Charlotte Hosts Oktoberfest!
Crowd gets a taste of German celebration as Charlotte hosts the 8th annual Oktoberfest near uptown. Close to 80 breweries were in attendance; from national breweries like Anheuser-Busch, all the way to certified home brewmasters. Oktoberfest 2008 was sold out as the crowd steadily swayed from tent to tent receiving 5oz samples from the participating breweries. The Charlotte audience did not only enjoy the beer; bands played through out the day while others took time to play foosball and other games scattered around the stadium by Central Piedmont Community College.
This event and the World Beer Festival that was held in Raleigh, NC marked the beginning of North Carolina’s celebration of Germany’s Oktoberfest.
“I’ve never been to Germany to experience Oktoberfest, says Lisa, a recent graduate, “but the Charlotte Oktoberfest was amazing. I can’t wait until next year’s!”