Oktoberfest Columbia at Incarnation Lutheran

Oktoberfest ColumbiaOctober is upon us and you know what that means: Oktoberfest! And Holy Schnitzel, are we excited!

Held at Incarnation Lutheran Church, this year’s Oktoberfest Columbia will be from October 11-13. And as you might have guessed, there will be plenty of beer and food to enjoy.

Oktoberfest Columbia is your chance to sample some of the great local beers and breweries that Columbia has to offer, such as Der Alte Fritz and Medusa Stout from Conquest Brewery and Oktoberfest from Carolina Brewery.

In addition, there will be plenty of other beers on tap, including Becks Oktoberfest, Widmer Okto Festival Ale, Widmer Hefe, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Red Hook Wit, Hoegarden, Shocktop Pumpkin Wheat, and Red Hook Pumpkin Porter.

As for food, you better come hungry because Oktoberfest is going to be your culinary destination for the entire weekend. Of course you can find your German favorites like sauerkraut, schnitzel, bratwurst, and potato salad. But there will also be a selection of other German fare to tantalize your taste buds: Spaetzle, Bratkartofeln (fried potatoes with bacon and onion), Rotekraut mit Apfel (sweet, sour cabbage with apples), Linzer (hazelnut and raspberry sandwich cookie), and Apelkuchen (traditional German apple cake).

Once you’ve got your bratwurst and beer in hand, it’s time to check out the special performances and entertainment. On Friday, you can experience the opening ceremonies, Edelweiss Dancers, and The German Connection Band.

When Saturday hits, come see the Walhalla Bavarian Dancers and receive Bavarian dance lessons. The Happy Musicians will be playing in the afternoon and The German Connection Band hits the stage again at night.

Sunday includes a special organ recital by Pastor Jim Parham and another performance by the Happy Musicians.

Oktoberfest Columbia is sure to be a great time! For more information, visit the Incarnation Lutheran Church website. We hope to see you there!

Top 4 Things to Do This September in Columbia SC

Things to Do This September September might signal the end of summer and the start of the school year but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end! The folks at Dick Dyer Toyota have 4 favorites in particular that are sure to make your September one to remember!

 

Viva La Vista Columbia6th Annual Viva La Vista

September 7th 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Congaree Vista on Lincoln and Gervais Street

$10 Advance Admission, $12 General Admission, Children 12 & Under Free

Viva La Vista is your chance to experience some of Columbia’s best food, craft beer, and wine right in your favorite part of downtown, Congaree Vista. During the event, more than 20 Vista restaurants will display their culinary specialties, all at great prices. Live music will set the mood, with The Wailers headlining the event. For the adults, there will be craft beer from establishments like Columbia’s Conquest Brewery as well as the ever-popular Wine Garden. In addition, VIP passes are available. Experience everything that Congaree Vista has to offer during Viva La Vista!

 

Greek Festival27th Annual Greek Festival 2013

September 19-21st 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

September 22nd 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

At the corner of Sumter and Calhoun Streets

Free Admission

The 27th Annual Greek Festival is an event filled with excellent food, authentic dancing, and Greek shops and gifts! Brought to Columbia by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek Festival also includes tours of the church, cultural exhibitions, video presentation, and live Greek music. Come enjoy some roasted lamb, spanakopeta, keftedes (Greek-style meatballs), gyros, and baklava. Greek wine and beer will also be available. It’s all Greek to us at the Annual Greek Festival!

 

Italian Festival Columbia SCColumbia’s 6th Annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament

September 28th 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Main Street in Downtown Columbia

Free Admission

Hosted by the Bella Italia Lodge, the Italian Festival is your chance to experience free entertainment, tons of delicious Italian food, check out some awesome Italian cars, and even buy some unique gifts. In addition, the Italian Festival hosts a Bocce Tournament. Bocce, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the game, is described as “lawn bowling” and is a fun and easy way to win some cash! The top three teams will receive a cash prize for the Bocce Tournament. Entries are limited so be sure to reserve a spot! On September 28th, we can all be Italian at the 6th Annual Italian Festival!

 

ZOOfari Columbia SCRiverbanks ZOOfari

September 27th 7:00 PM

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

$50 Riverbanks Members, $60 General Public, $70 Day of Event

You may have been to the Riverbanks Zoo before, but you have never seen the zoo like this! Deemed the wildest fundraiser in town, ZOOfari is a night filled with animal encounters, great food, auctions, and more! Bring your friends for a stroll through the zoo to see all of the wild animals while tasting some great cuisine and sipping your favorite cocktail to the beat of live entertainment. Then stop by the live and silent auction to snatch up some awesome prizes. All proceeds from ZOOfari benefit the conservation and education efforts of the Riverbanks Zoo. Get a little wild this September at ZOOfari!