October 2014 Events

September 11-November 2: Helen Oktoberfest, Helen, GA

The Greater Helen Chamber of Commerce presents the 44th annual Helen Oktoberfest, which will take place in Alpine Helen, a Bavarian-style mountain village. Called "America's longest-running Oktoberfest" by organizers, it will take place September 11-14 and daily from September 18 through November 2. The festival venue is the Helen Festhalle, with bands from the United States and Europe, German beer and food, and dancing.

September 12-November 2 (weekends): Alpine Village Oktoberfest, Torrance, CA

Alpine Village, in Torrance, will host the 47th annual Oktoberfest. The celebration, which has been described as "Southern California's oldest and largest Oktoberfest-style celebration," will take place on Friday and Saturday (and some Sundays) under a massive tent. There will be German beer and food, along with oom-pah bands from Germany. Sundays are family days with kiddie jumpers, sweet treats, and games.

September 13-October 25 (weekends): Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Lake will host its 44th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, which will be held at the resort's Convention Center. This Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature America's highest-elevation biergarten; authentic German food, music, and dance groups; activities, including log-sawing and stein-holding contests; sporting events on television; and a fun zone for children and families.

September 20-5: Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

The 181st Oktoberfest will be held on Theresienwiese in the center of Munich. This is the original Oktoberfest, and the world's largest and most famous beer festival. Need we say more?

September 25-27 & October 2-4: Stockholm Beer and Whisky Fest, Stockholm, Swede

Stockholms Ol & Vin AB presents the 2014 Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, which will take place at the Nacka Strand Factory in Stockholm. Recent editions of this two-weekend event have featured more than 1,300 beers, wines, whiskies, and other beverages, along with master classes led by beverage experts.

September 26-4: Buffalo Beer Week, Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association presents the fifth annual Buffalo Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Erie and Niagara Counties. This ten-day celebration will get underway with a Launch Party at Templeton Landing. There will be around 100 other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

September 26-12: Cannstatt Beer Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

The Cannstatt Beer Festival, which has been described as the "world's largest folk festival," will be held at Canstatt Wasen, Stuttgart's festival grounds. The festival, which dates back to 1818, begins with the ceremonial keg tapping and folkloric entertainment. Other events at this 17-day celebration include beer tents, The Black Forest Experience, amusement rides, merchandise for sale, and fireworks and laser shows.

September 26-October 5: National Cask Ale Week, throughout the UK

Cask Marque and the Campaign for Real present National Cask Ale Week 2014, which will be observed at pubs throughout the United Kingdom. Events during this ten-day celebration will include beer festivals, beer and food pairings, tutored tastings, competitions, quizzes, and "Introduce a Friend" promotions.

September 26-October 26: Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Lake Arrowhead Village, an Alpine-style village, will host the 2014 Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest. This five-weekend celebration, sponsored by Spaten, will feature the largest selection of German and domestic craft beers of any Oktoberfest in the Inland Empire. There will also be German bands and live music, food for purchase, and games and contests.

September 27-28 & October 5, 12, 19, and 26: Stoudt's Oktoberfest, Adamstown, PA

Stoudt's Brewing Company will host its annual Oktoberfest, which will take in the brewery's Gemutlichkeit Bier Garden. The opening weekend, a two-day event will feature Stoudt beer, along with German music and food. Oktoberfest will also take place every Sunday afternoon in October.

2-4: Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Troon, Scotland

The Ayrshire & Wigtownshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 15th annual Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Troon Concert Hall. This three-day event, which celebrates 40 years of CAMRA in Scotland and the branch’s 30th anniversary, will feature more than 120 Real Ales from around the UK, along with a selection of past Champion Beers of Britain and Scotland. There will also be tutored tasting sessions, live entertainment Friday evening and at both Saturday sessions, and food for purchase.

2-4: Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO

The Brewers Association presents the 32nd annual Great American Beer Festival, which will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This three-day event, which is the nation's beer premier festival and competition, will feature more than 2,400 beers from over 620 breweries from throughout the country. In addition to beer sampling, the festival will include "farm to table" and "brewer's studio" pavilions, cooking and homebrewing demonstrations, an educational program, and appearances by beer writers. The festival includes a judged competition that attracts around 4,800 beers from over 725 breweries, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded in more than 135 categories.

2-4: Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, Huddersfield, England

The Huddersfield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, which returns to the Apna Venue Leisure Centre. Organizers expect to have around 75 Real Ales, including 35 “tick beers,” from around the country, along with 18 ciders. There will also be food for purchase, as well as breweriana and product stalls.

3-4: The Ale-ing Fest 2014, Hayling Island, England

The Ale-ing Fest 2014 will be held at the Hayling Community Centre on Hayling Island. This two-day, three-session event will feature 30 Real Ales, most of them from Hampshire, along with a selection of ciders. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music Friday and Saturday evenings.

3-4: Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival, Ascot, England

Ascot Racecourse, in association with Fuller's and the Berkshire South East Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, presents the eighth annual Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival. It will take place in the racecourse's grandstand. More than 220 beers, ciders, and perries, most of them from local craft breweries, will be available; and festival-goers are invited to vote for the Champion Ale Of The Festival. The price of admission includes a program of flat racing both days of the festival.

3-5: Beverley Real Ale Festival, Beverley, England

The 2014 Beverley Real Ale Festival will be held inside historic St Marys Church in Beverly. This three-day event opens on Friday with a tasting of world-class ales from local breweries and live entertainment. Saturday’s session is a family-friendly event with Real Ales and ciders, live entertainment, food for purchase, and family games. Sunday’s session, with beer and food for purchase, is free for those holding tickets from Friday or Saturday. The festival is a fund-raiser for the church.

3-5: Crabble Corn Mill Fest, Dover, England

The Crabble Corn Mill will host the tenth annual Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival. This three-day event will feature 60 ales and beers, many of them from Kent, along with around 20 Kentish ciders. There will also be live music. The festival is a fund-raiser for the mill, which is the home of Kent’s only working watermill.

3-5: Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, TX

Fredericksburg, Texas, celebrates its German heritage at its 34th annual Oktoberfest, which will take place downtown on Marktplatz. This three-day celebration will feature a beer tent with around 50 varieties of domestic and imported beer, including a number of beers brewed in Texas. There will also be continuous music on three stages; German, Cajun, and American food; an "Oktubafest" and the Chicken Dance; arts and crafts; and children's activities.

3-4: Kalamazoo Oktoberfest, Kalamazoo, MI

The second annual Kalamazoo Oktoberfest will be held at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site. This two-day, family-friendly celebration will feature continuous live music, a homebrewing contest, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. Beerfest, to take place Saturday afternoon, will offer beer from 17 breweries from southwest Michigan, with brewery representatives in attendance. 

3: Modesto Oktoberfest, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce presents the 31st annual Modesto Oktoberfest, which will take place at John Thurman Field. This evening celebration will feature microbrews from the West Coast, along with California wine and non-alcoholic drinks. There will also be live entertainment, German food, midway games, and vendor booths.

3-4: Portland Fresh Hops Fest, Portland, OR

The 2014 Portland Fresh Hops Fest will be held at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland. This two-day event will feature around 60 fresh-hop beers from over 20 local breweries. There will also be homebrewing demonstrations, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

3-4: Solihull Beer Festival, Solihull, England

The Solihull & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th annual Solihull Beer Festival, which will take place at Solihull Royal British Legion. The two-day event will feature a selection of Real Ales (there were more than 40 last year), along with ciders and perries. There will be the annual homebrew competition, live entertainment Saturday evening, and food for purchase. This year's festival charity is the Royal British Legion.

3-4: Twin Cities Oktoberfest, St. Paul, MN

The 2014 Twin Cities Oktoberfest will be held at the Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. This two-day event will feature Oktoberfest and other beers from Summit Brewing Company, along with Pedroncelli wines. There will also be traditional German food, live bands and other entertainers, an expanded selection of vendors, and carnival and bar games.

3-4: Weymouth Octoberfest, Weymouth, England

The Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Weymouth Octoberfest, which will take place at Weymouth Pavilion. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 70 Real Ales and a dozen ciders, most of them from Dorset and the southwest of England. Food will be available at all sessions, and there will be live entertainment Saturday evening.

4: Brownsville Beer Fest, Brownsville, TX

The second annual Brownsville Beer Fest will be held at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion in Dean Potter Park. This evening event will feature more than 200 domestic and imported beers, served at the longest wooden bar in Texas. There will also be live music and food samples from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival benefits the Gladys Porter Zoo, Children's Museum Of Brownsville, and other local charities.

4-5: Flavour Exchange, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Federation Square presents Flavour Exchange 2014, which will take place at the Atrium. This two-evening even will feature craft-brewed beers from Melbourne and regional Victoria, along with wine and local food. Representatives of nearly 50 food and beverage providers will be on hand.

4: Glassboro Craft Beer Festival, Glassboro, NJ

The second annual Glassboro Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Glassboro Marketplace. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries, many of them from New Jersey and surrounding states, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

4: Muskegon Oktoberfest, Muskegon, MI

The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, in Muskegon State Park, will host the third annual Muskegon Oktoberfest. This all-day event, combining Bavarian tradition and Michigan tastes, will be held along the park’s lighted trails. It will feature a variety of Michigan craft beers, along with a selection of wines; live music; and German food for purchase. There will be a “Hansel and Gretel Taste Trail” in the afternoon, and a “Muskegon Oktoberfest Taste of the Trail” in the evening. Campers at Muskegon State Park and Pioneer County Park are invited to a tapping of the kegs party the evening before the festival itself.

4: SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest, Chandler, AZ

SanTan Brewing Company presents its seventh annual Oktoberfest, which will take place at Dr. AJ Chandler Park in Chandler. This all-day Bavarian-style event will feature craft beer and German food. Three bands, headlined by Reel Big Fish, will perform. There will also be games, including bag toss and wiener dog races; a family zone; and a brat-eating contest.

4: Smoke in the Valley, Seymour, CT

Seymour Tradition presents Smoke in the Valley, which will take place in downtown Seymour. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers from more than 100 breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be live music, a homebrew competition, a chili cook-off, and food from local restaurants. The festival is a fund-raiser for Seymour Youth Sports programs and Seymour's fire and EMS companies.

4-5: Texas Beer Camp, Princeton, TX

Texas Beer Camp, LLC, presents Texas Beer Camp 2014, which will be held on private property outside Princeton. This two-day event brings together beer lovers, craft brewers, and homebrewers to share their beer and knowledge. Several local bands will perform. Admission is $40.

4: The Wedge!, Portland, OR

The Oregon Cheese Guild and Rogue Ales & Spirits present the 2014 edition of The Wedge!, which will take place in Portland at the Green Dragon Pub and Bistro. This afternoon event will feature the products of more than 30 artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheese makers, along with an assortment of beers and spirits. There will also be an educational program; and accoutrements such as charcuterie, jams, honey, and breads, will be on sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The event is a benefit for the Cheese Guild.

4: Vegan Oktoberfest, Santa Monica, CA

Red Pill Productions LLC presents Vegan Oktoberfest. Described by organizers as the world’s first of its kind, this afternoon event will take place at 2600 Barnard Way in Santa Monica, a venue with a view of the Pacific Ocean. This authentic Oktoberfst-style celebration will feature vegan craft beer from dozens of breweries, along with oom-pah bands and costumed servers. There will be a special menu with food from LA vegan restaurants and Vegan Oktoberfest-only dishes.

8-11: Bedford Beer & Cider Festival, Bedford, England

The North Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents 37th annual Bedford Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square. This four-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with 40 Real Ciders and perries and a wide range of foreign draft and bottled beers. There will also be live entertainment Friday evening and at both Saturday sessions, hot and cold food for purchase, a CAMRA shop, a tombola, and an engraver on hand.

8-11: Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham, England

The Nottingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of Nottingham Castle in the center of town. This four-day event will feature more than 1,000 beers, along with over 200 ciders. Hot and cold food will be available, and entertainers will perform on a Victorian bandstand. The East Midlands CAMRA Regional Cider Competition will be held Wednesday evening.

8-28: Oktoberfest Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil

Oktoberfest Blumenau 2014 will be held at Parque Vila Germanica in Blumenau. This celebration, which dates back more than 30 years and is one of the world's largest outside Munich, will feature a variety of beers, including Brazilian microbrewery products. There will also be German and Austrian bands; traditional German and regional Brazilian food; and folk dancing, contests, a parade, and an Oktoberfest Queen contest.

9-18: Chico Beer Week, Chico, CA

The Chico News & Review and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company present the second annual Chico Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chico. Beer Week will kick off with the News & Review’s Nor Cal Beers and Bands and culminate with Sierra Nevada’s second annual Single, Fresh, Wet and Wild Harvest Festival. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, beer talks, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

9: Nor Cal Beers and Bands, Chico, CA

The Chico News & Review presents Nor Cal Beers & Bands, which will take place at The Graduate Restaurant & Bar. This evening event, which is the kick-off party for Chico Beer Week, will feature a selection of Northern California craft beers. Three live acts will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

9-11: Sandgrounder Beer Festival, Southport, England

The Southport and West Lancaster Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 15th annual Sandgrounder Beer Festival, which will take place at St John's Hall in Southport. This three-day event will feature around 50 beers, along with ciders, perries, and fruit wines. Food will be available for purchase.

9-11: Sunderland Oktoberfest, Sunderland, England

The Sunderland and South Tyneside Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the sixth Sunderland Oktoberfest, which will take place at The Bonded Warehouse. This year's event, which honors Sunderland hero Sir Joseph Swann, will feature around 30 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. CAMRA members and students will be admitted free.

9-12: Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival, Brooklyn, NY

dba Brooklyn and Alex Hall (gotham-imbiber.com) present the ninth annual Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival, which will take place at dba Brooklyn. This four-day event will, at all times, feature 15 cask-conditioned beers, including rare selections. Admission is free.

9: Zoo Brew, Cincinnati, OH

The Cincinnati Zoo will host its eighth annual Zoo Brew. This Thursday evening event will feature a variety of Samuel Adams beers, and brewery representatives will be on hand. Whiskeys will be available as well. Stoney Creek recording artists Parmalee will entertain, and there will be light fare from more than 20 local restaurants. There will also be animal encounters. Proceeds will benefit the zoo's Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife.

10-18: Baltimore Beer Week, Baltimore, MD

The sixth annual Baltimore Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Baltimore. The Opening Tap for this nine-day celebration coincides with Das Best Oktoberfest. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, a Baltimore collaboration beer, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

10-18: Cleveland Beer Week, Cleveland, OH

The sixth annual Cleveland Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout greater Cleveland. The headline events include Brewzilla: A Monster of a Beer Tasting. There will be more than 350 other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks. Proceeds from flagship events will benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund.

10-11: Hartlepool Beer Festival, Hartlepool, England

Hartepool Round Table presents the 19th annual Hartlepool Beer Festival, which will take place at Borough Hall. This two-day event will feature more than 50 Real Ales, including microbrewery beers and Moreish bitters, along with a selection of ciders and wines. There will also be live entertainment. The festival is a fundraiser for local charities.

10-11: Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival, Lake Zurich, IL

The inaugural Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival will be held in Henry Paulus Park. This two-day European-style event will feature more than 50 craft beers, many of them from the area. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

10-12: Nashville Oktoberfest, Nashville, TN

The 35th annual Nashville Oktoberfest will be held in Nashville’s historic Germantown area. This three-day celebration will feature German-style beer, including a special festival beer by Yazoo Brewing Company; both contemporary and oom-pah music, performed on three stages; and food from local restaurants and food trucks. Admission is free. VIP tickets, with a complimentary meal, discounted beer, and other benefits, are available.

10: Oktoberfest at the Beach, New London, CT

The New London Rotary Club presents the 37th Brewfest at the Beach, which will take place at Ocean Beach Park. Recent editions of this evening event have featured more than 150 domestic and international beers, with brewery representatives on hand; unlimited food samples; live music; games; and cigars and breweriana for purchase. All proceeds will benefit New London Rotary Foundation projects.

10-11: Old Town Oktoberfest, Lansing, MI

The Old Town Commercial Association presents the eighth annual Old Town Oktoberfest, which will take place in Lansing's Old Town. This two-day celebration, which is a fund-raiser for the association, will feature German-style beer, hard cider, authentic German food, live polka music, and dancing. VIP tables are available.

10-12: Richmond Ale Festival, Richmond, England

The North West Yorkshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 13th annual Richmond Ale Festival, which will take place at Market Place in Richmond. The festival, to be held in a Victorian market next to Richmond's medieval castle, will feature more than 30 Real Ales and ciders. There will also be live music, traditional pub games, a CAMRA stand, and a tombola. Admission is free.

10-12: Soulard Oktoberfest, St. Louis, MO

The 2014 Soulard Oktoberfest will be held at a new location, across from the Soulard Market in St. Louis. This Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature German and American beer, along with spirits and wine. There will also be live music on three stages; food, including bratwurst, potato salad, and sauerkraut; appearances by celebrities; games and contests; and sports on giant-screen TVs. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and a complimentary dinner, are available.

10: Tulsa Press Club First Draft, Tulsa, OK

The Tulsa Press Club presents the tenth annual First Draft, which will take place at Oneok Field, the home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team. This event, to be held on the field, will feature more than 75 craft beers, most of them brewed in Oklahoma, and the lineup will include a number of hard-to-find beers. Ballpark food will also be available for purchase, and beer blogger Tom Gilbert will chair the event. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Press Club.

10-11: Woolston Beer Festival, Woolston, England

The Southern Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the fifth annual Woolston Beer Festival, which will take place at Pear Tree Church Hall. In recent years this two-day, three-session event has featured 30 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and bottled beers. There will be live entertainment both evenings and a pub quiz on Saturday afternoon, and food will be available for purchase.

11: Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival, Augusta, MO

The 12th annual Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival will be held near the Katy Trailhead in Augusta. This afternoon event will feature beer from around 20 breweries, most of them from Missouri. There will also be live music, along with food from Augusta Brewing Company. The festival is a fund-raiser for Leaps of Love, which assists childhood cancer families.

11: Big Brew Beer Festival, Morristown, NJ

The fall 2014 edition of the Big Brew Festival will be held at The Morristown Armory. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with around 250 beers, with brewery representatives on hand. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a buffet, and a special selection of beers, are available.

11: Bonteboktoberfest, Battle Creek, MI

Binder Park Zoo, in Battle Creek, will host the fifth annual Bonteboktoberfest. This evening event will feature a variety of Michigan-brewed craft beers, including a special Binder Park Zoo beer made by Battle Creek's own Arcadia Ales. There will also be live music, food off the grill, animal encounters, and a Conservation Carousel Derby. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beer and food, are available.

11: BooZ & BrewZ Beer Festival, Fairfield, CA

The inaugural BooZ & BrewZ Beer Festival will be held at the Specialty Events Center in Fairfield. This afternoon event, which organizers describe as "Halloween meets Microbrews," will feature more than 30 craft beers and ciders served in a haunted house-themed venue. There will also be live music and dancing, hot rods on display, food for purchase, and a prize for the best costume. Part of the proceeds will be given to local charities.

11: Brewfest Acadia's Oktoberfest, Southwest Harbor, ME

The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce presents the 19th annual Acadia's Oktoberfest. It will take place at Smuggler's Den Campground on "the quiet side" of Maine's Mount Desert island. Saturday afternoon's Brewfest, a rain-or-shine event, will feature beer from Maine breweries, food for purchase, and Maine gift and craft items.

11: Brewing Up A Cure, Pittsburgh, PA

The Three Rivers Underground Brewers present the eighth annual Brewing Up A Cure, which will take place at the Wintergarten at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh. This evening event, which a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will feature more than 75 homebrewed beers made by club members, along with beers from local and national microbreweries. There will also be live music, food from local eateries, and auction items. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

11: Carroll County Craft Beer Festival, Westminster, MD

The 2014 Carroll County Craft Beer Festival will be held in Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 beers from over 20 breweries, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase

11-12: Dana Point Oktoberfest, Dana Point, CA

The 2014 Dana Point Oktoberfest will be held at Sea Terrace Park, a large venue near the Pacific Ocean. This two-afternoon celebration, sponsored by Spaten, will feature the largest selection of German and domestic craft beers of any Oktoberfest in southern California. There will also be German bands and live music, food for purchase, and games and contests.

11: Das Best Oktoberfest, Baltimore, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Baltimore edition of Das Best Oktoberfest, which has been moved to a new venue, Rash Field in the Inner Harbor on account of the Orioles playoff game. The two-day Oktoberfest-style event will feature more than 150 international beers and wines; German food; live music on the Main Stage; oom-pah bands, accordion sing-alongs, and other entertainment on the German Stage; carnival games; contests; and arts and crafts items.

11: Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, Dover, DE

Kent County Tourism presents the fifth annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, which will take place at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in the heart of Dover. This afternoon event will feature a wide selection of Delaware-made beers, wines, and spirits (there were more than 100 last year), and producers’ staff will on hand. There will also be food provided by local restaurants, live music, and merchandise and artisan booths.

11: Gulf Coast Oktoberfest, Lakewood Ranch, FL

The 2014 Gulf Coast Oktoberfest will be held at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch. This afternoon event will feature a variety of beers, live German music, and German and American food. There will also be games and contests, including a Chicken Dance competition and keg races, and a merchant and vendor area. Festival-goers are encouraged to dress in costumes.

11: Montana Brewers Festival, Missoula, MT

The Montana Brewers Association presents the sixth annual Montana Brewers Festival, which returns to Caras Park in Missoula. This daytime event will feature more than 100 beers from over 25 Montana breweries, including a number of festival-only specials. The beers will be judged by the Zoo City Zymurgists. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

11: Moorpark Beer Festival, Moorpark, CA

The Moorpark Morning Rotary Club Announces the fifth Annual Moorpark Beer Festival, which returns to the campus of Moorpark College. This afternoon/evening event, which is the Rotary's annual fund-raiser, will feature dozens of craft beers, many of them from local breweries. Live bands and a DJ will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of food, and catered food, are available.

11: Royal Oak Oktoberfest, Royal Oak, MI

Ultimate Fun Productions presents the 2014 Royal Oak Oktoberfest, which will take place at the Farmers Market. This evening event will feature more than 125 beers from over 60 breweries, along with a selection of ciders, wines, and spirits. Two live bands will perform. and there will be food and merchandise vendors as well as games.

11: World Beer Festival-Durham, Durham, NC

All About Beer magazine presents the World Beer Festival, which will take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 200 craft beers from around the world. The lineup will include new breweries, and a selection of Belgian beers. The Art of Beer Village will host an educational program, including tastings led by members of the craft beer community. There will also be food from local restaurants, live music, and children's entertainment. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

12: Nationale Bokbierdag, Zutphen, The Netherlands

National Bokbierdag (Bokbier Day) 2014 will be celebrated in the center of the Dutch city of Zutphen. Admission to the event is free, and 20 different bokbiers will be on tap. (Bokbier is a variation of German bock beer, and is served in the fall rather than the spring.) The festival website is entirely in Dutch.

15-18: Milton Keynes "Concrete Pint" Festival, Milton Keynes, England

The Milton Keynes and North Bucks Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 2014 Milton Keynes "Concrete Pint" Festival, which will take place at The Buszy in the city center. Organizers expect to have more than 90 beers, along with over 20 ciders and perries. There will also be entertainment Thursday and Saturday evening, food for purchase, pub games, and books on sale.

16-26: Detroit Beer Week, Detroit area, MI

Liquid Table Beverage Solutions presents the sixth annual Detroit Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Detroit. The headline event is the Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

16-18: Gainsborough Beer Festival, Gainsborough, England

The Gainsborough Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the sixth annual Gainsborough Beer Festival, which will take place at The Old Hall, a 15th century medieval manor house. Organizers expect to have 60 beers, along with 11 ciders and perries and a selection of white and rose wines. Admission is free.

16-18: Oktober Bierfest, Chorley, England

The Rotary Club of Chorley Astley presents the fifth annual Oktober Bierfest, which will take place at Territorial Army Drill Hall in Chorley. Organizers expect to have 60 Real Ales, along with lagers and ciders. Food will be available at all sessions. Proceeds will go to Rotary-supported charities.

16-18: Oxford Beer Festival, Oxford, England

The Oxford Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 17th annual Oxford Beer Festival, which will take place at Town Hall. This three-day event will feature 140 Real Ales, along with 60 Real Ciders and Perries. This year's festival charity is Sobell House Hospice.

16-18: Stoke Beer Festival, Stoke, England

The Potteries Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 34th annual Stoke Beer Festival, which will take place at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 250 beers, along with ciders, perries, and wines; food for purchase; and live entertainment at most sessions.

17: Beervana Fest, Cranston, RI

The 2014 Beervana Fest will be held at historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. This evening event will feature more than 150 world-class beers, along with an educational program led by beer experts. Food will be available for purchase.

17-18: Crosstoberfest, Hailey, ID

The PowerHouse and Sun Valley magazine present the 11th annual Crosstoberfest, which will take place at Old Cutters Park in Hailey. This two-day event, which promotes cyclocross in the Wood River Valley, will feature 80 domestic and imported beers, including seasonal and specialty beers. There will also be live music and a DJ; Bavarian-style food; racing in the men's, women's, and youth divisions; and prize drawings.

17-19 and 24-26: Joburg Bier Fest, Johannesburg, South Africa

The 2014 Joburg Bier Fest will take place at the Montecasino Outdoor Event Area in Johannesburg. This two-weekend event, which is South Africa's biggest beer festival, will feature German beer, food, and music; and an array of games and contests, including a "best dressed King Ludwig and Princess Therese” contest. 

17: Louisville Brewfest, Louisville, KY

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance presents the sixth Annual Louisville Brewfest, which will take place at Louisville Slugger Field. This evening event will feature a variety of beers from local and regional independent breweries, along with a selection of bourbons and wines. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with a complimentary signed copy of Kevin Gibson’s new book Louisville Beer and other perks are available.

17-18: OktoPRfest, Port Royal, SC

The Old Village Association presents OktoPRfest, which will take place at the Shed of Port Royal. This two-day "Party Port Royal Style” will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, including breweries from South Carolina, along with a selection of wines. Three live bands will perform; food, including hot dogs and brats, will be available for purchase; and there will be a classic car show and children’s activities.

17-18: Richmond Oktoberfest, Richmond, VA

The Richmond Oktoberfest Committee presents the 46th annual Richmond Oktoberfest, which will take place at the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond International Raceway. This two-evening event is the state's largest Oktoberfest-style celebration. It will feature German and American beer and wine, traditional Bavarian-style food, and live entertainment and dancing.

17-18: Windsor Craft Beer Festival, Windsor, ON, Canada

Windsor Eats and Motor Craft Ales present the second annual Windsor Craft Beer Festival, which will be held across the street from Walkerville Brewery in historic Old Walkerville. This two-day neighborhood event will feature beer from more than 20 Ontario craft breweries. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

17-18: Worthing Beer Festival, Worthing, England

The Arun & Adur Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 18th annual Worthing Beer Festival, which will take place at St Pauls Centre. Organizers expect to have more than 80 Real Ales and Real Ciders from Sussex, along with national micros and ciders and perries. Festival-goers are invited to vote for Beer of the Festival. There will also be live entertainment, an expanded selection of food for purchase, and a charity auction.

18-25: Atlanta Beer Week, Atlanta, GA

The fourth annual Atlanta Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Atlanta. There will be many events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

18: Big Muddy Monster Brewfest, Murphysboro, IL

The Friends of Murphysboro Foundation presents the fifth annual Big Muddy Monster Brewfest, which will take place at Riverside Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 65 breweries, several of them from southern Illinois, along with a "Monster's Imperial Tent." There will also be a homebrewing competition and live music from Rusty Nail. Proceeds will benefit Riverside Park renovation projects.

18: Blues & Brews Festival, Adrian, MI

The third annual Blues & Brews Festival will be held on Toledo Street in historic downtown Adrian. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 domestic and imported beers, including many from Michigan, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live blues music and food for purchase, and downtown restaurants will be open during the festival.

18: Brewzilla: A Monster of a Beer Tasting, Cleveland, OH

The 2014 edition of Brewzilla: A Monster of a Beer Tasting will be held at the Galleria at Erieview in Cleveland. This evening event will feature hundreds of beers from more than 80 breweries, including a special "Ohio Brewery" area with local beers and a Belgian Beer Garden. Appetizers will be served. Brewer's Circle tickets, with an exclusive selection of beer and food, are available. All proceeds will benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund.

18: California Beer and Wine Festival, Yuba City, CA

The 2014 California Beer & Wine Festival will be held on Plumas Street in downtown Yuba City. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, most of them from California. There will also be live entertainment; and food, cigar, and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. Admission to the street fair itself is free.

18: Los Angeles Fall Beer Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Eat-Drink-Play presents the 2014 Los Angeles Fall Beer Festival, which will take place at LA Center Studios. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers, many of them brewed in California. There will also be live music and a DJ, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

18: Michigan Craft Beer Stroll, Royal Oak, MI

The Royal Oak Restaurant presents the fourth annual Michigan Craft Beer Stroll, which will take place downtown. This afternoon event will feature signature dishes from 21 participating restaurants, paired with beer from Michigan’s top craft breweries. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland & Macomb Counties.

18: Munster Ale Fest, Munster, IN

The Town of Munster and the Munster Civic Foundation present the inaugural Munster Ale Fest, which will take place at Centennial Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from local and national craft breweries, including beers from new breweries. There will be live music, food trucks and vendors, and beer games. Three Floyds VIP Session tickets, with early admission, are available. 

18: Oktobearfest, Baltimore, MD

The Maryland Zoo, in Baltimore, will host Oktobearfest, which will take place at Waterfowl Lake Pavilion. This afternoon event will feature more than 30 seasonal beers, most of them from Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic states. There will also be live music, with polka tunes; German-inspired food; and merchandise from local vendors and artisans. The price of the ticket includes all-day admission to the zoo.

18: San Francisco Craft Beer Festival Fall Harvest, San Francisco, CA

The inaugural Fall Harvest edition of the San Francisco Craft Beer Festival will be held at Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 150 beers from 75 local and national craft breweries. There will also be an educational program, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival venue. VIP and Connoisseur tickets, with early admission and other benefits, are available. This year’s festival charity is One Brick.

18: Santa Barbara Beer Festival, Santa Barbara, CA

The 2014 Santa Barbara Beer Festival will be held at Elings Park, a venue with a view of both the city and the Pacific Ocean. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 California breweries, along with a selection of wines and ciders. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to Elings Park and the Santa Barbara Rugby Association.

18: Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Harvest Festival, Chico, CA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will host the second annual Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Harvest Festival, which will take place in the brewery’s estate hop field. This event, which closes Chico Beer Week, will feature beer from more than 50 invited breweries, with many of the beers not normally available in northern California. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the California Craft Brewers Association.

18: Stoudt’s Cancer Benefit Brew Fest, Adamstown, PA

Stoudt's Brewing Company, in Adamstown, will host the 2014 Cancer Benefit Brew Fest. It will take place in the Biergarten. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a selection of local craft beers, along with live music and a hot and cold buffet.

18: Tennessee Beer Festival, Nashville, TN

The fifth annual Tennessee Beer Festival will be held at the Two Rivers Mansion in Nashville. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 40 domestic and foreign breweries, including beer not normally available in the area. There will also be live music, artisans' booths, and an opportunity to tour the grounds of the mansion. An after-party will take place at Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill.

18-19: Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, Virginia Beach, VA

Beach Street USA presents the 2014 Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new and larger venue, 30th Street on the beach. This two-afternoon outdoor event, to be held under a big tent, will feature more than 80 beers from over 50 craft breweries, including breweries from Virginia. There will also be live music.

18: Wisconsin Dells on Tap, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Dells on Tap 2014 will be held at the Festival Grounds in Wisconsin Dells. This afternoon event will feature beer from nearly 50 breweries, most of the from Wisconsin. Brewery representatives will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary snacks, are available.

19: Pour it Black, Escondido, CA

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, in Escondido, will host the fourth annual Pour it Black. This daytime outdoor event will feature more than 100 dark beers, including imperial stouts, porters, black IPAs, chosen by Stone's "Dr." Bill Sysak.

20: Albuquerque Hopfest, Albuquerque, NM

Feel Good Festivals presents the seventh annual Albuquerque Hopfest, which will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This afternoon event will feature beer from 70 breweries, many of them from the West. Seven local bands will perform on three stages; and there will also be home brewing demonstrations, a collectible quality event program, vendor booths, raffles, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

23: An Evening of Hot Chili and Cool Brew, Newark, NJ

The Newark Museum will host the 2014 edition of An Evening of Hot Chili and Cool Brew. This Thursday evening event will feature beer from around 24 domestic and foreign breweries, along with meat and vegetarian chills and a selection of other foods. Festival-goers will have access to the historic Ballantine House and the museum’s “Great Balls of Fire!” exhibit.

23-25: Retford Beer Festival, Retford, England

The 2014 Retford Beer Festival will be held at Retford Town Hall. This three-day, five-session event will feature around 60 beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

23-25: Swindon Beer Festival, Swindon, England

The Swindon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 28th Swindon Beer Festival, which will take place at the STEAM Museum. Recent editions of this three-day, four-session festival have featured more than 100 Real Ales, including a LocAle bar serving beer brewed within a 30-mile radius, along with ciders and perries, food, and live music.

23: Zoo Brew, Milwaukee, WI

The Milwaukee Zoological Society will host the fifth annual Zoo Brew, which will take place at U.S. Bank Gathering Place, Peck Welcome Center, and Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. This Thursday evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the zoo, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from Wisconsin. There will also be food from area restaurants and caterers, and animal sightings in Big Cat Country. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

24: A Toast to Education, Farmington, MI

Busch's Fresh Food Market presents A Toast to Education, which will take place at Farmington Manor. This evening event will feature a variety of craft beers and wines, and experts will be on hand at the tasting stations. The festival charity is Farmington Public Schools.

24: Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival, North Little Rock, AR

The Argenta Arts District presents the third annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza in North Little Rock. This evening event will feature more than 250 beers from over 50 American craft breweries. There will be live entertainment, and ten local restaurants will offer food for purchase.

24-November 2: Austin Beer Week, Austin, TX

The fifth annual Austin Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout Austin and the Hill Country. Headline events include a Brewers Bash and a Craft Pride Opening Party. There will be more than 100 other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

24-25: Detroit Fall Beer Festival, Detroit, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the sixth annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival, which will take place at Detroit's Eastern Market, one of America's oldest farm markets. There will be Friday evening and Saturday afternoon tasting sessions, each with more than 450 beers from over 60 Michigan microbreweries and brewpubs. Local bands will perform, and food from Detroit-area restaurants will be available.

24-25: Firkinfest VI, Grayshott, England

Firkinfest VI will be held at Grayshott Village Hall. This two-day, three-session event will feature 20 ales, along with six ciders and a selection of wines. There will be live entertainment; and hot food, including barbecue and brunch items, will be available for purchase.

24-25: Harrison Beer Festival, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada

The third annual Harrison Beer Festival will be held at St. Alice Hall in Harrison Hot Springs. This two-day event will consist of three events: Friday evening's Cask Night, presented in a British pub-style atmosphere, with beer from six British Columbia breweries; Saturday afternoon's Beer Festival, with beer from more than 23 Canadian craft breweries, a live Oktoberfest band, and voting for Beer of the Festival; and Saturday evening's Oktoberfest dance, with live music and food.

24-26: Oktoberfest Colonia Tovar, Colonia Tovar, Venezuela

Colonia Tovar, a Venezuelan town settled by Germans more than 150 years ago, will celebrate Oktoberfest. This event, which dates back to 1978, is an authentic Bavarian-style celebration held under a large beer tent. It will feature local beer, traditional German entertainment with costumed performers, German food, and games and competitions. The festival website is entirely in Spanish.

24-26: PINT Bokbierfestival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PINT, the Dutch beer aficionados' organization, presents the 37th annual PINT Bokbierfestival. It will take place at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. This event, which is the Netherlands' largest beer festival, will feature more than 50 varieties of bokbier, a style similar to German doppelbock, along with live music. The festival website is entirely in Dutch.

25: Blacksburg Brew Do, Blacksburg, VA

The Blacksburg Partnership presents the sixth annual Blacksburg Brew Do, which will take place at the First & Main Shopping District. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from nearly 40 local, Mid-Atlantic, and national breweries. There will also be live music, homebrewing demonstrations and a homebrew competition, food from local restaurants, and tailgating. Proceeds will benefit the Partnership.

25: Blend Central Jersey Beer Festival, Hamilton, NJ

Blend Bar and Bistro, in Hamilton, will host the second annual Blend Central Jersey Beer Festival. It will take place in the field behind Blend. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, many of them from New Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States. There will also be food, including a pig roast.

25: Mid-Valley Brewfest, Eugene, OR

The sixth annual Mid-Valley Brewfest will be held at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. There will be a selection of craft beers, most of them from Oregon, along with food for purchase, live music and other entertainment, and the Oregon State-Stanford football game on television.

25: New Hampshire Brew Fest, Portsmouth, NH

The Prescott Park Arts Festival, in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB's The Morning Buzz, presents the sixth annual New Hampshire Brew Fest. It will take place on the grounds of the Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 100 beers from over 35 breweries, food for purchase, and live music and entertainment. This event helps support the Arts Festival.

25: Tallahassee Brewfest, Tallahassee, FL

Sunrise Rotary presents the eighth annual Tallahassee Brewfest, which will take place at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. This evening, indoor-outdoor event will feature more than 200 beers from around 30 breweries. The price of admission includes a complimentary trip through the buffet line. There will also be live music, and merchandise will be for sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a complimentary meal, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

25: Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest, Jackson, TN

Fredcat Productions presents the sixth annual Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest, which will take place at Fairgrounds Park in Jackson. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers. There will also be entertainment, live cigar rolling, food and entertainment vendors, and prize giveaways, along with a celebrity guest appearance. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

25-26: Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival, York, PA

The Sons of the American Legion present the fourth annual Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the York Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event will feature more than 80 domestic and imported craft beers, along with a selection of Pennsylvania wines. There will also be live music, and food merchandise vendors will be on the grounds. The event is a fund-raiser for the Legion's local, regional, and national organizations.

27-November 1: Norwich Beer Festival, Norwich, England

The Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 37th annual Norwich Beer Festival, which will take place at St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls. This six-day festival will feature more than 200 Real Ales, along with 40 British ciders and perries and a selection of draft and bottled beers from Europe. There will also be live entertainment and tutored tastings. This year’s festival charity is The Hamlet Centre Trust.

29-November 1: Birmingham Beer & Cider Festival, Birmingham, England

The Birmingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 Birmingham Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place in expanded quarters at The New Bingley Hall. This four-day event will feature more than 300 Real Ales, including many festival specials, along with 100 ciders and perries and a large selection of foreign beers. There will also be a live entertainment, in an area separate from the main beer hall; a wide range of food vendors; and a games area with darts and long-alley skittles.

29-November 2: Halloween Beer Festival at The Victoria, Clifton, England

The Victoria, a public house in Clifton, will host a Halloween Beer Festival. This five-day event will feature around 20 spookily-themed ales and ciders from around Britain, including several from the Dawkins Brewery.

29-November 1: Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, Sheffield, England

The Sheffield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 40th annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the Kelham Island Industrial Museum. This four-day event will feature around 150 Real Ales. There will also be live music, food for purchase, pub games, and merchandise stalls.

30-November 1: Carlisle Beer Festival, Carlisle, England

The Solway branch of the Carlisle Beer Festival presents the 24th annual Carlisle Beer Festival, which will take place at the Hallmark Hotel. This three-day event will feature around 50 Real Ales, with an emphasis on ales from Cumbria, along with an expanded selection of ciders and perries. Food will be available for purchase. This year’s festival charity is Eden Valley Hospice.

30-November 1: Didsbury Beer Festival, England

The seventh annual Didsbury Beer Festival will be held under a marquee next to St Catherine's Social Club. This three-day event will feature more than 100 beers, ciders, and perries. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

31-November 1: Poole Beer Festival, Branksome, England

The East Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th annual Poole Beer Festival, which will take place at St Aldhelms Centre in Branksome. This two-day event will feature more than 85 Real Ales along with ciders, perries, and foreign beers. Snacks will be available, and there will be entertainment. The festival is a fund-raiser for Poole Hospital Charity.

30-November 1: Redhill Beer Festival, Mersham, England

The Surrey Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the tenth annual Redhill Beer Festival, which will take place at Merstham Village Hall. This three-day event will feature 72 beers, along with ten ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

30-November 2: South Normanton Beer & Cider Festival

The Mansfield & Ashfield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the second annual Normanton Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at The Post Mill Center. This four-day event will feature more than 40 beers and ciders. There will also be live entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

31-November 9: NTX Beer Week, Dallas-Fort Worth and vicinity, TX

The 2014 NTX Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across North Texas. A feature event of this year’s ten-day celebration will be the Brewers Ball. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, appearances by beer celebrities, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

31-November 1: NYC Craft Beer Festival Autumn Harvest, New York, NY

The Autumn Harvest edition of the NYC Craft Beer Festival Autumn Harvest will be held at the Lexington 69th Regiment Armory. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 150 beers from 75 local and national craft breweries. There will also be an educational program, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival venue. VIP and Connoisseur tickets, with early admission and other benefits, are available. This year's festival charity is Cancer Ends With Me. 

31-November 1: What’s Brewing, Stavanger, Norway

What’s Brewing, Stavanger’s first-ever craft beer festival, will be held at Tou Scene. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries. There will also be a homebrewing competition, educational and food and beer pairing programs, and five live musical acts each day.