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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Announces Top Sponsor for Upcoming Downtown Festival

July 12, 2011

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Countybank will be the Title sponsor for the Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest in historic downtown Greer on Saturday, October 1, 2011. 

This downtown event is the most unique event in the upstate as it features only the best German music, German foods, and German beer. Traditional lederhosen and dirndl, the authentic dress, is always encouraged at this festival.

Allen Smith, President of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce states, “"Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to bring thousands of potential customers to the greater Greer area by way of the popular Oktoberfest.  Their support is greatly appreciated."

Other sponsorships are available for the 2011 event and are a great opportunity to market and promote your business to over 15,000 attendees. Please call the Greater Greer Chamber at 877-3131 if interested.

Local artists are featured on Trade Street and artists are encouraged to visit for an application to participate. This is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their artwork to the upstate. Festival organizers want to feature additional artists this year selling fine arts ranging from oil paintings, ceramics, photography, woodwork, jewelry and much more. Fees for artists are $35 for a 10’ x 10’ spot in downtown Greer.

The Greater Greer Chamber is also seeking participation from local restaurants for the festival. Bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, soft pretzels, cream puffs, potato salad, schnitzel, Rueben sandwiches, and sausage with peppers and onions are just some of the foods the event is seeking to feature.  “We like to encourage restaurants to participate because this is a great community event that they won’t want to miss,” stated Dana Martin with the Greater Greer Chamber.
Artists and restaurants are encouraged to visit to download an application. Applications are due by August 19.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 590 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit


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