Oktoberfest is almost here and to celebrate here in Western Mass, GSCVB has proclaimed the month: OctoBEER. On October 19th at Table & Vine in West Springfield from 1-4pm OctoBEER will be in full swing. Come taste all your favorite Western Mass craft brews at one location and receive special offers only available at this event. Celebrate the month of beer with local Western Mass breweries that have filled their calendars with OctoBEER events.
Leaf peep and visit the Western Mass breweries by following our beer trail map. Head north or south along the Connecticut River and you are bound to pass a brewery or two! Grab an Uber or stay the night! Here is a sample of what you can expect.
1. White Lion Harvest Nights -
Located in downtown Springfield, White Lion will hold a series of Harvest Nights on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 10 pm. Click here for more info.
2. BackEast Brewery -
Northern Connecticut is just an extension of Western Mass in our opinion so feel free to start OctoBEER here. BackEast Brewery will hold a comedy night on October 18th and you can purchase tickets here.
3. Abandoned Building -
On Friday October 11th at 5 pm, Abandoned Building Brewery will hold Food Truck Friday. Don’t miss your chance to sit outside and savor the fresh air by a warm fire. You can expect food and live music by the band Feel Good Drift. Add link to website.
4. Springfield Museums –
On October 3rd from 5pm to 8pm, Springfield Museums will present the latest Culture & Cocktail event, Oktoberfest- The Art of the Brew. This is the museums 10th annual beer tasting and will include a homebrew competition on the Quadrangle Green and live music by the band General Gist and the Mexican Cadillac.
5. Student Prince & Fort Restaurant –
“The Mighty Oktoberfest 2019 on Fort Street” will be held on October 4th & 5th. Expect live music from Berkshire Mountain Wanderers, New England Radiators and Trailer Trash. There will be a light outdoor food menu that includes bratwurst and a pulled pork sandwich.
The air is chilling, and you can be, too. Fall is prime-time season for outdoor festivities in Western Mass so get out there and enjoy OctoBEER. For a full list of events click here.