Fall & Oktoberfests


oktoberfest_barbieFall is festival time. Whether it’s a harvest festival, an Oktoberfest, a mushroom celebration or even one last summer picnic. September and early October are full of fun ways to spend your weekend.

Canstatter Volksfest
Saturday, September 5th through the 7th
Northeast Philadelphia’s Oktoberfest features, beer and wine, crafts, singing and dancing, souvenires and yes, Alterweibermühle, a fountain of youth.

Johnny Brenda’s Pils Picnic
Saturday, September 12th
JB’s isn’t quite ready to shut the door on summer and they’re counter programming with their PIls Picnic. 10 local pils style beers on tap as tehy serve up picnic food like deviled eggs, potato salad, cold fried chicken and more.

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival
Saturday, September 12th and 13th
Celebrate the noble mushroom as well as Kennett Square Pennsylvania, the world’s mushroom capital.

Philly Oktoberfest at the Armory
Saturday, September 19th
Two beer drinking sessions at the Armory on 23rd Street. More than 25 Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers plus food.

Teresa’s Next Door Oktoberfest
Sunday, September 20th
Celebrate Oktoberfest along the streets of Wayne while watching the Eagles on a big screen TV and enjoying draft beer from Teresa’s Next Door.

Brauhaus Schmitz
Monday, September 21st to Saturday, September 26th
Everything from German quizzo and beer expert competitions to Saturday’s indoor/outdoor event. More details here.

Oktoberfest Celebration at Triumph New Hope
September 26th and 27th
Five bands, German food, kids’ activities and of course Triumph Oktoberfest Beer

Stoudt’s Pumpkin Night at Grey Lodge
Thursday, October 1st
Stoudt’s is releasing their first pumpkin beer. There will be four firkins, each with different amounts of peppercorns within.

Midtown Village Fall Festival
Saturday, October 3rd
It’s the fourth annual Midtown Village Fall Festival for the area spanning 11th to Broad, from Spruce to Market. There will be sumo wrestling in front of Raw, a beer garden by McGillin’s and much more.

Sippin’ by the River
Sunday, October 4th
Sippin’ by the River has been going strong for 15 years. Wines, beers, gourmet food and tutored tasting at Festival Pier.

Monk’s Cafe: Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Tuesday, October 13th
Traditional Sauerbraten & Kartoffel Klossewill be the main course along with interpretations of Oktoberfest classics. There will also be a variety of German and locally made German-style beers.

Check out some of these fine local fall beers as well: