The Burbage & Easton Royal Royal Cricket Club presents the 18th annual Burbage Beer Festival, which will take place on the club's grounds in East Sands. Recent editions of this two-day, three-session festival have featured more than 25 casks of Real Ale, along with a selection of ciders, wines, and spirits. There will also be live music, a hog roast, a barbecue on Friday evening, other food for purchase, and six-a-side cricket matches.
11-14: Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, Mt. Angel, OR
The 49th annual Mt. Angel Oktoberfest will be held in the village of Mt. Angel, a community settled by German pioneers. The celebration, described as "Oregon's largest folk festival," will feature a traditional Biergarten along with a Weingarten and an Alpinegarten. There will also be continuous live music on four stages, with more than 30 acts; over 50 Alpine food chalets, serving a variety of ethnic foods; street dancing on Friday and Saturday night; a free Kindergarten with rides and shows; and arts and crafts and "Cruz-n-Car" shows.
13: Beer for Beasts, Brooklyn, NY
BeerAdvocate and Sixpoint Brewery present the fourth annual Beer for Beasts, which will take place at the Bell House in Brooklyn.There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with dozens of single-batch beers from Brooklyn's Sixpoint Brewery, including collaborations with friends of the brewery. There will also be entertainment and food for purchase. All proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of New York City.
13: Friday the Firkenteenth, Philadelphia, PA
Friday the Firkenteenth, held at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, is a Friday the 13th tradition that dates back to 1998. A total of 30 or more firkins of cask-conditioned beer will served in two tasting sessions. This is the only known beer event in the world whose frequency and timing are entirely at the mercy of the calendar.
18-21: Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, Frankenmuth, MI
Frankenmuth Festivals presents the 25th annual Frankenmuth Oktoberfest, which will take place at Heritage Park in the Bavarian-themed town of Frankenmuth. The festival, officially sanctioned by the Lord Mayor of Munich, will feature cold beer; music and dancing; traditional entertainment, including Schuhplattler dancers and oom-pah bands; German food; a wiener dog race; children's activities; and a Sunday worship service in German.
19-21: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest, Chippewa Falls, WI
The 12th annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest will be held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. This a traditional Oktoberfest-style celebration, which opens with the tapping of the Golden Keg and includes German beer and food. This three-day celebration will feature a variety of musical performers and other entertainers, family and children's activities, and a Sunday polka worship service.
19-21: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati, OH
The 39th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, America's largest event of its kind, will be held in downtown Cincinnati. In addition to German beer, food, and music, there will be a ceremonial keg tapping and parade; the Gemutlichkeit Games and the Running of the Wieners; and offbeat family events, headlined by the world's largest Chicken Dance and world's largest kazoo band, led by a celebrity Grand Marshal. Admission is free.
20-October 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?
25-28: Savor the Central Coast, Santa Margarita, CA
Sunset magazine and Visit San Luis Obispo County present Savor the Central Coast. The Main Event, on Saturday and Sunday, will place at the Santa Margarita Ranch. It will feature locally-brewed beers; wine from more than 100 local wineries; small bites from local restaurants; live music; a wine and cooking educational program, with celebrities from the culinary world; and craft vendors. In addition to the Main Event, the weekend activities will include Adventure Tours of local attractions, special attractions, and dinners.
TBA: Great Canadian Beer Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
The 22nd annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will be held at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from more than 55 craft breweries from across Canada, the Northwest U.S., and Belgium, along with continuous entertainment by local performers and food from local restaurants and caterers.
TBA: Kingsport Oktoberfest, Kingsport, TN
The fourth annual Kingsport Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Kingsport. This all-day event will feature more than 100 craft-brewed 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. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary appetizers, are available.