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 this year. 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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Rivertown Hops Beer Fest - Columbia, PA - Aug 17 to Aug 17, 2019
Held at the old carnival grounds, home of the new Columbia Animal Shlter for nearly limitless samples of craft beer, cider, wine, and spirits. Tickets also include access to food trucks, music, and vendors.

Amps & Ales - Annapolis, MD - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
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 Arundel Mills. Formerly Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival.

Allentown Beer Fest - Allentown, PA - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
Beer and live music on Hamilton Street, plus food from local restaurants, and craft vendors!

Bismarck Beerfest - Bismarck, ND - Sep 13 to Sep 13, 2019

West Windsor Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Princeton, NJ - Sep 15 to Sep 15, 2019
Food trucks, beer and wine tent, activities for the kids, live music, craft vendors, Alien Parade for people and pets

Unlabeled Oktoberfest - St Paul, MN - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2019
A blind-tasting beer festival with 48 Minnesota Oktoberfest beers at Upper Landing Park

Fall Festival Beer Garden - West Reading, PA - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Come on down to Penn Avenue for a beer garden in front of the Barley Mow, with 4 seasonal beers and 20 beers on tap, with $5 drafts all day long!

GrooveFEST Downtown Music Festival - Cambridge, MD - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Soul, funk, jazz and blues sound out throughout downtown Cambridge.

Elizabeth Hops Fest - Elizabeth, CO - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Elizabeth Hops Fest is a craft beer festival and will involve a brew off using Neo Mexicana hops provided by Hopster Hops. The event will include a southwestern theme, live music, and great food choices

Halfway There Craft Beer Walk - Wilmington, NC - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Join the Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance to celebrate the halfway point to Cape Fear Craft Beer Week (March 20th- March 28th). Local breweries will be setup at different venues in Downtown Wilmington to each release a new beer for 2019. Exciting seasonals, first ever releases, and carefully crafted one-offs will be available for purchase at each designated location.

Fairfax County Brewfest - Chantilly, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. They are promoting the events of their participating breweries this fall instead. Normally: Come enjoy a day of local craft beer, fall food, live music and more

Cadillac Craft Beer Festival - Cadillac, MI - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Held in City Park. The beer fest is a 21+ only event. Homebrew competition, live music, yard games, food vendors, the best of Michigan beer & cider and a classic car show.

Steel City Big Pour - Pittsburgh, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
An annual fundraiser for Construction Junction featuring breweries and food vendors, live music and art and more! 21+ event, DD tickets are discounted. Tickets include a complimentary Taster Glass and Brew Caddy.

BBQ in the Badlands and Brewfest - Glendive, MT - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Brews and BBQ competition

Haunted Hops Festival - Spring City, PA - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2019
Held at Pennhurst Asylum, with all-you-can-eat BBQ, craft beers from Conshohocken Brewing Company, live music and a peek inside the Asylum!

Barks and Brews - Richmond, VA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy a paws-atively good time at the Barks & Brews Festival featuring Ultimate Air Dogs Competitions each day! Enjoy craft beers, dog friendly vendors, music, contests and more!

Harbor Springs Brew Fest - Harbor Springs, MI - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
Sample beers from local breweries, wineries, and cideries, plus a taco competition and other food, live music and more fun! Date per musician Matt Gabriel

Brewgrass Festival - Asheville, NC - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
21+. An annual event held at Memorial Stadium in downtown Ashville. Experience include over 200 brewery/brewpup tastings, food court, great music and arts. Since 1996.

Queens Beer Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 16, 2019
Enjoy unlimited tastings from every Queens-based brewery, plus selected brews from other boroughs.

Beach and Brew Bash - Clarksville, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
This event will feature some of the best local and regional craft beers in Virginia. A variety of domestic beer will be available, as well. Live music, food vendors and more

Chili Cook-off and Brew Festival - Orange, VA - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
Includes tastings from Virginia’s top breweries and an amateur and professional chili cook-off that you get to be the judge.

Louisville Craft Beer Week - Louisville, KY - Oct 19 to Oct 29, 2019

World Beer Festival - Durham, NC - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2019
25 years of great beer. World Beer Festival Durham will feature a sampling of local, national and international breweries plus great food, music and making memories with friends!

Ale-O-Ween - Dayton, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 40 Ohio craft breweries will be on hand pouring seasonal beers and regional favorites. It’s a Halloween party, so attendees are encouraged to dress up to win prizes in the costume contest. Ale-O-Ween will feature live music, food, tarot card readings and the most awesome face painter you’ve ever seen

Witch Craft Beer Crawl - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2019
Let East Passyunk Avenue cast its spell on you during the 10th Annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl! Enjoy seasonal craft beers at close to 20 bars and restaurants along the Avenue. Online tickets are $6.66 and include $4 beer specials from Founders Brewing Company, a witch hat and a Witch Craft stamp card. Tickets purchased in-person at registration are $10. Earn stamps by purchasing a craft beer, food or other beverage at participating locations. Collect five or more stamps to be entered to win a gift certificate prize package worth $300+ with runner up prizes from our brewer and bars!

Tennessee Brew Fest - Jackson, TN - Oct 26 to Oct 26, 2019
Enjoy dozens of unlimited samples of the finest craft beers from around the world and right here in West Tennessee. Shop local vendors, enjoy delicious food, games & afternoon entertainment. As always, this in a 21 and up event, held at the Jackson Fairgrounds.

Rome Beer Fest - Rome, GA - Nov 2 to Nov 2, 2019
An annual beer festival that raises funds for the Rome Area Council for the Arts. 21+ event, held rain or shine.

CANvitational - Indianapolis, IN - Nov 2 to Nov 2, 2019
The midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival with over 40 breweries from across America.

Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival - Lake Geneva, WI - Nov 16 to Nov 16, 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft beer and specialty liquor tastings plus good food!

Brews and Blues Festival - Adrian, MI - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Founded in 2012, this festival features live music, and beers for sampling. 21+ event

Pawsox Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 12 to Sep 12, 2020
Enjoy food trucks and craft breweries on the PawSox field, plus live music, yard games, and more.

Drive Thru and Brew at Elmwood Park Zoo - Norristown, PA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2020
Drive through Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown while listening to an audio tour on your mobile device that explains the animals and exhibits. This takes their normal safari (held over the summer several times in their parking lot) a bit further. At the end of the tour, receive a gift bag with a four-pack of beer, LagerGator, brewed specially for the zoo by KOP brewery Workhorse Brewing Company, as well as a Workhorse pint glass and koozie, Make in Montco bottle opener, a reusable Wegmans shopping bag, and more! Tickets are $65 per vehicle and go on sale for members 8/17. The general public can buy tickets 8/19. Only sedans and compact SUV’s allowed due to the safari’s path. This is a fundraiser to help the zoo replace funds lost through lower zoo attendance and other fundraising events being canceled due to COVID-19. They also experienced some flooding during Tropical Storm Isaias in early August, which resulted in damaged exhibits across the zoo.

San Diego Festival of Beer - San Diego, CA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
An indoor/outdoor event with live music and nearly 60 different breweries.

Egg Harbor AleFest - Egg Harbor, WI - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Enjoy 100+ craft beers from 40 different brewers. Event runs from 1 to 5 PM at Harbor View Park, with early admission to VIP guests.

High Street Brewfest - Eugene, OR - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
Free admission at the High Street Brewery & Cafe for a day of special craft beers, food, music and more.

Brew at the Zoo - Wilmington, DE - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2020
21+ event at the Wilmington Zoo after hours, with tastings in a keepsake souvenire mug and light local fair, plus silent auction and free-flight bird viewing.

Wein and Stein - Frankenmuth, MI - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Get your tickets at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center for a night of sampling beer and food from local establishments.

Brew N Que - Cape Charles, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Sample over 15 craft beers. Indulge in the Eastern Shore’s famous Ed Bell oysters and clams. Pig out on BBQ and the fixings, and enjoy live music!

Brew at the Zoo - Roanoke, VA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
This relaxing event will give guests the opportunity to see the animals and the view from the mountain while enjoying cold beer from this year’s participating brewery. Musical entertainment will be provided as well. Plus, you’ll want to bring your appetite with you and get some tasty dinner at this year’s participating food truck!

Zoo Brew - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: An annual event held at the Milwaukee County Zoo, with new brews from micro and macro brewers, fun foods from local area vendors, and new friends to meet all over the zoo. 21+ event. VIP tickets get you in one hour earlier.

Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and entry into beautiful Elings Park where you can enjoy an afternoon of beer samplings.

Grovetoberfest - Miami, FL - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
The largest beer festival in South Florida, with over 500 local craft beers up for sampling, live music, games, and more!

Montezuma Land Conservancy Harvest Beer Festival – Virtual Event - Cortez, CO - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2020
We are celebrating our 22nd BrewFest virtually this year! Purchase your tickets, pick up your beer and enjoy a live Zoom tasting with brewers from three local breweries. There will also be an online silent auction with some great local items! More information can be found at www.montezumaland.org/events/

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
The festival is under a huge tent right on the beach. More than 80 vendors and more 50 craft brews from over 25 breweries, plus live entertainment. 21+ event.

Trails and Ales - Richmond, VA - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2020
Calling all beer drinkers with a trail running problem for the annual Trails & Ales trail run and beer festival! Runners will have two distance options to choose from before finishing at the beer festival, where local craft brews, music, and good friends await!

Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest - Jackson, TN - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2020
Annual event from noon to 4 pm at Jackson Fairgrounds Pavilion. home brewers, craft beer samples, live cigar rolling, entertainment and food.

South Sound Craft Beer Festival - Puyallup, WA - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
Features 30 Washington breweries pouring over 100 craft beers. 21+ event.

Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest - Wilsonville, OR - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
Sample more than a dozen beers and ciders that are perfect for the fall season, and vote for who should be awarded the Boone’s Ferryman oar trophy.

Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival - Oneonta, NY - Nov 14 to Nov 14, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Beer festival in Oneonta NY

Orange County Brew Ska Ska - Silverado, CA - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
More than 90 craft breweries offer unlimited tastings of 200+ local and imported beers, along with ska and ska punk.

Chili and Beer Festival - Crested Butte, CO - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Chili & Beer Festival and Park to Peak to Pint Race – Get to Crested Butte for a weekend of beer, chili, and bikes! 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.

U.P. Fall Beer Festival - Marquette, MI - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
More than 600 local craft beers from 80 Michigan breweries with local musicians playing and food available for purchase. Overlooks Lake Superior from Mattson Lower Harbor Park. 21+ event

Great Lakes BrewFest - Racine, WI - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
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.

Thirsty Troll Brew Fest - Mount Horeb, WI - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Beer sampling features craft brewers serving over 100 different beers. Use Troll’s Gold to vote for your favorite beer of the festival! Masskrugstemmen (steinholding) competition too!

Troy on Tap Beer Festival - Troy, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Come enjoy over 120 beers from some of America’s best craft breweries, plus live music, fun activities, local vendors, and food

Flying Fish 5k - Somerdale, NJ - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
5k with beer and family fun at Flying Fish Brewery in Somerdale, NJ.

Historic Odessa Brewfest - Odessa, DE - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Support a fundraiser for the Historic Odessa Foundation while enjoying food and merchandise vendors, live bands, and unliminted sampling during the full duration of the festival!

605 Black Hills Classic Beer & Music Festival - Lead, SD - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
Live music and beers from across South Dakota for tasting. $10 entry for all, or $30 entry with unlimited beer tasting wristband.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
One of the most scenic music festivals and craft beer tastings returns for another year in a beautiful mountain resort town, Telluride! Musical offerings include blues, funk, jam bands, indie, rock, gospel and soul – plus microbrewery offerings from around the country, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, late night shows, and more! Camping options are available too!

California Brewers Festival - Sacramento, CA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
The longest running and longest pouring Sacramento beer festival. Unlimited, tokenless tasting. Tickets are already on sale so don’t miss out!

HOP in the City Beer Festival - St Louis, MO - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Food, live music and unlimited beer samples of most of the more than 40 different Schlafly Beer styles.

Newtown Beerfest - Newtown Borough, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Beer tasting, live music, food & fun at The Stockings Works.

MFBG Beerfest - Lake City, SC - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
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. Beautiful botanical Garden serves as backdrop. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Florence County Disabilities Association.

Lynchburg Beer & Wine & Cider Festival - Lynchburg, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Over 5,000 guests attend the event at Lynchburg City Stadium. Enjoy samples of over 75 different craft beers, ciders, and wines from Virginia, plus local artisans, food, and live music. The Sampling Admission Ticket includes 10 4-oz samples of beer and cider, plus unlimited wine samples and a commemorative beer or wine glass.

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival - Beacon, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Sample over 180 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries down at Riverfront Park, while enjoying live music, local vendors, and delicious food!

Adirondack 5K - Lake George, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Start and finish at Adirondack Pub & Brewery, and run in the fall foliage before relaxing with a beer with tremendous views of Lake George and some music too!

Central Pennsylvania Crab, Beer and Wine Festival - Camp Hill, PA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy artisan beer and wine from Central PA breweries and wineries, plus delicious steamed Harbor House crab and BBQ, and listen to live music. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Central PA Food Bank. 21+ only.

LA Fall Beer Fest - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Sample over 200 beers from over 80 breweries, plus bites from food trucks. Held at LA Center Studios.

Maine Brew Fest - Newry, ME - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Almost 100 craft beer and cider sampling from nearly 30 Maine breweries. This is a packed weekend with a beer dinner, an oyster tasting event, great food, family-friendly activities, and more.

Bines and Brews Hopfest - Monument, CO - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy beer, hard cider, moonshine and gin from breweries, a cidery, and distilleries. Enjoy upbeat contemporary jazz all afternoon. 21+ event

757 Battle of the Beers - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
This is the only festival in Hampton Roads that exclusively features over 30 local 757 Craft Breweries as they battle it out to win in different beer categories – with proceeds going to local Hampton Roads charities. Sample every craft beer, plus food trucks (1 meal included with the ticket), live music, and more.

Hop Harvest Beer Festival - Fairfax, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
2nd annual event at Caboose Commons, 12-7PM for good company, great food, and top-notch beer & cider. Open to the public of all ages, plus pups.

Montana Fall Rendezvous Beer Festival - Missoula, MT - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2021
Sample Montana’s local brews at Caras Park in Missoula

OktoBREWfest - Greeley, CO - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
Once known as The Greeley Oktoberfest, OktoBREWfest changed its name in 2013 to reflect the focus on specialty brews, VIP tasting tent and expanded musical entertainment. But the same German traditions will still take place. Event kicks off Friday evening with brats, beer, games and a free concert. Huge children’s area on Saturday along with more music, food and specialty beer. Stein lifting, pie eating, volleyball and life size beer pong contests.

Fall Harvest Sampler - Doylestown, PA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2021
Enjoy a night at Peace Valley Nature Center with over 50 seasonal craft beers, paired with harvest foods and desserts. There will also be live music, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, and a commemorative beer glass!

Tupelo Ale Trail - Tupelo, MS - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2021
Ale Trail is a progressive craft beer tasting with stops in shops throughout Downtown Tupelo. Start your night by picking up your beer glass and map at FNB Bank, then shop around with participating merchants. End your night with an after-party

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, AK - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Great brews, live bands, food, and fun for beer enthusiasts. 21+ event.

Harbor Brew Fest - Bridgeport, CT - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
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.

Brass City Brew Fest - Waterbury, CT - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Beer fest 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.

Maryland Microbrewery Festival - Westminster, MD - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
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 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Annual event at The Beach at Point Sebago. 35 brewers and 15+ food vendors expected.

Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival & Craft Show - Lewiston, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Chainsaw art, can releases, farmers market, craft vendors, craft beers, and more!

Sly Fox Can Jam Music Festival - Pottstown, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Free music concert at Sly Fox Brewery, featuring several styles of music, plus Sly Fox Food, beer, and gear available for purchase.

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival - Glassboro, NJ - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Live music and sampling local brews

BARCStoberfest - Baltimore, MD - Sep 25 to Oct 30, 2021
BARCStoberfest 2021 will feature a few dog and cat oriented events over the month at various locations. Contests, beer, adoptable animals, and more!

Estes Park Autumn Gold - Estes Park, CO - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Beer, brats and bands, plus a classic car show, children’s activities, raffle, and more

Hops for Hope - Raleigh, NC - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Sample over 30 beers curated by our corporate teams who partner with some of the Triangle’s finest breweries*. Hops for Hope will also host food trucks, live music, a vendor village and more!

Hometown Brewdown - Verona, WI - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Brewing competition. 21+ event

Blue-toberfest - Cambridge, MD - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
German-style food, specialty beers, Das Boot Beer-Chugging Team Challenge with prizes!

Guinness Oyster Festival - Red Bank, NJ - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2021
A street festival featuring live music on two stages and local restaurant food booths with a wide variety of food options such as lobster rolls, filet mignon sandwiches, mini-ruben’s, friend and raw oysters and of course plenty of Guinnes beers.  Family friendly event with lots of vendors and activities for the kids.

Nashville Brew Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2021
The Nashville Brew Festival will take place on the field and throughout the concourse of First Tennessee Park on Sept 20th from 7pm to 11pm. The event will feature over 50 breweries, including Nashville’s best breweries, as well as food trucks, music, lawn games and more. Both general admission ($45) and VIP ($60) will include unlimited beer, with VIP attendees having early admission and access to specialty beer poured during the first hour. Food will be sold separately.

Hops 2 Grapes Craft Beer, Wine and Whiskey Festival - Bel Air, MD - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Enjoy craft beer, local and international wines, whiskey, morning yoga, live music and food trucks. Enjoy a 165 acre farm in rural Bel Air, MD, and experience the best Maryland has to offer.

Smoke in the Valley - Seymour, CT - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
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.

Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival - Exeter, NH - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Nearly 40 breweries serving craft beers. 20 restaurants participate in the People’s Choice Cook-Off. Advanced general admission tickets available.

Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Since 2003, Hood River County, surrounded by world renowned hop growing regions, has hosted brewers each September who share their fresh-hop beer creations. More than 50 breweries offering more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and a collectible mug, are yours to enjoy for a beer garden ticket price of $15 (21+, presale rate – under 21 free but only allowed until 5pm). A portion of proceeds are given back to the community’s non-profit organizations.

Bridge Bust - Columbia, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
An arts and crafts festival on Veterans Memorial Bridge, which stretches across the Susquehanna River. Enjoy nearly 300 vendors, plus delicious food and beverage and amazing views of the river.

Fresh Hop Ale Festival - Yakima, WA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
One of the top beer festivals in the nation is located at Millennium Plaza and benefits Yakima-area based arts and science organizations.

Ozark Beerfest - Springfield, MO - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Beer fest with unlimited food and beer samples for all attendees, plus extended time and other perks for VIP ticket holders.

Kennett Brewfest - Kennett Square, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Almost 100 breweries with unique and seasonal brews, plus live music, food trucks, vendors, gaming area and more.

Villa Park Brewfest - Villa Park, IL - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Sample from more than 80 different styles of beers from America’s best craft brewers.

Limerick Uncorked Festival - Schwenksville, PA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Vendors, vineyards, breweries, food trucks, live music and more! Sample wine and beer or purchase full-glass pours and bottles/cans. Proceeds benefit Limerick Parks & Recreation Department. Previously called the Wine, Beer & Food Festival

Hoptoberfest - Pikeville, KY - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Pikeville’s annual craft beer festival. Enjoy over 80 different beers around the US paired with great food and entertainment.

Hops and Harvest Festival - Columbia, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Showcases the finest craft beer, music, and food.

Easton Beer Fest - Easton, MD - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
40+ craft brewers offering unlimited samples of nearly 90 beers. Live music, vendors, food, games and more.

Bikes and Beers Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2021
Head out from Yards Brewery on a 15, 30 or 45 mile race through the beautiful city of Philadelphia.

Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival - Miramar Beach, FL - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
Sample and savor more than 200 domestic and international craft beers.

NH Brew Fest - Portsmouth, NH - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Held on the grounds of beautiful Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, formerly Redhook Ale Brewery, this event is presented each year as a special fundraiser for the Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB’s The Morning Buzz. Admission includes entry to the event, 5 oz. souvenir sampler cup, beer samples and live music and entertainment. VIP ticket gets you early admission to the first of two sessions.

Bierborse - Rapid City, SD - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Free admission to a local craft beer festival at Main Street Square. Experience ticketed microbrew tasting, sample homebrew, win contests, beer stock exchange, polka music, stein holding competitions, and have fun at The Black Hills Beer Beverage Garden.

Grand Ledge Beer Fest - Grand Ledge, MI - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
12 local breweries and cideries at Fitzgerald Field

Brews and Bivalves - Laurel, MD - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
A day of craft beer, oysters—buck-a-shuck, fried, grilled, and baked, Casino-style and fundraising fun to benefit the Oyster Recover Partnership. Plus, new beer releases, live music, local ice cream (made with Jailbreak Brewery beer), and more.

Stein Dash 5k - Puyallup, WA - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2021
3.1 miles of Run – Chug – Running. 3.1 miles of beer stops from start to finish. The Stein Dash isn’t your typical fun run, this 5K jaunt around the Washington State Fair includes 3 beer stops along course, filling your stein every mile. Chug, sip or pound that beer though and get back on course because the clock doesn’t stop as you drink!

Fresh Hops Festival - Warren, VT - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2021
10 Vermont brewers to choose from. Guests will receive a pour card for fifteen 5 oz. pours and a commemorative Fresh Hops Festival logoed glass. Non-drinkers and designated drivers are welcome to join, and do not need a ticket. Live music. Held at the Lincoln Peak Courtyard at Sugarbush

Beervana Fest - Cranston, RI - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2021
250+ world class beers. Advance tickets are $55 online. Located at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Runs from 6:30 – 9 PM.

Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Annual event runs from noon to 5 PM. Beer and wine aficionados will unite to enjoy sampling craft beer and great food

Swain Beer Festival - Swain, NY - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Come sample local brews from over 40 local breweries, delicous food trucks, and check out the amazing vendors while enjoying live music

Gloucester Township Food and Craft Beer Festival - Blackwood, NJ - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Over 20 food trucks will be set up, and a beer garden at the Gloucester Township Library, plus live music. Free admission!

Hops on the Mon - Morgantown, WV - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
The organizers are taking High Street in the heart of historic downtown Morgantown and turning it into a mecca of beer greatness where you can savor the highest quality and most distinctive local, American, and European craft beer.There’s food, music and more. Have a bite and cast your vote for the winner of the ‘Perfect Pierogi & Dumpling Showdown’ featuring Morgantown’s best restaurants. Listen to some cool tunes or try your luck at the festival arcade

Texas Craft Brewers Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
The state’s largest craft beer event focuses exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer. 21+ event at Fiesta Gardens. Since 2003.

Detroit Fall Beer Festival - Detroit, MI - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
One of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings with over 1,000 craft beers from 120 Michigan breweries, plus food from area restaurants, all served up at Eastern Market. 21+ event

Shreveport Brew - Shreveport, LA - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
Annual beer festival, held since 2009.

Texas Craft Brewers Festival - Austin, TX - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
Featuring live music, food trucks, and beer sampling from 90 small and independent Texas craft breweries!

Off the Rails Beer Festival - Ashland, VA - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
Come taste the finest craft beers Central Virginia has to offer in historic small town Ashland, Virginia. This event is family friendly and offers food truck fare, great music and BEER. All proceeds benefit the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, a non-profit community center that supports Arts, Education and Community.

Shore Craft Beer Fest – Octoberfest - Ocean City, MD - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
Experience a craft beer festival featuring only local craft beers brewed on the Shore while enjoying the beauty of Ocean City in the off-season

Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival - Wilmington, NC - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2021
Sample from 100 craft breweries and wineries in one place. Held for over 15 years in Wrightsville Beach. Don’t miss the Voracious & Rare Beer Festival on Friday night!

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Lutherville-Timonium, MD - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2021
Annual festival serving up more than 60 beers, 40 bourbons, lots of BBQ, live music and more

Lighthouse Voracious & Rare Festival - Wilmington, NC - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2021
They’ve selected 50 breweries through a rigorous selection process, selected to pour their favorite limited release beers [read as: beers you’ll never have otherwise]. Also included in the evening is dinner, delightfully rare voracious brews, and live music. Followed by the larger Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival the next day.

Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival - Mendocino County, CA - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
Events take place throughout Mendocino County, which is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the candy cap mushroom (which has a maple syrup flavor) that only grows in on the Northern California coast. Enjoy mushroom dinners, wine and beer pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, and more

San Diego Beer Week - San Diego, CA - Nov 5 to Nov 14, 2021
A 10-day celebration of independent craft breweries in San Diego County, with events held across the county in breweries, bars, restaurnats and more.

Treasure Coast Beer Fest - Port St Lucie, FL - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
A Veterans’ Day weekend tradition at Tradition Square, where attendees can sample more than 300 beers from 50+ breweries, plus wine, food trucks, live music, games for all. If you aren’t sampling beer and wine, admission is free! Proceeds benefit organizations helping veterans and their families, Operation 300, as well as other local causes.

Fallbrew - Idaho Falls, ID - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
Come enjoy local craft beers and live music on the stage.

Cedar Rapids Beer Summit - Cedar Rapids, IA - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
Over 100 craft beer and seltzer samples from more than 50 breweries, plus live music, great vendors, and delicious food available for purchase

Traverse City Beer Week - Traverse City, MI - Nov 12 to Nov 19, 2021
Enjoy beer tastings, dinners, and workshops, all week long.

Stony Point Beer Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2021
This annual event will have local and regional breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries offering samples of everything with your souvenir sample glass, food from on-site restaurants and other local vendors, fun and unique games from River City Sports & Social Club, live music & more!

Stony Point Wine, Beer, & Spirits Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 13 to Nov 13, 2021
An amazing day celebrating Virginia distilleries, breweries, wineries, cideries and more!

WinterFest at Scioto Mile - Columbus, OH - Dec 4 to Dec 4, 2021
A celebration of the season featuring local and national musical acts, seasonal craft beer and cocktails along with favorite dishes from Columbus food trucks.

Brew at the Zoo – Dakota Zoo - Bismarck, ND - Aug 18 to Aug 18, 2022
Brew at the Zoo features a variety of beers to sample from local distributors. Craft brewers will be in the house as well.. Great bites will also be available from local restaurants. All guests for this event must be 21 years of age or older

German Bierfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Aug 20 to Aug 20, 2022
The craziest authentic German party in Atlanta is back for another year! Come sample more than 40 authentic German beers, as well as authentic German cuisine like bratwurst, pretzels, and schnitzel from German restaurants and food vendors from all around the city. There is also a tug of war competition and VIP tents available.

Pints in the Pines - Idylwild, CA - Aug 20 to Aug 20, 2022
Pints in the Pines is a live art and emerging beer festival to benefit Animal Rescue Friends (ARF)

Burning Foot Beer Festival - Muskegon, MI - Aug 27 to Aug 27, 2022
Burning Foot Beer Festival is a celebration of beer, beach, art and music. The festival will be held along Lake Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore in Muskegon, MI, offering the perfect way to end the summer. Beach camping and barefoot entry make it unique, the Brewers’ Ring makes it extraordinary. 70+ breweries, art, 2 stages of live music, food and more!

Coastal Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 27 to Aug 27, 2022
Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven, featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!

Beer Fest of Ale - Princeton, MA - Aug 27 to Aug 27, 2022
Annual Beer Fest of Ale will feature over 40 local and national breweries! Come enjoy a day of sampling, food, live music, and entertainment. You will receive a free Beer Fest of Ale sampling glass with purchase as well as 25 sampling tickets! This is a 21+ Event.

Key West Brewfest - Key West, FL - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2022
Try tasting more than 200 beers in one long weekend at a variety of beer-themed events created by the Southernmost Beach Resort team.

Schweitzer Fall Fest - Sandpoint, ID - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
Live music and more than 60 regional microbrews are on tap for this event along with sightseeing, souvenir glassware, kids soda tent and arts, crafts and food vendors.

Ballpark Brew Bash - Buffalo, NY - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2022
3-7pm at Sahlen Field

Septemberfest - Schaumberg, IA - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2022
Arts & crafts show, craft beer & wine tent, carnival, 3 stages of live entertainment, Taste of Schaumburg, parade, fireworks and more at the municipal center on Schaumburg Ct. Free admission

Mount Snow Brewers Festival - Mount Snow, VT - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2022
Enjoy brews from nearly 50 different breweries who are on-hand pouring their beers and ciders from 100+ different taps, plus live music, great food and more.

Western Maryland Craft Beverage Festival - Frostburg, MD - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2022
Annual festival designed to showcase Maryland’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries

Emerald Coast Beer Festival - Pensacola, FL - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2022
26th annual. Beer tasting and pairing dinner. Doors open at 5:30pm CST and event ends at 8:30pm.  A souvenir tasting glass is included with a full admission ticket purchase for the first 2,500 entrants.

Septembeerfest - Corvallis, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Beers, ciders and meads in Avery Park from the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers.

Lafayette Brew Fest - Lafayette, CO - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Beer sampling, wine for sale, food and live music. Free admission with beer tickets by 4oz pour.

Steers and Beers Festival - Colorado Springs, CO - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2022
Hundreds of brews and whiskeys to sample! Meander throughout the ballrooms, sampling products, have a seat with your friends outside on the patio to enjoy the view, ride the mechanical bull, and sample, sample, sample!

Denver Beer Week - Denver, CO - Sep 30 to Oct 8, 2022
Annual beer festival, with all things beer and more than 100 beer-related events across Denver with tap takeovers, beer tappings, meet the brewers event, beer & food pairings and more, culminating with the Great American Beer Festival, where more than 3,800 beers from 800 US breweries will be available.

New Mexico Brew Fest - Albuquerque, NM - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2022

Established in 2010, the New Mexico Brew Fest has grown into craft beer lovers favorite fall festivals in New Mexico and the Southwest

Held during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in early October, NMBF always draws a few thousand thirsty craft beer lovers convening for a full day of beer sampling, live music, local food and craft beer camaraderie.

On hold in 2020 and 2021, NMBF makes a huge return this year, marking its 11th annual festival. Make plans to witness the festival’s big return and celebrate the tasty accomplishments of the craft brewers of the Land of Enchantment!

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, CO - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2022
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.

Gretna Heritage Fest - Gretna, LA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
25 city blocks of carnival rides and games, German beer garden, Latino Village, Italian Village, arts & crafts, live music and more.

Donut and Beer Fest - Battle Creek, MI - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2022
The festival Homer Simpson always wanted! Attendees can expect one-of-a-kind doughnuts, craft beers, ciders, live music and fun including yard games, contests, on-field activities and much more. This is a festival on the move so attend when it’s near you!

Good Beer Festival - Salisbury, MD - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2022
Over 100 different craft beers and unlimited tastings from master brewers. Features live music and other fun activities. Held at the Pemberton Historical Park.

Choctoberfest - Hershey, PA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2022
Choctoberfest: a celebration of bands, beers, bites, and chocolate! Enjoy a fall afternoon full of great live music, local craft beer, delicious food from downtown restaurants, and, of course, chocolate! Choctoberfest offers an array of activities for all ages to enjoy and is free and open to the public, with food and beverages available for purchase.

Brats, Brews and Bands - Lacey, WA - Dec 30 to Dec 30, 2022
Celebrating NYE this year – With 12+ bands, a wide variety of beers on tap, local food trucks, and a brand NEW wine garden, it is an event you won’t want to miss!

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!
    Rosemary

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