Oktoberfest 2023 in Newburyport & Amesbury!

Cheers to Fall with Great Tasting Beer!

German Style Beer, Live Music & Good Times

BareWolf Brewing Oktoberfest, Amesbury, MAOktoberfest events are the perfect way to celebrate the fall season in Greater Newburyport and throughout North Shore MA. Highlighted in this article are local micro-brewery annual festivities. Check the Newburyport Events Calendar for more specific evvent details and download the “Newburyport” App to easily access the Events Calendar.

Oktoberfest History

Local celebrations take inspiration from the original Oktoberfest traditions which originated in Munich back in 1810 and continue to grown in popularity each year. German Oktoberfest features traditional lager beers, traveling carnivals and German foods. These Celebrations typically run for 16-18 days from mid to late September and conclude by the first Sunday in October.

Oktoberfest at BareWolf Brewing

Kick off the 2023 Oktoberfest season at the BareWolf Brewing on Saturday, September 16th from from 12 – 10 pm with the release of the Marzen Retrograde Lager and many German-style beers on tap, food trucks, new merch and live music. In addition, to the BareWolf Brewing celebration, make sure to check the Amesbury Chamber for an an extensive list of additional Oktoberfest events hosted throughout Amesbury from September 15th – October 3rd.

Oktoberfest at Riverwalk Brewing

On Saturday, September 23rd from 12 – 9 pm, RiverWalk Brewing in Newburyport will host their annual Oktoberfest with beers, brats and live music from Oberlaender Hofbrau Band. Located next to the Newburyport rail trail, RiverWalk has a wonderful outdoor area, offering plenty of space for the kids to play. There is no cost for Riverwalk Oktoberfest general admission tickets but if you want to take it to the next level purchase Riverwalk VIP tickets for $50: limited edition stein, complimentary coin, VIP seating area, private bartender, all you can eat pretzel bites and VIP wristband exclusive access.

Oktobrefest at Newburyport Brewing

On Saturday, October 14th from 12 – 9 pm, Newburyport Brewing Company will host a family friendly Oktoberfest to benefit Newburyport Youth Services, $10 suggested donation. Enjoy live music from the Oberlandauer Hofbrau Band, try the NEW, Newburyport Brewing Oktoberfest beer and check out the food trucks with brats, pretzels and more.

Things to Do

Top-rated attractions, National Parks and historic tours are among the many things to do in Newburyport.
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