Octoberfest Raises Money for Georgia Charities | News
The first Macon Octoberfest kicked off at Cherry Street Plaza in Macon.The festival will raise money for charities such as Cerebral Palsy of Georgia and the Macon Volunteer Clinic.
Organizers say the festival features more than 30 craft beers from Georgia based breweries. They also offer 150 feet of bar space and 15,000 feet of space for other vendors.
President of the festival, Shannon Harris says 100% of the profits earned will go to local charities. "The money is not being shipped off to another state. It stays here. All of the vendors we're hiring are from Georgia, so all of the money stays here. It has a compounding effect economically when you are buying local and going local," says Shannon Harris.
Octoberfest will continue Sunday. A cyclocross race will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Central City Park. Other events will kick off at Cherry Street Plaza from noon until 7 p.m.