Oktoberfest Comes to Columbia

The city of Columbia is always bustling with something new. Last week, it was the Arts Festival on Rosewood Dr., and on October 13th, it will be Incarnation Lutheran Church’s 7th annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Stop by that weekend on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to experience the German holiday dedicated to all things beer. Located at 3005 Devine St., Incarnation Lutheran Church has celebrated it’s German heritage for seven years, but this year promises to be even better. In addition to a biergarten filled exclusively with German beer, there will also be $10 dinners all day on Sunday with all meal options selected from an authentic German menu. So, if you have ever wanted to try Wiener schnitzel, Jaeger schnitzel or bratwurst, now is your chance!

Photo courtesy of Incarnation Lutheran Church 

When you’re finished with your dinner, stop by the bakery to satisfy your sweet tooth with a spicy pfeffernusse cookie or a piece of German apple cake. The event grows each year, says festival co-director Mary Karl Kinard Boepple, “This is a true Lutheran labor of love!” Luckily for event goers, as the event grows, so does the entertainment and food selection. This year to accompany the authentic foods and beers, there will be live music from Die Lustigen Musikanten (The Happy Musicians), the popular German Connection Band and the Mountaintop Polka Band.

Photo courtesy of Incarnation Lutheran Church 

Switch it up a little bit and experience a little bit of German heritage this October.

Oktoberfest date details: Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.—10 p.m., and Sunday, October 15, 12 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Admission cost: “Free for all sinners,” but all proceeds received will benefit Lutheran Services Carolinas.

Volunteer at the event: Click this link to sign up