October 2016 Events

September 8-October 30: Helen Oktoberfest, Helen, GA

The Greater Helen Chamber of Commerce presents the 46th annual Helen Oktoberfest, which will take place in Alpine Helen, a Bavarian-style mountain village. Called "America's longest-running Oktoberfest" by organizers, it will take place the weekends of September 8-11 and 15-18 and daily from September 22 through October 30. The festival venue is the Helen Festhalle, with bands from the United States and Europe, German beer and food, and dancing.

September 17-October 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?

September 10-October 29 (weekends): Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Big Bear Lake, CA

Big Bear Lake will host its 46th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, which will be held at the resort's Convention Center. This Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature America's highest-elevation biergarten; authentic German food; renown musical acts and dance groups; activities, including log-sawing and stein-holding contests; sports on television; and a fun zone for children and families.

September 22-October 2: National Cask Ale Week, throughout the UK

Cask Marque and the Campaign for Real present National Cask Ale Week 2016, which will be observed at pubs throughout the United Kingdom. Events during this 11-day celebration of Britain’s national drink include beer festivals, beer and food pairings, tutored tastings, competitions, quizzes, and "Introduce a Friend" promotions.

September 23-2: Buffalo Beer Week, Buffalo-Niagara area, NY

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association presents the seventh annual Buffalo Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Erie and Niagara Counties. The theme of this ten-day celebration is “Big Tent Buffalo”. There will be a number of events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

September 23-October 9: Cannstatt Beer Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

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

September 23-25 and 30-October 2: Oktoberfest Denver, Denver, CO

Human Movement, LLC, presents the 47th annual Oktoberfest Denver, which will take place in the city's Ballpark Neighborhood, on 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.

September 28-October 1: St Albans Beer Festival, St Albans, England

The South Hertfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 21st 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. There will also be tutored tastings, live music, games, a tombola, and breweriana auctions.

September 29-2: Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Belper, England

The Amber Valley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh annual Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the former Herbert Strutt Grammar School near Belper town center. This four-day event will feature more than 70 ales, ciders, perries, and wines. On Saturday afternoon, a brewer and a cider maker will be in attendance. There will also be live entertainment and food for purchase. Admission to Sunday’s session is free.

September 29-1: Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, Huddersfield, England

The Huddersfield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Huddersfield Oktoberfest Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Apna Venue Leisure Centre. This three-day, five-session event will feature around 60 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders. There will also be food for purchase and memorabilia stalls. Admission is free for CAMRA members.

September 29-October 2: Scunthorpe Beer Festival, Scunthorpe, England

The Scunthorpe & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 19th annual Scunthorpe Beer Festival, which will take place at the Royal Hotel in the town center. This four-day event will feature more than 30 beers and ciders, mostly from Manchester and the Northwest. There will also be food for purchase, a tombola, and a CAMRA stand.

September 29-October 1 and October 6-8: Stockholm Beer and Whisky Fest, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholms Ol & Vin AB presents the 25th annual Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, which will take place at the Nacka Strand Factory in Stockholm. This two-weekend event will feature more than 1,000 beers, wines, whiskeys, and other beverages. There will also be master classes led by beverage experts, and food will be available for purchase.

September 30-1: Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival, Ascot, England

Ascot Racecourse, in association with Fuller's and the Berkshire South East Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, presents the tenth annual Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival. It will take place in the racecourse's grandstand. More than 280 beers, ciders, and perries, most of them from local craft breweries, will be served; and festival-goers are invited to vote for the Champion Ale Of The Festival. There will also be live entertainment and food for purchase. The price of admission includes a program of racing both days of the festival.

September 30-1: Beverley Real Ale Festival, Beverley, England

The 2016 Beverley Real Ale Festival will be held inside historic St Marys Church. This three-day event opens on Friday afternoon preview, with a tasting of ales from local breweries. There will be beer and live entertainment Friday evening. Saturday's session is a family-friendly event with Real Ales and ciders, live entertainment, food for purchase, and family games. Sunday's session, with beer and food for purchase, is free for those holding tickets from Friday or Saturday. The festival is a fund-raiser for the church.

September 30-2: Bierkeller Oktoberfest, Taylor, MI

The Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery, a German-inspired establishment in Taylor, will host Oktoberfest 2016. This three-day celebration, to be held under huge tents, will feature a large selection of German and Michigan craft beers, along with live music, traditional food, German costume contests, and a stein-holding contest. Festival-goers will be entered into a drawing for a trip for two to Oktoberfest 2016 in Munich.

September 30-2: Crabble Cider and Ale Festival, Dover, England

The Crabble Corn Mill will host the 12th annual Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 60 ciders, including many from the area, along with 30 ales. There will live music all three days, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the mill, which is Kent's only working watermill.

September 30-1: Edmonton Oktoberfest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Alberta Beer Festivals presents the 2016 Edmonton Oktoberfest, which will take place at the Edmonton Expo Centre. This two-day event will feature beer from 30 breweries, including every brewery in Alberta, along with a selection of Bavarian-style beers. There will also be live entertainment, including an oom-pah band; food samples and food for purchase; and games.

September 30-2: Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, TX

Fredericksburg’s 37th annual Oktoberfest will be held downtown on Marktplatz. This three-day German-style celebration will feature a beer tent with around 50 varieties of domestic and imported beer, including beers brewed in Texas. There will also be continuous music on three stages; German, Cajun, and American food; an "Oktubafest" and the Chicken Dance; arts and crafts; and children's activities.

September 30-1: Mid-Valley Brewfest, Albany, OR

The eighth annual Mid-Valley Brewfest returns to Northwest Water Avenue in downtown Albany. This two-day event will feature the products of more than 20 Oregon craft breweries and cideries. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and football on big-screen television. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Albany.

September 30-1: Muskegon Oktoberfest, Muskegon, MI

The fifth annual Muskegon Oktoberfest will take place at the Winter Sports Complex in Muskegon State Park. This two-day celebration of German and Michigan culture will be held inside a 400-acre forest. There will be a keg-tapping and beer sampling Friday evening; a Volksmarch through the park Saturday afternoon, followed by sampling at five tasting stations; and German music on the main stage after the sampling. Camping is available at the park.

September 30-1: Old Town Oktoberfest, Lansing, MI

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

1: Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival, Augusta, MO

The 14th annual Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival will be held near the Katy Trailhead in Augusta. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 40 breweries, most of them from Missouri. There will also be live music, along with food from Augusta Brewing Company. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

1: Bacon and Beer Classic, Chicago, IL

Cannonball Productions presents the Chicago edition of the Bacon and Beer Classic, a festival series held in America’s stadiums. It will take place at Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 80 craft beers, bacon-inspired food from over 30 local restaurants, and live music and other entertainment. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available.

1: Big Beers & Barley Wines, Dayton, OH

Big Beers and Barley Wines 2016 will be held inside the Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers, with an emphasis on high-gravity and barleywine-style ales, along with a selection of rare beers. There will also be live music, a drawing for door prizes, and a prize raffle. All proceeds will go to the Resident Home Association of Greater Dayton.

1: Big Brew Beer Festival, Morristown, NJ

The fall 2016 edition of the Big Brew Festival will be held at The Morristown Armory. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with 200 beers, with brewery representatives on hand. In addition, there will be live music and food for purchase.

1: Blue Mountain Resort Oktoberfest, Palmerton, PA

Blue Mountain Resort, in Palmerton, will host an Oktoberfest. This is a two-day, family- and pet-friendly event. It will feature traditional Oktoberfest-style beer, German food, and polka bands; and crafters and vendors will be at the resort. There will also be a homebrewe competition, fireworks both nights, and children's activities; and the ski lifts will be operating.

1: Blues & Brews Festival, Adrian, MI

The fifth annual Blues & Brews Festival will be held on Toledo Street in historic downtown Adrian. This afternoon/evening event will feature a variety of Michigan craft beers, including a special festival beer from Adrian’s Cotton Brewing Company. Ciders and wines will also be available. Two live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Local restaurants and bars will offer Michigan beers the evening before the festival itself.

1-31: B.C. Beer Month, BC, Canada

The sixth annual B.C. Beer Month will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout British Columbia. The headline events are “The Business of Beer” and the B.C. Beer Awards and Festival, to be held the weekend of October 14-15. 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.

1: Brownsville BeerFest, Brownsville, TX

The fourth annual Brownsville BeerFest will be held at Dean Porter Park. This evening event features a 121-foot-long wooden bar, said to be the longest wooden bar in Texas. Recent editions of this festival have had a selection of more than 200 domestic and imported beers. Texas craft brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and games. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Gladys Potter Zoo and local charities.

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

The Community Counseling Center Foundation presents the fifth annual CCC Foundation Craft Beer Festival. It will take place in the FCSB Pavilion in Cape Girardeau Arena Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Counseling Center.

1: Cape Cod Brew Fest, East Falmouth, MA

The fifth annual Cape Cod Brew Fest will be held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 250 beers from over 75 breweries. There will also be live music, and food vendors and food trucks will be at the festival site. Part of the proceeds will go to the Barnstable County Agricultural Society.

1: Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival, Charlotte, NC

The Carolina BrewMasters present the 18th annual Charlotte Oktoberfest Beer Festival, which will take place at the North Carolina Music Factory. This afternoon outdoor event will feature beer from more than 90 breweries, many of them from North Carolina and the Southeast. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. Premium tickets, with early admission and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. Proceeds will go to local charities.

1: Flying Saucer BeerFeast 2016, Sugar Land, TX

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium’s Sugar Land presents its fifth annual BeerFeast, which will take place at Sugar Land Town Square. This is an afternoon event. Flying Saucer’s beer experts have selected beers from more than 60 craft breweries, and the selection includes rare beers. Town Square restaurants will offer food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of rare beers, and a food voucher, are available.

1: Great Tucson Beer Festival, Tucson, AZ

AZBeer.com and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment present the 30th annual Great Tucson Beer Festival, which will take place at the Kino Sports North Complex. This evening event will feature more than 300 beers, ciders, and wines. Three live bands will perform; food from local restaurants will be available for purchase; there will be games and contests, including a “comedy cooking contest” and "steer" roping. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. Proceeds will go to SunSounds of Arizona.

1: Horseshoes And Brews Craft Beer Festival, Vernon, NY

America on Tap presents the 2016 Horseshoes And Brews Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Vernon Downs parking garage. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

1: Kennett Brewfest, Kennett Square, PA

The 2016 Kennett Brewfest will be held in downtown Kennett Square. This afternoon event will feature 90 domestic and imported beers, including a selection of beers from Pennsylvania and the Middle Atlantic states. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be in attendance. Connoisseur Tasting tickets, with early admission and a complimentary meal, are available.

1: Logan Square Beer Fest, Chicago, IL

The fourth annual Logan Square Beer Fest will be held at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 50 beers from 20 breweries; the selection includes cask-conditioned, barrel-aged, and collaboration beers. There will also be live music and prize giveaways.

1: Madonna Inn Oktoberfest, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Madonna Inn, a resort hotel in San Luis Obispo, will host its third annual Oktoberfest. This evening event, which organizers described as “the biggest Oktoberfest on California’s Central Coast”, will feature Firestone Walker beers and traditional German food. There will also be with live polka and rock music, a costume contest, and a photo booth.

1: Moorpark Beer Festival, Moorpark, CA

Moorpark Morning Rotary Club and Enegren Brewing Company present the seventh annual Moorpark Beer Festival. It will take place at a new location, High Street in downtown Moorpark. This evening event will feature beer from around 20 breweries from Ventura County and surrounding areas. There will also be a homebrew competition, live entertainment, and food for purchase. All proceeds will benefit local school and other community nonprofit organizations.

1: Piketoberfest, Seattle, WA

Pike Brewing Company, in Seattle, will host Piketoberfest 2016. This afternoon event, which the brewery describes as a “beer, charcuterie and harvest festival”, will feature locally-brewed beers from Pike and five other local breweries, German beers selected by Merchant du Vin and Click, meads and ciders, and wines and spirits. The food selection includes local meats, sauerkrauts, and cheeses. There will also be live music. The festival is a benefit for the Pike Place Market Foundation.

1: Quad State Beer Fest, Hagerstown, MD

Mountain Maryland Events, LLC, presents the third annual Quad State Beer Fest, which will take place at the Washington County Ag Ed Center in Hagerstown. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 breweries from Maryland and adjoining states. There will also be an educational program, live music, a homebrew competition, local food for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

1: SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest, Chandler, AZ

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

1: Smoke in the Valley, Seymour, CT

Seymour Tradition presents the sixth annual Smoke in the Valley, which will take place at the Community Center. This afternoon event will beer from more than 60 breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be a homebrew competition, live music on two stages, and a Food Truck Competition. An all-ages Kickoff Party will be held the evening before the festival itself. The festival is a fund-raiser for Seymour Youth Sports programs and Seymour's fire and EMS companies.

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.

1: "The Wedge" Cheese Festival, Portland, OR

Rogue Ales and Spirits and The Oregon Cheese Guild present the 2016 edition of The Wedge!, which will take place in Portland at the Green Dragon Pub and Bistro. This afternoon, farmers’ market-style event will feature the products of more than 20 artisan, specialty, and farmstead cheese makers, along with an assortment of beers and spirits. There will also be an educational program; and cheese and other artisan food will be on sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The event is a benefit for the Cheese Guild.

1: Woodstock Ale Fest, Woodstock, IL

Lou Dog Events presents the third annual Woodstock Ale Fest, which will take place downtown. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers from 40 craft breweries, along with live bluegrass music, and bacon and other food for purchase. Net proceeds will benefit Adult & Child Therapy Services.

1: Zoo Brew, South Bend, IN

The Potawatomi Zoo, in South Bend, will host the eighth annual Zoo Brew. This evening event will feature a selection of beers from the area’s craft breweries and distributors, along with food from local restaurants. Festival-goers are invited to view the Zoo’s animal exhibits. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and food, are available. Proceeds will benefit the Zoo’s wildlife conservation and education program and its new naturalistic exhibits.

5-8: Bedford Beer & Cider Festival, Bedford, England

The North Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents 39th annual Bedford Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Corn Exchange, St Paul's Square. This four-day event will feature 160 Real Ales, 50 Real Ciders and perries, and a wide range of foreign draft and bottled beers. There will also be live entertainment Wednesday and Saturday evenings, food for purchase, a CAMRA shop, a tombola, and an engraver on hand.

5-23: Oktoberfest Blumenau, Blumenau, Brazil

The 33rd annual Oktoberfest Blumenau will be held at Parque Vila Germanica in Blumenau. This 19-day celebration, one of the world's largest Oktoberfest-style events outside Munich, will feature a variety of beers, including Brazilian craft beers. There will also be German and Austrian bands; traditional German and regional Brazilian food; folk dancing, contests, a parade; and an Oktoberfest Queen contest.

6-8: Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, Troon, Scotland

The Ayrshire & Wigtownshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 17th annual Ayrshire Real Ale Festival, which will take place at Troon Concert Hall. This three-day event will feature 150 Real Ales from around the UK, along with “appropriately themed ales” at The Birdie Bar. There will also be tutored tasting sessions, live entertainment Friday evening and Saturday, and food for purchase.

6-8: Booze on the Ouse, St Neots, England

The Huntingdon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 edition of “Booze on the Ouse," the St Ives Beer Festival, which will take place at Burgess Hall in St Ives. This three-day event, which marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, will feature more than 70 Real Ales, along with Real Ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be food for purchase, CAMRA and breweriana stands, and an "Everyone's a Winner" tombola.

6: Brew At the Zoo, Seattle, WA

Woodland Park Zoo, in Seattle, will host the 2016 edition of Brew At the Zoo. This Thursday evening event will feature the products of more than 40 breweries and cideries, most of them from Washington State and the Northwest. There will also be live music, animal encounters, and food for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the zoo’s animal-conservation efforts. VIP tickets, with early admission, a complimentary buffet, and other benefits, are available.

6-15: Chico Beer Week, Chico, CA

The Chico News & Review and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company present the fourth annual Chico Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chico. This ten-day celebration will include events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, beer talks, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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.

6 and 8: King of Prussia Beerfest Royale, King of Prussia, PA

The fifth annual King of Prussia Beerfest Royale will be held at King of Prussia Mall. This two-day event (Thursday Happy Hour and two Saturday sessions), to be held under tents, is suburban Philadelphia’s largest beer festival. It will feature more than 100 beers, including hard-to-find selections, from more than 50 domestic and foreign breweries. There will be a beer garden, live music on two stages, food for purchase, and a cigar lounge. All proceeds will benefit King of Prussia District.

6-8: Sunderland Oktoberfest, Sunderland, England

The Sunderland and South Tyneside Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the tenth annual Sunderland Oktoberfest, which will take place at The Bonded Warehouse. This three-day event will feature around 30 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders and perries. CAMRA members and students will be admitted free.

6: Zoo Brew, Cincinnati, OH

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

7-8: Ale-ing Fest 2016, Hayling Island, England

Ale-ing Fest 2016 will be held at the Hayling Community Centre in Hayling Island. This two-day, three session event will feature 30 Real Ales and 12 ciders. There will be live music at both evening sessions, and food will be available for purchase.

7-9 and 14-16: American German Club Oktoberfest, Lake Worth, FL

The American German Club Palm Beaches, in Lake Worth, will host its 43rd annual Oktoberfest. This family-friendly, two-weekend event, to take place under a pavilion and a tent, will feature Hofbrauhaus beer from Munich, along with domestic beers and wines. There will also be authentic German food, choral singing and folk dancing, craft vendors, an all-ages carnival, and a kids’ zone.

7-8: Anacortes Bier on the Pier, Anacortes, WA

Anacortes Bier on the Pier 2016 will be held downtown at the historic Port Warehouse. This two-day event, to take place at a site overlooking the Guemes Channel and Mount Baker, will feature the products of more than 30 Washington State breweries and ten cideries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. H2O, a local restaurant, will feature a Brewers Brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

7-16: Baltimore Beer Week, Baltimore, MD

The eighth annual Baltimore Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Baltimore. This ten-day celebration kicks off with The Opening Tap, which takes place immediately before Das Best Oktoberfest. The Baltimore Legends Hall of Fame Luncheon will also be held on opening day. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, a collaboration beer, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

7: Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII, Denver, CO

Pints for Prostates presents the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII, which will take place on the first two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building. This afternoon event, which raises awareness of prostate cancer, takes place during the weekend of the Great American Beer Festival. It will feature rare, exotic, and vintage beers from more than 50 American craft breweries; and brewers will be in attendance. There will also be a buffet lunch (included in the price of admission), and a silent auction for beer experiences and collectibles. Festival-goers will be entered into a drawing for a beer trip for two to Europe. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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.

7-8: Richmond Ale Festival, Richmond, England

The North West Yorkshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 15th annual Richmond Ale Festival, which will take place at the Richmond Cricket Club. This two-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales and ciders. There will also be live music, pub games, a CAMRA stand, and a tombola. Admission is free.

7-8: Twin Cities Oktoberfest, St. Paul, MN

The 2016 Twin Cities Oktoberfest will be held at the 120-year-old Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. This two-day event will feature Oktoberfest and other beers from Summit Brewing Company, along with Pedroncelli wines. There will also be traditional German food, live bands and other entertainers, merchandise vendors, and carnival and bar games.

7-8: Weymouth Octoberfest, Weymouth, England

The Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Weymouth Octoberfest, which will take place at Weymouth Pavilion. This two-day, four-session event will feature more than 70 Real Ales and a dozen ciders. Food will be available at all sessions, and there will be live entertainment Saturday evening.

7-14: Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week, Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, MI

The second annual Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. There will be a number of events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, hard-to-find beers, and specially-priced drinks.

8: America on Tap, Cooperstown, NY

The Cooperstown edition of America on Tap will be held on Main Street, between Pioneer and Fair Street. This afternoon-evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries, many of them from New York State. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of Ommegang beers, are available.

8: BeerFeast, Fort Worth, TX

The Fort Worth location of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will host its 11th annual Beer Feast. This year’s event, which is VIP only (600 tickets), will take place in the afternoon inside the restaurant and on the entire outdoor patio. There will be more than 120 rare beers, curated by Flying Saucer staff; the selection includes an 80-tap takeover inside and a variety of bottled and canned beers on the patio. The food will include dishes catered by Chef Scott Curtis of the Bird Cafe, along with the traditional BeerFeast fare of bratwurst and pretzels. There will also be live music on the 8.0 Stage.

8: Blacksburg Brew Do, Blacksburg, VA

The Blacksburg Partnership presents the eighth annual Blacksburg Brew Do, which will take place at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 45 Mid-Atlantic breweries. There will also be an educational program, a homebrew competition, live music, cooking with beer demonstrations, and food for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Partnership.

8: Booz & Brewz Beer Festival, Fairfield, CA

The third annual Booz & Brewz Beer Festival will be held off Texas Street in Fairfield. This afternoon event, which organizers describe as "Halloween meets Microbrews," will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, served in a haunted house-themed venue. Festival-goers are encouraged to wear a costume, and prizes will be awarded for the best. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics of Northern California.

8: Central Jersey Beer Festival, West Windsor, NJ

The fourth annual Central Jersey Beer Festival returns to the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers, many of them from New Jersey and the Middle Atlantic States. Brewers will be in attendance. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

8: Great Atlanta Beer Festival, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Beer Festivals presents the 2016 Great Atlanta Beer Festival, which will take place on the playing field at Turner Field. This afternoon event will feature 200 beers, wines, and ciders, including many beers from the Southeast. College football will be shown on the giant screen and at other locations in the stadium. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

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.

8: Good Beer Festival, Salisbury, MD

The 2016 Good Beer Festival will be held at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 craft beers, including Eastern Shore-brewed beer served at the Local Beer Garden. There will also be beer talks by professional brewers, a homebrew competition, live music on two stages, football on TV in the Sports Zone, and oversized games.

8-9: Harpoon Octoberfest, Windsor, VT

The Harpoon Brewery, in Windsor, will host the 2016 Harpoon Oktoberfest. This two-day event, to take place during the peak of Vermont’s foliage season, will feature Harpoon beer served in a Bavarian-style beer garden with live music. There will also be German food, chicken dancing, and keg bowling. Festival-goers are invited to take a brewer-led tour of the brewery.

8: Haunted Brew Fest, Colorado Springs, CO

The third annual Haunted Brew Fest will be held at the Colorado Springs Event Center. There will be early- and late-afternoon sessions, each with more than 100 beers, wines, and spirits. Festival-goers are encouraged wear costumes, and prizes will be awarded for the best. There will also be a haunted house, live entertainment, games, and door prizes. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available for the early-afternoon session. The festival charity is Christmas Unlimited.

8: Hops & Harvest Festival, Columbia, MD

CoFestCo, The Downtown Columbia Partnership, and the Brewers Association of Maryland present the inaugural Hops & Harvest Festival, which will take place at the Columbia Lakefront. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beverages from more than 25 Maryland breweries and cideries, live entertainment, fresh local food, 25 Maryland artisans and crafters, and games.

8: Knoxville Brewers' Jam, Knoxville, TN

The 20th annual Knoxville Brewers' Jam will be held on the South Performance Lawn at World's Fair Park in Knoxville. This daytime event will feature beer from more than 75 American breweries, many of them from Tennessee and the South. Four live bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for Community Shares of Tennessee.

8: Oktoberfest Live!, Philadelphia, PA

Xfinity presents the fourth annual Oktoberfest Live!, which will take place in expanded quarters at Xfinity Live!, a dining and entertainment venue in Philadelphia. This afternoon Oktoberfest-style festival will feature more than 250 beers from 125 breweries, served in the Victory Beer Hall and six other locations. There will also be live bands, DJs, and dancing; traditional German food; and games, contests, and giveaways. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

8: Umpqua Brew Fest, Roseburg, OR

The seventh annual Umpqua Brew Fest will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg. This all-day event, which also celebrates clean water and sustainable living, will feature a variety of craft beer from Pacific Northwest breweries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, an “Iron Chef” competition, and information about the Umpqua River system.

9: Nationale Bokbierdag, Zutphen, The Netherlands

The 20th annual National Bokbierdag (Bokbier Day) will be celebrated in the center of the Dutch city of Zutphen. Admission to this afternoon/evening event is free, and around 25 bokbiers will be on tap. (Bokbier is a variation of German bock beer, and is served in the fall rather than the spring.) The festival website is entirely in Dutch.

12-15: Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham, England

The Nottingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of Nottingham Castle in the center of town. This four-day event will feature more than 1,250 beers, along with over 200 ciders and a selection of country wines. There will be a variety of live entertainment on the Victorian bandstand, and food will be available for purchase.

13-15: Scarborough Real Ale, Cider & Arts Festival, Scarborough, England

The Scarborough Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the inaugural Scarborough Real Ale, Cider & Arts Festival. It will take place at the Old Parcels Office in the Scarborough Railway Station. This three-day event will feature 60 Real Ales, along with 15 ciders. There will be a variety of live music, including an organist Friday and Saturday afternoons; and food will be available for purchase.

13-15: Wakefield “Merrie City” Beer Festival, Wakefield, England

The Wakefield Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale presents the 26th annual Wakefield “Merrie City” Beer Festival, which will take place at The Space in Wakefield. This three-day event will feature 90 Real Ales, ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a CAMRA stand, and a tombola.

14: Beervana Fest, Cranston, RI

The 2016 Beervana Fest will be held at historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. This evening event will feature more than 250 world-class beers, along with an educational program led by beer experts. Food will be available for purchase.

14-23: Cleveland Beer Week, Cleveland, OH

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

14-15: Crosstoberfest, Hailey, ID

The 13th annual Crosstoberfest will be held at Old Cutters Park in Hailey. This two-day event promotes cyclocross in the Wood River Valley. There will be Friday evening and Saturday afternoon tasting sessions, each with a variety of beers. (Last year’s event feature 80 domestic and imported beers, including seasonals and specialties.) There will also be music; Bavarian-style food for purchase; and cyclocross racing in the men's, women's, and youth divisions.

14-15: Hartlepool Beer Festival, Hartlepool, England

Hartepool Round Table presents the 21st annual Hartlepool Beer Festival, which will take place at Borough Hall. This two-day event will feature more than 50 hand-picked Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders, bottled beers, and wines. There will be live entertainment, and snacks will be available for purchase. The festival is a fundraiser for four local charities.

14-15: Long Beach Craft Beer Festival, Long Beach, CA

The Forty-Niner Shops at California State University Long Beach present the inaugural Long Beach Craft Beer Festival, which will take place on the CSULB campus. The main festival, on Saturday afternoon, will take place at the Jack Rose Track Stadium. It will feature hundreds of domestic and foreign craft beers, many of them from the Los Angeles area. There will also be live music and other entertainment, food for purchase, and craft beer activities. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. On Friday night before the festival itself, there will be a Hoppy Hour and Brewers’ Reception at the Nugget Pub and a Craft Beer Pairing event at the Chartroom Restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the CSULB Hospitality Department.

14-15: NYC Craft Beer Festival, New York, NY

The 2016 NYC Craft Beer Festival will be held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 150 beers from 75 local and national craft breweries, along with ciders, meads, and spirits. There will be an educational program with Cicerones and industry experts in attendance, and and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers and spirits, are available.

14-15: Windsor Craft Beer Festival, Windsor, ON, Canada

Windsor Eats and Motor Craft Ales present the fourth annual Windsor Craft Beer Festival, which returns to Willistead Park in historic Old Walkerville. This two-evening neighborhood event will feature beer from Ontario craft breweries. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. A Bikes & Beers Cycling Tour will be offered on Saturday afternoon before the festival itself.

14-15: Worthing Beer Festival, Worthing, England

The Arun & Adur Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th annual Worthing Beer Festival, which will take place at a new and larger venue, the Assembly Hall in Worthing. This two-day event will feature more than 100 Real Ales, along with over 50 ciders and perries. There will be a Sussex Beer Stand, as well as food stalls.

15: Big Muddy Monster Brewfest, Murphysboro, IL

The Friends of Murphysboro Foundation present the seventh annual Big Muddy Monster Brewfest, which will take place at Riverside Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 breweries, including beers brewed in southern Illinois. There will also be a homebrewing competition, live music, and food for purchase. “Imperial Tent” tickets, with a complimentary meal ticket, are available. Proceeds will benefit Riverside Park renovation projects.

15: Bolingbrook Brew Fest, Bolingbrook, IL

The inaugural Bolingbrook Brew Fest will be held at McQ’s Bar and Grill. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 craft breweries; the selection includes beers brewed locally. There will be live music, and food stations will be set up throughout the restaurant. VIP tickets, with early admission and a deluxe goodie bag, are available. An after-party will take place on the patio after the festival itself.

15: Bonteboktoberfest, Battle Creek, MI

Binder Park Zoo, in Battle Creek, will host the seventh annual Bonteboktoberfest. This evening event will feature a variety of Michigan-brewed craft beers, including a special beer from Battle Creek’s Arcadia Ales Brewing Company; a selection of Michigan wines will also be available. There will also be live music, food stations throughout the zoo, games and contests, and an opportunity to view the animals after hours.

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

Palmer Place Restaurant and MAX, the McCook Athletic & Exposition Center, present the sixth annual Brew Moon Beer & Band Fest, which will take place at MAX. This evening event, to be held in an indoor park-like setting, will feature more than 150 beers from over 75 breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local non-profits.

15: Brewing Up A Cure, Pittsburgh, PA

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

15: Buffalo On Tap Harvest Beer Festival, Hamburg, NY

America on Tap presents the 2016 Buffalo On Tap Harvest Beer Festival, which will take place at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries, many of them from New York State. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

15: Burbank Beer Festival, Burbank, CA

The 2016 Burbank Beer Festival will be held on the streets of downtown Burbank. This street-fair event will feature afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 85 beers, many of them brewed in southern California. There will be live music on the main stage throughout the day, food for purchase from local restaurants, artists and other merchants, and shopping at downtown stores.

15: Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement, Reading, PA

The second annual Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement will take place at Carsonia Park, an amusement park in Reading. This afternoon event, held in partnership with the Antietam Valley Community Partnership and the Antietam Valley Recreation & Community Center, will feature a selection of craft beers, along with wines and spirits. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

15: Dana Point Oktoberfest, Dana Point, CA

The 2016 Dana Point Oktoberfest will be held at Sea Terrace Park, a large venue near the Pacific Ocean. This afternoon celebration will feature a selection of German and domestic craft beers. There will also be German bands and live music, food for purchase, and games and contests. Admission is free.

15: Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, Harrington, DE

Kent County Tourism presents the seventh annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the State Fairgrounds in Harrington. This afternoon event will feature beers, meads, wines, and spirits from 14 Delaware producers. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants and food trucks, merchandise and artisan booths, and games and activities.

15: Flying Saucer BeerFeast, Austin, TX

The Fort Worth location of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium presents its ninth annual BeerFeast, which will take place at Triangle Park in Austin. This is an afternoon event. Flying Saucer’s beer experts have selected beers from more than 60 craft breweries, and the selection includes rare beers. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of rare beers, and a food voucher, 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: Laughs By Volume 5, Redondo Beach, CA

Pint magazine presents Laughs By Volume 5, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 40 domestic and imported craft beers, along with performances by local comedians. The price of admission includes a gift bag containing coupons, products, and special offers from festival sponsors. Proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Police Baseball Foundation.

15: Local Craft Spirits Festival, Cambridge, MA

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts and the Boston Local Food Committee present the inaugural Local Craft Spirits Festival, which will take place at the Landsdowne Street Quad in Cambridge. This late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 beverage tastings, including local spirits and craft beer. Makers of these beverages will be in attendance. There will also be live music, dozens of food and merchandise vendors, complimentary food samples, and cocktail demos. VIP tickets, with early admission and a meal ticket, are available.

15: Munster Ale Fest, Munster, IN

The Town of Munster and the Munster Civic Foundation present the third annual Munster Ale Fest, which will take place at Centennial Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from local and national craft breweries. 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 complimentary appetizers, are available.

15: New Hampshire Brew Fest, Portsmouth, NH

The Prescott Park Arts Festival, in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB's “The Morning Buzz”, presents the eighth annual New Hampshire Brew Fest. It will take place on the grounds of the Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 40 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. This event helps support the Arts Festival.

15: San Antonio Beer Festival, San Antonio, TX

The 11th annual San Antonio Beer Festival will take place at Maverick Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 400 beers from over 150 domestic and imported breweries, including a selection of cask-conditioned beers. There will also be a wine garden, live music, interactive games, food trucks, and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank.

15: Santa Barbara Beer Festival, Santa Barbara, CA

The Santa Barbara Rugby Association presents the 2016 Santa Barbara Beer Festival. It will take place in Elings Park, a venue with a view of both the city and the Pacific Ocean. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 California breweries, along with a selection of wines and ciders. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will go to the Rugby Association and the park.

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.

15: Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest, Mills Rivers, NC

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s North Carolina brewery will host Oktoberfest 2016. This evening event will feature Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest collaboration beer. There will also be a German feast, musical performances and dancing, games and contests, and live glassblowing demonstrations.

15: South East Craft Beer Fest, Columbia, MO

The fourth annual South East Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Logboat Brewery in Columbia. This event, which has been expanded to two days, will feature beer from more than 40 craft breweries, most of them from Southeastern Conference states. There will also be live local entertainment, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. This year’s festival charities are the American Red Cross and Unchained Melodies, a dog-rescue organization.

15: Stoudt's Breast Cancer Benefit Brew Fest, Adamstown, PA

Stoudt's Brewing Company, in Adamstown, will host the 2016 Breast Cancer Benefit Brew Fest. It will take place in the Biergarten. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with beers from Stoudt’s and a variety of other local craft breweries. There price of admission includes a hot and cold buffet, and there will be live music.

15: Tennessee Beer Festival, Nashville, TN

The seventh annual Tennessee Beer Festival will be held at the Two Rivers Mansion in Nashville. This afternoon event will feature more than 90 beers from over domestic and foreign breweries; the selection includes beers not normally available in the area. There will also be live music, artisans' booths, and an opportunity to tour the grounds of the mansion. An after-party will take place at Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill.

15: Vegan Oktoberfest, Los Angeles, CA

The 2016 Vegan Oktoberfest returns to LA Center Studios. This afternoon event is an Oktoberfest-style celebration featuring 50 beers and ciders, oom-pah bands, German vegan food, costumed servers, and contests. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

15: World Beer Festival-Durham, Durham, NC

All About Beer magazine presents the 21st annual World Beer Festival, which will take place at Durham Athletic Park. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 250 craft beers from around the world. The selection includes North Carolina-brewed beers, cask-conditioned beers, and ciders. The program also includes a Belgian Beer Festival and Beer and Cheese Pairing events (extra admission charge). The Art of Beer Village will host an educational program, including tastings led by members of the craft beer community. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants, and children's entertainment. A Seasonal Beer Showcase will take place the evening before the festival itself. Proceeds will go to local charities.

15: Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival, York, PA

The Sons of the American Legion present the fifth annual Yorktoberfest Wine and Beer Festival, which will take place at the York Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event will feature more than 70 ales and lagers, along with 120 Pennsylvania wines. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on the grounds.

16-18: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest, Chippewa Falls, WI

The 14th annual Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest will be held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. This three-day traditional Oktoberfest-style celebration opens with the tapping of the Golden Keg, and includes German beer and food. It will feature more than 30 musical acts, family and children's activities, games, and a Sunday polka worship service.

19-22: Milton Keynes "Concrete Pint" Festival, Milton Keynes, England

The Milton Keynes and North Bucks Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale present the 23rd annual Milton Keynes "Concrete Pint" Festival, which will take place at The Old Bus Station in the city center. This four-day event will feature 100 beers, including cask ales and locally-brewed beers. There will also be ciders, perries, and Belgian beers; live entertainment at Thursday and Saturday evenings; food for purchase; and an “Everyone’s a Winner’ tombola.

19-22: Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, Sheffield, England

The Sheffield Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 42nd annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at the Kelham Island Industrial Museum. Recent editions of this four-day event have featured 150 Real Ales from 50 breweries, along with Real Ciders, perrries, and foreign bottled beers. Festival-goers are invited to view the museum’s exhibits. There will also be live music during evening and Saturday sessions, food for purchase, pub games, and merchandise stalls.

20-22: Falmouth Beer Festival, Falmouth, England

The Kernow Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Falmouth Beer Festival, which will take place at Princess Pavilion in Falmouth. This three-day event will feature more than 240 Real Ales from across the UK, including a selection of locally-brewed ales, along with a selection of Real Ciders and perries, continental bottled beers, and wines. There will be entertainment Friday evening and all day Saturday, food for purchase, merchandise stalls, and games.

20-21: London Oktoberfest, London, England

The 14th annual London Oktoberfest will be held at the historic Old Billingsgate Market. This two-day Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature beer imported from Germany, traditional German food, live music and dancing, and a host of other entertainment.

20-22: Oktober Bierfest, Chorley, England

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

20-22: Stoke Beer Festival, Stoke, England

The Potteries Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 36th annual Stoke Beer Festival, which will take place at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex. This three-day event will features more than 200 traditional beers, along with bottled beers, farmhouse ciders, and fruit wines. There will be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

21-22: Detroit Fall Beer Festival, Detroit, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the eighth annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival, which will take place at Detroit's Eastern Market, one of America's oldest farm markets. There will be Friday evening and Saturday afternoon tasting sessions, each with more than 700 beers from over 80 Michigan microbreweries and brewpubs. Local bands will perform, and food from Detroit-area restaurants will be available for purchase.

21: Hernando Untapped, Brooksville, FL

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Hernando Untapped Craft Beer & Wine Festival, which will take place at the American Aviation Flight Academy in Brooksville. This evening event will feature the products of more than 30 Tampa Bay craft breweries and wineries. There will also be live music, food trucks and merchandise vendors, and games.

21-22: Richmond Oktoberfest, Richmond, VA

The Richmond Oktoberfest Committee presents the 48th annual Richmond Oktoberfest, which will take place in the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond International Raceway. This two-evening event is the state's largest Oktoberfest-style celebration. It will feature German and American beer and wine, traditional Bavarian-style food, and live entertainment and dancing.

22: Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival, Hiawassee, GA

The 2016 Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival will be held at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. This daytime event will feature beer from 20 Georgia and North Carolina breweries. There will also be Appalachian and Americana music, food for purchase from area restaurants, works by regional artists, and a cornhole contest. The Fairgrounds also offers camping.

22: Baltimore Craft Beer Festival, Baltimore, MD

The Brewers Association of Maryland presents the 2016 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Canton Waterfront Park. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 Maryland craft breweries. There will also be a homebrew competition, live local music, and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of “harvest” ales, are available.

22: Blue Grass Brew Bash, Kansas City, MO

The 2016 Blue Grass Brew Bash will be held at CrossroadsKC at Grinders Pizza in Kansas City. This event will feature beer from 25 breweries, many of them from the Midwest. Three live bluegrass bands will perform. Part of the proceeds will go to Drumm Farm Center for Children.

22: Buda Beer and Polka Fest, Buda, TX

Roadway Productions presents the 2016 Buda Beer and Polka Fest, which will take place downtown at Buda City Park. This all-day event will feature local craft beers and Texas favorites, and will bring together different genres of Texas music that feature the state's top accordion players. There will also be a food court serving German, Cajun, and Mexican food, along with Texas festival favorites; college football at Tony's Tailgate Party; and contests and tournaments.

22: Downtown Brew Festival, Las Vegas, NV

Motley Brews presents the 2016 Downtown Brew Festival, which will take place at the Clark County Amphitheater in Las Vegas. This evening event will feature more than 200 beers from over 60 breweries. There will also be live music, celebrity chefs in attendance, and food for purchase on “Restaurant Row.” VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. The festival is a benefit for the Nevada Craft Brewers Association and the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation.

22: Finger Lakes Beer Festival, Watkins Glen, NY

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail presents the 2016 Finger Lakes Beer Festival, which will take place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage on the Watkins Glen International racecourse. This two-day event, to be held inside a heated venue, will feature the products of more than 30 New York State breweries, cideries, and distilleries. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and games. A beer dinner will take place Friday evening before the festival itself.

22: Harbinger Fest 2016, Lakeland, FL

Brew Hub, a brewery in Lakeland, will host its second annual Harbinger Fest. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 craft beers, including many Florida-brewed and hard-to-find beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, a bottle-share event, and complimentary appetizers, are available. 

22: Hartford on Tap, Hartford, CT

America on Tap presents Hartford on Tap, which will take place at the XL Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries, many of them from New England. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a food voucher, are available.

22: Kissisimmie on Tap, Kissisimmie, FL

America on Tap presents Kissisimmie on Tap, which will take place at Osceola Heritage Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

22: Nashville Beer Fest, Nashville, TN

The sixth annual Nashville Beer Fest will be held downtown at the Musicians Museum and Hall of Fame. This afternoon/evening, indoor-outdoor event will feature more than 100 beers, spirits, and wines. There will also be a beer education program, live and DJ music, and food and merchandise for sale. The price of admission includes access to the Hall of Fame and Grammy sections. VIP tickets, with early admission and a complimentary meal, are available. The festival is a benefit for Cupid Charities.

22: New Times "Original" Beerfest, Pembroke Pines, FL

The 19th annual New Times Broward Palm Beach "Original" Beerfest will be held at a new venue, C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 domestic and imported beers. There will also be live entertainment, food from local restaurants and vendors, and games. “Craft Connosieur” and VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and other benefits, are available.

22-23: Oktoberfest, Seaside Heights, NJ

Seaside Heights, a town on the Jersey Shore, will host its inaugural Oktoberfest, to take place on the Boulevard between Webster and Dupont Avenues. This two-day, four-session event, which begins with the ceremonial keg-tapping, will feature seasonal beers served in a beer garden. There will also be live bands, authentic German food, artisans and crafters, food trucks, and a kid's zone. 

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 150 beers and ciders from over 65 breweries and cideries. many from the Mid-Atlantic region. Celtic Spirit will perform; and food vendors, food trucks, and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Pottstown Police Athletic League.

22: Rock & Brews Monster Beerfest, Buena Park, CA

Rock & Brews, a restaurant and beer bar in Buena Park, will host its inaugural Monster Brewfest. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 50 breweries. There will also be live music, a costume contest with prizes, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

22: Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest, Jackson, TN

The eighth annual Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest will be held at Fairgrounds Park in Jackson. This afternoon event will feature hundreds of beers from commercial brewers and local homebrew clubs. There will also be entertainment, cigar rollers, food and merchandise vendors, games and contests, and prize giveaways.

22-23: Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, Virginia Beach, VA

Beach Street USA presents the 2016 Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at 31st Street Park. This two-afternoon event, to be held outdoors at the beach, will feature more than 50 beers from over 25 craft breweries; the selection includes Virginia-brewed beers. There will also be live music. Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

22: Winder Beer Fest, WInder, GA

The inaugural Winder Beer Fest will be held at Jug Tavern Park in Winder. This afternoon event wil feature more than 100 craft beers, including many beers brewed in Georgia. There will also be live music, and local restaurants and food trucks will be selling food. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

23-24: Gulf Coast Oktoberfest, Sarasota, FL

The Gulf Coast Oktoberfest will be held in the south lot of Westfield Sarasota Square Mall. This two-day event, which is sponsored by Geier’s Sausage Kitchen, will feature German and American beer and food; authentic German entertainment, including a costumed fest band; games; and costume and dance contests.

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

The second annual Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. This two-day, three-session event will feature beer from more than 50 craft breweries, many of them from Wisconsin. Each brewery has been asked to bring a limited-release beer to the festival. There will also be an educational program featuring some of the top names in beer and brewing. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

24-29: Norwich Beer Festival, Norwich, England

The Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 39th annual Norwich Beer Festival, which will take place at St. Andrew's and Blackfriars' Halls. This six-day festival will feature more than 200 Real Ales, 40 British ciders and perries, and over 100 draft and bottled beers from the Continent. There will also be live entertainment and tutored tastings. The festival raises funds for local charities.

27-29: Birmingham Beer & Cider Festival, Birmingham, England

The Birmingham Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2016 Birmingham Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at The New Bingley Hall. This three-day event will feature more than 250 Real Ales, along with 70 ciders and perries. There will also be live entertainment and quiet areas, food vendors, and a games area.

27-29: Didsbury Beer Festival, England

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

27-29: Lytham Beer Festival, Lytham Saint Annes, England

The Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the ninth annual Lytham Beer Festival, which will take place on the grounds of Fylde Rugby Club in Lytham Saint Annes. This three-day event will feature more than 80 Real Ales, a cider and perry bar, and a World Beer Bar with bottled beers from around the world. There will be live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings, and food will be available for purchase.

27-29: Swindon Beer Festival, Swindon, England

The Swindon Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 30th Swindon Beer Festival, which will take place at the STEAM Museum. This is a three-day, four-session festival. Last year’s event featured 130 Real Ales, along with more than 30 ciders and perries; live music; and food for purchase.

28-November 6: Austin Beer Week, Austin, TX

The seventh annual Austin Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout Austin and the Hill Country. There will be dozens of events during this nine-day celebration such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

28-29: The Festival 2016, Louisville, KY

Shelton Brothers, a beer importer, presents The Festival 2016, which will take place at Copper & Kings in Louisville. This two-day, three-session event will feature the products of more than 80 hand-picked breweries, cideries, and meaderies from around the world. Brewery representatives will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

28-29: Harrison Beer Festival, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada

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

28-30: PINT Bokbierfestival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PINT, the Dutch beer aficionados' organization, presents the 39th annual PINT Bokbierfestival. It will take place at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. This event, which is the Netherlands' largest beer festival, will feature more than 100 varieties of bokbier, a style similar to German doppelbock, along with live music. The festival website is entirely in Dutch.

29: Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival, Wilmington, NC

Lighthouse Beer and Wine, a bottle shop, presents the 15th annual Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival. This afternoon event will take place at Battleship Park in Wilmington. It will feature the products of more than 150 breweries and wineries. 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. Part of the proceeds will benefit The Carousel Center.

29: Mahoning Valley Brewfest, Warren, OH

The 2016 Mahoning Valley Brewfest will be held at the Packard Music Hall in Warren. This afternoon event will feature a variety of craft beers, music from Colin Dussault's Blues Project, and food trucks from northeast Ohio. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. The festival is a beneift for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

29: SCV Brewmasters Pirate Beer Festival, Valencia, CA

The Santa Clarita Valley Brewmasters present the second annual SCV Brewmasters Pirate Beer Festival, which will take place at the Valencia Golf Course. This afternoon event will feature more than 50 beers from over 20 breweries. There will be live entertainment, including costumed pirated actors; barbecue and other “pirate” food for purchase; games; and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival is a benefit for three charities that aid veterans and active members of the military.

29: Sip The Sunshine—All Florida Craft Beer Festival, Sarasota, FL

The inaugural Sip The Sunshine—All Florida Craft Beer Festival will be held at Benderson Park in Sarasota. This daytime event will feature beer from 50 Florida breweries. There will also be live music, along with food for purchase prepared by local chefs. The festival charity is the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Food & Beverage Science Program.

29: Weko Beach Brewers Festival, Bridgman, MI

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