Lisa Johnson returned as festival director for 2012. If you attended this year's Charlotte Oktoberfest, you probably still have mud in your ears. We had a nice rain shower during the middle of the festival and it turned the field into a big mud bath. Everyone made the best of the rain and a great time was had by all. StellaRising, Alien Radio, and Early Ray rocked the house out. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, volunteers and attendees, we broke a record in donations- Over $69,000 was divided between Matthews Free Health Clinic, Crisis Assistance Ministry and Beds For Kids. In addition, The Charlotte Beer Girls, brought in $750 for Coalition to Unchain Dogs.