October 2016 Events

September 17-2: Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

The 183rd 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?

1: Das Best Oktoberfest, Atlanta, GA

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

1: Tennessee Oktoberfest, Kingsport, TN

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

6-8: Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO

The Brewers Association presents the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival, which will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This three-day event, which is the nation's beer premier festival and competition, will feature the products of some 750 breweries from throughout the country. In addition to beer sampling, the festival will include “paired” (aka farm to table) and "brewer's studio" pavilions, cooking and homebrewing demonstrations, an educational program, and appearances by beer writers. The festival includes a judged competition that attracts more than 5,000 entries, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded in more than 135 categories.

7-9: Nashville Oktoberfest, Nashville, TN

The 37th annual Nashville Oktoberfest will be held in the city’s historic Germantown area. This three-day celebration will feature a selection of domestic and imported German beers. There will also be contemporary and oom-pah music, performed on three stages; food from local restaurants and food trucks; arts and crafts vendors; wiener dog races, a 5-K run, and children’s activities. General admission is free. VIP tickets, with complimentary beer, food, and a one-liter stein, are available. There will be a Launch Party hosted by Christie Cookies on Friday afternoon before Oktoberfest itself, and a parade on Friday evening.

8: Das Best Oktoberfest, Baltimore, MD

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

15: Hub City Brew Fest, Spartanburg SC

The second annual Hub City Brew Fest will be held at Spring and West Broad Streets in downtown Spartanburg. This event will feature beer from more than 25 craft breweries, all from South Carolina and North Carolina. There will also be continuous live music, and food will be available for purchase. All profits will go to charity.

15: Shenandoah Autumnfest, Woodstock, VA

The 2016 Shenandoah Autumnfest will be held at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. This afternoon event will feature beer from six local breweries, a selection of whiskeys, and wine from two local wineries. There will also be live music, a Kansas City Barbecue Society competition and tasting, a wood-splitting contest, and food and arts and crafts items for purchase.

22: Pottstown Brew Fest, Pottstown, PA

The second annual Pottstown Brew Fest will be held at Manatawny Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 130 beers and ciders from over 65 breweries, many of them from Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic States. Celtic Spirit will perform, food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site, and there will be games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.