music by The Hans Schmidt German Band, German beers and eats + merch.
Sharktoberfest | Sat., Sept. 18 | 12 p.m. | Indigo Reef Brewing Co., 2079 Wambaw Creek, Unit 1 | Free | Buy a limited-edition glass mug and fill it up for just $5 + dress in Oktoberfest garb for the costume contest at 3 p.m.
Oktoberfest at Freehouse | Sat., Sept. 25 | 12-9 p.m. | Freehouse Brewery, 2895 Pringle St. B, North Charleston | Free | Celebrate at this dog-friendly beer garden with organic lagers, German steins and food, live music + costume and mug holding contests.
Chucktoberfest | Sat., Oct. 2 | 12-7 p.m. | Bohemian Bull | $50+ | Sample beers from 15 local breweries including Frothy Beard and Edmund’s Oast + keep the free flight glasses.
Bay Street Biergarten Oktoberfest | Sat., Oct. 9 | 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. | Bay Street Biergarten | Free | Try the massive velcro wall, Stein Hoisting Competition + new limited-edition collab beer with Holy City Brewing.
Rusty Bull Brewing Oktoberfest | Sat., Oct. 16 | 4-10 p.m. | Rusty Bull Brewing Co. | Free admission, $10 Stein Hoisting competition | Chow down on bratz, schnitzel, and beer cheese pretzels + compete for a custom Rusty Bull bicycle.
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