By: Merrill Allen, Harpoon Helps Published:
Work up an appetite for our 14th annual Harpoon Octoberfest presented by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC by kicking up your heels at the Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race on Sunday, October 11th at the brewery! This scenic 3.6 (hilly!) race benefits The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center and captures all the beautiful fall foliage Windsor, Vermont has to offer. Being around thousands of beer loving athletes is awesome but what makes this race even more amazing is the creativity runners put into their race day costumes. To give you some inspiration, here’s our top 10 favorite costumes from over the years. Think you can do better? Prove it! Register to run today!
- Although the outfit affected her stride, we think the result was well worth it.
- I think we can all agree that adding a Viking helmet to just about any outfit is an instant upgrade.
- Couples that Oompah together, stay together.
- Don’t let traditional gender norms limit your creativity!
- Nothing adds a warm fall touch like a good flannel (and corduroy adult overalls).
- Many, many bottle caps were harmed during the creation of this outfit. Rest assured, no beer was wasted.
- We’re not sure what association chickens have with Octoberfest. And we don’t care. One can only hope to look half as cool as these chick magnets.
- Whether you participate by camel or your own two feet, be sure you are ready to finish in style.
- This runner certainly knows a stylish Harpoon dry-fit is the best option for a sunny day. Order this year’s dry-fit t-shirt here!
- These Harpoon Heroes look ready for their favorite Fall seasonal offering. Bring on the Octoberfest!
By: The Employee-Owners at Harpoon Published:
These tips + your awesomeness = #bestweekendever.
Being our 26th Harpoon Octoberfest, we’ve learned a thing or two. And since we’re friends, here are 10 Harpoon #ProTips to make this year’s Octoberfest the best yet. We’ll see you October 2nd and 3rd in Boston and October 10th and 11th in Windsor, VT!
- You’ve heard it before: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” When you’re going to a beer festival, you will live or die by this statement. #Protip: Eat breakfast/lunch.
- Harpoon Octoberfest is rain or shine. We’re praying for sunshine, but we’ll be celebrating even if it’s pouring. #Protip: Check your weather app and plan your fab fall fashion accordingly.
- Entrance into the festival, beer tickets, and food are cash only. We have ATMs on site but why pay the fee? #Protip: Stop by the ATM before the festival.
- There will probably be lines to get in (in Boston). Even your mean tweets won’t make the lines shorter. Please note: the doors close at 9pm on Friday and 5:30pm on Saturday. #Protip: Get here early. Like really, really early.
- There’s a magical place inside the festival referred to internally as the “back bar”. This truly beautiful place has the same beer as the other two bars, with a fraction of the people. Go there and be free, friends. #Protip: Don’t forget about the 3rd bar.
- We’re all adults right? OK then. For the love of all things holy, please don't throw your cup on the ground and then stomp on it. Just don’t do it. And if you’re reading this and thinking “What kind of monster would do such a thing?!” that’s exactly what we say…every year. #Protip: Refrain from stomping on your plastic souvenir cup, you monster.
- Plan ahead so you can get back to wherever you plan on sleeping, safely. #Protip: Use public transportation or decide on a DD ahead of time.
- Nothing ruins your festival experience like having to go cell phone fishing in a porta potty. It happens every year to a handful of poor souls. Don’t be a statistic. #Protip: Remove your phone from your back pocket before you enter the porta potty.
- You can certainly show up to Harpoon Octoberfest solo, but coming with a group is recommended. They can 1. Tell you when you have mustard on your face, 2. Hold your hand as you weave through the crowd, and 3. Spot you a beer ticket when you’re in need. #Protip: come with friends, preferably your reliable, fun ones.
We love being in the Seaport. And the Seaport loves us. Help us keep the love alive by being respectful when you leave the festival. You want us to keep throwing huge festivals right?! #Protip: Have fun, drink responsibly, follow tip #6, and be respectful of our awesome neighbors.