Celebrate Oktoberfest in Boston

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 to partake in this German tradition.

Time Out Market and Jack’s Abby Volksfest | Friday, Sept. 15
Enjoy live music, exclusive beer pours, stein-holding contest, costume competition, and Octoberfest delights from the vendor kitchens from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Remnant Brewing | Saturday, Sept. 16 + Sunday, Sept. 17
Head to Bow Market for FUNKtoberfest with a new Fest Lager, live music, and food specials.

Trillium Brewing Company | Saturday, Sept. 16 + Sunday, Sept. 17
Stop by one of the brewery’s five locations for an Oktoberfest celebration with lederhosen, lagers, music, and German-inspired food specials.

Notch Brewing | Saturday, Sept. 16 in Brighton + Sunday, Sept. 17 in Salem
Celebrations at both locations include the seasonal Festbier, costume contests, and a hoisting competition. Take home a commemorative half-liter steinkrug for $20.

Nightshift Brewing Co. | Friday, Sept. 22 at the Beer Gardens, Sat., Sept. 23 in Everett + Sunday, Sept. 24 at Lovejoy Wharf
Sip on a variety of German-style lagers, eat heaps of German food, and enjoy live music. Pro tip: $1 from every “Dunkel John’s Band” four-pack sold will support the Community Music Center of Boston.

Sam Adams Boston Brewery | Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 24
Tickets for the annual Octoberfest events are $10 + give you access to live music, stein-hoisting contests, food specials, and fest-inspired beer releases at the Jamaica Plain brewery. Bonus: Take a bite out of the VIP Beer Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Harpoon Brewery | Friday, Sept. 29 + Saturday, Sept. 30
Get your tickets early and do the chicken dance to live music taking place on two stages, enter one of the contests + enjoy the freshly-tapped seasonal release. Pro tip: Sunday is for the dogs at Dogtoberfest.

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