Are you ready to give summer the Boot! That’s right, it’s that time of year again. Time to dust off those boots and steins, wash the lederhosen and dirndls and practice those German drinking songs, Oktoberfest is almost here! We are aiming to get to as many local Massachusetts Oktoberfest events as we can and with a list this long, there are plenty from which to choose.

Our season kicks off at Idle Hands in Malden on Saturday 9/10 where we will be taking another turn in their “celebrity” dunk tank this year to raise money for Housing Familes. After drying off and getting our fill of Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, we will make a mad dash to Boylston Schul-Verein German American Club in Walpole for an event we always look forward to every year. There’s so much authentic German food, music and beer from breweries such as Ayinger, Paulaner, Spaten, Rothaus, Franziskaner, Weihenstephan we can hardly contain our excitement, Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi hoi hoi!

Some events require purchasing tickets, so please check links before you go. This list will continue to be updated as we become aware of more Oktoberfest events so check back for more or you can always go to our Calendar Page for event listings. Now get out and fest with the best and ask for your next beer like a pro – Noch ein Bier, bitte! 🍻

September 10

🍻 Brewery Silvaticus Oktoberfest/5th Anniversary (Amesbury, MA) – Brewery Silvaticus is doubling up on the fun by celebrating Oktoberfest and their 5th Anniversary as Amesbury’s original taproom and brewery. Food trucks, merch and of slew of special beer releases, including their 2022 festbier. Pre-order commemorative steins now before their gone, Prost!

🍻 Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest (Walpole, MA) – This German-American Social Club hosts a traditional Oktoberfest each year complete with oompah band, German fare (get the schnitzel and potato cakes) and plenty of German Beer (Andechs, Warsteiner, Hacker-Schorr) Bring your stein or boot for this event!!

🍻 Idle Hands Oktoberfest/11th Anniversary (Malden, MA) – Plenty of German-style brews (Brocktoberfest, Gretel and Griselda) to accompany food from Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen. It’s also a qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here. And don’t forget to dunk me!

🍻 Bearmoose Brewing Steinholding (Everett, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here

🍻 Skyline Beer Steinholding (Westfield, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

September 11

🍻 Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest (Walpole, MA) – The celebration continues at this family-friendly event.

September 14

🍻 Great Awakening First Oktoberfest (Westfield, MA) – Great Awakening will be transforming into a beer hall for the week with live music, games, German inspired food menu, and a new lager release! Plus Saturday 9/17 they will be a qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding Championship, learn more here.

September 15

🍻 Great Awakening First Oktoberfest (Westfield, MA) – Music, games and Lager!!

September 16

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Mighty Squirrel kicks off three weekends of festivities with the sale of their coveted drinking boot.

🍻 Lamplighter Oktoberfest (Cambridge, MA) – Two days September 16-17 to drink Lamp’s Oktoberfest Lager, and eat a Bavarian-inspired menu by Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen. Plus custom take-home stein, best-dressed contest and stein-hoisting! Lookout for a celebration at their CX taproom the following weekend.

🍻 Bent Water Brewing Steinholding (Lynn, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 Great Awakening First Oktoberfest (Westfield, MA) – Eat, drink and Prost!

September 17

🍻 Trillium Oktoberfest (All locations) – Trillium will be hosting their celebration at all of their locations September 17 & 18 with liter pours of Weisenbier, lederhosen, lagers, music, and German-inspired food specials!

🍻 Sterling Street Oktoberfest (Clinton, MA) – The 2nd Annual Sterling Street Brewing Oktoberfest will include a commemorative stein, traditional German music and a stein hoisting competition. German attire encouraged

🍻 Notch Brewing Oktoberfest (Brighton, MA) – Oktoberfest returns for a second year to Notch’s Brighton bier garden with Notch’s Bavarian Festbier, Bavarian food, live music and festivities including Games of chance, Dirndl and Lederhosen Costume Contest and a Steinkrug Hoisting Competition

🍻 The Brewery at Four Star Farms Oktoberfest (Northfield, MA) – This Inaugural fest will feature their Hopfenpfluker Festbier and German inspired fare. There maybe even some Banana Whispers Hefeweizen left (ask for it by name and tell them Big Pride sent you 🍌 ; )

🍻 Untold Brewing Oktoberfest (Scituate, MA) – Untold will host Oktoberfest at their brewery and at the beer garden at Derby Street Shops in Hingham. Festbier and Rastal steins will be the order of the day.

🍻 Dorchester Brewing Oktoberfest (Dorchester, MA) – FOUR new releases: Festbier, Hefeweizen, Kolsch, Altbier – and an All-German Flight featuring all four will be one of the highlights of this all-day party at DBCo.

🍻 Brightoberfest (North Adams, MA) – Saturday October 17th Bright Ideas welcomes the official start to the Oktoberfest season at the Bright Ideas taproom! They’ll be releasing their Brightoberfest festbier-style lager with a live DJ and food for all!

🍻 Oak & iron Brewing Oktoberfest (Andover, MA) – This family-friendly celebration has something for all ages, so load up the Wagen and bring the whole gang!

🍻 Oktoberfest at Lord Hobo Seaport (Boston, MA) – Lord Hobo will be hosting their inaugural Oktoberfest at its new restaurant in the Boston’s Seaport with 20oz pours of their new festival-exclusive Festbier and 617 Lager, German menu, German garb contest

🍻 Cape Cod Beer Oktoberfest (Hyannis, MA) – A full weekend of Gemütlichkeit with live music, a German-inspired food menu from JP’s Twisted BBQ & Grille, Giant Bavarian-style pretzels and German-style beers on draft including Dunkelweizen.

🍻 Oktoberfest on Park Street(Beverly, MA) – Backbeat Brewing and Gentile Brewing will co-host Oktoberfest from Sept. 17th to Oct. 1st. They’ve “got lots of lager to share, from Festbier to Marzen, to Helles, different styles at each brewery.”

🍻 Crue Brew Oktoberfest (Raynham, MA) – South Shore BBQ, Live Music and the Release of their Oktoberfest and Barrel Aged Oktoberfest beers!

🍻 Granite Coast Oktoberfest (Peabody, MA) – Granite Coast Brewing kicks off a two week celebration with their Festbier release.

🍻 Wormtown Brewery Oktoberfest (Worcester, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here. Plus, enjoy specialty Oktoberfest style beers and menu items and live music!

🍻 Milk Room Brewing Steinholding (Rutland, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 River Styx Brewing Steinholding (Fitchburg, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 Great Awakening First Oktoberfest (Westfield, MA) – The fun concludes with the Massachusetts Steinholding Qualifying Competition, learn more here.

🍻 Lamplighter Oktoberfest (Cambridge, MA) – More beer, more Brats, more steins!

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – The fun continues with German fare and live music from Oom Pa Pa’s.

September 18

🍻 Notch Brewing Oktoberfest (Salem, MA) – Oktoberfest at the OG Notch Brewery with Steinkrugs, Festbier, Oompah band, and Chris Lohring dappily attired in lederhosen.

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – The first weekend of the Mighty Squirrel Ofest concludes with more live music featuring Ludwig and Auntie Hilda

🍻 Trillium Oktoberfest (All locations) – Trillium will continue their celebration at all of their location September 18.

🍻 Sterling Street Oktoberfest (Clinton, MA) – More oompah at Sterling Street!

September 22

🍻 Oktoberfest at Democracy Brewing (Boston, MA) – German style beer and food specials available all weekend long, live music from the Oom Pa Pa’s and stein holding.

🍻 Great Marsh Brewing Oktoberfest (Essex, MA) – Three days of festivities will be marked by the tapping their Märzen, a foosball tournament, best dressed German attire.

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – The start of the second weekend of fun at Mighty Squirrel will have live music, plenty of bratwurst and a special tapping of Munick Keg.

September 23

🍻 Sam Adams Brewery Octoberfest (Jamaica Plain, MA) – Live music, stein hoisting contests, food specials and fest-inspired beer releases will fill the beer garden at Sam Adams.

🍻 Sam Adams Boston Taproom Octoberfest (Boston, MA) – Get your stein on a stone’s throw from historic Faneuil Hall!

🍻 Oktoberfest at Democracy Brewing (Boston, MA) – Democracy continues to celebrate with specialty beers, specialty food and live music on Friday.

🍻 Great Marsh Brewing Oktoberfest (Essex, MA) – The partying continues at this North Shore brewery.

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Food from Beantown Weenies and music from Double Eagle Oktoberfest Band.

🍻 Oktoberfest at Lamplighter CX (Cambridge, MA) – Join Lamplighter Brewing at their Cambridge CX location for a Bavarian good time at their Oktoberfest 2022 celebration!

September 24

🍻 Oktoberfest at Bow Market (Somerville, MA) – Register for FREE time slots for Bow Market’s indoor/outdoor fest over two days Sept. 24-25 featuring Remnant Brewing

🍻 Merrimack Ales Rocktoberfest (Lowell, MA) – Three different musical acts will perform throughout the day.

🍻 Gardner Ale House Oktoberfest Party In The Street (Gardner, MA) – The 17th addition of Gardner’s street bash will start with the tapping of the keg then have German-style beer, German Fare, and music! And the famous Chair Luge Race makes a triumphant return this year! It’s also a qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 Common Craft Oktoberfest (Burlington, MA) – Newly opened Common Craft jumps into the Mass. OFest scene with German Food, Best Dressed Contest, Traditional German Oompa Band, Games, and Idle Hands Beer!

🍻 Stellwagen Oktoberfest (Marshfield, MA) – Drink Stellwagen’s Fest Bier, Gümmihösen! Fest food, keg tossing, hammerschlagen, and special release casks!. This is also a qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding Championship, learn more here.

🍻 Uptoberfest at Rushford & Sons (Upton, MA) – Celebrate the season with commemorative steins and t-shirts.

🍻 Barrel House Z (Weymouth, MA) – Spend the day in the Barrel House Z beer garden drinking their Festbier.

🍻 Troy City Oktoberfest (Fall River, MA) – More details are forthcoming for the Troy City 3rd Annual Fest, but expect the release of their Oktoberfest Lager, Live music, authentic German Fare and more in their Biergarten!

🍻 Medusa’s Oktoberfest Weekend (Hudson, MA) – In addition to their Märzen and Festbier on tap, there will be live music at the Medusa in their brewery as well as the Downtown Beer Garden.

🍻 Night Shift Oktoberfest (Everett, MA) – Special beer releases including Freudian Slip Vienna Lager, Prost Malone and One Mighty Festbier will be on the tap list. Steinholding competition will take place as well.

🍻 Marlborough’s Oktoberfest (Marlborough, MA) Join Marlborough breweries Lost Shoe, Flying Dreams and Tackle Box for the 3rd annual Marlborough Brewers Association Oktoberfest! Locally brewed beer, German food and Oktoberfest entertainment!

🍻 Berkley Beer Oktoberfest (Taunton, MA) – Marzen, Bratwurst Sandwiches, Bratwurst & Flamtuken Inspired Pizzas German Charcuterie Board and music with Buttonwood Brass!

🍻 Barewolf Oktoberfest (Amesbury, MA) – Food trucks, live music, fresh new beers, Bavarian pretzels, fun swag, games, kid’s activities, photo booth, and MORE!

🍻 Oktoberfest at RiverWalk Brewing (Newburyport, MA) – Beers, brats, live music from Oberlaender Hofbrau Band!

🍻 Rocktoberfest at Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern (Worcester, MA) – Rocktoberfest for the 80’s Party of the year in the Peppercorn’s / Double Down Beer Garden featuring the legendary Flock of A**holes band!

🍻 Twisted Fate Brewing Oktoberfest (Danvers, MA) – Celebrate Oktoberfest with beer release, food, games

🍻 Altruist Brewing Steinholding (Sturbridge, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 Abandoned Building Brewing Steinholding (East Hampton, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 Penny Pinchers Brewing (Millbury, MA) – A qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding championship, learn more here.

🍻 Great Marsh Brewing Oktoberfest (Essex, MA) – The Oktoberfest celebration concludes with plenty of beer and Steinholding! Great Marsh is a qualifying site for the Massachusetts Steinholding competition, learn more here.

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – The party rolls on!

🍻 Sam Adams Brewery Octoberfest (Jamaica Plain, MA) – It’s time to Stein with your cousin, from Bahstan.

🍻 Sam Adams Boston Taproom Octoberfest (Boston, MA) – Enjoy your Octoberfest lager from the upstairs deck.

🍻 Oktoberfest at Democracy Brewing Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – Keep on Oom Pah Pahing!

September 25

🍻 Night Shift Lovejoy Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – Stein pours, specialty food menu and The Hofbräu Spieler Band. First 50 people get a free 2022 limited edition Night Shift Brewing stein!

🍻 Sam Adams Brewery Octoberfest (Jamaica Plain, MA) – A Third day of Steining with Sam Adams, you can do it!

🍻 Sam Adams Boston Taproom Octoberfest (Boston, MA) – More Sam Adams Octoberfest lager please!

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Steining on a Sunday!

🍻 Oktoberfest at Bow Market (Somerville, MA) – Register for FREE time slots for Bow Market’s indoor/outdoor fest over two days Sept. 24-25 featuring Remnant Brewing

🍻 Oktoberfest at Democracy Brewing Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – The Festing concludes with as much Oompah as you can handle.

September 29

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Tapping of the Festbier keg

September 30

🍻 Jack’s Abby Oktoberfest (Framingham, MA) – Jack’s is kicking off the three-day weekend celebration with the release of Munich Fest Lager. There will be stein hoisting, tapping of the cask, German-inspired food and plenty of Copper Legend!

🍻 Harpoon Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – The 32nd Harpoon Oktoberfest celebration has flowing taps, live oompah music, stein-hoisting competitions, pretzel eating contests, chicken dancing, and more!

🍻 Oktoberfest at Second Wind Brewing (Plymouth, MA) – New steins for this year’s fest and liter pours of Kölsch and Festbier will be available to pair with fest-themed offerings from Food Court Craft Kitchen.

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Live music from Hofbrau and food from Beantown Weenies

October 1 

🍻 Winter Hill brewing Wurst.Fest (Somerville, MA) – Release of their Märzen, OFest food and live music!

🍻 Rapscallion Brewery (Spencer, MA) – This event will beheld at the Brimfield Winery and will have Rapscallion Fest Beer, food trucks, live music, Brimfield Winery cider and wine, and a beautiful fall weekend!

🍻 Common Ground Ciderworks (North Brookfield, MA) – Live music, food trucks, games and prizes, plus donations accepted to restore the historic Town House.

🍻 Aeronaut Allston Oktoberfest (Allston, MA) – German-inspired beers on draft including Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, Summer in Cologne Kölsch, and more! They’ll be serving up mouthwatering German fare, while listening to OOMPAH from the Polka Hall of Fame’s very own Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men!

🍻 Turtle Swamp Oktoberfest (Jamaica Plain, MA) – Bratwurst, pretzels, stein-hoisting and live music!

🍻 10th District Oktoberfest (Abington, MA) – Oktoberfest on tap and in 4pks, plus Faded Halo is in the house!!

🍻 Wachusett Oktoberfest (Westminster, MA) – Wachusett plans to host an Oktoberfest celebration over two days October 1-2. Get you fill of their Octoberfest Ale!

🍻 Parktoberfest at Plainridge Park Casino (Plainville, MA) – Plainridge Park Casino’s first annual Parktoberfest featuring a Bavarian-style celebration with music, dancing, food, slots & beer. Menu includes brats, pretzles, chicken schnitzle, fries & more. Prost!

🍻 Jack’s Abby Oktoberfest (Framingham, MA) – Day two at Jack’s features keg tossing and live music.

🍻 Harpoon Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – Plenty more live music and fall beers and maybe some Dunkin beers?

🍻 Stellwagen Oktoberfest (Marshfield, MA) – A family and dog-friendly event certain to bring about the best of steins.

🍻 Oktoberfest at Second Wind Brewing(Plymouth, MA) – A weekend of Festbier, pretzels, brats, liter pours, and more…with guest taps from other South Shore Beer breweries

🍻 Brockton Beer Oktoberfest (Brockton, MA) – Join Brockton Beer for Märzen, steins, German inspired bites and as always a “chill vibe.”

🍻 Oktoberfest at Timberyard (East Brookfield, MA) – Oktoberfest Weekend at Timberyard will have Beer, Fest food, Games, Photobooth, and Stein Hoist Contest

🍻 Oktoberfest 7th Wave Style (Medfield, MA) – Live music/Local bands under the tent. Enjoy their new seasonal brews, wood-fired pizza, food trucks, games and more!

🍻 Lowell Octoberfest Weekend 2022 at Navigation Brewing Co. (Lowell, MA) – 2 Day Oktoberfest Party hitting the Navigation taproom on October 1st & 2nd with Stein holding comp. Music, lederhosen‘s, and more…

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Live music from Hofbrau and food from Beantown Weenies

🍻 Olde Magoun’s Saloon (Somerville, MA) – It’s the most wonderful time for a beer at Olde Magoun’s for Oktoberfest.

October 2

🍻 Harpoon Dogtoberfest (Boston, MA) – Bring your pups to this dog-themed event!

🍻 Jack’s Abby Oktoberfest (Framingham, MA) – The Festing concludes with live music, cask tapping and the finals of the Massachusetts Steinholding Championship, learn more here.

🍻 Rapscallion Brewery (Spencer, MA) – Another beautiful Fall day to drink more Raps and Brimfield wine and Cider.

🍻 Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest Four Miler (Waltham, MA) – Start the day with a four-mile road race and end it rasising steins of Oktoberfest at the Mighty Squirrel taproom.

🍻 Wachusett Oktoberfest (Westminster, MA) – Wachusett plans to host an Oktoberfest celebration over two days October 1-2. Get you fill of their Octoberfest Ale!

🍻 Winthrop Oktoberfest (Winthrop, MA) – Drop Zone Brewery hosts an Oktoberfest gathering with their beer, live music and family activities

🍻 Oktoberfest at Timberyard (East Brookfield, MA) – Oktoberfest Weekend at Timberyard continues with more Beer, Fest food, Games and Photobooth

🍻 Oktoberfest at Second Wind Brewing (Plymouth, MA) – Second Wind caps off a festive weekend.

🍻 Olde Magoun’s Saloon (Somerville, MA) – Join Olde Magoun’s for a second day of Oktoberfest.

🍻 Lowell Octoberfest Weekend 2022 at Navigation Brewing Co. (Lowell, MA) – 2 Day Oktoberfest Party hitting the Navigation taproom on October 1st & 2nd with Stein holding comp. Music, lederhosen‘s, and more…

October 8-9

🍻 Oakholm Brewing Oktoberfest (Brookfield, MA) – Fun For Kids & Adults – live music, vendors, local brews and food trucks at this two-day event.

🍻 Shoveltown Brewery Oktoberfest (Easton, MA) – Live music, games, contests, traditional German menu and lots of BEER!

 

Prost to the season and all the steins!

 

Photos from brewery websites and social media (except Jack’s Abby I Love Bier and featured photo)

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