The good folks of the Carolina Brewmasters continue to do a great job running the Charlotte Oktoberfest. Litttle touches made a huge difference: arranging the brewers by region (state and southern brewers on one side, other U.S. and international breweries on the other). Creative Loafing provided ping pong tables, foosball and big screen TVs showing football.
The venue was great — the expansive Memorial Stadium with lots of breathing / wandering room.
And of course it helps that it was a beautiful day outside — sunny, 75 degrees with a slight breeze.