Celebrate Oktoberfest in Boston, MA

It’s that time of year to don your best lederhosen or dirndl, eat pretzels, and enjoy local beer. Prost!

Two baskets of pretzels and a beer on a table from Harpoon Brewery.

Enter a pretzel eating contest at Harpoon’s Oktoberfest.

Photo via @treatloself

Warm up your stein hoisting arm and dust off your lederhosen or dirndl — it’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest. There are events happening every weekend through the end of September, so head to the source — aka your local brewery to partake in this German tradition.

Notch Brewing | Sat., Sept. 17 in Brighton + Sun., Sept. 18 in Salem
Celebrations at both locations include the seasonal Festbier (a Bavarian Fest Lager) and live music. Take home a commemorative half liter steinkrug for $20.

Trillium Brewing Company | Sat., Sept. 17 + Sun., Sept. 18
Head to one of the brewery’s four locations: Canton, Fort Point, Fenway, and the Garden on the Greenway for this Oktoberfest celebration with lederhosen, lagers, music, and German-inspired food specials.

High Street Place | Sat., Sept. 17
The inaugural Oktoberfest will feature games, live music, and specialty menu items from the restaurant partners, like brats, pretzels, beer cheese, and schnitzel.

Sam Adams Boston Brewery | Fri., Sept. 23-Sun., Sept. 25
Tickets for the annual Octoberfest events are $10 + allow you access to live music, stein hoisting contests, food specials, and fest-inspired beer releases at both the brewery in Jamaica Plain and the downtown taproom.

Nightshift Brewing Co. | Sat., Sept. 24 in Everett + Sun., Sept. 25 at Lovejoy Wharf
Sip on a variety of German-style lagers, eat lots of German food, and enjoy the live music. Pro tip: the first 50 guests will receive a free 2022 stein at both locations.

Harpoon Brewery | Fri., Sept. 30 + Sat., Oct. 1
Get your tickets early ($30+ for Friday and $35+ for Saturday) and do the chicken dance to live music taking place on two stages, enter one of the contests + enjoy the freshly tapped seasonal release under the tents in the pop-up beer garden. Pro tip: Sunday is for the dogs at the Harpoon Dogtoberfest.

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