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Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Boston Area

Oktoberfest, an autumn tradition established long before pumpkin spice

When mid-September arrives, it's usually time to start wearing flannel shirts and leather boots. 

Once the summer's officially over, we start to look forward to their favorite things to do in the fall. Some people just can't wait for the start of football season. Others count down the days until they can order their seasonal pumpkin spice latte. There are plenty of others who enjoy apple picking at a local orchard or decorating their home for Halloween and trick-or-treating with their kids...

And then there's the Oktoberfest crowd. 

Whether you're new to the Boston area or if you're a long-time resident looking for something to do, we're sharing several upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations to check out in Boston and in the greater Boston area:

Harpoon Oktoberfest: September 28-29

Friday, September 28th
General Admission: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Doors close: 9:30pm

Saturday, September 29th
General Admission: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Early Access Doors: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Doors close: 5:30pm

306 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Come hoist a pint with us at our Boston Brewery at our biggest festival of the year! You'll join thousands of beer-loving fans during our 2-day festival that takes place outside underneath tents alongside the brewery!


Oktoberfest Yoga Brewha at Aeronaut Brewery: October 6

10:45 am - 12:30 pm

14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA, 02143

Kick off the Fall season and Oktoberfest at the eccentric space in Aeronaut Brewery with an all levels flow! Brew up your own energy and vitality on the mat and then stay after to enjoy some brews that the team at Aeronaut has dreamed up!


Cambridge Oktoberfest 5K in Harvard Square: October 7

100 Cambridgeside Place, Cambridge, MA, 02141

Join us on Sunday, October 7th @ 9:30 am for a festive German-themed 5k that circles Kendall Square and is immediately followed by an outdoor Oktoberfest on the CambridgeSide roof deck with Notch, Slumbrew & Bantam Cider!


Shovel Town Brewery Oktoberfest: October 13

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

50 Oliver Street, Easton, MA, 02356

Come join the fun at Shovel Town Brewery's 2nd Annual Oktoberfest to Benefit the Easton Food Pantry! This year’s Shovel Town Brewery’s Oktoberfest is shaping up to be a great event! We are planning to expand the event with a tent in our parking Lot for Games and Food! This year’s event will once again feature live music from several local artists, authentic German Food, Wood Fired Pizza, games and Shovel Town Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer and much more!


13th Annual New Bedford Oktoberfest hosted by SCBA: October 13

3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Pier 3, 106 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA, 02740

The SCBA Presents:  The 13th Annual NB OKTOBERFEST! Proceeds support at-risk youth & educational based charities along the Southcoast. Beer Sampler tickets will be available. Steins available in limited quantity to the first 200 purchasers only.

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