Octoberfest 2021 FAQs

Octoberfest FAQs

When is Octoberfest Festival?
  • Friday, October 1st  – 6PM – 11PM (Doors close at 9:30pm)
  • Saturday, October 2nd – 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Doors close at 5:30 pm)
Can I pre-purchase tickets?

We highly recommend pre-purchasing your tickets in advance. Tickets coming soon!

Day of tickets will be available if the festival does not sell out. You will still need to pre-purchase the ticket before coming into the Festival. Tickets are valid during the entire entrance operating hours.

You are able to transfer a ticket to a friend! Just forward them the ticket – no need to worry about calling us or changing the name on the ticket, as we will be scanning people in and the name on the ticket does not have to match the name on the ID.

Can I go to the Festival if I don’t have a pre-purchased ticket?

YES – You can pay when you arrive through our on-line ticketing platform. BUT – If the event sells out, then “day of” tickets may not be available. You may have to wait in line if a line exists.

How much does it cost?

Friday Ticket:  $30 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 1 beer ticket & souvenir cup) or $44 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 3 beer tickets & souvenir cup).

Saturday Ticket: $35 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 1 beer ticket & souvenir cup) or $49 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 3 beer tickets & souvenir cup).

Pay at the door admission charge is $35 + Eventbrite Fee (includes your first beer and a souvenir cup).

I am under 21. Can I still attend?

No! Octoberfest is strictly 21+ with a valid ID. No dogs allowed. If you’d like to celebrate Octoberfest with your dog, join us at our Dogtoberfest event at our brewery in Boston on Sunday, October 4th! Click here to learn more.

What should I expect if I attend Octoberfest?
  • Live music from Boston’s hottest bands. Check the website frequently for the band line up.
  • Flowing taps, live oompah music, stein-hoisting competitions, pretzel eating contests, chicken dancing, and more!
  • Bar (credit and debit accepted) – $7 each: Harpoon, Clown Shoes and UFO Beer. Arctic Chill Hard Seltzer. City Roots Hard Cider.
  • Plenty of food sold by local Food Trucks and Caterers
What should I wear?

Dress for the weather because although there are tents, the bathrooms are outside!

Harpoon Octoberfest is a cashless event.

We accept credit and debit cards.

Will the Beer Hall still be open?

The Beer Hall will be open from 12PM – 4PM on Friday, closed on Saturday and Sunday.

What are the Covid Guidelines?

Coming soon.

Can I work Octoberfest?

Yes! We are looking for friendly, responsible, and enthusiastic team mates to work alongside us during Octoberfest this year! Responsibilities will include pouring beer, engaging with our guests, and having a great time! To apply for this opportunity, you will need to create a PopBookings account. Please email info@harpoon.com with any questions. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

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