Oktoberfest in Vermont

Vermont will draw a crowd for Oktoberfest in September and October 2020 as local residents and visitors enjoy the German beer, food and fall foliage in New England. The local communities, breweries and ski resorts celebrate the marriage of the future King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Mount Snow Oktoberfest & Harvest Art & Craft Festival - West Dover, VT - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
The Mount Snow Oktoberfest will feature German beer, cuisine, and games for kids and adults. It’s the Annual Arts & Crafts Fair too. Children’s games in the kids zone include bean bag toss, bouncy house and pumpkin painting. An apple sling shot and the schnitzel toss mean there are plenty of activities for kids at this family friendly event. Selection of beer from at least twenty-five different German and domestic breweries. A Columbus Day Weekend tradition since 1997, the Mount Snow Oktoberfest is one of their signature festivals and was named The Best Fall Event in VT for 2018 by Yankee Magazine.

Some of these Oktoberfest parties might be on the smaller side. You should also consider traveling to these nearby states to party for Oktoberfest: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York.

 

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Past Events

Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest - Stowe, VT - Sep 21, 2019
Austrian music, strolling accordionist, lawn games and more. Free admission and a la carte Austrian food and beer available throughout the day. Purchase a von Trapp Brewing beer and leave with a commemorative 2019 Trapp Oktoberfest beer stein. Held in the von Trapp bierhall at the Lodge

Bennington Oktoberfest - Bennington, VT - Oct 5, 2019
The North Bennington Oktoberfest hosted by the Norshaft Lions and Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce at Colgate Park. It will have live music as well as Bavarian food, Oktoberfest beer, family activities and arts & craft vendors. Admission is $8.

Sugarbush Resort Oktoberfest - Warren, VT - Oct 13, 2019
Family friendly event with live music, beer garden, German games and kid-friendly Bavarian buffet and activities.

We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!

We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.

Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.

The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.

Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.

Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.

Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.

Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

Find other fun things to do in Vermont in fall:

Vermont Festivals
Vermont Corn Mazes
Vermont Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Vermont
Vermont Pumpkin Patches.

4 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Vermont

  1. Karen A. Fay says:

    Hello,
    I am the new manager of the St. Andrews Bag Pipe Band of Vt. Please send information about the Octoberfest event.
    We are interested in participating in the event. Please send information to me, Karen A. Fay at [email protected]

    Thank you,

    Karen A. Fay

    • Wayne Melton says:

      Hello Karen

      I am not sure on which Oktoberfest event you need the information. The Stowe Oktoberfest appears nearby. Contact Bob shown below for information.

      Wayne Melton

      Contact and Sponsor Opportunities:

      Bob Petrichko – Chairperson

      802-253-3928

      [email protected]

  2. Pat Gaudette says:

    interested in visiting Burlington Vermont . Is there any festivals going on the last weekend in October?

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