Cheers to New England’s Fall Beer Festivals

What could be better than enjoying a crisp foliage-filled fall weekend in New England? The answer: just add beer. Autumn, and October in particular, is not only peak leaf peeping season ’round these parts, it’s also the perfect time to raise a stein at one of the areas many brewfests. Here are a couple of our picks, all within easy driving distance. Mark your calendar and make your plans today. Prost!

Harpoon Octoberfest Boston
October 4 & 5, 2019
Join thousands of fellow beer lovers on the streets of Boston for Harpoon’s biggest party of the year. This two-day festival takes place outside the brewery beneath the tents and features live oompah music, stein-hoisting competitions, and more.

White Mountain Oktoberfest
October 12 & 13, 2019
Lincoln, NH
Get a taste of the Bavarian Alps right here in New England at the region’s largest celebration of German food, drink, and music. This two-day festival at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire, perfectly coincides with fall foliage season, so you’ll enjoy beer and brats alongside stunning mountain views.

Swine & Stein Oktoberfest
October 12, 2019
This annual event transforms Water Street in historic Gardiner, Maine, into an open-air beer garden with food, drink, and talent. Besides local pork, a variety of culinary delights from across the state as well as Maine beers will be available. The festivities include live music all day and family-friendly activities for little ones.

Mount Snow Oktoberfest
October 12 & 13, 2019
West Dover, VT
Now in its 22nd year, this Columbus Day weekend tradition features plenty of beer, schnitzel, oompah music, family-friendly games, a famous “schnitzel toss,” and more. Come for the festival and stay for the prime foliage watching!

Text by Allie Herzog

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