Connecticut Beer Fests to Fall for This Autumn Last Updated: September 2021

Our CT Ambassador, Kevin Mardorf of is back with a new list of great spots for beer lovers over the next few months (including Oktoberfest celebrations)! Check out his list below, and make sure you bookmark and follow @CTBeer on Instagram for upcoming beer fests and other events!

Autumn is like Christmas time in the world of beer festivals. The weather is more comfortable than in the summer and usually more stable than in the spring. Most importantly – the flavors and styles tend to get more diverse. And then there’s a little thing called Oktoberfest…


6th (Again) Crazy Brew Bash, Southington

Mount Southington Ski Area, Southington
Sept. 18, 2021

Enjoy hundreds of beers, a Bloody Mary contest, food trucks, wine and spirits tastings, yard games, live music, and more.


Torrington Oktoberfest

Sept. 24, 2021

Sip brews from Bad Dog Brewing Company, Brewery Legitimus, and Great Falls Brewing Company, as well as vendors and Oktoberfest foodie favorites.


Brass City Brew and Cue 2021, Waterbury

Sept. 25, 2021

Sample over 100 craft brews, enjoy live music, games, BBQ-inspired food trucks, and more.


Smoke in the Valley 2021 Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, Derby

Oct. 2, 2021

The festival will feature a Home Brew Competition, beer, and liquors from 30 local, regional and national breweries and distilleries, plus unliminited samples!


3rd Annual Connecticut Craft Beer Fest, Wallingford

Oct. 9, 2021

Presented by the Connecticut Brewers Guide, this event features more than 60 local breweries in all three rooms, plus an outdoor space. Celebrate the booming craft beer scene by sampling beer from more than 60 of our very own local breweries.


The A-MAIZE-ing CT Beer Festival, Northford

Oct. 16, 2021

Attend this celebration of Connecticut beer, hidden throughout a corn maze at Stewards of the Land Brewery, plus music, artists and more!


G.O.A.T. Brew & Wine Fest, Hartford

Oct. 16, 2021

Sample local and regional beers and wines in a festival atmosphere, live music, food, games and more.


Westoberfest, Westport

Oct. 16, 2021

Celebrate beer and get an event-branded glass for unlimited tastings.


Spooktober Beer Fest, Mystic

Oct. 23, 2021

Enjoy brews, food trucks, and live music from Styff Kitty.


Small State Great Beer, Hartford

Oct. 30, 2021

Sip on unlimited tastings from Connecticut’s top breweries, enjoy live music, and induldge in the food truck district.

Since 2013, Kevin from has been dedicated to supporting and promoting the Connecticut Craft Beer scene. His is also the Founder of, now widely considered to be the go-to resource for beer festivals nationwide. His mission is to bring people together to enjoy craft beer all while directly supporting the folks who brew it. Follow his Instagram account @CTBeer for the latest news about your favorite Connecticut craft beers, upcoming events and so much more.