October 2015 Events

September 10-November 2: Helen Oktoberfest, Helen, GA

The Greater Helen Chamber of Commerce presents the 45th 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 the weekend of September 10-13 and daily from September 17 through November 1. The festival venue is the Helen Festhalle, with bands from the United States and Europe, German beer and food, and dancing.

September 12-October 31 (weekends): Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Lake will host its 45th 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; renown musical acts and dance groups; activities, including log-sawing and stein-holding contests; sports on television; and a fun zone for children and families.

September 18-19, 25-26, and October 2-4: Oktoberfest NYC, New York, NY

Watermark Bar, located at the end of Pier 15 in Manhattan, will host the 2015 edition of Oktoberfest NYC. This family-friendly, three-weekend celebration will feature German beer, traditional Oktoberfest food, live music, and games and contests. Admission is free.

September 24-4: National Cask Ale Week, throughout the UK

Cask Marque and the Campaign for Real present National Cask Ale Week 2015, which will be observed at pubs throughout the United Kingdom. Events during this celebration, which has been expanded to 11 days, will include beer festivals, beer and food pairings, tutored tastings, competitions, quizzes, and "Introduce a Friend" promotions.

September 25-5: Buffalo Beer Week, Buffalo-Niagara area, NY

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association presents the sixth 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 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.

September 25-11: Cannstatt Beer Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

The Cannstatt Beer Festival, 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 25-26 and October 1-3: Stockholm Beer and Whisky Fest, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholms Ol & Vin AB presents the 24th annual Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, which will take place at the Nacka Strand Factory in Stockholm. This two-weekend event will feature more than 1,300 beers, wines, whiskeys, and other beverages; master classes led by beverage experts; and food for purchase.

September 29-October 25: Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Lake Arrowhead Village, an Alpine-style village in southern California, will host Oktoberfest 2015. This five-weekend celebration, presented 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 30-3: St Albans Beer Festival, St Albans, England

The South Hertfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 19th annual St Albans Beer Festival, which will take place at the Alban Arena. This four-day event will feature hundreds of Real Ales, along with Real Ciders, perries, and foreign and bottle-conditioned beers. Roger Protz will be on hand to sign copies of CAMRA’s 2016 Good Beer Guide. There will also be tutored tastings, live music, games, a tombola, and breweriana auctions.

1-3: Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Troon, Scotland

The Ayrshire & Wigtownshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th annual Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Troon Concert Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 120 Real Ales from around the UK, along with a selection of beers from the UK’s islands and some 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.

1-3: Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, Huddersfield, England

The Huddersfield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Apna Venue Leisure Centre. This three-day event will feature around 75 Real Ales, including many "tick beers," along with a selection of ciders. There will also be food for purchase, as well as breweriana and product stalls. Admission is free for CAMRA members.

2-3: The Ale-ing Fest, Hayling Island, England

The 2015 Ale-ing Fest 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.

2-3: 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 ninth annual Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival. It will take place in the racecourse's grandstand. More than 240 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. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. The price of admission includes a program of flat racing both days of the festival.

2-4: Crabble Cider and Ale Festival, Dover, England

The Crabble Corn Mill will host the 11th annual Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 50 ciders, including many from the area, along with 25 ales. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the mill, which is Kent's only working watermill.

2-4: Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, TX

The 35th annual Fredericksburg Oktoberfest will be held downtown on Marktplatz. This three-day German-style 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.

2-3: Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival, Spokane, WA

The Washington Brewers Guild presents the 2015 Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival, which will take place in the outfield of Avista Stadium. This two-day event will feature more than 100 beers from 30 Washington craft breweries. There will also be live music on the stage near second base, food for purchase, and baseball-themed fun on the infield.

2-3: Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival, Lake Zurich, IL

The second annual Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival will be held in Henry Paulus Park. This two-day European-style event will feature more than 80 craft beers, many of them from the Chicago area. Both samples and full-size beers will be available. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the park.

2: Modesto Oktoberfest, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce presents the 32nd annual Modesto Oktoberfest, which will take place at John Thurman Field. This evening event will feature craft beers 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.

2-3: Oktobrewfest, Greeley, CO

The Downtown Development Authority and the City of Greeley present the 2015 Oktobrewfest, which will take place in historic Lincoln Park. This two-day, family-friendly event will feature national-brand and craft beers, traditional and contemporary musical entertainment, food for purchase, games and contests, children's activities, and vendor booths. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beer and food, are available.

3: Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival, Augusta, MO

The 13th annual Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival will be held near the Katy Trailhead in Augusta. This is an afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured 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.

3: America on Tap, Evansville, IN

The Evansville edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held downtown at the Farmer’s Market. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

3: America on Tap, San Angelo, TX

The San Angelo edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at the San Angelo River Stage Complex. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

3: BeerFeast, Sugar Land, TX

The Sugar Land location of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium presents its fourth annual Beer Feast, which will take place in front of Sugar Land City Hall. This afternoon festival, which is one of the South’s premier craft beer events, will feature 80 beers from more than 50 of the nation’s top breweries. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a food voucher, and hourly tastings of rare beers, are available. 

3: Brewfest at Northside Oktoberfest, Iowa City, IA

The 20th annual Northside Oktoberfest will be held in Northside Iowa City. Brewfest, an afternoon event, will feature more than 500 beers from over 50 breweries, food for purchase, and football on television. Oktoberfest events also include live music, games for kids and adults, and local food vendors. Brewmaster tickets, with early admission and access to hard-to-find beers, are available.

3: Big Red Liquors Festiv-Ale, Indianapolis, IN

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 16th annual Big Red Liquors’ Festiv-Ale: A Wine & Stein Celebration. This afternoon/evening event, presented by Hot Box Pizza, will take place at a new venue, Champions Pavilion on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. There will be more than 100 tasting stations with over 100 craft beers, 50 wines, and food from 15 local restaurants. Two lives will perform, and festival-goers are invited to place bids in a silent auction. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the CFF.

3: Blues & Brews Festival, Adrian, MI

The fourth annual Blues & Brews Festival will be held on Toledo Street in historic downtown Adrian. This is an afternoon/evening event. Recent editions of this festival have featured 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 will be available for purchase. Adrian’s restaurants and bars will pour Michigan beers the evening before the festival itself.

3: Brownsville BeerFest, Brownsville, TX

The third annual Brownsville BeerFest will be held at the Gladys Potter Zoo. This family-friendly event, which is part of the Zoo’s annual “Zoofari” festivities, will feature a 121-foot-long wooden bar, said to be the longest bar in Texas. More than 200 domestic and imported beers were available at last year’s festival. There will also be live entertainment; food for purchase; the crowning of the Beer Queen; and games, including keg-throwing and obstacle-course competitions. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Zoo and other local charities.

3: CCC Foundation Craft Beer Festival, Cape Girardeau, MO

The Community Counseling Center Foundation presents the fourth annual CCC Foundation Craft Beer Festival. It will take place in the FCSB Pavilion in Cape Girardeau Arena Park. This afternoon session will feature a variety of craft beers, along with a homebrewing demonstration, live entertainment, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

3: Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival, Charlotte, NC

The Carolina BrewMasters present the 17th annual Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival, which will take place at the North Carolina Music Factory. This afternoon outdoor event will feature more than 350 beers from over 100 breweries, many of them from North Carolina and the Southeast. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Premium tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

3: Das Best Oktoberfest, Baltimore, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the inaugural Atlanta edition of Das Best Oktoberfest, which will take place at Atlantic Station. This Oktoberfest-style event will feature more than 150 beers, wines, and schnapps. There will also be German food; live music on the Main Stage; oom-pah bands, along with other entertainment; carnival games; contests; and arts and crafts items. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

3: Glassboro Craft Beer Festival, Glassboro, NJ

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

3: Harbor Island International Beer Festival, Mamaroneck, NY

Half Time Beverage of Mamaroneck presents the second annual Harbor Island International Beer Festival, which will take place under big tents at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 domestic and imported beers. There will also be an educational program, live entertainment, local and national artisans, and food from area and New York City chefs. VIP and Brewmaster Reserve tickets, with early admission and other benefits, are available.

3: Kingsport Oktoberfest, Kingsport, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the fifth annual Kingsport Oktoberfest, which will take place in downtown Kingsport. This all-day event will feature more than 150 beers, including rare and cask-conditioned beers, and two roaming beer infuser lines. There will also be a Black Forest Brew Off; German, American, and bluegrass music all day; a College Football Bier Hall; games and contests; and children's activities. “First Pour” tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary appetizers, are available. The festival charities are Chamber Foundations and Keep Kingsport Beautiful.

3: Manitou Springs Heritage Beer Festival, Manitou Springs, CO

The inaugural Manitou Springs Heritage Brew Festival will be held at Memorial Park. This afternoon event, which is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the City of Manitou Springs, will feature beer from 25 Colorado craft breweries. Four bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will help support historical preservation efforts.

3: SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest, Chandler, AZ

The HDE Agency presents the eighth annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest, which will take place at Dr. AJ Chandler Park in downtown Chandler. This all-day, family-friendly event will feature Oktoberfest and other core beers from SanTan Brewing Company. There will also be live entertainment, headlined by Matisyahu and Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers; traditional German food; and games and contests. VIP tickets, with complimentary beers and catered food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit St. Joseph the Worker.

3-4: Sisters of the Holy Redeemer Oktoberfest, Huntingdon Valley, PA

The Sisters of the Holy Redeemer, in Huntingdon Valley, will host their ninth annual Oktoberfest. This two-day, family-friendly event will feature German beer, music, and food. There will also be children’s activities, pony and hayrides, vendors’ tables, raffle baskets, and games of chance. Parking is free. Festival-goers are encouraged to make a free-will offering.

3: Smoke in the Valley, Seymour, CT

Seymour Tradition presents the fifth annual Smoke in the Valley, which will take place at the Community Center. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers from more than 100 breweries, many of them from New England, along with food trucks and live music on two stages. There will be an all-ages Kickoff Party the evening before the festival itself. The festival is a fund-raiser for Seymour Youth Sports programs and Seymour's fire and EMS companies.

3-4: Triangle Oktoberfest, Cary, NC

The Rotary Clubs of Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor present the 2015 Triangle Oktoberfest, which will take place at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. This two-day family-friendly celebration will feature an authentic Biergarten with beer from more than 50 local and national breweries. There will also be traditional Bavarian food; activities, including wiener dog races and a stein-holding competition; a children’s play area; games and contests; and football on big-screen television.

3-4: Vegan Oktoberfest, Los Angeles, CA

The 2015 Vegan Oktoberfest will be held at a new venue, LA Center Studios. This authentic Oktoberfest-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 dishes. Part of the proceeds will go to Expand Animal Rights Now.

3: The Wedge!, Portland, OR

The Oregon Cheese Guild and Rogue Ales & Spirits present the 2015 edition of The Wedge!, which will take place in Portland at the Green Dragon Pub and Bistro. This family-friendly 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 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: Pottstown Brew Fest, Pottstown, PA

The inaugural Pottstown Brew Fest will be held at Manatawny Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries. Celtic Spirit will perform, and four food vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. There will be a “Meet the Brewers” dinner the evening before the festival itself.

7-10: Bedford Beer & Cider Festival, Bedford, England

The North Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents 38th 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, hot and cold food for purchase, a CAMRA shop, a tombola, and an engraver on hand.

7-10: Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham, England

The Nottingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 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 for purchase, and entertainers will perform on a Victorian bandstand.

7-25: Oktoberfest Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil

Oktoberfest Blumenau 2015 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 such events outside Munich, will feature a variety of beers, including Brazilian craft beers. 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.

8-10: Booze on the Ouse, St Neots, England

The Huntingdon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 "Booze on the Ouse," the St Ives Beer Festival, which will take place at Burgess Hall in St Ives. This three-day event, which celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, will feature more than 70 Real Ales, along with Real Ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be food for purchase, CAMRA and breweriana stands, and an "Everyone's a Winner" tombola.

8-17: Chico Beer Week, Chico, CA

The Chico News & Review and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company present the third annual Chico Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chico. This ten-day celebration will kick off with the News & Review's Nor Cal Beers and Bands. 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.

8: Zoo Brew, Cincinnati, OH

Key Bank presents the ninth annual Zoo Brew, which will take place throughout the Cincinnati Zoo. This Thursday evening event will feature a wide variety of beers, along with a selection of wines and spirits. Brewery representatives will discuss the science of beer and other topics. There will also be animal encounters, and light fare from local restaurants will be available. Proceeds will benefit the zoo's Lindner Center for the Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife.

9-18: Baltimore Beer Week, Baltimore, MD

The seventh annual Baltimore Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Baltimore. The Opening Tap of this celebration, which has been expanded to ten days, 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.

9-10: Beertopia, Hong Kong SAR, China

The fifth annual Beertopia Hong Kong will be held at a new venue, the Central Harbourfront. This two-day, three-session event, which organizers describe as Hong Kong's largest international craft beer festival, will feature more than 450 beers from around the world. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and games. All-weekend passes are available.

9-18: Cleveland Beer Week, Cleveland, OH

The seventh annual Cleveland Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout greater Cleveland. The headline event of this celebration, which has been extended to ten days, is 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.

9-10: Hartlepool Beer Festival, Hartlepool, England

Hartepool Round Table presents the 20th annual Hartlepool Beer Festival, which will take place at Borough Hall. This two-day event will feature more than 50 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, bottled beers, and wines. There will be live entertainment both days, and snacks will be available for purchase. The festival is a fundraiser for local charities.

9-11 and 16-17: Joburg Bier Fest, Johannesburg, South Africa

The 2015 Joburg Bier Fest will take place at the Montecasino Outdoor Event Area in Johannesburg. This two-weekend event, described by organizers as South Africa's biggest beer festival, will be held under a 4,000-seat marquee. It will feature German beer, food, and music, and an array of games and contests, including a "best dressed King Ludwig and Princess Therese” contest.

9-11: Nashville Oktoberfest, Nashville, TN

The 36th annual Nashville Oktoberfest will be held in the city’s historic Germantown area. This three-day celebration will feature German-style beer; contemporary and oom-pah music, performed on three stages; and food from local restaurants and food trucks. General admission is free. VIP tickets, with a complimentary meal, discounted beer, and other benefits, are available. There will be a Launch Party, hosted by Christie Cookies, on Friday afternoon before Oktoberfest itself.

9-11: Soulard Oktoberfest, St. Louis, MO

The 2015 Soulard Oktoberfest will be held 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 a Munich-style carnival; 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.

9-10: Twin Cities Oktoberfest, St. Paul, MN

The 2015 Twin Cities Oktoberfest will be held at the Progress Center at 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, merchandise vendors, and carnival and bar games.

10: America on Tap, Manchester, NH

The Manchester edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at Verizon Wireless Arena. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

10: BeerFeast, Fort Worth, TX

The Fort Worth location of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium presents its tenth annual Beer Feast, which will take place at Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. This afternoon festival, which is one of the South’s premier craft beer events, will feature 80 beers from more than 50 of the nation’s top breweries. There will be live music, and food vendors will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a food voucher, and hourly tastings of rare beers, are available. 

10: Big Brew Beer Festival, Morristown, NJ

The fall 2015 edition of the Big Brew Festival will be held at The Morristown Armory. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with 200 beers, with brewery representatives on hand. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

10: Blend Central Jersey Beer Festival, Hamilton, NJ

Blend Bar & Bistro, in Hamilton, will host the 2015 Blend Central Jersey Beer Festival. This rain-or-shine afternoon event, which celebrates Blend’s anniversary, will feature beer from around 40 breweries, many of them from New Jersey. Four live bands will perform, and food will be available.

10: Bonteboktoberfest, Battle Creek, MI

Binder Park Zoo, in Battle Creek, will host the sixth annual Bonteboktoberfest. This evening event will feature a variety of Michigan-brewed craft beers, along with a selection of Michigan wines. There will also be live music, food stations throughout the zoo, and an opportunity to see the animals after hours.

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

The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce presents the 20th 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 products of Maine breweries and cideries, food for purchase, and Maine gift and craft items.

10-11: 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 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. Admission is free.

10: Das Best Oktoberfest, Baltimore, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Baltimore edition of Das Best Oktoberfest, which will take place in the parking lots of M&T Stadium. The two-day Oktoberfest-style event will feature more than 150 beers, wines, and schnapps. There will also be German food; live music on the Main Stage; oom-pah bands, and other entertainment; carnival games; contests; and arts and crafts items. The Opening Tap of Baltimore Beer Week coincides with this festival’s VIP session.

10: Nemacolin's Brews & Brats Festival, Farmington, PA

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, in Farmington, will host the inaugural Nemacolin's Brews & Brats Festival. It will take place at the Sundial Lodge. This afternoon event will feature a variety of craft beers, and festival-goers are invited to vote in the People’s Choice Best Brew contest. There will also be live music; German food; games, contests, and activities; and a kids’ corner.

10: World Beer Festival-Durham, Durham, NC

All About Beer magazine presents the 20th annual World Beer Festival, which will take place at Durham Athletic Park, the home of the Bulls baseball team. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 200 craft beers from around the world. The selection will include North Carolina-brewed, cask-conditioned, and Belgian beers, along with ciders. The Art of Beer Village will host an educational program, including tastings led by members of the craft beer community. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants, and children's entertainment. “Durham’s Largest Brewer Happy Hour,” featuring seasonal beers from 20 breweries, live music, and food, will take place the evening before the festival itself. Proceeds will go to local charities.

10-11: Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival, York, PA

The Sons of the American Legion present the fourth annual Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival, which returns to the York Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event will feature more than 70 domestic, homebrewed, and imported craft beers, along with a selection of Pennsylvania wines. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the fairgrounds. The event is a fund-raiser for the Legion's local, regional, and national organizations.

11: Nationale Bokbierdag, Zutphen, The Netherlands

The 19th annual National Bokbierdag (Bokbier Day) will be celebrated in the center of the Dutch city of Zutphen. Admission to the event is free, and around 20 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.

15-17: Gainsborough Beer Festival, Gainsborough, England

The Gainsborough Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh annual Gainsborough Beer Festival, which will take place at The Old Hall, a 15th century medieval manor house. This three-day event will feature 60 beers, along with ciders and perries and a selection of white and rose wines. Admission is free.

15-17: Oktober Bierfest, Chorley, England

The Rotary Club of Chorley Astley presents the sixth annual Oktober Bierfest, which will take place at Territorial Army Drill Hall in Chorley. This three-day event will feature 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of lagers and ciders. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to Rotary-supported charities.

15-16: London Oktoberfest, London, England

London Oktoberfest 2015 will be held at Old Billingsgate Market. This two-day Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature traditional German beer and food, live music, dancing, and a host of other entertainment.

16: Beervana Fest, Cranston, RI

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

16-17: Harrison Beer Festival, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada

The fourth 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 two dozen 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.

16: Hernando Untapped, Brooksville, FL

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce presents the inaugural Hernando Untapped, which will take place at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. This evening event, which is the county’s first-ever beer festival, will feature more than 75 beers from local and regional craft breweries, along with a selection of local wines. There will also be live music, and food trucks and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Chamber Education Training Association.

16: Montana Fall Brewers Festival, Helena, MT

The Montana Brewers Association hosts the seventh annual Fall Brewers Festival, which will take place at Caras Park. This afternoon/evening event will feature an all-Montana-brewed selection of beers. There will also be live music, and food vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

16-17: Richmond Oktoberfest, Richmond, VA

The Richmond Oktoberfest Committee presents the 47th 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.

16-17: Weymouth Octoberfest, Weymouth, England

The Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 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. Food will be available at all sessions, and there will be live entertainment Saturday evening.

16-17: Windsor Craft Beer Festival, Windsor, ON, Canada

Windsor Eats and Motor Craft Ales present the third annual Windsor Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Willistead Park 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: BeerFeast, Austin, TX

The Austin location of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium presents its eighth annual Beer Feast, which will take place at Triangle Park. This afternoon festival, which is one of the South’s premier craft beer events, will feature 80 beers from more than 50 of the nation’s top breweries. Food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, a food voucher, and hourly tastings of rare beers, are available. 

17: Big Muddy Monster Brewfest, Murphysboro, IL

The Friends of Murphysboro Foundation present the sixth annual Big Muddy Monster Brewfest, which will take place at Riverside Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from around 75 breweries, including some from southern Illinois, along with a "Monster's Imperial Tent." There will also be a homebrewing competition, and two live bands will perform. Proceeds will benefit Riverside Park renovation projects.

17: Blacksburg Brew Do, Blacksburg, VA

The Blacksburg Partnership presents the seventh 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 60 local, Mid-Atlantic, and national breweries. There will also be live music, homebrewing demonstrations and a homebrew competition, food from local restaurants, a prize raffle, and pet-related activities. Proceeds will benefit the Partnership.

17: Brew Moon Beer & Band Fest, McCook, IL

Palmer Place Restaurant and MAX, the McCook Athletic & Exposition Center, present the 2015 Brew Moon Beer & Band Fest, which will take place at MAX. This evening event, to be held in an indoor park-like setting, will feature 150 domestic and imported craft beers. Brewers will be in attendance. There will also be a homebrewing pavilion, live entertainment, and food for purchase. Proceeds will go to a local charity.

17: Brewing Up A Cure, Pittsburgh, PA

The Three Rivers Underground Brewers present the ninth annual Brewing Up A Cure, which will take place at the Wintergarten at PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh. This evening event, which is a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will feature more than 75 beers brewed 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.

17: Buffalo on Tap Harvest Beer Festival, Buffalo, NY

The America on Tap festival presents the Buffalo on Tap Harvest Beer Festival, which will take place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 75 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site.

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

The 2015 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, cideries, and homebrew clubs, most of them from California. There will also be live entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. Admission to the street fair itself is free.

17: Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, Dover, DE

Kent County Tourism presents the sixth 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 in recent years), and producers' representatives will on hand. There will also be food from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, and merchandise and artisan booths.

17: Great Tucson Beer Festival, Tucson, AZ

AZBeer.com and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment present the 29th annual Great Tucson Beer Festival, which will take place at the Kino North Soccer Stadium. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers, ciders, and wines. Two live bands will perform; food from local restaurants will be available for purchase; there will be games, including horseshoes and "steer" roping. Festival-goers are encourage to wear German attire. VIP tickets, with early admission and a specially catered dinner, are available. Proceeds will go to SunSounds of Arizona.

17: Mid-Valley Brewfest, Albany, OR

The seventh annual Mid-Valley Brewfest will be held at a new location, Northwest Water Avenue in Albany. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 20 Oregon craft breweries. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and football on big-screen television. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Albany.

17: Munster Ale Fest, Munster, IN

The Town of Munster and the Munster Civic Foundation present the second annual 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 also be live music, food trucks and vendors, and beer games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

17: Nashville Beer Fest, Nashville, TN

Mafiaoza's, along with more than 60 local organizations, presents the fourth annual Nashville Beer Fest, which will take place downtown next to Public Square Park and the Second Avenue/Broadway honky-tonk district. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 45 breweries. There will also be live music and a beer education program, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. This event is a benefit for Nashville Humane.

17: Oktoberfest Live!, Philadelphia, PA

Xfinity presents the fourth annual Oktoberfest Live!, which will take place at Xfinity Live, a dining and entertainment venue in Philadelphia. This afternoon/evening Oktoberfest-style festival will feature more than 200 beers, including German and Oktoberfest beers, from over 100 breweries, along with a selection of whiskeys. There will also be live bands, DJs, and dancers; the Victory Beer Hall; traditional German food; and games, contests, and giveaways.

17: Pour The Core Philly, Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Junction Productions presents the 2015 Pour the Core Philly, a cider festival that will take place at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature more than 75 local, domestic, and imported ciders. There will also be an educational program and live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Committee to Benefit the Children.

17: Stoudt's Cancer Benefit Brew Fest, Adamstown, PA

Stoudt's Brewing Company, in Adamstown, will host the 2015 Cancer Benefit Brew Fest. It will take place in the Biergarten. This afternoon event will feature beers from Stoudt’s and more than 15 other local craft breweries. The Youngers will perform, and there will be a hot and cold buffet.

17: Wisconsin Dells on Tap, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Dells on Tap 2015 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. Brewers will be in attendance. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary snacks, are available. There will be a Craft Beer Walk the evening before the festival itself.

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

Beach Street USA presents the 2015 Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, which returns to 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, some of them from Virginia. There will also be live music.

21-24: Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, Sheffield, England

The Sheffield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 41st annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, which returns to the Kelham Island Industrial Museum. This four-day event will feature around 150 Real Ales from around 50 breweries, along with Real Ciders, perrries, and foreign bottled beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, pub games, and merchandise stalls.

22-24: Swindon Beer Festival, Swindon, England

The Swindon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 29th 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.

23-24: Detroit Fall Beer Festival, Detroit, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the seventh 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 600 beers from over 75 Michigan microbreweries and brewpubs. Local bands will perform, and food from Detroit-area restaurants will be available for purchase.

23-24: NYC Craft Beer Festival Autumn Harvest, New York, NY

The 2015 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 tickets, with early admission, are available. This year's festival charity is One Brick.

23-24: What’s Brewing, Stavanger, Norway

The second annual What’s Brewing will be held at Tou Scene in Norway. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries from Norway, the rest of Europe, and North America. There will also be a homebrewing competition, educational and food and beer pairing programs, and live entertainment.

23-24: Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival, Milwaukee, WI

The inaugural Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 150 craft beers and ciders from over 50 craft breweries, many of them from Wisconsin. The lineup will include a selection of rare and limited-distribution beers. There will also be an educational program featuring some of the top names in brewing. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

24: Downtown Brew Festival, Las Vegas, NV

Motley Brews presents the 2015 Downtown Brew Festival, which will take place at the Clark County Amphitheater in Las Vegas. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers from over 60 breweries. Two local bands will perform, celebrity chefs will be in attendance, and food will be available for purchase on “Restaurant Row.” VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. The festival will benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.

24: Hub City Brew Fest, Spartanburg SC

The 2015 Hub City Brew Fest will be held at Spring and West Broad Streets in downtown Spartanburg. This event will feature a selection of beers exclusively from South and North Carolina. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for a bike park in Spartanburg.

24: Pub in the Park, Lake in the Hills, IL

People for Parks Foundation of Lake in the Hills, Inc., presents the 2015 Pub in the Park, which will take place on the parking lot next to Sunset Park Splash Pad. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 70 craft breweries, many of them from the Chicago area. There will also be live music, and local food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will aid the community’s parks.

24: Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest, Yuma, AZ

The Yuma Visitors Bureau hosts the third annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest, which will take place at Desert Sun Stadium. This evening event will feature beer from more than craft breweries, most of them from the Southwest. Local bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is the Yuma Veterans Fund.

24: Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest, Jackson, TN

The seventh annual Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest will be held at Fairgrounds Park in Jackson. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers along with entertainment, live cigar rolling, food and entertainment vendors, and prize giveaways. 

26-31: Norwich Beer Festival, Norwich, England

The Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 38th 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 St Edmunds Society.

29-31: Didsbury Beer Festival, England

The eighth 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.

29-31: Redhill Beer Festival, Mersham, England

The Surrey Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 11th annual Redhill Beer Festival, which will take place at Merstham Village Hall. This three-day event will feature 68 beers, along with eight ciders and perries. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase.

30-31: Worthing Beer Festival, Worthing, England

The Arun & Adur Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 19th annual Worthing Beer Festival, which will take place at St Pauls Centre. This two-day event will feature more than 75 Real Ales, including microbrewery products, along with a selection of ciders and perries. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and a charity auction.

31: Huddle Park Beer Fest III, Johannesburg, South Africa

Huddle Park Beer Fest III will be held in Huddle Park in northeastern Johannesburg. This daytime outdoor event will feature a variety of beers, including Soweto Gold and other South African craft beers. There will also be live entertainment on two stages, food and merchandise vendors, games, and a children’s area. The finals of the Rugby World Cup will be shown on big-screen televisions. Proceeds will go towards maintenance of the park.