Bid farewell to summer in grand fashion at one of these Alaska fall festivals in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November has things to do across Alaska including Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, AK - Sep 28, 2019
Each year Valdez hosts the Annual Oktoberfest & Homebrew Competition to recognize the most talented homebrewers in the State of Alaska. General Admission Tickets are $45.00 each and include 4 Beer sample tickets, a 16oz Souvenir Beer Glass, full buffet service with delicious German style food, and dessert. $55 for â€œPeopleâ€™s Choiceâ€ Tasting Room Area & General Admission ticket combo. Tasting Room Combo Tickets include all of the General Admission items listed above, plus a flight of craft brews. Ticket holders get to vote in the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award competition. ALL GUESTS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 21.
We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!
Anchorage Oktoberfest - Anchorage, AK - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Fri & Sat, October 7 and 8, 2016; 7 pm to 1 am – Egan Center – Celebrate German culture! The German Club of Anchorage will hold Alaska’s largest, most traditional Oktoberfest for the 50th year! $15 nightly admission. Family friendly but under 21 with parent/guardian only. Much more than a beer fest – a celebration of German culture: • Alternating hourly, the Alaska Blaskapelle and Marge Ford and the Polka Chips bands play Polka, Waltz and more • Wonderful floor for dancing • German cultural entertainment • German style food and beverages for sale by the Egan Center • Dirndl and Lederhosen welcome! Location: Egan Center, 555 W 5th Ave.
Anchorage Market and Festival - Anchorage, AK - May 12 to Sep 9, 2018
The last weekend of Alaska’s largest open-air market.
Alaska State Fair - Palmer, AK - Aug 23 to Sep 3, 2018
An annual state fair held in Palmer, Alaska. The fairgrounds are located approximately one hour north of Anchorage. The fair is famous for its record setting giant vegetables and picturesque location at the foot of the Chugach Mountains. The event features amusement rides, food concessions, competitive exhibits, carnival games, live performances and more.
Cordova Fungus Festival - Cordova, AK - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
A three day event with opportunities to learn more about local mushrooms, participate in art & handcraft workshops, and celebrate mushrooms, salmon and other wild harvested foods in a Wild Harvest Feast. There will be daily guided forays, an identification table, expert key note speakers, a wine & cheese mixer, fungus classes, kids’ activities and more! Bring your cameras and rain gear and join in the Fun.
Humpy’s Oktoberfest - Anchorage, AK - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Humpy’s Great American Alehouse hosts an annual Alaska Oktoberfest food and beer pairing with authentic German menu.
Silver Gulch Oktoberfest - Fox, AK - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Alyeska Resort Oktoberfest - Girdwood, AK - Sep 21 to Sep 29, 2018
Alyeska Resort holds a two weekend celebration for Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday nights, including food, beer and live music in late September or early October.
Capital Brewfest - Juneau, AK - Sep 22, 2018
Great brews, live bands, food, and fun for beer enthusiasts. 21+ event.
Great Alaska Beer Train - Anchorage, AK - Oct 6, 2018
Alaska Day Festival - Sitka, AK - Oct 10 to Oct 18, 2018
Alaska Day Festival annually commemorates the Transfer of Russian claim of Alaska to the United States of America at Sitka on October 18, 1867, and celebrates the diversity of cultures and historical perspectives of the Alaskan people. Activities include arrival of special guests; interpretive programs at museums and parks, services at churches; special lectures, exhibits and displays; receptions, luncheons, food sales; historic sites and buildings tours; pipe band appearances; Alaska Native and other dancing; road race, kayak races, croquet games; and other entertainment at various locations.
Wine to Water - Anchorage, AK - Nov 1, 2018
A benefit and silent auction to raise money for clean water, agriculture and health projects in South Sudan.
Find other fun things to do in Alaska in October: