September 2015 Events

August 28-6: Duke Of Wellington Beer Festival, Norwich, England

The Duke of Wellington, a traditional Real Ale house in Norwich, will host a Beer Festival. It will take place in a purpose-built cart shed. This ten-day event will feature more than 70 ales, and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

2-7: Key West Brew Fest, Key West, FL

The Southernmost Hotel Collection, together with the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic, presents the sixth annual Key West BrewFest. This event, which has been expanded to six days, will take place at multiple locations in Key West. The signature event is Saturday evening’s Grand Tasting on South Beach, with more than 150 beers. Other events include a kickoff party, beer breakfasts and dinners, beer and food pairings, an educational program, a homebrew competition, tap takeovers, parties, and games and contests.

3-5: Burbage Beer Festival, East Sands, England

The Burbage & Easton Royal Royal Cricket Club presents the 19th annual Burbage Beer Festival, which will take place on the club's grounds in East Sands. This two-day, three-session festival will feature more than 40 Real Ales, along with a full bar. There will also be live music, a hog roast and a barbecue, other food for purchase, and six-a-side cricket matches.

3-6: Leeds International Beer Festival, Leeds, England

The fourth annual Leeds International Beer Festival will be held at Town Hall. This four-day event will feature 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."

3-5: Tamworth Beer Festival, Tamworth, England

The Lichfield, Sutton and Tamworth Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 22nd annual Tamworth Beer Festival, which will take place at the Assembly Rooms. This three-day event will feature more than 90 Real Ales from UK microbreweries, along with ciders, perries, and bottled beers from around the world. Hot and cold food will be available for purchase. 

4-6: Ale at Amberley, Amberley, England

The Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre will host the tenth annual Ale at Amberley. This three-day event, to be held in the heart of the Sussex Downs, will feature more than 80 Real Ales, ciders, and perries. Festival-goers are invited to ride the narrow-gauge railway and heritage bus. There will also be live entertainment, including live music and Morris dancers; hot and cold food for purchase; and crafts vendors.

4-6: Alnwick Beer Festival, Alnwick, England

The Alnwick & District Round Table presents the ninth 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.

4-5: Beer By the River, London, England

The National Trust and Sambrook’s Brewery present the 2015 edition of Beer By the River. It will take place at Morden Hall National Trust Park. This two-day event will feature more than 50 beers from 22 breweries, including Sambrook’s. There will also be live music, food stalls, and activities for children.

4-6: Belgian Beer Weekend, Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian Brewers Association and the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mash present the 17th 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; 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.

4-6: Bierbörse, Cologne, Germany

The 17th annual Cologne edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in Media Park. Around 500 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

4-6: Bierbörse, Jülicher, Germany

The second annual Jülicher edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz. Around 300 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

4-12: Choctaw Oktoberfest, Choctaw, OK

Old Germany Restaurant, the City of Choctaw, and the Choctaw Chamber present the 2015 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.

4-7: Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest, Berea, OH

Paulaner presents the 2015 Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest, which will take place 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.

4-6: Kilham Beer Festival, Kilham, England

The 2015 Kilham Beer Festival will be held on the Kilham playing field, near Driffeld. Recent editions of this three-day, family-friendly event have featured more than 30 Real Ales and ciders, along with a selection of bottled beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

4-7: La Fete Bieres et Saveurs, Chambly, QC, Canada

The 14th annual La Fete Bieres et Saveurs (the Beer and Flavor 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. The festival website is entirely in French.

4: Lexington Fest of Ales, Lexington, KY

The sixth annual Lexington Fest of Ales will be held at Cheapside Square in downtown Lexington. This evening event will feature around 200 beers from more than 60 breweries, including some from Kentucky. There will also be live music, along with food for purchase from downtown restaurants and vendors. An official after-party will take place at Pazzo's after the festival itself.

4-5: Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer Festival, Bend, OR

Bigfoot Beverages presents the seventh annual Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer Festival, which will be held next to the Des Chutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. The two-day event will feature oak-, wine-, and whiskey-barrel aged beers from around 20 local breweries, along with a selection of bourbons and ryes. Local restaurants will serve food, and live bands will perform. VIP tickets, with early admission to Saturday’s session, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Historical Society.

4: Mass Brewers Guild Fest, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Brewers Guild presents the sixth annual Mass Brewers Guild Fest, which will take place at the World Trade Center Head House Concourse on Boston's waterfront. This seaside celebration of craft beer will feature an all-Massachusetts selection of more than 100 beers from over 40 breweries, including beers brewed specially for the festival. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

4-6: Nelson Head Beer and Cider Festival, Horsey, England

Nelson Head, a public house in Horsey, will host a Beer and Cider Festival. This three-day event will feature more than 30 Real Ales and ciders. There will also be live music; full pub facilities; and food, including barbecue, for purchase.

4-6: Villaggio della Birra, Bibbiano, Italy

The tenth 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.

4-5: Wessex Beer and Cider Festival, Chilcompton, England

The Rotary Club of Somer Valley presents the ninth annual Wessex Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place on the grounds of 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.

5: Ballpark Festival of Beers, Akron, OH

Goose Island presents the 2015 Ballpark Festival of Beers, which will take place at Canal Park, the home of the Akron RubberDucks. This afternoon/evening event will feature more than 150 American craft beers, including an exclusive area for Ohio-brewed beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

5-6: Mount Snow Brewers Festival, West Dover, VT

Mount Snow Resort, in West Dover, will host its 21st annual Brewers Festival. This two-afternoon event will feature more than 90 beers from over 30 breweries. There will be live music both days, and barbecue and other food will be available for purchase.

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

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

5: Savannah Craft Brew Festival, Savannah, GA

Habersham and Abita present the eighth annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest, which will be held at the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. This afternoon event, at a venue overlooking the Savannah River, will feature beer from more than 65 breweries. There will also be an educational program, a silent disco, mixology and cider gardens, food and souvenir items for sale, football games in the Sports Bar, and a corn hole tournament.

5: Sierra Brewfest, Grass Valley, CA

The 26th annual Sierra BrewFest will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. This afternoon event, which will take place under the tall pines in the Sierra foothills, will feature more than 100 beers from domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from northern California. The Power of 12 Band will perform, food trucks and local restaurants will be at the festival site, and there will be a Bag-O tournament. The festival is a benefit for Music in the Mountains.

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

Conn's Hospitality Group presents the sixth annual Springfield Oyster & Beer (SOB) Festival, which will take place in the parking lot of the Inn at 835. This afternoon event will feature more than 110 local and domestic craft beers. Several live bands will perform; and food, including fresh oysters and traditional pub grub, will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and a chef-prepared meal, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for local charities.

6: Festival of Iowa Beers, Amana, IA

The Millstream Brewery, in Amana, will host the 11th annual Festival of Iowa Beers. This afternoon event will feature beer from nearly 30 Iowa craft breweries, some of which are new to this event. Brewers will be in attendance. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

8-12: Chappel Beer Festival, Chappel, England

The Essex Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 29th annual Chappel Beer Festival, which will take place at The East Anglian Railway Museum. This four-day event will feature more than 200 British beers, along with 50 ciders and perries and a selection of international beers. There will also be entertainment, including live bands, morris dancers, and family-oriented acts, and a range of food, including vegetarian options. The festival is a fund-raiser for the museum.

10-12: Burnley Beer Festival, Burnley, England

The East Lancashire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the fourth annual Burnley Beer Festival, which will take place at Mechanics Theatre. This three-day event will feature more than 80 beers, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and bottled beers. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and a prize drawing.

10-November 2: Helen Oktoberfest, Helen, GA

The Greater Helen Chamber of Commerce presents the 45th annual Helen Oktoberfest, which will take place in Alpine Helen, a Bavarian-style mountain village. Called "America's longest-running Oktoberfest" by organizers, it will take place the weekend of September 10-13 and daily from September 17 through November 1. The festival venue is the Helen Festhalle, with bands from the United States and Europe, German beer and food, and dancing.

10-12: Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival, Hinckley, England

The Hinckley & Bosworth Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the eighth annual Hinckley CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at The Atkins Building in Hinckley. This three-day event will feature more than 70 Real Ales, many of them locally brewed, along with ciders and perries, English wines, and a pop-up Pimm’s bar. Food will be available, and there will be live music Friday evening.

10-13: Silloth Music & Beer Festival, Silloth-on-Solway, England

The 15th 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 four-day event will feature around 60 Real Ales, many of them from Cumbria, along with 22 draft ciders and a selection of lagers, perries, and wines. There will also be live acts from throughout the UK, hot and cold food for purchase, and Family Afternoon on Sunday. Proceeds will support other music events on the Green.

11-September 31 (weekends): Alpine Village Oktoberfest, Torrance, CA

Alpine Village, in Torrance, will host the 48th annual Oktoberfest. The celebration, which has been described as "Southern California's oldest and largest Oktoberfest-style celebration," will take place 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.

11-20: Bellingham Beer Week, Bellingham, WA

The fourth annual Bellingham Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Bellingham. Headline events of this celebration, which has been expanded to ten days, include Nano Night, Session Fest, and Sour Fest. There will be a number of 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.

11-13: Bierbörse, Detmold, Germany

The inaugural Detmold edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz. More than 400 beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

11-13: Breckenridge Oktoberfest, Breckenridge, CO

The historic town of Breckenridge will host its 21st annual Oktoberfest. This three-day celebration is a street party 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.

11-12: California Craft Beer Summit, Sacramento, CA

The 2015 California Craft Beer Summit will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center. This two-day event combines beer sampling and an educational program. Beer from more than 150 breweries, including beers brewed specially for the Summit, will be poured; and there will be live music and food for purchase. The educational program will be headlined by a number of celebrities from the craft brewing community, including Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewing Company, and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Company. It will also include displays and demonstrations.

11-12: Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH

Festivals Unlimited presents the seventh annual Cincy Beer Fest on 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. All proceeds will benefit the Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation for musical programs in under-funded schools.

11: Emerald Coast Beer Festival, Pensacola, FL

The 2015 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 a variety of breweries, distributors, and homebrew clubs (there were more than 50 in recent years). There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and a buffet meal, are available. A beer dinner will take place the evening before the festival. Part of the proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida and the Seville Rotary.

11: Fall Harvest Brewfest, Fort Collins, CO

The seventh 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 more than 100 beers and spirits from over 30 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.

11-12: Great Canadian Beer Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada

The 23rd annual Great Canadian Beer Festival will be held at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. This two-day event will feature beer from more than 55 craft breweries from Canada, the Northwest U.S., and Belgium. There will also be live local entertainment, and food from local restaurants and caterers will be available for purchase.

11-12: Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun, Mackinaw City, MI

Mackinaw Crossings, in downtown Mackinaw City, will host the 19th annual Historic Depot Happy Hour Hopps of Fun. This two-evening event will feature more than 50 Michigan craft 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.

11-20: Louisville Craft Beer Week, Louisville, KY

The fifth annual Louisville Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Louisville. There will be numerous events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

11-12: North Cotswold CAMRA Beer Festival, Moreton-in-Marsh, England

The North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the eighth North Cotswold CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at Moreton-in-Marsh Cricket Club. This two-day event will feature 45 Real Ales, along with a selection of ciders. There will be entertainment and food, including a Saturday pig roast. Camping is available.

11-12: Ohio Craft Brew Festival, Columbus, OH

Heartland Bank presents the 2015 Ohio Craft Brew Festival, which will take place at North Market in Columbus. This three-day event will feature beer from more than 15 breweries, most of them from Ohio. Brewery representatives will be on hand. There will also be live entertainment, an educational program, and food for purchase.

11-13: Oktoberfest des Quebecois, Masouche, QC, Canada

The tenth 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. Recent editions have featured more than 100 beers, most of them from Quebec, with more than 30 of the province's microbreweries represented. There will be live entertainment, traditional food kiosks, amusement park games, musicians, and Bavarian dancers. The festival website is entirely in French.

11-13: Oregon Brews & BBQs, McMinnville, OR

The eighth 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.

11-12: PEI International Beer Festival, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

The 2015 PEI International Beer Festival returns to 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 in recent years), including some not normally available in PEI. There will also be live music and food pairings.

11-20: Rujanfest, Zagreb, Croatia

The sixth 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: America on Tap—Casper, Casper, WY

The Casper edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at the Casper Events Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

12: America on Tap—Danbury, CT

The Danbury edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at Ives Concert 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 will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary food, are available.

12: America on Tap—St. Cloud, St. Cloud, MN

The St. Cloud edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at the Benton County Fairgrounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

12: America on Tap—Yakima, WA

The Yakima edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held downtown on Third Street. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

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

The fourth annual Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. This afternoon event will feature more than 120 beers from over 45 regional and national craft breweries. There will also be an educational program; a variety of live music; food, including crab cakes, oysters, and barbecue; and gift items on sale at The Festival Shops.

12: Bacon and Beer Classic, Minneapolis, MN

Cannonball Productions presents the Minneapolis edition of the Bacon and Beer Classic, a festival series held in America’s stadiums. It will take place at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins baseball club. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with hundreds of craft beers, bacon-inspired food from local restaurants, live music, an educational program, cooking demonstrations, interactive games, and dancing. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

12: B'dam BrewJam Craft Beer Festival, Beaverdam, VA

The Beaverdam Ruritan Club presentts the third annual B'dam BrewJam Craft Beer Festival, 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. There will also be live music, food for purchase, craft vendors, games, and a silent auction.

12: Beer in the Plaza, Healdsburg, CA

Soroptimist International of Healdsburg presents the 29th annual Beer in the Plaza, which will take place at the Downtown Plaza. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 35 craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit Soroptimist community service programs.

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

Big Bear Lake will host its 45th annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, which will be held at the resort's Convention Center. This Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature America's highest-elevation biergarten; authentic German food; renown musical acts and dance groups; activities, including log-sawing and stein-holding contests; sports on television; and a fun zone for children and families.

12: Binghamton Brew Fest, Binghamton, NY

The second annual Binghamton Brew Fest will be held at the Floyd L. Maines Arena. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 100 craft beers, most of them from New York State, among with a selection of local wines. Brewery representatives will be on hand, and merchandise will be available for purchase.

12: Brass City Brew Fest, Waterbury, CT

Main Street Waterbury presents the tenth annual Brass City Brew Fest, which will take place at Library Park. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 domestic and imported beers, 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.

12: Brews, Beats and Bands in the Barn, Canton, MI

The Canton Historical Society presents the sixth annual Brews, Beats and Bands in the Barn. It will take place at the Cady-Boyer Barn in Preservation Park. This evening event, which is a fund-raiser for the Historical Society, will feature more than 75 craft beers, including six from Canton Brew Works. The Dale Hicks Band and All Directions will perform, and there will be all-you-can-eat bratwurst with fixings.

12-13: California Beer Festival-Claremont/San Dimas, San Dimas, CA

California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the 2015 Claremont/San Dimas edition of the California Beer Festival, which will take place at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. This event, which has been expanded to two days, will feature more than 85 craft beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. A Hamburger and Hops event will take place on Sunday after the festival itself, and beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation.

12: Connecticut on Tap, Danbury, CT

Townsquare Media Of Danbury (I-95 Rock) presents Connecticut On Tap 2015, which will take place at Ives Concert Park in Danbury. This afternoon event will feature more than 120 beers from American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a catered meal, and a special selection of beers, are available.

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

Edmonton Beer Geeks Anonymous presents the 2015 EBGA Real Ale Festival, which returns to the Ritchie Community League, an outdoor venue. 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. Food, including traditional pub grub, will be available for purchase.

12: Elmwood Park Zoo Oktoberfest, Norristown, PA

Elmwood Park Zoo, in Norristown, will host its eighth annual Oktoberfest. This afternoon event, also presented by Great Beers of the World, will feature dozens of domestic and imported beers. There will also be live entertainment, an appearance by WMMR-FM personalities, live animal encounters, local food trucks, and a prize raffle. The price of admission includes entry to the zoo.

12: 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 amid mountain scenery at the resort's base area. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 15 breweries, a judged chili cook-off, live music, and food for purchase.

12: Fargo Beer Festival, Fargo, ND

The sixth annual Fargo Beer Festival will be held at a new location, Great Northern Park. This evening event will feature dozens of craft beers, including fall seasonals and new releases, served in a beer garden. There will also be live music, and food vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers, are available.

12-13: Fermentation Festival & Market, Denver, CO

The third annual Fermentation Festival & Market will be held at the Highlands Masonic Center in Denver. This two-day event will feature more than 60 fermented foods and beverages, including craft beer, distilled spirits, wine, and food. There will also be an educational program. Saturday VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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

The eighth annual Gold Beach Brew & Art Festival will be held at the Event Center on the Beach in Gold Beach. This all-day event will feature more than 45 locally-brewed beers, along with a selection of wine. There will also be live music on two stages, food from local restaurants, and craft items and artwork for purchase. A classic car show will take place outside the festival site.

12-15: Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Hebden Bridge, England

The 2015 Halifax & Calderdbden chapter of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 2015 Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at a new venue, Hebden Bridge. This four-day event will feature around 50 beers, most of them local. Food will be available for purchase at the Town Hall Cafe.

12: Harvest Moon Brew Fest, Aitkin, MN

The Glacial Lakes Brewers, a local home-brew club, presents the Harvest Moon Brew Fest, which will take place in the parking lot of The Butler Building in Aitken. This afternoon event will feature a selection of Minnesota craft beers, along with local homebrews. There will be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site.

12: Highwood Craft Beer Festival, Highwood, IL

The third annual Highwood Craft Beer Festival will take place at Everts Park. This afternoon event will feature 70 craft beers from 35 breweries, many of them from the Chicago area. There will be live music, along with food from Highwood's best restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

12: 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, barbecue and other food will be available for purchase, and the General Store will serve free popcorn.

12: Lafayette Brew Fest, Lafayette, CO

The 2015 Lafayette Brew Fest will be held at Lafayette Florist. This afternoon event will feature a variety of beers from local craft breweries, along with a selection of wines. Chris Daniels and the Kings will perform, and there will be restaurant and food booths. Admission to the festival itself is free.

12: Logan Square Beer Fest, Chicago, IL

The third 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, including cask-conditioned, barrel-aged, and collaboration beers. There will also be live music and prize giveaways.

12: Mad Anthony Brewing Company's Oktobeerfest, Fort Wayne, IN

Mad Anthony Brewing Company presents its 17th Annual Oktobeerfest, which will take place at Headwaters Park West in Fort Wayne. This afternoon event, described as the city’s original craft beer festival, will feature beer and cider from more than 35 Indiana craft breweries. There will also be a “Mad Brewers Challenge” for homebrewers, live entertainment, and a Food Truck Alley.

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

WMGK-FM, Philadelphia's classic rock station, presents the fifth 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, MGK personalities will be on hand, and food will be available for purchase. The price of admission includes a tour of the battleship.

12: OC Brew Ha Ha, Silverado, CA

The sixth 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 shaded seating, will feature more than 200 beers from over 90 breweries. There will also be an educational program led by beer experts, live entertainment, and food trucks and food booths. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available. The festival charity is the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.

12: Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, Petaluma, CA

The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley present the 2015 Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, which will take place on the riverfront. This afternoon event will feature craft beer from around 20 local breweries. There will also be live music and food for purchase, and festival-goers are invited to walk on the promenade by the river. All proceeds will go to local organizations.

12: Rome Beer Festival, Rome, GA

The eighth 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 150 domestic and imported beers, with an emphasis on Georgia-brewed 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.

12: Sam Adams For The Love Of Beer Festival, Chicago, IL

The 2015 Sam Adams For The Love Of Beer Festival will be held on the North Promenade of Millennium Park in Chicago. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with more than 60 Samuel Adams beers, including beers not normally available in the Chicago area. A number of local breweries will be pouring as well. There will also be live local music, food for purchase, interactive games, and prize giveaways.

12: Screw City Beer Festival, Rockford, IL

The fifth 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.

12: Septembeerfest, Corvallis, OR

The Heart of the Valley Homebrewers presents the eighth annual Septembeerfest, which will take place at a new venue, Avery Park, in Corvallis. This all-day, family-friendly event will feature more than 60 beers, ciders, and meads from the Northwest. There will also be live entertainment, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a benefit for the Linn Benton Food Share, Oregon State University fermentation science students, and the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation.

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

The fourth annual Snallygaster, The Monolithic Beer Jamboree, returns to The Yards, near Nationals Stadium in Washington. This afternoon event, named for a legendary beast once said to terrorize the region, will feature more than 300 beers selected by The Church Key's Greg Engert. The selection will include rare, cask, and seasonal beers. Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. VIP tickets, with early admission and extra beer and food tokens, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for Arcadia, an organization promoting food equity and sustainability.

12-13: Somerset Real Ale & Cider Festival, Minehead, England

The Somerset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 16th annual Somerset Real Ale & Cider Festival, which will take place on the platform at the Minehead rail station. This two-day event will feature 120 Real Ales, including a special ale to honor the branch’s 40th anniversary, along with 20 ciders and perries. There will be live music; steam railroad rides (discount for CAMRA members); and food for purchase, including a hog roast Saturday evening.

12: Steel City Big Pour, Pittsburgh, PA

Construction Junction, in Pittsburgh, will host the ninth annual Steel City Big Pour. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with beer from more than 40 breweries. The selection will include beer from Belgian and local breweries. 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.

12: Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, Mount Horeb, WI

Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, the "Troll Capital of the World," will host the 13th 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 a homebrew competition, live music, food served by local civic organizations, and an opportunity to be photographed with Jorgen the Thirsty Troll.

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

The Michigan Brewers Guild presents the seventh 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 400 beers from over 60 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.

12: Village Fest, Bakersfield, CA

Village Fest 2015 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.

12: 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 New Hampshire and New England breweries (there were more than 20 in recent years). Two local bands will perform, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Proceeds will go to the Food Bank.

12: Zoo Brew, South Bend, IN

The Potawatomi Zoo, in South Bend, will host the seventh annual Zoo Brew. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from the area’s craft breweries and distributors, along with food from local restaurants. Festival-goers are invited to view the animal exhibits. Proceeds will benefit the Zoo’s wildlife conservation and education program and its new naturalistic exhibits.

13-19: Charleston Beer Week, Charleston, SC

Charleston Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Charleston. This seven-day celebration will include dozens of events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, games, and specially-priced drinks.

16-18: Berghoff Oktoberfest, Chicago, IL

The 30th 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 music and dancing, and nightly shows by some of Chicago's favorite groups. Admission is free. This year's charity is the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

16-20: Whistler Village Beer Festival, Whistler, BC, Canada

The 2015 Whistler Village Beer Festival will be held at Whistler Olympic Plaza. This five-day “Beer in the Mountains” event will feature more than 200 beers from over 80 breweries, many of them from western Canada. There will also be an educational program, beer dinners, cask nights, and live entertainment.

16-19: York Beer & Cider Festival, York Knavesmire, England

The York Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the seventh 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, along with 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.

17-20: Addison Oktoberfest, Addison, TX

The 28th annual Addison Oktoberfest will be held at Addison Circle Park. This four-day event 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.

17: Brigantine Blues, Brews, BBQ, Brigantine, NJ

The inaugural Brigantine Blues, Brews, BBQ will take place on the beach. The all-day open-seating event, loosely structured on similar events in Monterey and New Orleans, will feature a lineup of blues musicians. Beer from a number of South Jersey breweries, and barbecue from Butch’s BBQ, will be available for purchase. 

17-20: Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, Mt. Angel, OR

The 50th annual Mt. Angel Oktoberfest will be held in the village of Mt. Angel, a community settled by German pioneers. The four-day celebration, described as "Oregon's largest folk festival," will feature a traditional Biergarten along with a Weingarten and an Alpinegarten. There will also be continuous live music on four stages, with more than 30 acts; over 50 Alpine food chalets, serving a variety of ethnic foods; street dancing on Friday and Saturday night; a free Kindergarten with rides and shows; and arts and crafts and "Cruz-n-Car" shows.

17-19: Tynemouth Beer Festival, North Shields, England

Tynemouth Cricket Club and Percy Park Rugby Club, in association with Jennings Brewery, present the 2015 Tynemouth Beer Festival. It will take place at the Tynemouth Cricket Club in North Shields. This three-day tented event will feature 80 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.

18-20: Abbfest, Newton Abbot, England

The 12th annual Abbfest, the Abbotskerswell Food & Beer Festival, will be held at Fermoys Garden Centre in Newton Abbot. This three-day event will feature a variety of Real Ales (there were more than 100 in recent years), along with a selection of ciders. There will also be entertainment, including live bands and “The Military Wives" who will commemorate the onset of World War I; cookery demonstrations; food, including a hog roast, barbecue, and pies; and merchandise stalls.

18-19: Berwyn Oktoberfest, Berwyn, IL

The Berwyn Development Corporation presents the 14th annual Berwyn Oktoberfest, which will take place in the Depot District, on both sides of the METRA tracks. This two-day event will feature a beer garden along with live entertainment, food for purchase, amusement rides, kids' activities, and crafters and vendors.

18-20: Bierbörse, Muelheim, Germany

The second annual Mulheim edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place at the historic City Hall on the Ruhr River. Hundreds of beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

18-20: California Beer Festival-Ventura, Ventura, CA

California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the 2015 Ventura edition of the California Beer Festival, which will take place at Mission Park in Ventura. This event is the original California Beer Festival. Friday evening’s session, “Brew With A View Invitational,” is a food and beer pairing event with live music. Saturday's session, "Craft Beer Heaven," will feature more than 140 craft beers, live entertainment, and food for purchase. Sunday's session, “The California Beer Festival,” is a family-friendly event with blues music, a barbecue competition, and craft beer for purchase.

18-20: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest, Chippewa Falls, WI

The 13th 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.

18-19: Independence Hop and Heritage Festival, Independence, OR

The 15th annual Independence Hop and Heritage Festival will held at Riverview Park in Independence, "The Historic Hop Capital of the World." This tented two-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 Saturday kids’ tent and a barbecue tent, a homebrew competition, food and merchandise vendors, games and contests, and fireworks.

18-19: Langford Beer Festival, Steeple Langford, England

The 16th annual Langford Beer Festival will be held at the Recreation 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 12 ciders and a selection of wines. Food will be served, and there will be live entertainment. Camping is available at the site. This year's festival charity is the RFU Injured Players Association.

18-19: 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 in Snodonia National Park. This two-day event will feature more than 30 beers and ciders from over a dozen breweries and cideries from the area. 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.

18-20 and 25-27: Oktoberfest Denver, Denver, CO

Human Movement, LLC, presents the 46th 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.

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

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

18-20: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati, OH

The 40th 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.

18-20: Palatine Oktoberfest, Palatine, IL

The Rotary Club of Palatine the eighth 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 Saturday afternoon. Admission is free, and the venue is accessible to public transportation. Oktoberfest is the Rotary Club's principal fund-raiser.

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

The 21st annual San Diego Festival of Beer will return to The Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier. The evening indoor/outdoor event will feature 120 beers from 60 breweries, many of them from the San Diego area, 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.

18-20: Telluride Brews & Blues, Telluride, CO

The 22nd 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. VIP tickets, with a variety of extra perks, are available.

18-26: Toronto Beer Week, Toronto, ON, Canada

Toronto Beer Week 2015 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Toronto. Around 35 breweries will participate in this nine-day celebration of craft beer. There will be more than 100 events, including beer dinners and beer-pairing events, a beer cruise, history tours, an educational program, a scavenger hunt, and pub crawls.

18-20: Wedmore Real Ale Festival, Wedmore, England

The 15th 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 also be live bands, DJ music and open mic sessions; and Rugby World Cup matches will be shown on television.

18: Zoo Brew, Toledo, OH

The Toledo Zoo will host Zoo Brew 2015, 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.

19: America on Tap—Bozeman, Bozeman, MT

The Bozeman edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

19: America on Tap—Troy, Troy, NY

The Troy edition of the America on Tap festival series will be held at Riverfront 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 will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

19: Autumn Brew Review Festival, Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild presents the 15th annual Autumn Brew Review Festival, which will take place near the historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in northeast Minneapolis. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 110 breweries, many of them based in Minnesota. Festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite beer and table display competition. There will also be an educational program, tours of the brewery complex, live music, and food for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Guild.

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

Trigger Agency presents the Tysons Corner edition of the 2015 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; an educational program 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 complimentary food, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

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

The 20th 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 sampling with beer from more than 30 craft 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.

19: Beerfest at the Ballpark, Lansing, MI

The Lansing Lugnuts baseball team and I'm a Beer Hound present the fall edition of Beerfest at the Ballpark. It will take place at Cooley Law School Stadium, the Lugnuts’ home park. This evening event, to be held under the lights, will feature more than 200 beers, ciders, and meads from over 45 Michigan breweries, along with a selection of Belgian and German beers. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit Child And Family Charities.

19: Brew at the Bridge, Oswego, IL

The Oswegoland Park District Foundation presents the fourth 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 invited Chicagoland and Midwestern breweries (there were more than 15 in recent years). There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Oswegoland Parks and Recreation Foundation.

19: Brewgrass Festival, Asheville, NC

The Great Smokies Craft Brewers Association presents the 19th annual Brewgrass Festival, which will return to Memorial Stadium in Asheville. This daytime event will feature beer from more than 100 American breweries and brewpubs, including many from North Carolina. Three live bluegrass bands will perform, and food vendors will be on hand. The festival is a benefit for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Western North Carolina.

19: California Brewers Festival, Sacramento, CA

The Rotary Club of Point West presents the 21st 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 70 breweries, distributors, and importers, along with a selection of wines. Three live bands will perform, and food trucks will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival charity is Weave, Inc., a local non-profit.

19: ColaTown Oktoberfest, Columbia, SC

River Rat Brewery, in Columbia, will host the 2015 ColaTown Oktoberfest. This tented, late-afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 breweries. Five food vendors will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with complimentary food, are available.

19: Delaware River Craft Brewfest, Chester, PA

The second annual Delaware River Craft Brewfest will be held at PPL Park in Chester, the home of the Philadelphia Union soccer team. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 100 breweries, including a number from the Philadelphia area. There will also be live music and other entertainment, and food will be available for purchase.

19: Egg Harbor AleFest, Egg Harbor, WI

The 2015 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.

19: Great Lakes Brew Fest, Racine, WI

BrewFest Partners presents the 12th annual Great Lakes Beer Fest will be held at the Racine Zoological Gardens, a venue with a view of Lake Michigan. This afternoon event will feature more than 450 beers and sodas from over 100 breweries, 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.

19: Harvest Festival, Boise, ID

America on Tap presents the Harvest Festival, which will take place in Barber Park in Boise. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from 50 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

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

The Schlafly Brewing Company will host the 17th 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 the more than 40 beer styles the brewery turns out each year, along with live local music and food for purchase.

19: Hops & Props Craft on the River Manistee, MI

The fourth annual Hops & Props on the River will take place in downtown Manistee. Saturday afternoon's Craft Beer Tasting will feature 100 beers from 30 Michigan breweries, along with classic Century boats; and there will be tap takeovers at several downtown restaurants after the festival itself. VIP tickets, with early admission and lunch with the brewers, are available. Other events during the weekend include a Friday evening reception, an art fair on Saturday, and a Sunday brunch.

19: Hudson River Craft Beer Festival, Beacon, NY

America on Tap presents the third annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Riverfront Park in Beacon. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers from over 85 American Breweries, many of them from the Hudson Valley and New York State. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

19: Middleton Beer Festival, Middleton, WI

The 2015 Middleton Beer Festival will be held on the parking lot of Craftsman Table and Tap. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 45 breweries from across the country. The Ryan McGrath Band will perform, and there will be food for purchase and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

19: Newtown Blues and Brews, Newtown, PA

The Newtown Fire Association presents Newtown Blues and Brews 2015, 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.

19-October 4: Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

The 182nd 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?

19: Oktoberwest, Steamboat Springs, CO

Resort Group at the Steamboat Mountain Village presents the 2015 edition of Oktoberwest, which will be take place at Steamboat Mountain Village. This daytime event will feature beer from more than 30 Colorado craft breweries along with an educational program, live music, a beef cook-off, food tasting, and an “Adventure Zone” for children. On Friday evening before the festival itself, there will be a “Suds and Grub” pub crawl through town, followed by an after-party at Schmiggity’s.

19: Passport 2015, Portsmouth, NH

Passport 2015, 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 and a special selection of beers, are available. Proceeds will support the museum and New Hampshire Public Television.

19: Pretzel City Brew Fest, Freeport, IL

The 2015 Pretzel City Brew Fest will be held at the corner of Chicago and Douglas, the future site of the Freeport Air Museum. This afternoon event will feature beer from more a variety of breweries (there were 40, including five from the area, last year), along with a selection of wines. Two live bands will perform, 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.

19: River Valley Craft Beer Fest, Portsmouth, OH

The second annual River Valley Craft Beer Fest will take place on the lot of The Party Connection, a liquor store in Portsmouth. This afternoon event will feature beer from 12 craft breweries, food from local restaurants, and live music. Proceeds will benefit the Portsmouth Area Jaycees.

19: Texas Craft Brewers Festival, Austin, TX

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild presents the 2015 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 65 breweries. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

19: Tiburon Taps Beer Festival, Tiburon, CA

The second annual Tiburon Taps Beer Festival will be held at Point Tiburon Plaza, a bayside venue. This afternoon event will feature more than 60 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.

20: Wine and Dinosaurs, Wilmington, DE

M&T Bank presents the ninth annual Wine and Dinosaurs, which will take place at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This is an afternoon event. Recent editions of this festival have featured beer from a dozen local breweries, along with a selection of wines and spirits; 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.

21-22: Great Japan Beer Festival, Yokohama, Japan

The Japan Craft Beer Association presents the tenth annual Great Japan Beer Festival-Yokohama, which will take place at Osanbashi Hall at Yokohama Port. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 120 craft beers.

23-25: Bierbörse, Delmenhorst, Germany

The inaugural Delmenhorst edition of Bierboerse, a series of beer festivals held across Germany, will take place in the city’s pedestrian zone. Hundreds of beers, including hard-to-find German microbrews, will be served in a Biergarten atmosphere. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, breweriana, and artisans' stands. The Bierboerse website is entirely in German.

24-27: Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Belper, England

The Amber Valley Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the sixth annual Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at Strutts at Belper. This four-day event will feature more than 80 ales, including special festival beers, along with a selection of ciders, perries, and wines. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet a brewer and cider maker. There will also be a wide range of musical entertainment, and food, including a hog roast, will be available for purchase. Admission to Sunday’s session is free.

24-26: Cannock Chase CAMRA Beer Festival, Cannock, England

The Cannock Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the second annual Cannock Chase CAMRA Beer Festival, which will take place at the Prince of Wales Theatre. This three-day event will feature 70 beers, along with 25 ciders and perries. There will be live entertainment Friday evening and at both Saturday sessions; food for purchase; a tombola; and CAMRA merchandise and membership stalls. 

24-26: Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO

The Brewers Association presents the 33rd 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 700 breweries from throughout the country. In addition to beer sampling, the festival will include "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.

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

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

24-27: Scunthorpe Beer Festival, Scunthorpe, England

The Scunthorpe & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 17th annual Scunthorpe Beer Festival, which will take place at a new venue, the Royal Hotel in the town center. This three-day event will feature more than 30 beers and ciders, including a dozen beers from Yorkshire. There will also be hot and cold food, a tombola, and a CAMRA stand.

25: Art on Tap, Wisconsin Rapids, WA

The Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, in Wisconsin Rapids, will host Art on Tap 2015. This evening event will feature a variety of craft beers from the area. There will also be live music by Patchouli, a contemporary art exhibition featuring the works of Bruce, and food and merchandise vendors.

25-27: Bierkeller Oktoberfest, Taylor, MI

The Bierkeller Tavern & Eatery, a German-inspired establishment in Taylor, will host Oktoberfest 2015. 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.

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

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association presents the sixth annual Buffalo Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Erie and Niagara Counties. This ten-day celebration will get underway with a Launch Party at Templeton Landing. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

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

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

25-27: Columbus Oktoberfest, Columbus, OH

The German Village Society and Schmidt's present the 50th 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 Marktplatz and Kinderplatz; and a variety of live entertainment. Admission is free.

25: Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII, Denver, CO

Pints for Prostates presents the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII, 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 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.

25-26: Grand Tasting at the Kelowna Hopscotch Festival, Kelowna, BC, Canada

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

25-27: The Great Bransgore Beer Festival, Bransgore, England

The Rotary of Club of Bransgore, in conjunction with The Three Tuns in Bransgore, present their annual Beer Festival, which will take place at The Three Tuns. This three-day event will feature 70 Real Ales, around 20 ciders, and a selection of wines. Most of the festival venue will be under cover alongside the large pub garden. There will also be live music; a wine-tasting session; and food, including a hog roast. Proceeds will go to local charities.

25: Louisville Brewfest, Louisville, KY

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance presents the seventh annual Louisville Brewfest, which will take place at Louisville Slugger Field. The afternoon-evening event will feature local and regional craft beers, along with wine and bourbon. There will also be food for purchase, a “Brewseum” highlighting the city’s beer culture, and a silent auction. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and other perks, are available.

25-27: Oktoberfest by the Bay, San Francisco, CA

Spaten presents Oktoberfest by the Bay 2015, 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.

25-26: Omaha Oktoberfest, Omaha, NE

Omaha's Crescent Moon and Huber-Haus will host their 14th 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.

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

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

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

The Detroit Zoo, in Royal Oak, will host the fifth 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 access to the zoo's habitats (until twilight), and animal enrichment experiences and keeper talks.

26: Ballpark Brew Bash, Buffalo, NY

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

26: Brew at the Zoo, Murrells Inlet, SC

The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens present Brew at the Zoo 2015, 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, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment, food for purchase, and an opportunity to view the animals.

26: Cape Cod Brew Fest, East Falmouth, MA

The fourth 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. VIP tickets, with a special selection of beers and complimentary food, are available.

26: Capital Brewfest, Juneau, AK

The Rotary Club of Juneau and SAGA, a non-profit organization, present the fourth 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 recent years). Food will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. The festival is a fund-raiser for SAGA.

26: Carolina BrewHaHa, Anderson, SC

Emmi Roth USA presents the 2015 Carolina BrewHaHa, which will take place at the Anderson Recycling And Education Center. This afternoon event will feature more than 80 beers from over 30 breweries. There will also be live music, local food, and games.

26-27: Chiddingly Beer Festival, Chiddingly, England

The 2015 Chiddingly Beer Festival will be held at Village Hall. This two-day event will feature a wide selection of beers and ciders. There will also be live bands and DJs; food for purchase, including barbecue and ice cream; and children’s activities. Admission is free.

26: Das Best Oktoberfest, National Harbor, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Washington edition of Das Best Oktoberfest, which will take place at National Harbor. This Oktoberfest-style event will feature more than 150 domestic and imported beers, along with schnapps and a selection of wines. There will also be entertainment, including oom-pah and polka bands; German food; games and contests; and activities for children. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. Part of the proceeds will go to the Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.

26: Garden State Brew Fest, Whippany, NJ

The 2015 Garden State Brew Fest will be held at the Anchor Golf Center in Whippany. This Oktoberfest-style afternoon event, to take place under three main tents, will feature 200 beers from 100 breweries. One of the tents will feature beers from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. There will also be entertainment on several stages, along with food trucks, artists, and vendors. VIP Experience tickets, with early admission and a beer and food pairing, are available.

26: Great Atlanta Beer Festival, Atlanta, GA

The 2015 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 Southeast, along with a selection of wines and ciders. Scout's Alley will be open, and arcade 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.

26: Gwinnett Beer Fest, Lawrenceville, GA

The 2015 Gwinnett Beer Fest will be held at Coolray Field, the home of the Gwinnett Braves baseball team. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 craft beers. There will also be live music, food and merchandise for purchase, and games. VIP tickets, with early admission and a catered meal, are available.

26: Hood River Hops Fest, Hood River, OR

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce presents the 12th 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.

26: Hop Heads & Dreads, Valley Center, CA

Harrah’s Resort Southern California, in Valley Center, will host the second annual Hop Heads & Dreads. This late-afternoon craft beer and reggae festival will feature beer from dozens of breweries, including a number from southern California. There will be live reggae music, headlined by the Expendables and special guest Mike Love; and food trucks will be at the festival site.

26: Lisle Ale Fest, Lisle, IL

The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce presents the third 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 wide 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.

26: Los Angeles Fall Beer Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Eat-Drink-Play presents the 2015 Los Angeles Fall Beer Festival, which will take place at LA Center Studios. This afternoon event will feature more than 200 beers, many of them brewed in California. There will also be live music and a DJ, and food trucks will be at the festival site. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Part of the proceeds will benefit Noah's B-ark, Inc., an animal charity.

26: Maryland Microbrewery Festival, Westminster, MD

The tenth annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival will take place at Union Mills Homestead, a nationally-recognized historic landmark in Westminster. This daytime festival, which is sanctioned as an official state event, will feature more than 30 beers from 14 Maryland breweries. There will also be an educational program; live music and other entertainment; and food, crafts, and merchandise vendors. Parking is free. Proceeds will benefit the Homestead Foundation.

26: Modesto Beer Fest, Modesto, CA

The 2015 Modesto Beer Fest will be held at Beer ’N Bites. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 craft beers, along with wines and margaritas. There will also be live music, food trucks, children’s activities, games and contests, kite-boarding demonstrations, and pro football games on television. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. All proceeds will benefit United Way charities.

26: New Orleans on Tap, New Orleans, LA

The Bulldog and the Louisiana SPCA present the sixth annual New Orleans on Tap, which will take place at the Festival Grounds in New Orleans City Park. This family-friendly afternoon/evening event, to be held under oak trees, will feature more than 200 local and national beers, along with a selection of wines and margaritas. Three live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewer, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the SPCA.

26: The South Jersey Craft Beer Experience, Jamesburg, NJ

The Jamesburg Elks Club #2180 will host the 2015 edition of The South Jersey Craft Beer Experience. This evening event will feature beer from more than a dozen domestic and foreign breweries. Barbecue and Bavarian pretzels will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will go to three charities.

26: Valpo Brewfest, Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso Events presents the 2015 Valpo Brewfest, 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 music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

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

The fifth annual Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival will be held at a new venue, the Brooklyn Expo Center. This 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, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

26: Weko Beach Brewers Festival, Bridgman, MI

The Bridgman Area Economic Growth Alliance presents the 2015 sixth 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 Michigan breweries. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants, and (weather permitting) a sunset over Lake Michigan.

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

Lake Arrowhead Village, an Alpine-style village in southern California, will host Oktoberfest 2015. This five-weekend celebration, presented by Spaten, will feature the largest selection of German and domestic craft beers of any Oktoberfest in the Inland Empire. There will also be German bands and live music, food for purchase, and games and contests.

29: South Sound Craft Beer Festival, Spokane, WA

The Washington Brewers Guild presents the second annual South Sound Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 Washington State breweries. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

30-October 3: St Albans Beer Festival, St Albans, England

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