A guide to Oktoberfest celebrations in Massachusetts

Where to go to celebrate the festivities with beer, food, and more.

Idle Hands Oktoberfest stein hoisting
A stein hosting competition as part of the Oktoberfest celebration at Idle Hands. Photo provided

Why go to Munich when you can be in Massachusetts? 

Between September and October, breweries, bars, and restaurants across Massachusetts are celebrating this well-known German holiday with a variety of activities.

So mark your calendars, put on the lederhosen, get ready to drink some beer at these Massachusetts Oktoberfest events. 

Now to Oct. 31: Celebrate with delicious food at The Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant

With a special Oktoberfest menu, 80 beers on draft, and the staff in full Oktoberfest attire, this Hudson restaurant promises a true Oktoberfest experience.

Oct. 1: Join an outdoor celebration at Northern Sky

This celebration has a New England twist, showcasing New England craft brewers along with German food. 

Oct. 2: Bring the whole family to Wachusett Mountain’s Oktoberfest

This Oktoberfest celebration features fun activities for the whole family.

Oct. 2: Let your dog have a ‘beer,’ too, at Dogtoberfest

Harpoon’s Dogtoberfest allows furry friends to join the celebration, making the day all the more paw-some. 

Oct. 9: Join a long-standing Cambridge tradition

Harvard Square will be hosting its 43rd annual Oktoberfest, filled with food and fun activities. 


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