Our annual Oktoberfest roundup will be different this year (isn’t everything). The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many of our favorite local events so we won’t be festing in the street while watching crazy chairs rumble down Parker Street at the The Gardner Ale House Oktoberfest Party in the Street. We won’t be at Notch drinking by the liter and noshing Karl’s Sausage. We won’t be at Sam Adams, Harpoon or Idle Hands clinking steins. And sadly, we won’t be at the Boylston Schul-Verein German-American Club in Walpole drinking traditional German beers listening to an oompah band and doing the chicken dance.

However, there are some events taking place and plenty of Oktoberfest-style beers to drink so we will attempt to provide you with the information to celebrate the season which starts September 19th and ends October 4th.

Hoist those steins and say, “Ziggy, Zaggy, Ziggy, Zaggy, Oi, Oi, Oi!”

(We will update as more information becomes available)



The Events

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Idle Hands will be celebrating Oktoberfest at Monument in Charlestown Sept 24 5-8p Make A Reservation

Berkley Brewing Company will celebrate Oktoberfest with Würstl (sausages), Brezen (pretzels), Sauerkraut and their Märzen 9/24-10/4

Trillium Brewing (Canton) will be celebrating Oktoberfest all weekend long with liter pours on their festively decorated outdoor patio

Gardner Ale will have a Deck Dining, Indoor Dining, Take Out and when you’re done “Take The Party Home” Oktoberfest 2020 Party” beginning Saturday, October 3rd, & Sunday, October 4th, 2020.  The Party continues every day after until their German Food Specials and Oktoberfest Lager are gone.

Remnant Brewing is hosting a seated dinner featuring themed eats by Saus at Bow Market, festbier, special edition steins and take-home crowlers. Sept 19-26

Idle Hands has Oktoberfest From Home Kits featuring beer, brats and pretzels available at their online store for pickup this Saturday Oct 3

Cape Cod Beer will be hosting a weekend-long celebration in their beer garden with new German beer releases, German food from JP’S Twisted BBQ & Grille, axe throwing with Haul N Axe and live music each day! Tables are first come, first seated. Sept 18-20

Bay State Brewing is kicking off Oktoberfest with beers, a German food menu and giveaways Oct 16

Worcester Beer Garden & Pavillion will have Oktoberfest in their Beer Garden featuring Live entertainment Authentic German Märzens on tap, giveaways and authentic German food. Sept 17-20

Harpoon is having an outdoor seated OctoberFEAST with German inspired food and a limited 2020 edition OctoberFEAST Stein Oct 3-4

Harpoon is also hosting a virtual Dogtoberfest. Register to pick up your own “wag Bag” with treats and beers then tune in for virtual, activities. Oct 4

Idle Hands is offering an Oktoberfest Kit for Home featuring its Broktoberfest beer, Eastern Provisions pretzels, and a meal for two from Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen. Pickup date is Saturday, September 19.

Lamplighter Brewing is offering an at-home German Beer Dinner with Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen Sept 24

Dorchester Brewing has festively decorated their taproom for Oktoberfest and will have fest bier, food, and music. Show up in authentic German gear (Lederhosen or Dirndl) and get a very special prize from DBco! Sept 19-Oct 4

Wormtown Brewery will be celebrating with German style beers and an Oktoberfest fest themed flight Sept 19

Sierra Nevada Virtual Haus Party is a “rowdy concert and chicken dancing like you’re under the BIG tent!” Sept 19 7-8:30 EST

Wachusett Brewing is hosting their 2nd Annual Golftoberfest at The Woods of Westminster Golf Course Oct 10

The Beers 

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(Pics from brewery websites and social media)



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