Beer lovers: don’t be caught flat-flooted: despite the name, Oktoberfests (or Octoberfest) are starting up now – in September – at indoor and outdoor places across New England: German Clubs, ski mountains, breweries, and elsewhere. Find a full list of Oktoberfests in New England.
This is a grand time to get out with friends in the splendor of mid-fall and to taste traditional German beers along with the many small-batch and micro-brews that New England brewers are producing everywhere you look.
Enjoy German food and music, silly competitions like keg tossing, and outdoor fun for kids and families. Also: if your lust for excellent beer extends to every month of the year, many New England breweries offer brewery tours and tastings all yearlong.