Friday, Sep 09, 2022 5:00p -
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 11:00p

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Boston, MA

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Fall is heading into Boston strong and one of the most delicious periods of the season is fast approaching: Oktoberfest. Throughout September and October breweries around Boston are pulling out all the stops for this beer lovers holiday. Grab your stein, load up on some carbs, and prepare to drink. Prost!

Experiences are listed in chronological order.

Oktoberfest at Idle Hands Craft Ales

When: Saturday 9/10

Where: Malden

Cost: $25

Info: Listen to live music by Double Eagle Oktoberfest Band, sip beer, and snack on eats by Brato Brewhouse and Kitchen, and watch a celebrity dunk tank raising funds for Housing Families at this all-out Oktoberfest party at Idle Hands Craft Ales. 

Trinktisch + Von Trapp Beer Pairing Dinner

When: Tuesday 9/13

Where: Belmont

Cost: $75

Info: Enjoy a four-course dining experience paired with beer from Von Trapp Brewing in Stowe, Vermont (yes, ‘Sound of Music’ Von Trapp). The meal will celebrate authentic Octoberfest foods paired with beers that channel the best of Austria and the best of New England.

Oktoberfest at Bronwyn

When: Thursday 9/15, through Sunday 10/30

Where: Somerville

Cost: $Varies

Info: Where better to celebrate Oktoberfest than at Boston’s most beloved German restaurant? At Bronwyn you can sip authentic German beers and classic dishes like hand-crafted sausages, schnitzels, and pretzels while enjoying Oktoberfest entertainment.

Oktoberfest at High Street Place Food Hall

When: Saturday 9/17

Where: Downtown

Cost: Free

Info: Transport yourself to Germany for Oktoberfest without the airfare by heading to High Street Place Food Hall. With live music all day, beer aplenty, a German menu, stein holding and costume contests, and a photo booth, there’s tons to do.

Trillium Oktoberfest

When: Saturday 9/17 through Sunday 9/18

Where: Canton, Fort Point, Fenway, and Greenway locations

Cost: Free

Info: All ages are welcome at the Trillium Oktoberfest celebrations, happening at each of their four locations. Listen to live music, cheers with a lager, snack on German-inspired food, and see how you look in a pair of lederhosen. No judgment, we hear they’re coming back.

Oktoberfest at Dorchester Brewing

When: Saturday 9/17 

Where: Dorchester

Cost: Free

Info: Jam out to live music by DJ Roza and sample new German-style beer releases at this all-day Oktoberfest party at Dorchester Brewing. Try a beer-braised bratwurst specially made for the event, and dress to impress in lederhosen and dirndl.

OktoberFest Bar Crawl

When: Saturday 9/17

Where: Faneuil Hall

Cost: $6+

Info: Hop from bar to bar in Boston’s famous Faneuil Hall, sampling German style beers and special Oktoberfest eats. Enjoy live music and entertainment at some spots and dress your best for the lederhosen and dirndl costume contest.

Casa Myrna’s Oktoberfest at Dorchester Brewing

When: Monday 9/19

Where: Dorchester

Cost: $25+

Info: Celebrate Oktoberfest while also giving back to your community at this special Oktoberfest evening benefiting Casa Myrna, a local domestic violence shelter and resource center. Enjoy local beers, hors d’oeuvres, and raffle prizes while donating to the cause.

Sam Adams Octoberfest Weekend

When: Friday 9/23 through Sunday 9/25

Where: Downtown & Jamaica Plain 

Cost: $10

Info: One of Boston’s most beloved breweries is honoring Oktoberfest with a series of German inspired brews, three days of live music, a stein hoisting competition, and a special festival food plate complete with the obligatory bratwurst. 


When: Saturday 9/24

Where: Everett

Cost: $10

Info: Bone Up Brewing Company and Somergloom are shaking things up this year by hosting OctoberFuzz, an evening of live doom and psych music in their beer garden. Listen to the jams all night long while sampling brews and eating snacks from Sandwich Boy.

Oktoberfest at Night Shift Brewing Everett

When: Saturday 9/24

Where: Everett

Cost: Free

Info: Go wild at the Night Shift Brewing Oktoberfest celebration featuring a very serious Stein Holding Competition, a costume contest, live music, food from The Sausage Guy, and featured German-style lagers.

Oktoberfest at Bow Market

When: Saturday 9/24 through Sunday 9/25

Where: Union Square

Cost: Free

Info: Delight your taste buds with festive food specials from Bow Market vendors (like Oktoberfest macarons and currywurst) and sip your Remnant beer anywhere in the market for this special occasion. Live bands will play all weekend to set the Oktoberfest mood.

Oktoberfest at Night Shift Brewing Lovejoy Wharf 

When: Sunday 9/25

Where: West End

Cost: Free

Info: Sip stein pours of some of your favorite Night Shift Brewing beers at this Oktoberfest event, including One Mighty Festbier, Freudian Sip, and Prost Malone. We love a pun. Jam out to live music, eat off a special German menu, and arrive early for a limited edition stein.

Oktoberfest: Cheese and Beer Pairing

When: Wednesday 9/28

Where: Harvard Square

Cost: $90

Info: In this class you’ll hear the history and geography of two of the world’s best fermented foods: beer and cheese. Then you’ll learn about a few classic pairings of the two and taste the compliments and contrasts in each. 

Harpoon Octoberfest

When: Friday 9/30 through Saturday 10/1

Where: Seaport

Cost: $30+

Info: Join thousands of other beer lovers at Harpoon’s 32nd Octoberfest, their largest event of the year. Enjoy live music, show off your skills at stein hoisting and pretzel eating competitions, revel in the return of the chicken dance and, of course, drink some high quality beer.

AERONAUT Allston Oktoberfest 

When: Saturday 10/1

Where: Allston

Cost: $12+

Info: Come by Aeronaut Allston to sip your favorite German-style beers including Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, Summer in Cologne Kölsch, and many others. Stamp your feet to live polka music and order eats off an authentic German menu.

Oktoberfest at Turtle Swamp Brewing

When: Saturday 10/1

Where: Jamaica Plain

Cost: Free

Info: At Turtle Swamp Brewing’s beautiful indoor/outdoor patio, celebrate Oktoberfest with bratwurst and pretzels to munch on, seasonal beers to taste, live music, and a stein lifting competition.

Oktoberfest on Spectacle Island

When: Saturday 10/1

Where: Spectacle Island

Cost: $25+

Info: Experience Spectacle Island after-hours during this special Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy live music, Night Shift Brewing beer, and a special German menu from the Brato Brewhouse concession stand. Try to keep your wits about you for lawn games and a special scavenger hunt.

43rd Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade

When: Sunday 10/9

Where: Harvard Square

Cost: Free

Info: Celebrate Oktoberfest and HONK! all in one go at this raucous all day festival in Harvard Square. Listen to live music on multiple stages, sample food from international food vendors, experience arts and crafts, and toast at festive beer gardens around the square. Don’t miss the annual HONK! parade at 1pm.

Beers, Cheers, and Cheese: Oktoberfest Edition

When: Friday 10/14

Where: Brookline

Cost: $65

Info: Beer lovers can finally have their tasting moment with this beer and cheese tasting and workshop at Curds & Co. Learn which beer and cheese combinations are best and what accompaniments bring out their flavors. Then sample them all!

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