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Oktoberfest 2021 Festivities

Boston is filled with an abundance of local breweries, from nationally known brands to small, unique shops, making it no surprise that the city offers many Oktoberfest events.

Night Shift

Photo by: Night Shift 

Experience some of the top 2021 celebrations!

September 25: Night Shift Oktoberfest 

Oktoberfest at Night Shift is back again! Enjoy local beer, German music and cuisine, and a Stein holding competition!

More information here.

September 24-26: Sam Adams Oktoberfest 

As one of New England's original craft breweries, Sam Adams is a go-to destination for beer events. Oktoberfest here includes incredible German-inspired beers, live music, fest food, lawn games, and stein hoisting contests all weekend long. The events will take place at the Boston Taproom and the Boston Brewery locations.

More information here. 

A banner hangs over a walkway that says Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Photo by: Sam Adams

September 23-25: Democracy Brewing 

Democracy Brewing is throwing a multi-day Oktoberfest bash! From Thursday, September 23 to Saturday, September 25, sample the best sausages, enjoy specialty beer, participate in stein holding contests, and listen to live music!

More information here.


October 1-2: Harpoon Oktoberfest 

This 2-day festival is Harpoons biggest event of the year! Come to enjoy flowing taps, live oompah music, stein-hoisting competitions, and more with thousands of friends. Want to celebrate Octoberfest with your furry friend? Dogtoberfest is taking place on Sunday, October 3!

More information here.


October 2-3: Oktoberfest at Wachusett Mountain 

Raise your steins and toss the empty kegs as you eat, drink and celebrate with live German music, contests, shows, craft, and farmers' market vendors, and activities for the whole family.  

More information here.

Three people cheers plastic cups full of beer during a live musical performance.

Photo by: Wachusett Mountain

October 10: Oktoberfest in Harvard Square

Annual Oktoberfest attended by 100,000 includes a legendary HONK parade, Sam Adams Beer Garden, 50+ international food vendors, multiple stages of live entertainment, sidewalk vendors, and family-friendly activities. 

More information here.