Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi hoi hoi! Lace up your lederhosen, don your dirndl and hoist those steins because Oktoberfest season is here! Unfortunately, the granddaddy of all fests in Germany is cancelled again this year, but there will be plenty of local Oktoberfest celebrations in which to partake – Oans, zwoa, g’suffa!
We will be going to our share, including at Idle Hands in Malden this Saturday 9/11 where we will be in the “celebrity” dunk tank to help raise money for The 100 Club of Massachusetts. I guess when you drink enough beer, you get asked to take part in these things. Honestly, we’re thrilled to participate and always appreciate being asked to help support local breweries and charities.
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!
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 plenty of German Beer (Spaten, Warsteiner, Hacker-Schorr) Bring your stein for this event!!
Idle Hands Oktoberfest/10th Anniversary (Malden, MA) – Plenty of German-style brews (Brocktoberfest, Gretel and Griselda) to accompany food from Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen. And don’t forget to dunk me!
Brewery Silvaticus 4th Anniversary (Amesbury, MA) – Commemorative steins, special beer releases, including Vintage Oktoberfest and Doppelsticke Altbier will highlight this celebration.
Backbeat Brewing (Beverly, MA) – Backbeat will be rolling out Oompah Palooza and Oktoberfest at their brewery over the next couple weeks with special music, food, events, and of course beer!
Boylston Schul-Verein Oktoberfest (Walpole, MA) – The celebration continues at this family-friendly event.
Bay State Brewing (Worcester, MA) – Their 2nd Annual Oktoberfest will start with the tapping of the keg at 6 followed by live music, Masskrugstemmen (Steinholding) and an authentic German menu prepared by Chef Syd. Plus anyone wearing lederhosen or dirndl will receive free appetizers – Prost!!!
Olde Magoun’s Saloon (Somerville, MA) – They kick off Oktoberfest from Sept 15th – Oct 31st with an Oktoberfest menu available daily after 4pm!
Medusa’s Oktoberfest Weekend (Hudson, MA) – In addition to their Märzen and Festbier on tap, there will be live music in the Medusa Downtown Beer Garden all three days September 17-19
Trillium Oktoberfest (All locations) – Trillium will be hosting their celebration at all of their location September 18 & 19 with liter pours of Weisenbier, bratwurst, pretzels and oompah.
Dorchester Brewing Oktoberfest (Dorchester, MA) – Festbier, Pilsner, Altbier, Kolsch, Dunkel, braised brats w/ pickled sauerkraut & warm pretzels, live music will be available in DBCo decorated taproom, Prost!
Troy City Oktoberfest (Fall River, MA) – More details are forthcoming, but expect Merch, Beer Releases, Games, Live Entertainment, German Fare, Raffles and more!
Oaktoberfest (Andover, MA) – German brats, sauerkraut, potato salad, beer and stein hoist, plus German Oompah Band the MAD BAVARIAN GERMAN BAND!
Sterling Street Oktoberfest (Clinton, MA) – The 1st Annual Sterling Street Brewing Oktoberfest will include a commemorative stein, traditional German music and a stein hoisting competition.
Stellwagen Oktoberfest (Marshfield, MA) – Drink Stellwagen’s Fest Bier, Gümmihösen! Eat bratwurst and hot dogs on the grill, sauerkraut, potato salad and pretzels. There will be a special release Stellwagen stein available for purchase!
Nauktoberfest (Mashpee, MA) – Naukabout is celebrating Oktoberfest for a second weekend September 18-19, so bring the whole family for brews, tunes, games, contests, food and more Fest Fun!
Oktoberfest at The Dirty Truth (Northampton, MA) – A week-long celebration September 21-25 filled with a German inspired food menu, German beers, German-inspired beers, German wines and German cider. Viva Deutschland!
Oktoberfest at Democracy Brewing (Boston, MA) – Democracy plans to celebrate for three days September 23-25 with specialty beers, specialty food and live music on Saturday.
Brightoberfest (North Adams, MA) – Join Bright Ideas for a special Oktoberfest celebration next Thursday with the Forstmann’s Wurst Wagen! This is the day they release their 2021 Brightoberfest. Bring your own stein for the first pour – max 32 oz. Prost!
Mighty Squirrel Oktoberfest (Waltham, MA) – Steins, pretzels and oompah bands!! Mighty Squirrel will be hosting four days of Oktoberfest and they have a limited amount of Boots for purchase too!
Sam Adams Oktoberfest (Jamaica Plain, MA) – Fest all weekend long September 24-26 at the Sam Adams JP Brewery with fest-style beers, live music, stein hoisting and lawn games. Tickets available at the door.
Lamplighter Oktoberfest (Cambridge, MA) – Two days September 24-25 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!
Marshtoberfest (Essex, MA) – A week long Oktoberfest celebration at Great Marsh Brewing in Essex featuring Authentic German food, Games/Tournaments (Saturday & Sunday only*), World class German beers, including our Oktoberfest Marzen with German garb encouraged
Gardner Ale House Oktoberfest Party In The Street (Gardner, MA) – Start the day with the tapping of the keg then have German-style beer, German Fare, and music! Unfortunately, the famous Chair Luge Race has been cancelled this year.
Notch Brew Oktoberfest at Stevens-Coolidge (North Andover, MA) – Classic German fare, desserts, and cold Notch session beer for sale will greet you at this Oktoberfest, along with the musical talents of an authentic German band in the beautiful gardens! Festive attire encouraged.
Notch Brewing Oktoberfest (Bighton, MA) – Come check out the new Notch Brewery at the Charles River Speedway and enjoy the Oompah Band, food and Liter steins of Notch Bier including Festbier – Bavarian Vollbier!!
Sam Adams Oktoberfest Boston Taproom (Boston, MA) Come to State Street September 25-26 for live music, a German Plate featuring a Boston Lager Beer Brat + Pretzel combo, and stein hoisting contests, They’ll also have a special sampling of Barrel Aged Octoberfest available for purchase within the taproom.
Night Shift Oktoberfest (Everett, MA) – Visit the Night Shift taproom in Everett for Oktoberfest special beer releases: Steinbier: Marzen Style Lager, Pfaffenheck: German Style Pilsner and Furth: Hefeweizen Plus Live music and stein hoist!
Marlborough’s Oktoberfest (Marlborough, MA) Join Marlborough breweries Lost Shoe, Flying Dreams and Tackle Box for the second annual Marlborough Brewers Association Oktoberfest! Locally brewed beer, German food and Oktoberfest entertainment!
Barewolf Oktoberfest (Amesbury, MA) – The 4th Annual BareWolf Oktoberfest will feature their Oktoberfest lager, Marzen Retrograde, foo and live music.
Night Shift Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – First 50 people in the door get a free Stein! Then drink specialty brews listen to live music at Night Shift’s Lovejoy Wharf location.
Notch Brewing Oktoberfest (Salem, MA) – “Dust off that dirndl and launder that lederhosen” because Notch Oktoberfest is back! Steins, sausage and oompah, OH MY!
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.
Wurst.Fest at Winter Hill Brewing (Somerville, MA) – WHBC Märzen, a slew of BBQ delights and a healthy dose of live music!
Harpoon Oktoberfest (Boston, MA) – Harpoon’s 31st Annual Oktoberfest celebration has live oompah music, stein-hoisting competitions, pretzel eating contests, chicken dancing and plenty of BEER!
Harpoon Dogtoberfest (Boston, MA) – 4th Annual Harpoon Dogtoberfest! Stretch those legs with a 1-mile fun run/walk with your pup, then join their “barking lot” party with the freshest Harpoon beer, food trucks and music.
Turtle Swamp Oktoberfest (Jamaica Plain, MA) – Turtle Swamp is throwing a little Oktoberfest celebration on their patio with Festbier and Höpfen and sausages!
Aeronaut Allston Oktoberfest (Allston, MA) – Their biergarten will have German-inspired beers on draft including Oktoberfest and Hefeweizen with sausage and pretzels, while you can OOMPAH to the Polka Hall of Fame’s very own Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men!
Wurst Lagerfest Ever! Brato (Brighton, MA) – Join Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen for the Wurst Lagerfest Ever! They’ll be setting up the charcoal grills on the patio to bring open fire cooking to their sausages, and rolling out a staggering wurst menu comprising over a dozen different handmade sausages! Plus 4 fresh lagers!
Shoveltown Brewery Oktoberfest (Easton, MA) – This year’s event will once again feature live music from several local artists, authentic German Food, games and Shovel Town Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer and much more!
Barrel House Z (Weymouth, MA) – Barrel House Z will be celebrating Oktoberfest with their annual, single-batch release of Festbier Marzen. Also, Oktoberfest guests can expect treats like Bratwurst sliders served on griddled brioche rolls and topped with warm apple + potato kraut.
Rapscallion Oktoberfest (Brimfield, MA) – Rapscallion’s long running Octoberfest is back in 2021! Live music, food trucks and their signature O-fest both days. Music 12-6pm both days; Saturday James Keys and Big Jon Short, Sunday Boogie Chillin and Slikpickers!
Stellwagen Oktoberfest Round 2 (Marshfield, MA) – Another round of German food, music and their Fest Bier, Gummihosen! This is a family and dog friendly event from 12-9.
10th District Brewing Oktoberfest and Food Drive (Abington, MA) – The day’s activities include German fare, beer and a non-perishable food drive
Berkley Beer Oktoberfest (Berkley, MA) – The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Oktoberfest at Berkley Beer with pizza, appetizers, a pint of beer, live entertainment, lawn games and socializing! Tickets will go fast!
RiverWalk Oktoberfest (Newburyport, MA) – Get those lederhosen ready, because the date you’ve all been waiting for is here. Join them for their legendary Oktoberfest celebration at Riverwalk Brewing on Saturday, October 16th. An all day party that you DO NOT want to miss.
Scottoberfest at Scottie’s Pub (Fall River, MA) – The annual Scottoberfest event! They will have live entertainment by The Khoury Sister, free raffles, traditional Octoberfest foods and a photo booth from 1-5!
Oakholm Oktoberfest (Brookfield, MA) – Live Music. Vendors. Fun For Kids & Adults. Local Brew. Food Trucks. Raffles. Lake Side. & so much more. BYO Chairs. Rain or Shine.
Buzzards Bay Brewing Octoberfest Pig Roast (Westport, MA) – Celebrate Octoberfest with a Seasonal Pig Roast!
Food service begins at Noon but you can show up anytime between Noon and 6 pm for your pig roast. Beer and wine served throughout the afternoon. Live music too! Tickets required
Prost to the season and all the steins!