TGIF! It’s time for another edition of the Friday Five, our weekly roundup of five fun events taking place in the Charleston area over the weekend. Celebrate Oktoberfest, join in goat yoga, adopt a new furry family member, and more. And as always, no matter what you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a very happy and safe weekend! 

While the real Oktoberfest in Germany is canceled, you can take a short trip downtown to Bay Street Biergarten for the next best thing! Biergarten Oktoberfest, sponsored by Devils Backbone, will be the happening place to be from now until October 17th. This Friday, Biergarten will host their first ever Biergarten Oktoberfest Food Challenge with Randy Santel. Santel will be consuming a 7-pound brat stuffed with all kinds of Bavarian-inspired foods and will down a liter of Devils Backbone brew within a certain time frame. A smaller version of Randy’s challenge will be available for the public to try as well! This event is open to the public. Stick around afterward for the Midnight City Band from 6pm until 9pm. 

Join Flowertown Charm this Saturday morning for Summerville Goat Yoga. Goat Yoga is exactly what it sounds like—a casual and gentle yoga class with goats! This class is perfect for anyone new to yoga, pro yogis, or those who just want to snuggle goats. As you move into your yoga poses, sweet little goats will roam around, cuddle, and play, adding charm and inspiring happiness during this stress-relieving, fun class. This is an hour-long class with a goat happy hour afterwards. Hang out, snuggle, and take pictures with the goats, and BYOB if you wish. Class is held at Flowertown Charm, a local home, business, and urban, serene, non-smelly mini-farm in the heart of Summerville. Bring an older mat or towel, as the goats may potentially chew on them. Participants must be age ten or older and purchase a ticket. 

This year’s election is one of the most important of our lifetime, and it’s just around the corner on November 3rd, 2020. Since the last day to register to vote is October 4th, Bay Street Biergarten will be holding a Rockin’ Registration voter registration event this weekend. If you’re not registered to vote, or you’re not sure if your information is up to date, head to Biergarten on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm. There will be computers and internet access available at this outdoor event. Masks are required.

Join Sweetgrass Mercantile on Saturday afternoon for Market at the Mercantile. Sweetgrass Mercantile is a post office, artisan mall, café, hardware store, and antique mall all in one. Buy local, get your knives sharpened, have your lamps repaired, and more in this special spot. The Market at the Mercantile event takes place from 4pm until 7pm and features live music from Nick Collins, Island Paradise Balloons, Booze Pops, The Tap Truck, Mr. T’s Kettle Corn, and more. More than 25 local vendors will be on hand with foods, jewelry, tea towels, pillows, repurposed home items, stained glass, home decor, farm stand, etc. The Market is a mostly outdoor event, but of course there are antiques and goods from more than 40 vendors inside as well. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

Head to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens this Sunday from 1pm until 5pm for the 4th Annual Lowcountry Dog Adoption Event. This is the largest adoption event in the Lowcountry with fifteen local rescues and shelters, live music from Lauren Hall and Emily Curtis, yummy food, and of course, social distancing. This free event takes place at the Pavilion Field at Magnolia Plantation. Masks and social distancing are required. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on and enjoy music, food, and all the adorable dogs up for adoption. There will be prizes and a free Magnolia Plantation family memberships for each adopting family.


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