Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Beer Festivals

Cool night, fall weather, colorful leaves and beer festivals are just a few of great happenings this fall.  There are an incredible number of September and October beer festivals in 2015. And we aren’t even counting those that are for Oktoberfest. In addition to the Oktoberfest beers and pumpkin beers that you’ll find at these fall festivals, you will also enjoy a tremendous amount of other craft beers. So don’t drink too much over the Summer. And expect to vomit when you see beer in November. Because we have no doubt that you will get your fill of beer while attending these fall beer festivals.

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Beer Festivals are all about the beer, the music, the food, and the fun.

September 2015 Beer Festivals:

Lancaster Craft Beer Fest – Lancaster, PA – August 29, 2015
3rd annual event. The beer garden is the block surrounding Lancaster Square and Binns Park. 30+ breweries and 70+ beers. Food court, vendors and live music.

Key West Brewfest – Key West, FL – September 2-7, 2015

Mount Snow Brewers Festival – Mount Snow, VT – Sept 5-6, 2015
Tacoma Craft Beer Festival – Tacoma, WA - August 29th at Tacoma Dome.

Septemberfest – Schaumburg, IL – September 5-7, 2015

Chili and Beer Festival – Mt. Crested Butte, CO – Sept 5, 2015

Brewery Gulch Daze – Bisbee, AZ – September 6, 2015

Gold Beach Brew Fest – Gold Beach, OR – September 12, 2015
8th annual microbrew/craft beer festival at Curry County Fairgrounds from noon until 11 pm. Two stages of live music and more than 45 kegs. Admission includes a complimentary festival beer glass and two tickets to try the craft beer selection.

Great Atlanta Beer Fest – Atlanta, GA – September 26, 2015

U.P. Fall Beer Festival – Marquette, MI - September 12, 2015
More than 400 local craft beers from 60 Michigan breweries with local musicians playing and food available for purchase. Overlooks Lake Superior in Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
Orange County Brew Ha Ha – Silverado, CA – September 12, 2015 

Brass City Brew Fest – Waterbury, CT – September 12, 2015
Emerald Coast Beer Festival – Pensacola, FL – September 10-11, 2015

Louisville Craft Beer Week – Louisville, KY – September 11-20, 2015

Belgian Beer Fest – Boston, MA – September 13-14, 2013
California Brewers Festival – Sacramento, CA – September 19, 2015 

Lake George Brewfest – Lake George, NY – Sept 5-6, 2015

Brew Ha Ha – Davenport, IA – September 19, 2015
Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival – Annapolis, MD – September 12, 2015
Ballpark Brew Bash – Buffalo, NY – September 26, 2015
Festiv-Ale – Chicago, IL – September 18, 2015

Thirsty Troll Brew Fest – Mount Horeb, WI – September 12, 2015.  Held at Grundahl Park, 401 Blue Mounds Street, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Beer sampling features 25 craft brewers serving over 100 different beers. Masskrugstemmen Troll Strength Competition.  An annual event held every year on the 2nd Saturday of September.
Top of the Hops Beer Fest - Charlottesville, VA – September 14, 2013 

The Harbor Brew Fest – Bridgeport, CT - October 17, 2015
Fall Harvest Brewfest – Fort Collins, CO – September 11, 2015

Denver Beer Fest – Denver, CO – September 18-26, 2015

San Diego Festival of Beer – San Diego, CA – September 18, 2015

Heart of the Valley Septembeerfest – Corvallis, OR – September 12, 2015
Rome Beer Fest – Rome, GA – September 12, 2015

HOP in the City Beer Festival – St Louis, MO – September 19, 2015
Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 50 different Schlafly Beer styles.
 Alpenfest – Wallowa County, OR - October 3, 2015
Hood River Hops Fest – Hood River, OR – September 26, 2015

Great Lakes BrewFest – Racine, WI – September 19, 2015.  Southeast Wisconsin’s Largest Beer Event with Unlimited Sampling of more than 400 Beers, Ciders and Meads.  Held at Racine Zoo.  Get your tickets early as event has sold out 9 years in a row.  It features live music from Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps.

Hoosier Hops & Harvest – Nashville, IN – September 12, 2015
Capital Brewfest – Juneau, AK, September 26, 2015

Lake Augusta Wine and Brew Festival – Lake Augusta, PA – September 19, 2015.  Celebrate libations, music, food and Lake Augusta on the banks of Sunbury.

Newtown Beerfest – Newtown Borough, PA – September 19, 2015.  Beer Tasting, Live Music, Food & Fun at The Stockings Works.

Brew Fest - Elitch’s Gardens – Denver, CO – September 19, 2015
Iowa Wine & Beer Tasting Fall Festival – Dysart, Iowa - November 13-14, 2015
Maryland Microbrewery Festival – Westminster, MD – September 26, 2015
California Beer Festival – Ventura, CA – September 18-20, 2015

LA Fall Beer Fest - Santa Monica, CA – September 26, 2015

Cadillac Craft Beer Festival – Cadillac, MI – Sept 26, 2015.  Held in City Park. The beer fest is a 21+ only event. Homebrew competition, live music and yard games. Classic Car Show on Sunday. 

Downtown Dalton Beer Festival – Dalton, GA – Sept 26, 2015

Weko Beach Brewers Festival – Bridgman, MI – September 26, 2015

Texas Craft Brewers Festival – Austin, TX – September 19, 2015.  Held at Fiesta Gardens, Austin, Texas.  Largest Texas craft brewers festival focused exclusively on Texas produced beers.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – Reston, VA – September 19, 2015

Lynchburg Beer & Wine Festival – Lynchburg, VA – September 19, 2015
Voted one of the Best Festivals in 2013 & 2014 by Lynchburg Living Magazine. Over 5,000 guests attend the event at Lynchburg City Stadium. 16 wine vendors provide samples and there are nearly 100 craft ales and lagers on tap. Tickets go on sale July 1.

Chile & Frijoles Festival – Pueblo, CO – September 25-27, 2015

Great American Beer Festival – Denver, CO – September 24-26, 2015

Egg Harbor AleFest – Egg Harbor, WI –  September 19, 2015.  Enjoy 100+ craft beers from 40 different brewers. Event runs from 1 to 5 PM with early admission to VIP guests.  Live music by the O2M Band.  Held in Harbor View Park at 7809 Wisconsin Highway 42, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

October 2015 Beer Festivals:

Great Pumpkin Beer Festival – Seattle, WA – October 2-3, 2015

Midwest Beer Fest – Wichita, KS – October 2-3, 2015

Alpenfest – Wallowa County, OR - October 3, 2015

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival – Sandestin, Florida – October 16-17, 2015

Fresh Hop Ale Festival – Yakima, WA – October 3, 2015.  Festival is located at 7 South 3rd street, Yakima, Washington.

Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival – Exeter – October 3, 2015
Nearly 40 breweries serving craft beers. 20 restaurants participate in the People’s Choice Cook-Off. Advanced general admission tickets are $40.

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale – King of Prussia, PA – October 1 & 3, 2015
The Donnerstag: Happy Hour is on Thursday and Beerfest Royale sessions on Saturday. Tasting mug, beer samples, live music, free parking and more. Event proceeds benefit King of Prussia District.

Sausage & Suds Music Festival – San Leandro, CA – October 4, 2015

Empire Hops Festival – Empire, MI – October 3, 2015
Runs from noon thru 9 PM. Entree fee includes complimentary glass and drink tickets. Free parking in Johnson Park.

Lakeshore Brew Fest – West Olive, MI – October 10, 2015
Sample Michigan craft beers at Camp Blodgett on the shore of Lake Michigan.

World Beer Festival – Durham, NC – October 10, 2015
20th annual event. Sample beers from breweries around the world. Several festivals here, including the North Carolina Beer Festival with some of the state’s best, a Cask Ale Festival, Cider Garden and Belgian Bier Festival. Don’t miss the new Friday night happy hour.

Knoxville Brewers’ Jam – Knoxville, TN – October 17, 2015
19th annual event at World’s Fair Park with craft beer, music and food. Unlimited samples from craft brewers. Event runs from 1 to 7 PM.

Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival – Nashville, TN – October 17, 2015
Noon to 5 PM. Beer and wine aficionados will unite to enjoy sampling craft,
seasonal and micro beers, and a variety of wine in a beautiful setting
on the grounds of Two Rivers Mansion.

Nashville Beer Festival – Nashville, TN – October 17, 2015

Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival – Wilmington, NC – October 24, 2015
Santa Barbara Beer Festival – Santa Barbara, CA – October 17, 2015

Detroit Fall Beer Festival – Detroit, MI – October 23-24, 2015. One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings. Expect 600 craft beers from 75 breweries. Ticket sales start July 30.

Northern Virginia Brewfest – Centreville, VA – October 17-18, 2015
open from 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 7 PM on Sunday. Beer pours stop one hour before closing. Held at Special Events Center at Bull Run Regional Park.

Montana Fall Brewers Festival – Missoula – October 16, 2015
Friday evening from 2 to 8 PM.

Great Tucson Beer Festival – Tucson, AZ – October 17, 2015

Decatur Craft Beer Festival – Decatur, GA – October 17, 2015

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival – Virginia Beach, VA – October 17-18, 2015.  This see the festival is under a huge tent right on the beach.  More than 80 venders and 50 craft brews.  Park at 31st Street City Garage.

Delaware Wine & Beer Festival – Dover, Delaware – October 17, 2015
6th annual event held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. Admission includes unlimited samples and a commemorative sampling glass.
Good Beer Festival – Salisbury, MD – October 10-11, 2015
Golden Nugget Beer Festival – Las Vegas, NV – October 10-
Baltimore Beer Week – Baltimore, MD – October 9-18, 2015
Shreveport Brew - Shreveport, LA – October 17, 2015

Grovetoberfest – Miami, FL – October 17, 2015.  Miami’s beer festival.

Big Beers & Barley Wines – Dayton, OH – October 3, 2015
Craft beer festival with some of the best and rarest beers in Ohio. Located at the historic Roundhouse at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds.

Quivey’s Grove Beer Fest – Madison, WI – October 10, 2015.  Now held for over 22 years with cold beer, live music, and hot food.  Located at 6261 Nesbitt Road, Madison, Wisconsin.
Austin Beer Week – Austin, TX – October 21 – November 1, 2015

Beervana Fest – Cranston, RI – October 16, 2015
150+ world class beers. Only 1000 tickets available. Advance tickets are $50 online. Located at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Runs from 6:30 – 10 PM.
Tamarack Festival & Brewfest – Seeley Lake, MT - October 10-11, 2015

Bierbörse – Rapid City, SD – Oct 3, 2015

Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest – Jackson, TN – October 24, 2015
7th annual event from noon to 4 pm at Jackson Fairgrounds Pavilion. home brewers, craft beer samples, live cigar rolling, entertainment and food.

Greater Northeast Philadelphia beerfest – Philadelphia, PA – October 3, 2015.  A great day for beer lovers.  Held under giant tents at Cannstatter, 9130 Academy Rd., Philadelphia.

Zoo Brew – Milwaukee, WI – October 22, 2015.  An annual event held at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

NH Brew Fest – Portsmouth – October 17, 2015.  Three sessions at Redhook Ale Brewery. Admission includes entry, sampler cup, beer samples, live music and entertainment.

November 2015:

Michigan Food, Beer, and Wine Fest - Flint, MI – Nov 7, 2015

Traverse City Beer Week – Nov 13-20, 2015

NY Craft Brewers Festival – Syracuse, NY – Nov 21, 2015

San Diego Beer Week – Nov 6-15, 2015

All Colorado Beer Festival – Colorado Springs – November 7, 2015

Treasure Coast Beer Fest – Fort Pierce, FL – November 21, 2015

Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine and Food Festival – Des Moines – Nov 13-14, 2015
Gourmet pairing dinners, culinary demonstrations and . One day general admission passes to the expo are $20-30. Held at the Iowa Events Center. Parking at the Events Center is $7 per car although there are local garages and metered street parking nearby.

Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival – Lake Geneva, WI – November 7, 2015.  Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft beer and specialty liquor tastings.  Good food also.

Attack of the Big Beers - Charlotte, NC – November 2015
Great beers along with entertainers DJ Allen Rockhouse, Aerial CLT, and The Beer City Hoopers.  Hosted at NODA Brewing Company at 2320 N Davidson St., Charlotte, NC.

Ozarks Beerfest - Springfield, MO – November 21, 2015

Still looking for 2014 dates from these beer festivals:

Flour City Brewer’s Fest
Schuylkill BrewFest

Richmond County Craft Beer Fest – Staten Island, NY
Last Year’s Date: October 7, 2012

Salem Harvest Fest – Salem, MA
Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012

Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest – Jackson, TN
Last Year’s Date: October 27, 2012

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  1. Don’t forget about Pumpkin Smash at the Tap House in Philly! Sunday Oct 7th 1pm to 5pm – over 25 pumpkin beers on draft , pumpkin pie eating contest , carving contest, kick-ass live band and yeah, OVER 25 PUMPKIN BEERS ON DRAFT! See you there :)

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