We get a lot of questions about the festival.
"You mean you serve beer??? at a CHURCH?"
Yes. Oktoberfest is a uniquely German festival, and the Protestant Reformation (and the Lutheran denomination) began in Germany. So we feel a connection to our German forebears, even if most of us are pretty far removed from Germany.
Our mission is to show God's love for all through hospitality, and to promote the well-being of Incarnation Lutheran Church and the larger community. We want everyone to know they are welcome at church. Come on down, have fun, drink a beer with us!
Our proceeds benefit the youth of our church, who work very hard during our festival, and Lutheran Services Carolinas. You'll want to check them out. They do lots of good work.
Our beer list is taking shape! Check back later for more updates. Which is your favorite?
Goose Island Oktoberfest
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
Devils Backbone Trail Angel Weiss
Wicked Weed Pacificmost Gose
Columbia Craft Grisette
Breckenridge Alt Beer
It's that time of year where we ask you to spend some time with us behind the counter. Pour beer, work in the sandwich tent, sell pretzels -- we've got lots of opportunities. It's the most fun hard work you'll ever do! Click here to sign up
What is O'zapft is! and why is the Mayor here saying it?
This traditional Oktoberfest beginning comes from the original Munich Oktoberfest. All beer at Oktoberfest must be brewed in the city of Munich, and the mayor of Munich taps the first keg to open the festival. At Oktoberfest Columbia, Mayor Steve Benjamin joins our own Pastor Jane Mitcham and the SC Synod Bishop Herman Yoos to tap the first keg and ceremoniously open our great festival.