September 2014 Events

August 28-1: Key West Brew Fest, Key West, FL

The Southernmost Hotel Collection, together with the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic, presents the fifth annual Key West BrewFest. It will take place at multiple locations in Key West. The signature event is Saturday’s Grand Tasting on South Beach, with more than 150 beers served on the beach. Other events on the tentative schedule include a kickoff party at the Smokin' Tuna Saloon, beer breakfasts and dinners, beer and food pairings, an educational program, a homebrew competition, tap takeovers, parties, and games and contests.

August 29-6: Choctaw Oktoberfest, Choctaw, OK

Old Germany Restaurant, the City of Choctaw, and the Choctaw Chamber present the 2014 Choctaw Oktoberfest, which will take place at the 160-acre Choctaw Creek Park. This nine-day celebration, to be held under tents, will feature German beer and wine; traditional food prepared by Old Germany; live music and dancing every day; and a children's area.

August 29-1: Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest, Berea, OH

The 2014 Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. The four-day celebration will include German food, beer, and entertainment; local musicians and German dance groups; games and competitions; children's activities; and midway attractions. Admission and parking are free.

August 29-1: La Fete Bieres et Saveurs, Chambly, QC, Canada

La Fete Bieres et Saveurs (the Beer and Flavour Fest) will be held at historic Fort Chambly, on the banks of the Richelieu River near the center of Montreal. This four-day event will feature beer from local microbreweries and homebrewers; Quebec cheese, wine, and cider, and other food products; appearances by local chefs; artisans and craftspeople; children's activities; live music; and acrobats, magicians, and other entertainers.

1-6: U.P. Craft Beer Week, Upper Peninsula of MI

A Pint Above, LLC, presents the third annual U.P Craft Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This six-day celebration will culminate with the Michigan Brewers Guild's U.P. Beer Festival. There will be 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.

4-7: All-Ireland Craft Beer Festival, Dublin, Ireland

The 2014 All-Ireland Craft Beer Festival returns to the Royal Dublin Society. This four-day event will feature more than 100 beers and ciders “from all four corners of Ireland.” Many beers and ciders will be unique to the festival. There will also be master classes and interactive Q-and-A sessions, live music, and Irish artisan food stalls.

4-6: Bridgnorth Beer Festival, Bridgnorth, England

The Bridgnorth Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 annual Bridgnorth Beer Festival, which will be held near the platform at the Bridgenorth Severn Valley Railway station. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 50 beers, ciders, and perries and food for purchase, including a hog roast.

4-7: Leeds International Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The third annual Leeds International Beer Festival will be held at Town Hall. Organizers expect to have hundreds of domestic beers and ciders. There will also be live music on two stages, a street food market, and “and all sorts of lovely beer related things.”

4-7: Silloth Music & Beer Festival, Silloth-on-Solway, England

The 14th annual Silloth Music & Beer Festival will be held on The Green, a grassy area between the town of Silloth-on-Solway and The Esplanade. The three-day event, established to promote the town, will feature more than 100 Real Ales and ciders, along with perries, lagers, and other beverages. There will also be live acts from throughout the UK, hot and cold food for purchase, and a Kids Zone Marque on Sunday.

4-6: Tamworth Beer Festival, Tamworth, England

The Lichfield, Sutton and Tamworth Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 21st annual Tamworth Beer Festival, which will take place at the Assembly Rooms. This three-day event will feature more than 90 Real Ales from the UK, including festival specials and new ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and bottled beers from around the world. Hot and cold food will be served, and there will be live music Saturday evening.

5: Art on Tap, Wisconsin Rapids, WA

The Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, in Wisconsin Rapids, will host Art on Tap. This evening event will feature a variety of craft beers from the area. There will also be live music, a contemporary art exhibition, an "Art of Craft Brewing" presentation by Professor Terese Barta, and food tasting.

5-6: Beer Thirty in the Verde, Cottonwood, AZ

Beer Thirty in the Verde will take place at Cottonwood Kids Park, next to the Verde Valley fairgrounds. This beer garden, which is part of the Arizona Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival, will feature more than 25 microbrewed beers. The festival itself will feature live country music, the state barbecued ribs competition, and children’s activities. This year’s charity is The Boot Campaign.

5-7: Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Brewers Association and the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mash present the 16th Belgian Beer Weekend, which will take place at the Grand'Place in Brussels. Belgian breweries of all sizes will be represented, and beer will be sold at reasonable prices. Festival events will include a celebration of St. Arnold, the patron saint of brewers, and a consecration of the beer; a display of historic brewery carts and beer wagons; and a brewers' parade in the city center. Admission to these events is free.

5-7: Bierbörse, Cologne, Germany

The 16th annual Cologne edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at MediaPark. Hundreds of beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be food and live entertainment, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

5-6: Burbage Beer Festival, East Sands, England

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.

5: Emerald Coast Beer Festival, Pensacola, FL

The 2014 Emerald Coast Beer Festival will be held at Rosie O'Grady's Goodtime Emporium entertainment complex in Pensacola's Seville Quarter. This evening event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, distributors, and homebrew clubs, most of them from the Southeast. There will also be live entertainment and food for purchase. In addition, there will be a beer dinner the evening before the festival. Part of the proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and the Seville Rotary.

5: Fall Harvest Brewfest, Fort Collins, CO

The sixth annual Fall Harvest Brewfest will be held at Lincoln Center in Fort Collins' Old Town. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Animal House Shelter, will feature beer from more than 40 breweries and micro-distilleries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

5: Fargo Beer Festival, Fargo, ND

The fifth annual Fargo Beer Festival will be held at the Fargo Civic Center. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers, including fall seasonals and new releases, served in a beer garden. There will also be live music and food vendors. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beer, are available.

5-6: 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.

5-6: Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun, Mackinaw City, MI

Mackinaw Crossings, in downtown Mackinaw City, will host the 18th annual Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun. This two-evening event will feature more than 50 Michigan microbrewed beers, along with over 40 wines from Michigan's four internationally-recognized wine regions. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live entertainment.

5-7: Kilham Beer Festival, Kilham, England

The 2014 Kilham Beer Festival will be held on the Kilham playing field, near Driffeld. Organizers expect to have 30 Real Ales, along with Real Ciders and bottled beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Families are welcome.

5-7: Oktoberfest des Quebecois, Masouche, QC, Canada

The ninth annual Oktoberfest des Quebecois will be held in Mascouche, an outskirt city of Montreal located on the Etang-du-Grand-Coteau. The weekend-long festival is a traditional Bavarian family-style event with more than 100 beers, most of them from Quebec, with more than 30 of the province’s microbreweries represented. There will be live entertainment, headlined by Pitbull and Kesha, along with traditional food kiosks, amusement park games, musicians, and Bavarian dancers.

5-7: Oregon Brews & BBQs, McMinnville, OR

The seventh annual Oregon Brews & BBQs will be held in McMinnville's historic Granary District. This three-day event will feature more than 50 beers from over 35 regional breweries. There will also be live music, and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for St. James Catholic School and the GhanaHope Foundation.

5-6: PEI International Beer Festival, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

The 2014 PEI International Beer Festival will be held at a new venue, the Delta Hotel in Charlottetown. This two-day, three-session event, which is part of the Fall Flavours Festival, will feature beer from around the world (there were more than 75 last year). There will also be a beer education program.

5: Taste of Tennessee Craft Brewers Festival, Nashville, TN

Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale presents the second annual Taste of Tennessee Craft Brewers Festival, which will take place at the State Fairgrounds in Nashville. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 35 Tennessee breweries. The price of admission includes admission to the Fair. VIP tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild.

5-7: Villaggio della Birra, Bibbiano, Italy

The ninth annual Villaggio della Birra ("Village of Beers") will be held in the Tuscan village of Bibbiano near Buonconvento, a valley that has inspired poets and painters. This three-day international festival will showcase beer from small breweries, with an emphasis on those from Italy and Belgium. Brewery representatives and beer experts will be on hand. There will also be live entertainment, homebrewers in attendance, food to pair with the beer, and artwork and artisan items for sale.

5-6: Wessex Beer and Cider Festival, Emborough, England

The Rotary Club of Somer Valley presents the eighth annual Wessex Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at The Court Hotel in Chilcompton, near Bath. This two-day event will feature around 30 Real Ales and 30 ciders, with an emphasis on those from "the ancient kingdom of Wessex." There will also be live entertainment. The festival is a fund-raiser for charity.

6: Atlas Brew Works One-Year Anniversary Party, Washington, DC

Atlas Brew Works, in Washington D.C., will host a One-Year Anniversary Party. This afternoon event, to take place in the brewery and on the street outside, will feature a selection of Atlas beers. Three live bands will perform, and D.C. food trucks will be at the festival site. Part of the proceeds will go to the Washington Humane Society.

6: Beer in the Plaza, Healdsburg, CA

Soroptimist International of Healdsburg presents the 28th annual Beer in the Plaza, which will take place at the Downtown Plaza in Healdsburg. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Soroptimist community service programs.

6: Brass City Brew Fest, Waterbury, CT

Main Street Waterbury presents the ninth annual Brass City Brew Fest, which will take place at Library Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 275 beers from over 125 domestic and imported breweries, along with Belgian and International Tents (extra admission charge). There will also be a beer education program, live music, food for purchase, and door prizes. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is Main Street Waterbury.

6: Brews By the Bay, Cape May, NJ, and Lewes, DE

The Garden State and Delaware Brewers Guilds present Brews By The Bay, which will take place at two venues, the terminals of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The Cape May session, to be held in the afternoon, will feature beer from eight New Jersey breweries; and the Lewes session, to be held in the late afternoon and evening, will feature beer from nine Delaware breweries. There will be live music, and food for purchase, at both sessions. Combo tickets, which include a round-trip passenger ticket on the ferry, are available.

6: California Beer Festival-Claremont/San Dimas, San Dimas, CA

California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the 2014 Claremont/San Dimas edition of the California Beer Festival, which will take place at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. This afternoon event will feature more than 60 craft-brewed beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation.

6: CornShed Charity Beer Festival, Hutton Rudby, England

The CornShed, at Sexhow Park Farm in Hutton Rudby, will host the fourth CornShed Charity Beer Festival. This all-day event, held in conjunction with the Cleveland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, will feature more than 50 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, perries, wines, and soft drinks. Four live bands will perform, and there will be food for purchase.

6: Delaware River Craft Brewfest, Chester, PA

The 2014 Delaware River Craft Brewfest will be held on the Plaza at PPL Park in Chester, the home of the Philadelphia Union soccer team. This afternoon event will feature a variety of craft and imported beers, including limited-release beers, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be live music and other entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: East Malling Beer and Cider Festival, East Malling, England

The Maidstone and Mid Kent Area Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 East Malling Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at East Malling Research. This all-day event will feature 75 or more Real Ales, many of them brewed in Kent, along with a wide selection of ciders. Two live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase.

6: EBGA Real Ale Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous presents the 2014 EBGA Real Ale Festival, which will take place at a new and larger venue, Ritchie Community League Hall. This all-day event, which organizers describe as Alberta’s only dedicated cask ale festival, will feature a variety of beers from across western Canada, including a number of one-off selections. Festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite, and will be entered in a prize drawing.

6: Fall Festival of Beers and Chili Cook-Off, Crested Butte, CO

Mount Crested Butte Resort will host the 15th annual Fall Festival of Beers and Chili Cook-Off, which will take place amid mountain scenery at the resort's base area. This event, with extended hours this year, will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, a chili cook-off, live music, and food for purchase.

6: Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival, Gold Beach, OR

The seventh annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival will be held at the Event Center on the Beach in Gold Beach. This all-day event festival will feature an expanded selection of local craft beers (there were 45 last year). There will also be live music on two stages, a classic car show, a cycling event, food from local restaurants, and craft items and artwork for purchase.

6: Great Atlanta Beer Festival, Atlanta, GA

The 2014 Great Atlanta Beer Festival will be held at Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 domestic craft beers, including many from the area, along with a selection of wines and ciders. Scout's Alley will be open, and the games will be free for festival-goers. College football will be shown on TVs in the Chop House and on the giant screen in the plaza. There will be live music on the Plaza's stage and food will be available for purchase.

6: Hilltown Brewfest, New Salem, MA

The New Salem General Store, The Brew Crew, and the event’s sponsors present the seventh annual Hilltown Brewfest, which will take place at Cooleyville Junction in New Salem. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for local fire departments, will feature more than 100 beers, ciders, and meads, many of them from the Quabbin and Pioneer Valley regions and across New England. Three local bands will perform, hot and cold food will be available for purchase, and the General Store will serve free popcorn.

6: Lafayette Craft Brew & BBQ Festival, Lafayette, CO

The third annual Lafayette Craft Brew & BBQ Festival will be held at the Atlas Valley Shopping Center. This afternoon event, which benefits the YMCA of Boulder Valley Scholarship Fund, will feature a selection of craft beers, most of them brewed in Colorado. There will also be homebrew and barbecue competitions, live music, food, merchandise vendors, and games and children's activities. The festival is a fund-raiser for the YMCA of Boulder Valley Scholarship Fund and Boulder Rotary Club.

6: Lancaster Craft Beer Fest, Lancaster, PA

Joycat Events and the Mayor's Office of Special Events present the 2014 Lancaster Craft Beer Fest, which will take place downtown at Lancaster Square Park. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 80 beers from over 35 breweries, most of them from the area. Several bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: MGK's Brew Blast on the Battleship, Camden, NJ

WMGK-FM, Philadelphia's classic rock station, presents the fourth annual MGK's Brew Blast on the Battleship, will take place aboard the USS New Jersey in Camden. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 beers, many of them brewed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The MGK House Band will play classic rock on the tented deck; and food will be available for purchase. The price of admission includes a tour of the battleship.

6: OC Brew Ha Ha, Silverado, CA

The fifth annual OC Brew Ha Ha will take place at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, near Irvine Lake. This afternoon event, to be held in a park with plenty of shaded seating, will feature more than 175 beers from over 70 breweries. There will also be an educational program led by beer experts, live entertainment, homebrew exhibitors, food trucks and food booths, and a cigar lounge. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special expert-led beer seminar, are available. The festival charity is the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.

6: Pocomoketoberfest, Pocomoke City, MD

Pocomoketoberfest 2014 will be held at Cypress Park, a riverside venue in Pocomoke City. This afternoon event will feature a variety of Delmarva Peninsula craft beers, along with a selection of local wines. Two live bands will perform; and more than 30 vendors will sell food and merchandise.

6: Screw CIty Beer Festival, Rockford, IL

The fourth annual Screw CIty Beer Festival will be held at the intersection of State and Main Streets in downtown Rockford. This afternoon, rain-or-shine event will feature more than 130 beers, including a selection of Belgian beers. Food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

6: Springfield Oyster & Beer (SOB) Festival, Springfield, IL

Conn's Hospitality Group presents the fifth annual Springfield Oyster & Beer (SOB) Festival, which will take place in the parking lot of the Inn at 835. This afternoon event will feature beer from a variety of local and national breweries (there were more than 25 last year). Several live bands will entertain; and food, including fresh oysters and traditional "pub grub, will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

6: Steel City Big Pour, Pittsburgh, PA

Construction Junction, in Pittsburgh, will host the eighth annual Steel City Big Pour. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 40 breweries, including Belgian and locally-brewed selections. Attendees are invited to rate food and beer on the Big Pour app. There will also be food from more than 20 local restaurants, live art and music, and a kegerator raffle. Proceeds will support Construction Junction's efforts to promote conservation through the reuse of building materials.

6: Summer Beer Dabbler at Highland Fest, St. Paul, MN

The Beer Dabbler presents the sixth annual Summer Beer Dabbler, which will take place at a new venue, the baseball field at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers from over 65 local, regional, and national breweries, including a special festival beer. There will also be live music, a silent disco, gourmet food trucks, and games and activities.

6: Tiburon Taps Beer Festival, Tiburon, CA

The inaugural Tiburon Taps Beer Festival will be held at Point Tiburon Plaza, a bayside venue. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 craft beers from northern California. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” winner. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival charity is The Ranch Scholarship Program.

6: U.P. Beer Festival, Marquette, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the sixth annual U.P. Beer Festival, which will take place at Mattson Lower Harbor Park on the shore of Lake Superior in Marquette. This afternoon event will feature more than 350 beers from over 50 Michigan breweries, some of which are from the Upper Peninsula. There will also be live entertainment by local bands and food prepared by local restaurants.

6: Village Fest, Bakersfield, CA

Village Fest 2014 will be held at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 60 breweries, wine from 25 Central Coast wineries, unlimited food samples from 30 of Bakersfield's restaurants, and 17 bands performing on five stages. The festival ground consists of seven themed areas, including MicroBrews Alley. The festival charity is the Children’s Advocates Resource Endowment.

6: Wicked Wine and Brew Fest, Litchfield, NH

The Nashua Telegraph and the New Hampshire Food Bank present the 2014 Wicked Wine and Brew Fest, which will take place at Funway Park in Litchfield. This afternoon event will feature beer and wine from more than 20 New England breweries and wineries. There will also be music by local performers, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Proceeds will go to the Food Bank.

6: ZooBrew, Providence, RI

Roger Williams Park Zoo, in Providence, will host ZooBrew 2014. It will take place in Jambo Junction and the African Village. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 craft breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be live local music, animal encounters, and food for purchase. Proceeds will support the Zoo's education and conservation programs.

6: Zoo Brew, South Bend, IN

South Bend's Potawatomi Zoo will host Zoo Brew 2014. This evening event will feature beers from local and regional breweries and distributors. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit wildlife conservation, new exhibits for the animals, and education programs.

7-13: Charleston Beer Week, Charleston, SC

Charleston Beer Week 2014 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Charleston. Events will include beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, concerts, games, yoga and beer, and specially-priced drinks.

9-13: Chappel Beer Festival, Chappel, England

The Essex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 28th annual Chappel Beer Festival, which will take place at The East Anglian Railway Museum. Recent editions of this festival have featured more than 400 British beers, along with 50 ciders and perries and a selection of international beers; entertainment, including live bands, morris dancers, ferret races, and family-oriented entertainment; and a range of food, including vegetarian options. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

9-11: St Ives Beer & Cider Festival, St Ives, England

The Huntingdonshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 St Ives Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at Burgess Hall near the center of town. This three-day event will feature around 70 Real Ales, including some from independent breweries, along with ciders, perries, and foreign bottled beers. Food and CAMRA merchandise will be available for purchase, and there will be a tomb

10-12: Berghoff Oktoberfest, Chicago, IL

The 29th annual Berghoff Oktoberfest will take place on the John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza in Chicago's Loop district. This three-day celebration, which is Chicago's longest-running Oktoberfest, will feature classic German food and beer, lunchtime and evening traditional German performances by the Johnny Wagner Band, and nightly shows by some of Chicago's favorite bands. Admission is free. This year's charity is the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

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.

11-13: Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival, Hinckley, England

The Hinckley & Bosworth Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh annual Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at The Atkins Building in Hinckley. Last year's festival featured more than 65 Real Ales, many of them locally brewed, along with 25 ciders and perries and a selection of English wines. Food will be available, and there will be live music Friday and Saturday evenings.

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, which has been 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; more than 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 a car show, a marathon, and other events.

12-13: All-American Blues, Brews & Barbecue, Westland, MI

The City of Westland presents the 2014 All-American Blues, Brews & Barbecue, which will take place on the grounds of City Hall. This two-day event will feature a Brew House with Michigan craft beers, along with live entertainment; food, including barbecue; and classic cars.

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.

12: Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing, MI

I’m a Beer Hound presents the fall edition of Beerfest at the Ballpark. It will take place at Cooley Law School Stadium, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team. This evening event, to be held under the lights, will feature more than 250 beers, ciders, and meads, from over 50 Michigan breweries. There will also be live music. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit Child And Family Charities.

12-21: Bellingham Beer Week, Bellingham, WA

The third annual Bellingham Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Bellingham. All of the city’s five craft breweries will take part in this ten-day celebration. 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.

12-14: Breckenridge Oktoberfest, Breckenridge, CO

The historic town of Breckenridge will host its 20th annual Oktoberfest. This three-day celebration will be a street party on Main Street with Paulaner beer, German food, oom-pah and polka music, Bavarian dancers, a 5-K run, and children's activities. There will also be a brewmaster's dinner on Friday evening.

12: Brew at the Zoo, Denver, CO

The Denver Zoo will host the 17th annual Brew at the Zoo. This evening event will feature beer from more than 40 Colorado breweries, along with food from 20 local restaurants. Preview tickets, with early admission, are available.

12-13: Cincy Beer Fest @ Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH

CincyBeerFest presents the 2014 Cincy Beer Fest @ Fountain Square. It will take place downtown at Fountain Square and surrounding streets. This two-day event will feature more than 250 craft beers. There will also be live local music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, will be available. On Sunday morning after the festival, there will be a Bengals Tailgate Party.

12-13: Langford Beer Festival, Steeple Langford, England

The 15th annual Langford Beer Festival will be held at the Langford Sports Ground in Steeple Langford in the scenic Wylwy Valley. The festival will feature more than 30 Real Ales from a variety of breweries, along with more than ten ciders and a selection of wines. Hot food will be served, and there will be live entertainment. This year’s festival charity is the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

12-20: Louisville Craft Beer Week, Louisville, KY

The fourth annual Louisville Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Louisville. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is the Louisville Brewfest. There will be also 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.

12-14: Ohio Craft Brew Festival, Columbus, OH

Heartland Bank presents the 2014 Ohio Craft Brew Festival, which will take place at North Market in Columbus. This three-day event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, most of them from Ohio. There will also be a homebrew competition, live entertainment, an educational program featuring writer Rick Armon, food for purchase, and a prize drawing.

12-21: Rujanfest, Zagreb, Croatia

The fifth annual Rujanfest ("Rujan" is Croatian for September) will take place in Zagreb. This 11-day Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature more than 85 beers, along with Croatian regional foods, performances by dozens of artists from different genres, and activities for the family. The festival website is entirely in Croatian.

12-14: Telluride Brews & Blues, Telluride, CO

The 21st annual Telluride Brews & Blues, an outdoor celebration with mountain peaks for a background, will be held at the Telluride Town Park. Nationally renown blues artists will perform during this three-day festival. Saturday's “House of Brews” will feature more than 170 beers from over 55 breweries. There will also be children's activities and arts and crafts vendors. At night the festival moves into the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village for after-hours jams.

12-20: Toronto Beer Week, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto Beer Week 2014 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Toronto. Around 30 breweries will participate in this year’s nine-day celebration of craft beer. There will be more than 100 events, including beer dinners and beer-pairing events, beer cruises, beer history tours, technical and educational seminars, a scavenger hunt, and pub crawls.

13: Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival, Annapolis, MD

The third annual Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 35 regional and national craft breweries. There will also be live music under two tents; food, including crab cakes, oysters, and barbecue; an educational program; and gift items on sale at The Shops Village.

13: B'dam BrewJam, Beaverdam, VA

The Beaverdam Ruritan Club will host the second annual B'dam BrewJam, which will take place at the club's grounds. This afternoon event will feature a large selection of craft beers and ciders, selected by Specialty Beverage Virginia. Three live bands will perform; and there also will be food for purchase, craft vendors, games, and a silent auction. 

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.

13-14: Beer Festival at The White Hart, Ellesmere, England

The White Hart, a public house in Ellesmere, will host a Beer Festival. This two-day event, which coincides with the town’s Ellesmere Festival, will feature a selection of ales, served in an outdoor beer garden. There will also be live entertainment both days. 

13: Beer Sampling at the Madison County Hop Fest, Oneida, NY

The 19th annual Madison County Hop Fest will be held on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Society in Oneida. The headline event of the all-Saturday Hop Fest is an afternoon beer sampling with beer from more than 15 breweries, along with guest speakers, hop-growing and homebrewing exhibits, a hop shop, merchandise vendors, and a raffle. There will also be a beer dinner on Friday evening, a "Taste of Hops" food and beer pairing before Saturday's sampling, and a guided tour of the area's barns and hop houses on Sunday.

13: Binghamton Brew Fest, Binghamton, NY

The inaugural Binghamton Brew Fest will be held at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. This evening event will feature more than 60 craft beers, most of them from New York State, among with a selection of local wines. VIP “Hoppy Hour” tickets, with early admission, are available.

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.

13: Brews, Beats and Bands, Canton, MI

Canton Leisure Services presents the fifth annual Brews, Beats and Bands, which will take place at the Cady-Boyer Barn in Preservation Park. This evening event will feature more than 50 craft beers. The Dale Hicks Band and All Directions will perform, and there will be brats with fixings and pretzels. The festival is a benefit for the Canton Historical Society.

13: Capital Brewfest, Juneau, AK

The Rotary Club of Juneau and SAGA, a non-profit organization, present the third annual Capital Brewfest, which will take place at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from Alaska breweries and distributors (there were around 70 beers in past years). Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. The festival is a fund-raiser for SAGA.

13: Capital City Invitational Beer Festival, Harrisburg, PA

Appalachian Brewing Company presents the 17th annual Capital City Invitational Beer Festival, which will take place at the brewery's Harrisburg location. This Oktoberfest-style celebration will consist of afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from a variety of regional breweries (there were more than 25 in recent years), along with a German-style buffet and live music.

13: Chardon Brewfest, Chardon, OH

Chardon Tomorrow presents the third annual Chardon BrewFest, which will take place at the Eltech Building. This afternoon event will feature 24 brewers from Ohio and neighboring states. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. There will be a 5-K race before the festival itself.

13: Connecticut on Tap, Danbury, CT

Townsquare Media Of Danbury (I-95 Rock) presents Connecticut On Tap 2014, which will take place at Ives Concert Park in Danbury. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. 

13-15: Great Japan Beer Festival, Yokohama, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the ninth annual Great Japan Beer Festival-Yokohama, which will take place at Osanbashi Hall at Yokohama Port. This three-afternoon event will feature more than 120 microbrewed beers.

13: Great Lakes Brewfest, Racine, WI

The 11th annual Great Lakes Beer Fest will be held at the Racine Zoo, a venue with a view of Lake Michigan. This afternoon event will feature more than 400 beers, ciders and meads, including rare and limited-release beers. “Homebrew Island” will offer samples from 12 Midwestern homebrew clubs. There will be live music, and food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps, which will also entertain festival-goers.

13: Harvest Moon Brew Fest, Aitkin, MN

The Glacial Lake Brewers, a local brew club, will host the Harvest Moon Brew Fest. It will take place in the parking lot of the historic Butler Building in downtown Aitkin. This late-afternoon event will feature a variety of Minnesota craft beers, along with a selection of homebrews. There will also be live music; food, including wood-fired pizza and food trucks; and local crafters.  

13: Hop in the City, St. Louis, MO

The Schlafly Brewing Company will host the 16th annual Hop in the City, which will take place at the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis. This afternoon event, which is the brewery’s biggest event of the year, will feature more than 40 beer styles the brewery turns out each year, along with food and live local music.

13: Hops & Props Craft Beer and Classic Boat Show, Manistee, MI

The third annual Hops & Props Craft Beer and Classic Boat Show will take place in downtown Manistee. Saturday afternoon's Craft Beer Tasting will feature beer from two dozen Michigan breweries, and there will be tap takeovers at several downtown restaurants afterward. VIP tickets, with early admission and lunch with the brewers, are available. Other events during the weekend include a Friday evening reception, a display of classic and wooden boats and an Art & Artisan Fair on Saturday, and a Boater’s Brunch on Sunday. 

13: Kingsport Oktoberfest, Kingsport, TN

The fourth annual Kingsport Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Kingsport. This all-day event, sponsored by Yuengling, will feature more than 100 craft-brewed beers, many of them locally brewed, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live music, a College Football Bier Hall, games and contests, a Kids Zone, and an artisan craft market. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary appetizers, are available.

13: Lafayette Brewfest, Lafayette, CO

Morrell Printing Solutions presents the inaugural Lafayette Brewfest, which will take place at the Lafayette Marketplace. This afternoon event will feature a selection of beers from more than a dozen craft breweries. The Chris Daniels Band will perform, food will be available for purchase, and there will be craft and business booths at the event. Admission is free.

13: Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, Petaluma, CA

The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley present the 2013 Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, which will take place downtown. This afternoon event will feature craft beer from around 20 local breweries. Three live bands will perform, food will be available for purchase, and festival-goers are invited to walk on the promenade by the river. All proceeds will go to local organizations.

13: Pretzel City Brew Fest, Freeport, IL

The 2014 Pretzel City Brew Fest will be held in downtown Freeport, "Pretzel City, USA." This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, including five from the area, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live music, and local food vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Freeport Downtown Development Foundation.

13: Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

Get Knit Events presents the inaugural Rails & Ales: Light Rail Brewery Crawl, which will take place at eight establishments within walking distance of Metro Transit’s new Green Line between Minneapolis and St. Paul. This afternoon event includes an all-day light-rail pass; two pints of beer from participating establishments, including escluxive firkins of ale; live music; special discounts on food, beer, and merchandise; and a drawing for beer-themed prizes.

13: Septembeerfest, Corvallis, OR

The Heart of the Valley Homebrewers presents the seventh annual Septembeerfest, which will take place at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis. This all-day, family-friendly event, which is part of Corvallis Beer Week, will feature beer from Northwest breweries. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for Linn Benton Food Share and Oregon State University fermentation science students.

13: Snallygaster, The Monolithic Beer Jamboree, Washington, DC

The third annual Snallygaster, The Monolithic Beer Jamboree, will be held at a new venue, The Yards, near Nationals Stadium in Washington. This afternoon event, named for a legendary beast said to terrorize the region a century ago, will feature more than 250 beers selected by The Church Key's Greg Engert. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. “Hydra” VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for Arcadia, an organization promoting food equity and sustainability.

13: Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, Mount Horeb, WI

Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, the "Troll Capital of the World," will host the 12th annual Thirsty Troll Beer Festival. It will take place in Grundahl Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 25 craft breweries, many of them from Wisconsin. There will also be live music, food served by local civic organizations, and an opportunity to be photographed with Jorgen the Thirsty Troll.

13: Whistler Village Beer Festival, Whistler, BC, Canada

The 2014 Whistler Village Beer Festival will be held at Whistler Olympic Plaza. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 breweries, many of them from western Canada. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the “Best in Fest.” The festival is part of a four-day celebration that also includes beer dinners, beer and food pairings, industry events, an educational program, and entertainment.

14: Elmwood Park Zoo Oktoberfest, Norristown, PA

Elmwood Park Zoo, in Norristown, will host the 2014 Zoo Oktoberfest. This afternoon event will feature dozens of domestic and imported beers. There will also be live entertainment by The Regan Brothers Band and DJ George Gibson, live animal encounters, local food trucks, and a prize raffle. The price of admission includes entry to the zoo. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and all-you-can-eat food, are available.

14: Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em, Philadelphia, PA

Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia, will host the sixth annual Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em. This afternoon event will feature more than 30 domestic and imported craft beers. There will also be live entertainment, and a professionally-judged smoked meat and barbecue competition; and festival-goers are invited to vote for the best dish

14: Wine and Dinosaurs, Wilmington, DE

M&T Bank presents the eighth annual Wine and Dinosaurs, which will take place at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This afternoon event will feature beer from a dozen local breweries, along with a selection of wines and spirits. There will also be live entertainment, including a choral group and a brass band, hors d’ouevres, and a silent auction. The festival is a benefit for the museum.

17-20: York Beer & Cider Festival, York Knavesmire, England

The York Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2014 York Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at York Knavesmire. This four-day event will feature 400 beers along with over 100 ciders and perries, a foreign beer bar, and a selection of wines. There will also be live music, food from local caterers, a tombola, and a CAMRA membership stand.

18-21: Addison Oktoberfest, Addison, TX

The 26th annual Addison Oktoberfest will be held at Addison Circle Park. This four-day festival will feature Paulaner beer and German food served in the Brauhaus; music, dancing, and sing-alongs; a Sporthalle; carnival rides and children's activities; a 5K Oktoberfest run; and arts and crafts.

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: Abbfest, Newton Abbot, England

The 11th annual Abbfest, the Abbotskerswell Food & Beer Festival, will be held at Fermoys Garden Centre in Newton Abbot. This three-day event will feature more than 120 Real Ales from Devon, along with a selection of ciders. There will be entertainment, including live bands; “The Military Wives,” who will commemorate the onset of World War I; and choirs. In addition, there will be dozens of food and crafts stalls; cookery demonstrations; food, including a hog roast, barbecue, and pies; live entertainment and children's activities; and appearances by special guests Michael Caines and Judi Spiers.

19-21: Alnwick Beer Festival, Alnwick, England

The Alnwick & District Round Table presents the eighth annual Alnwick Beer Festival, which will take place at The Town Hall, Alnwick Market Place. The festival, which runs in conjunction with the annual Alnwick Food Festival, will feature 30 Real Ales from local and national breweries. Cider, wine, and soft drinks will also be served, and food will be available for purchase.

19-20: Berwyn Oktoberfest, Berwyn, IL

The Berwyn Development Corporation presents the 13th annual Berwyn Oktoberfest, which will take place in the Depot District. This two-day event will feature a beer garden along with live entertainment, food for purchase, amusement rides, kids' activities, and crafters and vendors.

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.

19-20: Llanbedr Beer Festival, Llanbedr, Wales

The ninth Llanbedr Beer Festival will be held on the grounds of Ty Mawr Country Hotel in Llanbedr, a village located in Snodonia National Park. This two-day event will feature beer and cider from ten breweries and cideries from the area. Local food will be available for purchase, and there will be live entertainment both evenings. Shell Island, the largest campsite in Europe, is close to the festival site.

19-21: Oktoberfest by the Bay, San Francisco, CA

Spaten presents Oktoberfest by the Bay 2014, which will take place at Pier 48 (across the street from AT&T Park) on San Francisco's waterfront. This three-day, four-session event will feature beer; authentic German cuisine; and non-stop German-style entertainment, including the Chico Bavarian Band and traditional dancers.

19-21 and 26-28: Oktoberfest Denver, Denver, CO

Human Movement, LLC, presents the 45th annual Oktoberfest Denver, which will take place in the city's Ballpark Neighborhood, Larimer Street between 20th and 22nd Streets. This two-weekend event will feature beer, traditional German food, live music, carnival rides and midway games, and games and contests. Admission is free. All-you-can-eat-and-drink VIP tickets are available.

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.

19-21: Palatine Oktoberfest, Palatine, IL

The Rotary Club of Palatine presents the seventh annual Palatine Oktoberfest, which will take place downtown. This family-friendly event will feature German beer and food, imported and domestic wines, live entertainment, a prize raffle, and Family Day on Saturday. Admission is free, and the venue is accessible to public transportation. Oktoberfest is the Rotary Club's principal fund-raiser.

19: San Diego Festival of Beer, San Diego, CA

The 20th annual San Diego Festival of Beer will be held at a new venue, The Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier. The evening indoor/outdoor event will feature 120 beers from 50 breweries, most of them from the San Diego area and California, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for San Diego Professionals Against Cancer.

19-21: Wedmore Real Ale Festival, Wedmore, England

The 14th annual Wedmore Real Ale Festival will be held at Village Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 60 Real Ales, ciders, perries, and wines. There will be live bands, along with DJ music and open mic sessions. Saturday evening’s session will be a “fancy dress” event (this year’s theme is doctors and nurses), with prizes for best costumes; and an auction will take place on Sunday.

19: Zoo Brew, Toledo, OH

The Toledo Zoo will host Zoo Brew 2014, which will take place at the Nairobi Pavilion. This evening event will feature more than 70 domestic and imported beers, including some from northwest Ohio. There will also be live music, and appetizers will be served. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

20: Ballpark Brew Bash, Buffalo, NY

Consumers Beverages presents the fifth annual Ballpark Brew Bash, which will take place at Coca-Cola Field, the home of the Buffalo Bisons baseball team. This afternoon/evening event will feature beer from more than 50 domestic and foreign breweries. There will also be a homebrew competition, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with complimentary food and a special selection of beers, are available.

20: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Tysons Corner, VA

Trigger Agency presents the Tysons Corner edition of the 2014 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival. It will take place at the Tyson Town Square. This afternoon event will feature 60 beers and 40 bourbons; rock and blues music; a wide range of barbecue selections; seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters; a cigar tent; games and contests; and merchandise for sale. "Bacon and whole Hog" VIP tickets, with early admission and food, including bacon and pulled pork, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

20: Big Brew NY Beer Festival, White Plains, NY

The 2014 Big Brew NY Beer Festival will be held at Westchester County Center in White Plains. This evening event will feature more than 250 craft beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a buffet, are available.

20: Brew at the Bridge, Oswego, IL

The Oswegoland Park District Foundation presents the third annual Brew at the Bridge, which will be held at Hudson Crossing, a park along the Fox River in downtown Oswego. This daytime event will feature beer from a variety of invited Midwestern breweries (there were more than 15 in past years). There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

20: Brew-Ha-Ha, Davenport, IA

WQPT-TV, the Quad Cities' PBS television station, presents the 15th annual Brew-Ha-Ha. It will take place at LeClaire Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport. This afternoon event will feature a wide variety of beers (more than 200 were poured at recent editions of this festival). There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Brew-Ha-Ha is a benefit for WQPT-TV.

20: Brewgrass Festival, Asheville, NC

The Great Smokies Craft Brewers Association presents the 18th annual Brewgrass Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Memorial Stadium in Asheville. This daytime event will feature more than 120 beers from over 40 American breweries, including many from North Carolina. Bluegrass musicians will perform, and food vendors will be on hand. The festival is a benefit for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.

20-21: California Beer Festival-Ventura, Ventura, CA

California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the 2014 Ventura edition of the California Beer Festival, which will take place at Mission Park in downtown Ventura. This two-day event is the original California Beer Festival. Saturday’s session, "Craft Beer Heaven," will feature more than 130 craft beers, live entertainment on two stages, and food from local restaurants and food trucks. Sunday's session, "Blues, Brews & BBQ," is a family-friendly event with blues music, a barbecue competition, and craft beer for purchase.

20: California Brewers Festival, Sacramento, CA

The Rotary Club of Point West presents the 20th annual California Brewers Festival, which will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento. This afternoon event, to be held in a tree-shaded park, will feature beer from more than 65 breweries, distributors, and importers, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment, and food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is WEAVE, a local non-profit.

20: Downtown Brew Festival, Las Vegas, NV

Motley Brews presents the 2014 Downtown Brew Festival, which will take place at the Clark County Amphitheater in Las Vegas. This evening event will feature more than 150 beers from 50 breweries. Two local bands will perform, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a spread of beer-inspired dishes by local chefs, are available. The festival will benefit the Nevada Craft Brewers Association.

20: Egg Harbor AleFest, Egg Harbor, WI

The 2014 Egg Harbor AleFest will be held at Harbor View Park, a venue with a view of Green Bay. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from around 40 craft breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and all-you-can-eat food, are available. A complimentary trolley will run between the festival site and Egg Harbor hotels and restaurants.

20: Fall Festival of Beers and Chili Cook-Off, Crested Butte, CO

Mount Crested Butte Resort will host the 16th annual Fall Festival of Beers and Chili Cook-Off, which will take place at the resort's base area. This event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries. There will also be a chili cook-off, live music, and food for purchase.

20: Harbor Brew Fest, Bridgeport, CT

The 2014 Harbor Brew Fest will be held at the Ball Park at Harbor Yard, the home of the Bridgeport Bluefish. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 55 local, national, and imported breweries. There will also be live bands, and food trucks will be at the festival site. "Brewer's Special" tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Harbor Light Foundation.

20: Hudson River Craft Beer Festival, Beacon, NY

Townsquare Media presents the second annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverfront Park in Beacon. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, most of them from the Hudson Valley and New York State. There will also be live entertainment, local food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

20-28: LA Beer Week, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, CA

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild presents the sixth annual LA Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. This nine-day-long celebration will begin with a kickoff event in downtown Los Angeles. 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.

20: LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off, Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Brewers Guild presents the inaugural LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off, which will take place at the old Chinatown Plaza. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries from the area. There will also be an educational program, live entertainment, and a wide selection of food trucks. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

20: Loveland Oktoberfest, Loveland, CO

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, in partnership with Visit Loveland, and Clear Channel Media+Entertainment, present Loveland Oktoberfest 2014. It will take place at a new venue, Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, which is also a presenter of this all-day “Colorado-style” Oktoberfest. During the afternoon, there will be an assortment of food vendors, along with German-style contests and entertainment for the family. During the evening, three nationally-recognized bands will perform (admission charge). A selection of locally-brewed craft beer will be available throughout the celebration. Part of the proceeds will benefit Colorado Youth Outdoors.

20: Maryland Brewer’s Harvest, Baltimore, MD

The Brewers Association of Maryland presents the inaugural Maryland Brewer’s Harvest, which will take place at the Bond Street Wharf in Baltimore’s Fell’s Point. This afternoon event will feature more than 125 beers from over 25 breweries, including many from Maryland. Five live bands will perform, and there will be food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, small-batch tastings, and unlimited beer samples, are available.

20: McCoole's Fall Beer Festival, Quakertown, PA

McCoole's Arts and Events, in Quakertown, will host a Fall Beer Festival. This evening event will feature more than 70 craft beers, and a premium spirits and wine garden has been added to this year’s beverage selection. In addition, there will be live music, food and craft vendors, and beer trivia and games for prizes. Plenty of free parking is available, and a complimentary shuttle will run.

20: 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 event will feature beer from more than 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 benefits Nashville Humane.

20: Newtown Blues and Brews, Newtown, PA

The Newtown Fire Association presents Newtown Blues and Brews 2014, which will take place at the Stocking Works Complex. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 60 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania and the Northeast. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. First Tap tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

20: Passport 2014, Portsmouth, NH

Passport 2014, a craft beer and food pairing, will be held at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. This evening event will feature more than 20 craft beers, paired with dishes by local chefs and food providers. There will also be live music, and festival-goers are invited to stroll through the museum grounds. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will support the museum and New Hampshire Public Television.

20: Rome Beer Festival, Rome, GA

The seventh annual Rome Beer Festival will be held at Heritage Park. This afternoon event, which is a fund-raiser for the Rome Area Council for the Arts, will feature more than 120 beers. There will also be live local music, food for purchase, and cigar and beer-themed art vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary snacks, are available.

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?

20: Smokin Blues and Brews 3, Manheim, PA

The Lancaster Liederkranz, a German-themed picnic grounds in Manheim, will host Smokin' Blues and Brews Festival 3. This afternoon/evening event will feature 60 beers from 30 breweries, including six from Germany to celebrate the opening of Munich’s Oktoberfest. There will also be live blues music, along with German food including bratwurst, schnitzel, and spatzle.

20: Top of the Hops Beer Festival-Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

Starr Hill and Beer Run present the fourth annual Charlottesville edition of the Top of the Hops Beer Festival, which will take place at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The late-afternoon event will feature more than 150 craft beers. The Devil's Backbone Brew University Area will offer presentations on cooking with beer, food pairings, and "Brewing 101.” There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary catered food, are available.

24-27: St Albans Beer Festival, St Albans, England

The South Hertfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 18th 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. On Friday evening, Roger Protz will lead a beer tasting. There will also be live music, games, a tombola, a team quiz, and breweriana auctions.

25-27: Keighley Beer Festival, Keighley, England

The Keighley & Craven Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 26th annual Keighley Beer Festival, which will take place at Central Hall in Keighley. This three-day event will feature more than 50 Real Ales, a dozen ciders and perries, and a selection of foreign bottled beers. There will also be hot and cold food, CAMRA merchandise, and a tombola.

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.

25-28: Scunthorpe Beer Festival, Scunthorpe, England

The Scunthorpe & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th annual Scunthorpe Beer Festival, which will take place at the Bridge Hotel, next to the railway station. Organizers expect to have more than 25 Real Ales from from Yorkshire, the East Midlands, Scotland, and Wales. There will also be hot and cold food from the hotel's kitchen, a tombola, and a CAMRA stand.

25-27 and 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.

25-27: Tynemouth Beer Festival, North Shields, England

Tynemouth Cricket Club and Percy Park Rugby Club, in association with Jennings Brewery, present the 2014 Tynemouth Beer Festival. It will take place at the Tynemouth Cricket Club in North Shields. This three-day tented event will feature 60 beers, many of them from West Yorkshire, along with 20 ciders. There will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings. The festival charity is the Tynemouth Lifeboat Station.

26-28: Bransgore Beer Festival, Brangsore, England

The Rotary Club of Bransgore presents the 2014 Bansgore Beer Festival. It will be held at The Three Tuns, a public house that is also presenting this event. There will be 60 Real Ales, along with 20 ciders and a selection of wines, served in a large pub garden. In addition, there will be live music; a wine and chocolate tasting session; and food, including a hog roast.

26: Brewed in Michigan Beer & Food Festival, Milford, MI

The Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the sixth annual Brewed in Michigan Beer & Food Festival, which will take place at Baker's of Milford. This evening event will feature Michigan-brewed beer along with live music, food for purchase, and door prizes.

26-October 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.

26-October 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.

26-28: Columbus Oktoberfest, Columbus, OH

The German Village Society and Schmidt's present the 49th annual Columbus Oktoberfest, which will take place inside three century-old halls in the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair Grounds. The festival will feature beer; live music and dancing; food, including schnitzel and bratwurst; a Marketplatz and Kinderplats; and a variety of live entertainment. Admission is free.

26-27: Des Moines Oktoberfest, Des Moines, IA

The tenth annual Des Moines Oktoberfest will take place downtown on Fourth Street, south of Court Street. This event, which has been expanded to three days, begins with A Taste of Oktoberfest at Capital Square at lunchtime Thursday and a beer dinner that evening. The tapping of the Golden Keg will take place Friday afternoon. There will be tented beer gardens, domestic craft seasonals, live music and dancing, authentic German food, and The Brew Mile on Saturday.

26-27: Grand Tasting at the Kelowna Hopscotch Festival, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Foodconnect.com presents the seventh annual Kelowna Hopscotch Festival, which will take place at the Kelowna Curling Club. The two-evening Grand Tasting will feature more than 200 varieties of beer, spirits, and wine, and product representatives will be on hand. There will also be jazz musicians, food from Okanagan restaurants, and an educational program.

26-28: Independence Hop and Heritage Festival, Independence, OR

The 2014 Independence Hop and Heritage Festival will held at Riverview Park in Independence, “The Historic Hop Capital of the World.” This tented three-day celebration will feature a variety of locally-brewed beers, and at least one offering from each brewery will be fresh-hopped. There will be also live music and other entertainment, a homebrew competition, a barbecue tent, games and contests, and fireworks.

26-27: Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival, Spokane, WA

The Washington Brewers Guild presents the 2014 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.

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.

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.

26-28: Norton, Cider, Cheese and Wine Festival, Cold Norton, England

The Norton Pub, a community free house in Cold Norton, will host the Norton, Cider, Cheese and Wine Festival. This three-day event will feature a good selection of Real Ales, along with more than 25 Real Ciders, a selection of wines, and cheeses to taste. There will also be live music Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon.

26-27: Oktobrewfest, Greeley, CO

The Downtown Development Authority and the City of Greeley present Oktobrewfest, which will take place in historic Lincoln Park. This family-friendly event, formerly known as Greeley's Oktoberfest, 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.

26-27: Omaha Oktoberfest, Omaha, NE

Omaha's Crescent Moon and Huber-Haus will host the 13th annual Omaha Oktoberfest. This family-friendly outdoor event will feature a selection of Oktoberfest beers from Germany, served in Bavarian-style mugs, with a ceremonial keg-tapping each day. There will also be live German music; food, including schnitzel, pretzels, and chicken; and glassware for purchase. Admission is free.

26: Zoo Brew at the Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI

The Detroit Zoo, in Royal Oak, will host the fourth annual Zoo Brew, which will take place at the Events Pavilion. This evening event will feature beer from Michigan craft breweries, live music, and food for purchase. The price of admission also includes a complimentary tram tour, access to the zoo's habitats, and animal enrichment experiences and keeper talks.

27: Autumn Brew Review Festival, Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild presents the 14th annual Autumn Brew Review Festival, which will take place near the historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in northeast Minneapolis. Recent editions of this festival have consisted of two tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 75 breweries, live music and other entertainment, food from local providers, education sessions, beer pairings, and tours of the brewery complex.

27: Beer at the Pier, Belmar, NJ

Beer on the Pier will take place on the Belmar Marina. There will be two tasting sessions, each with more than 40 beers, many of them from New Jersey and neighboring states, and brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live entertainment, food provided by the 9th Avenue Pier, and games and contests. The festival is a benefit for the Belmar Relief Fund.

27: Boulevard Brew Fest, Las Vegas, NV

MGM Resorts presents the inaugural Boulevard Brew Fest, which will take place on the Las Vegas Strip. This seven-hour event, produced in partnership with the Oregon Brewers Festival, will feature more than 50 hand-picked Oregon beers from over 35 breweries, with most of the beers not locally available, along with a selection of beers from Las Vegas-area breweries. There will also be live entertainment, headlined by the Kings of Leon; and more than 15 food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

27: Brew at the Zoo, Murrells Inlet, SC

The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens present Brew at the Zoo 2014, which will take place at Brookgreen Gardens, a zoo in Murrells Inlet. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the zoo, will feature more than 30 craft beers, including many from the region. There will also be live entertainment, a homebrewing demonstration, food for purchase, games and activities, and a silent auction that will benefit the zoo's new waterfowl exhibit. 

27: Brewfest at Northside Oktoberfest, Iowa City, IA

The 19th annual Northside Oktoberfest will be held between Bloomington and Jefferson Streets, and between Linn and Gilbert Streets, in Northside Iowa City. The afternoon Brewfest will feature hundreds of domestic and imported beers, food for purchase, and football on television. Oktoberfest also includes 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.

27: Cape Cod Brew Fest, East Falmouth, MA

The third annual Cape Cod Brew Fest will be held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 200 beers from over 50 breweries. There will also be live music, food vendors, and food trucks. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Barnstable County Agricultural Society.

27: Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival, Charlotte, NC

The Carolina BrewMasters present the 16th 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 several local charities.

27: Das Best Oktoberfest, National Harbor, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Washington edition of Das Best Oktoberfest, which will take place at a new indoor venue, the D.C. Armory. This Oktoberfest-style event will feature more than 150 international beers, along with a selection of wines. There will also be entertainment, including oom-pah and polka bands; German food; and games and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

27: Great Tucson Beer Festival, Tucson, AZ

AZBeer.com and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment present the 28th annual Great Tucson Beer Festival, which will take place at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers, ciders, and wines. There will also be live music; food from local restaurants; and games, including horseshoes and "steer" roping. VIP tickets, with early admission and a specially catered dinner, are available. Proceeds will go to SunSounds of Arizona.

27: GreenBeerFest, Boulder, CO

The second annual GreenBeerFest will be held at the Boulder Bandshell. This all-day event, which celebrates Colorado’s clean water, will feature a variety of local craft beers served in a beer garden. There will also be an open blues jam, living exhibits (a/k/a makers), and a drum circle. The festival is a benefit for Colorado Ocean Coalition and Understanding Government.

27: Hood River Hops Fest, Hood River, OR

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce presents the 11th annual Hood River Hops Fest, which will take place downtown. This all-day event will feature more than 60 fresh-hopped brews from over three dozen Northwest craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live music, local food, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids' zone. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will support Chamber of Commerce programs.

27: Lisle Ale Fest, Lisle, IL

The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Lisle Ale Fest, which will take place downtown. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 80 craft beers from around the country, including a selection of Oktoberfest-style beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Chamber of Commerce and local charities.

27: Maryland Microbrewery Festival, Westminster, MD

The ninth annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival will take place at Union Mills Homestead, a nationally-recognized historic landmark in Westminster. This afternoon event will feature more than 30 beers from 14 Maryland breweries. There will also be a beer education program; live music and other entertainment; and food, crafts, and merchandise vendors. Proceeds will go toward preservation of the Homestead.

27: Mill City Oktoberfest, Minneapolis, MN

The Mill City Museum and the Mill City Farmers Market present the eighth annual Mill City Oktoberfest. This daytime event, to be held inside the museum, outside in the Ruin Courtyard, and in the farmer's market, will feature Minnesota craft beer and German food in the beer tent, an educational program, live music and dancing, and cooking and baking demonstrations.

27: New Orleans on Tap, New Orleans, LA

The Bulldog and the Louisiana SPCA present the fifth annual New Orleans on Tap, which will take place at the Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park. This family-friendly afternoon/evening event, to be held under oak trees, will feature 200 local and national beers, along with a selection of wines and margaritas. There will also be homebrew demonstrations, live music, food for purchase, and contests and giveaways. Admission is free. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the SPCA.

27: Oktoberfest at Kemper Center, Kenosha, WI

The tenth annual Oktoberfest at Kemper Center will be held at the Anderson Arts Center on the shore of Lake Michigan. This all-day event will feature a huge beer garden, with German beer and wine and a full cash bar. There will also be music by German show band Dorf Kapelle, dancing, and homemade German food.

27: Oktoberfest On The Sound, Madison, CT

The Madison Lions Club presents Oktoberfest on the Sound 2014, which will take place at the Madison Surf Club. This daytime event will feature a selection of Spaten beers from Munich; Bavarian cuisine, including Wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, and spatzele; German-style entertainment and dancing, and a local live band; classic cars; children’s activities; and daschhund races.

27: Pour the Cure: Philly, Philadelphia, PA

The second annual Pour the Cure: Philly will be held on the Marine Parade Grounds of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This afternoon event, to be held outdoors under tents, will feature more than 75 local and imported ciders and perries. There will also be a cider education program, live music, and food for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Committee to Benefit the Children.

27: Sisters Fresh Hop Fest, Sisters, OR

The fifth Sisters Fresh Hop Fest will be held at Village Green Park. This daytime event will feature beer from around 25 Oregon breweries, and each brewery will offer at least one fresh-hop beer. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the People’s Choice award, with the Golden Bunny going to the winning brewery. There will also be live entertainment.

27: Stonesfield Septembeerfest, Stonesfield, England

The second annual Stonesfield Septembeerfest will be held at Village Hall. This all-day event will feature 22 ales, along with a selection of ciders and a Champagne tent. There will also be a variety of live music on two stages, and food will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.

27-28 and 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.

27: Texas Craft Brewers Festival, Austin, TX

The Young Men's Business League, H-E-B, and the Texas Craft Brewers Guild present the 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival, which will take place at the Fiesta Gardens complex in East Austin. This afternoon/evening event will feature an all-Texas lineup of beer, including seasonals and special releases, from more than 55 breweries. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

27: Valpo Brewfest, Valparaiso, IN

Bison Financial Group presents the 2014 Valpo Brewfset, which will take place at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso. This afternoon event will feature more than 175 beers from across the country, and festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite Hoosier beer. There will also be live zydeco music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a firkin cellar, and a New Belgium tap takeover, are available.

27: Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival, Brooklyn, NY

The fourth annual Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival will be held at Skylight One Hanson, the home of the original Williamsburg Savings Bank in Brooklyn. This curated late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, many of them from New York and neighboring states. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS.

27: Weko Beach Brewers Festival, Bridgman, MI

The Bridgman Area Economic Growth Alliance presents the 2014 Weko Beach Brewers Festival, which will take place at Weko Beach Park in Bridgman. This afternoon/evening event, to be held under a big-top tent, will feature beer from more than 15 Michigan breweries. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants, and (weather permitting) a sunset over Lake Michigan.

27: Xtoberfest, Philadelphia, PA

Xfinity presents the third annual Xtoberfest, 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, 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.

28: 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.

28: Piketoberfest, Seattle, WA

The Pike Brewing Company, in Seattle, will host the second annual Piketoberfest. This evening event, presented in conjunction with The Pike Market Foundation, is a hall harvest festival with local and imported German-style food and drink. It will feature locally-brewed craft beers, along with a selection of spirits, liqueurs, and wines. Forty food and craft vendors will be on hand, and local musicians will perform. The festival is a benefit for the Pike Mountain Foundation’s charitable efforts.