Oktoberfest in Connecticut 2017 Last Updated 9/17

Every September, the city of Munich, Germany comes alive with the legendary Oktoberfest celebration. Here in Connecticut, the tradition carries on with various events around the state in September and October. Check out a few of the Oktoberfest-style celebrations going on this fall.

Two Roads Ok2berfest, Stratford
September 16, 2017
Join the 4th annual Two Roads Ok2berfest to pay homage to the world's largest Volkfest (beer festival). Authentic German music, German-style beers, food trucks, games and more. 21+ event. Noon-6:30 p.m.

Small State Great Beer Festival, Hartford
September 16, 2017
Connecticut’s urban beer festival is back and reloaded. Small State Great Beer is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring unlimited tastings from the largest line-up of Connecticut breweries alongside local food trucks and national level music. SSGB transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience in Downtown Hartford.

Harugari Singing Society Oktoberfest, West Haven
September 24, 2017
Celebrating the traditions of their ancestors is the goal of this German American family society. And they invite you to share those at their annual Oktoberfest complete with German Bier, bratwurst, fresh-made potato pancakes and music by The Vagabonds. The Harugari Schuhplattlers will also perform traditional German folk dances. Admission is $5 for adults. 18 and under is free. 1-6 p.m.

Milford Oktoberfest, Milford
September 24, 2017
Come enjoy this biergarten at the Rotary Pavilion at Fowler. Festivities feature different seasonal brews, German and American food vendors, German dancers, an Oompah band and popular music by some of the area’s top bands. Must be 21 unless accompanied by a parent. Noon-9 p.m.

Oktoberfest St. Peter Church, New Britain
September 23, 2017
You can't miss the big tents on the church green. And you won't want to miss the authentic German food, German beer and wine, the Alpenland Dancers, the live music, the bounce house, the stein-holding contest and more. Noon–8 p.m.

Quassy Amusement Park Oktoberfest, Middlebury
September 23-24, 2017
So popular they've been doing it for 25 years now. Featuring great German food, live music, dancing and more in the Oktoberfest pavilion. Admission to the pavilion is free but there is a cost for rides, park attractions, food and beverages. Parking is $6 per car. Noon­–6 p.m. both days.

Oktoberfest at SM&NC, Stamford
October 6, 2017
Celebrate the start of fall at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Sample seasonal brews, dine on authentic German fare and enjoy the delicious S’mores Bar. Adults only. 7-10 p.m.

Meriden Turner Society Oktoberfest, Meriden
October 6, 2017
This 150-year old society is planning a special smoked pork chop dinner accompanied by live music from the Joe Unger Band and Bavarian dancers. Event starts at 5 p.m. 

Powder Ridge Oktoberfest, Middlefield
October 7, 2017
Enjoy the beautiful October foliage with free lift rides up the mountain, food, live concerts and live demonstrations. Complementing the fall scenery will be a German-inspired menu including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels with mustard, brick oven potato pizza, chili bread bowl and more. 3-8 p.m.

Trackside Oktoberfest, Wilton
October 14, 2017
Support a good cause while you're celebrating Oktoberfest. Enjoy live music with an authentic German band, traditional German food and Oktoberfest beverages, silent auction, raffles, free gifts and more. Event is 21 and over. Tickets are $55. Proceeds go to support Trackside Teen Center. Starts at 7:30 p.m.