Octoberfest 2023 FAQs

Octoberfest FAQs

When is Octoberfest Festival?
  • Friday, September 29th  – 6PM – 11PM (Doors close at 9:30pm)
  • Saturday, September 30th – 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.

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

YES – You will be able to purchase tickets at the door (as capacity allows). Tickets are valid during the entire entrance operating hours. Due to capacity, there may be a wait to get in if you do not have a pre-purchased ticket!

I can no longer attend, can I give my ticket to a friend?

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.

How much does a ticket cost?

Friday Ticket:  $35 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 1 beer ticket & souvenir cup) or $50 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 3 beer tickets & souvenir cup).

Saturday Ticket: $45 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 1 beer ticket & souvenir cup) or $65 + Eventbrite Fee (includes 3 beer tickets & souvenir cup).

Pay at the door admission charge for both Friday and Saturday is $40 (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 1st.

What should I expect if I attend Octoberfest?
  • Live music from Boston’s hottest bands. Check the website 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) – $7.50 each: Harpoon, Clown Shoes and UFO Beer. Not a beer drinker? We also have Harpoon Cider and Arctic Chill Hard Seltzer.
  • 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 closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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 festjobs@harpoon.com with any questions or to start your application. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

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