Enjoy the fun and festivities of Oktoberfest – no passports needed!! Traditionally a beer festival that runs from September 21st – October 6th, it is also known for celebrating German culture, food, and entertainment. FairfieldMoms has rounded up Connecticut’s Oktoberfest celebrations to get you in the spirit of gemütlichkeit!
Rotary Pavilion at Fowler Field, Milford
September 20th – September 21st
Friday – 5pm – 10pm | Saturday – 12pm – 9pm
General Admission – $10 – $30
Beer: Fill up your Das Boot and Beer Steins with over 16 German beers provided by Orange Ale House!
Food: There will be a variety of food trucks, and of course, what’s an Oktoberfest without brats & wurst? And the wildly popular Brat Eating contest – so come hungry!!
Costume Contest: Get out your Lederhosen, Dirndl, and German finery and register to win – best costume voted wins cash prize!
Family Friendly: ‘Family Corner’ area with lots of fun activities, popular games, and even some hula-hooping
Saturday – Run & Chug 5K (or walk) 11:30am
Two Roads 2019 Ok2berfest
Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford
September 21st – September 22nd
12pm – 6:30pm
21+ Only | $25 General Admission | $15 Designated Driver Admission
SATURDAY: 1 Stein Holding Competition (Male & Female Rounds) & 1 Bratwurst Eating Competition (Male & Female Rounds)
SUNDAY: 2 Stein Holding Competitions (Male & Female Round for each competition time)
Downtown Oktoberfest 2019
Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery, Bethel
12pm – 6pm
General admission 21+ $20 | Ages 13-20 $10 | 12yr and under are free
Join us for a fun filled afternoon! Bethel’s own brewery Broken Symmetry will be pouring our Oktoberfest, Festbier and Hefeweizen! Great food vendors including Broken Symmetry, Taproot, J Lawrence, La Zingara/ ECCO rooftop and House of Yoshida. Live music with “The Hot Club of Black Rock, “The Pocket Hotties” and “Matt McNulty & Friend”. There will be contests including the infamous “Stein Holding” contest and activities scheduled throughout the day don’t miss out on the family fun! The first 600 21+ tickets purchased will receive a 16oz “Downtown Oktoberfest” commemorative mug at the door. It is a cash only event for beer and food so stop by the ATM before coming.
Oktoberfest In The Park
Presented by Half Full Brewery
Mill River Park, Stamford
September 27th – September 28th
Friday 4pm-9pm | Saturday 2pm – 9pm
Adults $25 | Designated Driver $12 | Kids under 12 FREE
Oktoberfest In The Park is an Oktoberfest-style event featuring the area’s best food trucks, a true “garden” themed Pop-Up Beer Garden, and Live Music from a variety of local and regional acts. The festival is held in support of the Mill River Park Collaborative and takes place on The North Lawn & Grand Steps in Mill River Park in downtown Stamford.
Ripka’s Beach Cafe, Norwalk
3pm – 8pm
Adults $30 | Kids $15
September and “Oktober” are the best months of the year here at the beach (aside from all the others)….get yer Lederhosen out and celebrate the Autumn with a family fun event with “Bavarian” roast pig, pretzels, Brats & Beer (root beer available). The fun at the beach continues year round!
Oktoberfest at Bushnell Beer Garden
Bushnell Beer Garden, Hartford
1pm – 5pm
General Admission $25 onsite | Designated Drive $10
We’re turning The Bushnell Beer Garden into an official Biegarten! German festbiers from Hog River Brewing Co. & Hanging Hills Brewing Company, Imported German Oktoberfest style beers, German fare and pizza from Harry’s Pizza, West Hartford Center, Fresh donuts from Faddy’s Donuts & Ice Cream, Live music, Contests & Competitions: Stein Holding, Malt Sack Racing, Keg Tossing, Kid & dog-friendly. General admission tickets include entrance to event, a commemorative stein and first beer fill on us!
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury
September 28th – September 29th
11am – 5pm
Live music both days as well as seasonal beer and great food. Free admission to the pavilion. Use promo code OKTOBERFEST19 for special pre-sale dinner and all-day ride pass only $21.99 per person! Live music starts at 1 p.m. Free pumpkin decorating for the kids!
The Pavilion, Norwalk
12pm – 6pm
21+ Only | General Admission $20 | Designated Driver $10
Come enjoy a variety of Oktoberfest BEER, German FARE, 6 hours of LIVE MUSIC and a great time! The first 500 tickets sold will include a custom beer stein and one free Oktoberfest beer to fill it up! A portion of the proceeds from the day will go to benefit The Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center whose mission is to help all children with mental and behavioral health needs achieve emotional stability, academic success, and happy and productive lives.
Oktoberfest at Rothbard
Stony Creek Beer, Branford
12pm – 10pm
21+ only | General Admission $20
Join us on Saturday, October 5th as we transform Stony Creek Brewery into a German Beer Garden! The day will be filled with live music, games, pretzels, sausages, dancing, fun and of course delicious BEER! Entry to the celebration includes your first beer and a commemorative stein. The stein will be yours to keep and continue to use throughout the day!
Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown
10am – 4pm
General Admission $5 per person | $20 per family up to a family of 6 | Children under 2yrs are FREE
Merryhill Child Care Center and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, two local non-profit organizations, present “Fun-Tober Fest,” a family-friendly event, featuring a Touch-a-Truck, ambulance painting, Newtown Therapy Dogs, food from Franco’s Pizza & Pasta and more! We will be “horn-free” from 10-11 am for children with sensitive ears and special needs.
Octoberfest Cornhole Tournament
Charter Oak Brewing Company, LLC, Danbury
General Admission $40 per team or $20 per person
Baggin Boardz Cornhole is excited to announce a tournament at Charter Oak Brewing Company on October 5, 2019. This event will begin at 1 PM. Join us for a fun day filled with Cornhole, 10 rotating beers on tap and food from Chamo Food Truck. Double Elimination. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
6pm – 10pm
General Admission: $60
Join us at Castle Hill Farm for another REACHtoberfest that is sure to be one to remember! Your ticket includes live music, unlimited craft beer tasting from some of the best breweries in New England, wine tasting from over 40 wineries, and all you can eat from The Big Green Pizza Truck and the famous Spud Truck! Explore our huge event tent for your chance to win great raffle prizes and take part in our silent auction. Feel free to relax by the raging bonfire and enjoy good music while toasting up some s’mores! This is an event you’ll want to bring some friends to, so buy your tickets in advance and save! Here’s the best part – it’s all for a good cause! All funds raised from this gala will go directly towards REACH Newtown’s Youth Programs.
Athletic Brewing Company, Stratford
11am – 6pm
Race & Admission $45 | Food & Beer $30
Lace up for a exhilarating 5k beforehand, starting and finishing at our brewery. A 1 mile walk route is also available. Then raise a stein of Athletic and be merry! All while enjoying authentic German cuisine and live Oktoberfest music. All attendees will receive an Oktoberfest Stein
Reverie Brewing Oktoberfest 2019
Reverie Brewing Company, Newtown
11am – 5pm
General Admission $25 (presale) | Day Of $30
Ticket includes commemorative 10oz glass, first two drinks free, drink specials all day, special cask beer release, contests (stein holding, bratwurst eating, German Horse Races), kids activities, live music (Traditional Oktoberfest music at 11:30 followed by more live music in the afternoon). Also, Grumpy Pig will be there all day serving up German style cuisine!
If we missed any Oktoberfests happening in Connecticut, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!