Prost! Oktoberfest Celebrations You Can't Miss in Columbia SC
Friday, September 3, 2021 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling
Looking to celebrate Oktoberfest in Columbia SC? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our roundup below of the best celebrations happening in the capital city.
Pull up a seat and dig in at the Oktoberfest Harvest Dinner at City Roots on September 13. Chef/Owner Kristian Niemi of Bourbon, Black Rooster, F2T Productions, Honey River Catering, and friends are serving up a four-course, family-style, farm-to-table dinner featuring seasonal, local ingredients. You’ll kick off the evening with a welcome cocktail and wine pairings that will get you in the Oktoberfest spirit.
Pork schnitzel, brats, soft pretzels, and jumbo German chocolate cupcakes are on the menu at Main Course. You can celebrate Oktoberfest by indulging in all your German favorites, toasting with a cold beer, and enjoying live music on September 18.
What’s Oktoberfest without brats and brews? Well, you can find them both at Curiosity Coffee Bar in NOMA. Chow down on brats from The Wurst Wagen and sip on German beer while listening to live music by TC Costello on September 22 and 29.
Head out to Lexington on September 25 for Krafty Draft’s Oktoberfest celebration. Have a round of German Oktoberfest beers, and when you get hungry, you’ll find mouth-watering food specials that were prepared to perfectly compliment your brew.
Stop by Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce on October 1, 12:00 – 11:00 p.m. for a rollicking good time. Enjoy Oktoberfest beer on tap made with Palmetto Malt and brewed in the classic Märzen style, authentic German music from Mountain Top Polka Band, and some friendly competition. Take part in the hoisting contest or break out the lederhosen and dirndls for the costume contest. Winners take home a $25 gift card, which you can use to buy yourself a 6-pack of their Oktoberfest beer to take home with you.
Host Your Own Oktoberfest
Maybe you’re looking to celebrate at home this year or keep the party going after celebrating all across the capital city. You can bring Oktoberfest to you by stopping by Craft and Draft on Devine Street or in Irmo and picking up some Oktoberfest beers. Try your hand at making a German dish, crack a beer, and prost!