Octoberfest in Boston was the very first festival we threw here at the brewery back in 1990. More than two decades and thousands of oompah songs later, Harpoon Octoberfest has become a beloved New England fall celebration. What’s not to love about a big party at your local brewery, sipping on fresh Octoberfest beer alongside your friends, nibbling on bratwursts, watching (or joining) chicken dancing and German chocolate cake-eating contests, and toasting it all while lederhosen-clad oompah musicians waltz their hearts out?
What is Harpoon Octoberfest all about?A festival of beer, music, and Fall in New England at the Harpoon Brewery. Come celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the original New England-style Octoberfest.
- A wide selection of fall Harpoon beer, including IPA, Octoberfest, and UFO Pumpkin
- Plenty of German food sold by a local guest restaurant
- The best Chicken Dancing this side of the Alps and the famous keg bowling game
- Three stages of music including New England’s premiere German Oompah bands
- Tickets are not sold in advance. Please pay entry fee at the door. Must be 21+ and have proper I.D.
RSVP INFO: No RSVP required! Pay entry fee at the door. Cash only.
This year's bands include:
- The Jolly Kopperschmidts
- Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band
- Summer Villains
- Howl At The Moon Dueling Piano Show
- Cover Me Badd
We'll also got a great lineup of contests throughout the day, including a German Cake Eating Contest and a Chicken Dancing Contest.
Cover Charge includes: A souvenir Pint Cup and one (1) drink ticket (does not include food or additional beers)
Designated Driver Info: Remember to plan ahead and figure out how you will be getting home. Harpoon supports a Designated Driver program at each Festival. All designated drivers should visit the Customer Service booth when they arrive at the Festival where they will receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
Festival Rules: Rain or Shine. Please dress accordingly. Must be 21+ with proper ID. Tickets are not sold in advance. Pay at the entrance. Cash only.
Getting to Festival Info: There is no parking at the brewery for the festival. Shuttles will be running from South Station. Pick up is on Summer St heading toward Fort Point Channel.
Friend of Harpoon
FRIDAY NIGHT DISCOUNT
On the Friday night of Harpoon Octoberfest, present your Friend of Harpoon Card, and you will receive half price admission ($10 includes admission, one drink ticket, and souvenir cup)! You can bring one buddy in the Friend of Harpoon line with you (they pay full price). Remember to show your card and ID at the door! We will also accept print outs of (or show on mobile device) the Friend of Harpoon confirmation email with barcode from new members in 2013 or a print out of your profile page.
On the Saturday of Harpoon Octoberfest in Boston, we expect thousands of people to join us for a pint, and we want to make sure you get to enjoy the day too! Bring your Friend of Harpoon card and head over to the VIP Friend of Harpoon line with one guest. There is no discount to the price of admission on Saturday, but you will have priority access. If the event is at capacity, we will admit guests as space becomes available.
NOT YET A FRIEND OF HARPOON?
Sign up by 10/2 to be eligible for the discount at Octoberfest or find the Friend of Harpoon table during the festival and register so you will be eligible for future events. Please bring a print out of your confirmation email with the barcode.