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.


Bismarck Beerfest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2016

Smoke in the Valley V - Seymour, CT - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
A Craft Beer-Chili-Music Fest featuring over 80 craft breweries, home brew contest, chili competition with $5k in cash prizes, and 2 stages of live music featuring Badfish and others.

Big Beers & Barley Wines - Dayton, OH - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Craft beer festival with some of the best and rarest beers in Ohio. Located at the historic Roundhouse at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds.

Artober Brewfest - Lincoln City, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale - King of Prussia, PA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2016
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.

Lakeshore Brew Fest - West Olive, MI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Sample Michigan craft beers at Camp Blodgett on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Northern Virginia Brewfest - Centreville, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
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.

Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest - Jackson, TN - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
8th annual event from noon to 4 pm at Jackson Fairgrounds Pavilion. home brewers, craft beer samples, live cigar rolling, entertainment and food.

Weko Beach Brewers Festival - Bridgman, MI - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
Under the big top on the beach with live music are great breweries and fantastic food.

NY Craft Brewers Festival - Syracuse, NY - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2016
Held 4PM-8PM at the Landmark Theatre.  Sample foods and over beers from over 50 NYS breweries.

Hoosier Hops and Harvest - Nashville, IN - Aug 26 to Aug 26, 2017

Lancaster Craft Beer Fest - Lancaster, PA - Aug 26 to Aug 26, 2017
4th 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 - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2017
Try tasting more than 200 beers in one long weekend at a variety of beer-themed events created by the Southernmost Beach Resort team.

Mount Snow Brewers Festival - Mount Snow, VT - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
Expecting nearly 50 different breweries to be on-hand pouring their beers and ciders from 100+ different taps. Live music, great food and more.

Emerald Coast Beer Festival - Pensacola, FL - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2017
A street party in the Seville Quarter.

Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Chili & Beer Festival, Park to Peak to Pint Race, and One Good Weekend Music Festival – Get to Crested Butte for a weekend of beer, chili, bikes and bands! Kick off fall in Mt Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley with a chili and beer festival on Saturday, featuring locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music! There is a race beforehand, Park to Peak to Pint Race, info available here (http://griggsortho.com/performance/park-to-peak-to-pint-race/) as well as a weekend long music festival starting Friday (http://mtbhome.com/events/one-good-weekend/).

Brass City Brew Fest - Waterbury, CT - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
Held at Library Park. Tickets are limited. General Admission for 1-5 pm provides entry & sampling in all tents except the Belgian & International Tent: Advance Price: $35 / Day-of-Event: $40. VIP SESSION Tickets includes 12-1 pm for $10 additional ($45 total in advance) / Day-of-Event price: $50. A maximum of 700 tickets will be sold for the Preview Session (VIP attendees will enjoy the festivities from 12 noon until 5 pm). The BELGIAN & INTERNATIONAL & RARE BEER TENT is an additional $10 (12:30 to 3:30): Entry to the Belgian & Int’l Tent is purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of and at the Brew Fest only (no advance sales).

U.P. Fall Beer Festival - Marquette, MI - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
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.

Brewgrass Festival - Asheville, NC - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
An annual event held at Memorial Stadium in downtown Ashville.  Experience include over 55 brewery tastings, food court, great music and arts.  

Gold Beach Brew Fest - Gold Beach, OR - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
9th 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.

Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017

MFBG Beerfest - Lake City, SC - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
1:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday at Moore Farms Botanical Garden. VIP ticket holders get access for a sneak peek and first taste at Noon. Enjoy beers from over 35 local and regional craft breweries and devour delicious local food truck eats. Botanical Garden serves as backdrop. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Florence County Disabilities Association.

Thirsty Troll Brew Fest - Mount Horeb, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
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.

Sundance Beer Festival - Sundance, WY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017

California Beer Festival - Ventura, CA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
One of the most scenic music festivals and craft beer tastings.

California Brewers Festival - Sacramento, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
The longest running and longest pouring Sacramento beer festival. Unlimited, tokenless tasting.

Rome Beer Fest - Rome, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
An annual beer festival that raises funds for the Rome Area Council for the Arts.

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival - Annapolis, MD - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Over 50 breweries pouring unlimited tasting of over 100 craft beers.  A special event for craft beer enthusiasts and music lovers..  Features food concessions.  Remember to bring your chair and relax.  Held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

HOP in the City Beer Festival - St Louis, MO - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 50 different Schlafly Beer styles.

Septembeerfest - Corvallis, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Beers, ciders and meads in Avery Park from the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers.

Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Beer Tasting, Live Music, Food & Fun at The Stockings Works.

Lynchburg Beer & Wine Festival - Lynchburg, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
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.

Egg Harbor AleFest - Egg Harbor, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
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.

Great Lakes BrewFest - Racine, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Southeast Wisconsin’s Largest Beer Event with Unlimited Sampling of more than 450 Beers, Ciders and Meads.  Local restaurants will be serving up delicious fare, and live music will set the mood! Held at Racine Zoo.

Belgian Beer Fest - Portland, ME - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2017
A one day two session event with hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and inspired offerings.  Sponsored by the Allagash Brewing Company.

San Diego Festival of Beer - San Diego, CA - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2017
An indoor/outdoor event with live music and nearly 60 different breweries.

Ballpark Brew Bash - Buffalo, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Fun event held at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.  Enjoy local craft beers with awesome people and fun times. Sponsored by Consumers Beverage and Pettibone’s Grille.

Harbor Island International Beer Festival - Mamaroneck, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
The annual Harbor Island International Beer Festival. More than 150 breweries offering over 350 beers from around the world will be on hand for attendees to sample the newest additions to the craft beer and cider scene. A variety of food vendors, live music and seminars about beer will round out the festivities.

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, AK - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Great brews, live bands, food, and fun for beer enthusiasts.

NOLA on Tap - New Orleans, LA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Seventh annual beer fest for over 25,000 beer lovers.  Features live music over 400 local, national and microbrewed beers plus lots of food, contests, games, and more.

Cadillac Craft Beer Festival - Cadillac, MI - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Held in City Park. The beer fest is a 21+ only event. Homebrew competition, live music and yard games. Classic Car Show on Sunday.

Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017

Denver Beer Fest - Denver, CO - Sep 29 to Oct 7, 2017

Texas Craft Brewers Festival - Austin, TX - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
The state’s largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer.

Great Tucson Beer Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
Over 200 beers to taste along with great food from local vendors at the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Harbor Brew Fest - Bridgeport, CT - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
The annual Harbor Brew Fest at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The event will tap off with a limited attendance Brewer’s Special from 12pm – 1pm and General Admission will begin at 1pm and will pour until 5pm. An unforgettable day of beer tasting, a beer tasting glass, great music from talented local bands, delicious food from CT’s favorite food trucks and a fun-filled day to enjoy with friends. Brewer’s Special will also grant Exclusive Access to the Brewer’s Beer Garden where limited release and hard to find beers will be served for tasting.

Maryland Microbrewery Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
An annual event at Union Mills Homestead.  Features continuous live music, entertainment, historic site, ample parking, a variety of breweries and beers, food vendors, craft vendors, and brewing seminars.

Maine Lakes Brew Fest - Casco, ME - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
Annual event for 10+ years at The Beach at Point Sebago. 35 brewers and 15+ food vendors expected. Tickets are $25 starting on May 1 and increase in price after Sept 1. $5 Parking per car.

Montana Fall Brewers Festival - Missoula, MT - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
Friday evening from 4 to 9 PM.

Fresh Hop Ale Festival - Yakima, WA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
Festival is located at 7 South 3rd street, Yakima, Washington.

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2017
A public tasting event and private competition at the Colorado Convention Center.  They bill the event as the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served.

Great Atlanta Beer Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017

Empire Hops Festival - Empire, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Runs from noon thru 9 PM. Entree fee includes complimentary glass and drink tickets. Free parking in Johnson Park.

Harbor Springs Brew Fest - Harbor Springs, MI - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017

Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival - Exeter, NH - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Nearly 40 breweries serving craft beers. 20 restaurants participate in the People’s Choice Cook-Off. Advanced general admission tickets available.

Knoxville Brewers’ Jam - Knoxville, TN - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
20th 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.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Tysons, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Miramar Beach, FL - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2017
Sample and savor more than 200 domestic and international craft beers.

Baltimore Beer Week - Baltimore, MD - Oct 13 to Oct 22, 2017
A collaborative effort of businesses and beer enthusiasts to celebrate and highlight the unique beer culture that exists in and around the Chesapeake region. Hundreds of beer-centric events that focus on beer culture, culinary aspects, meet and greets, homebrew demos and even beer history.

Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and entry into beautiful Elings Park.  Enjoy your afternoon of beer samplings.

Good Beer Festival - Salisbury, MD - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
Over 100 different craft beers and unlimited tastings from master brewers.  Features include an electric music line-up, and the Sports Zone with telecast of the biggest games.  Held at the Pemberton Historical Park.

Brews and Blues Festival - Adrian, MI - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
Founded in 2012. Live music, sample beers. Held on Toledo Street at the Pavilian from 4-10 PM.

NH Brew Fest - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
Three sessions at Redhook Ale Brewery. Admission includes entry, sampler cup, beer samples, live music and entertainment.

New Mexico Brew Fest - Albuquerque, NM - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
More than 3,000 attend this craft beer and live music event held during the International Balloon Fiesta.

Nashville Beer Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017

Decatur Beer Fest - Decatur, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017

Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017
Noon to 5 PM. Beer and wine aficionados will unite to enjoy sampling craft,

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
The festival is under a huge tent right on the beach.  More than 80 venders and 50 craft brews. 

Detroit Fall Beer Festival - Detroit, MI - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2017
One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings. Expect 600 craft beers from 75 breweries. Ticket sales start August 4th.

Brewfest Tallahassee - Tallahassee, FL - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2017
The Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary presents the 10th annual beer festival at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum.

Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival - Wilmington, NC - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2017
Sample from the 100 craft breweries and wineries in one place.  Held for over 15 years in Wrightsville Beach.

South Sound Craft Beer Festival - Tacoma, WA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2017
Features 30 Washington breweries pouring over 100 craft beers.

San Diego Beer Week - San Diego, CA - Nov 3 to Nov 12, 2017

Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival - Mendocino County, CA - Nov 3 to Nov 12, 2017
Events take place throughout Mendocino County, which is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties.

Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival - Lake Geneva, WI - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2017
Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft beer and specialty liquor tastings.  Good food also.

Treasure Coast Beer Fest - Fort Pierce, FL - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2017

2 thoughts on “Fall Beer Festivals

  1. Rachel says:

    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 🙂

  2. Rosemary says:

    I can’t seem to get this posted but it’s a great event in Jacksonville, FL with Anheuser-Busch Brewery and Client Focused Media. Please email me with questions.

    Thank you!

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