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Worcester’s Mercantile Center to Host 1st Ever Oktoberfest

Friday, September 22, 2017

 

Worcester's Mercantile Center to Host 1st Ever Oktoberfest

Mercantile Center Plaza is set to host their first ever Oktoberfest for workers and residents of downtown Worcester.

The celebration will take place on Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“We are thrilled to present the downtown Worcester community with a new and exciting after-work event this fall, aimed at attracting a diverse group, enthusiastic about the craft beer trend. And with the variety of activities the event offers, you don’t have to be a beer enthusiast to enjoy the evening,” said Chip Norton, president and founder of Franklin Reality Advisors, developer of the Mercantile Center.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest will feature nine local breweries, live music, a beer garden and much more.

The breweries include Exhibit A Brewing Company, Flying Dreams Brewing, Greater Good Imperial Brewing, Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Medusa Brewing Company, Moon Hill Brewing Co., Spencer Brewing Co., Wachusett Brewing Company, and Wormtown Brewery.

The Beer Garden will be located in the plaza adjacent to the Mercantile Center garage and will open as the workday ends.

The event will also feature games, including a checker’s tournament, a men’s and women’s stein holding competition, and the “Pretzel Pass.” Attendees interested in participating in the competitions should sign up in advance to secure a spot in the brackets.

Oktoberfest will also feature local restaurants, offering their take on Oktoberfest-themed sampling. Participants include The Dogfather, Home Grown & Co., The Grill Daddy, Talytas Café, The Vegas Nest, and Wicked Twisted Pretzels.

New England groove band, Blue Light Bandits, will entertain the crowd with live music on stage.

 

Related Slideshow: 20 Can’t Miss Fall Festivals in New England - 2017

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September 9 & 10

RI Seafood Festival at India Point Park

Providence, RI 

The Rhode Island Seafood Festival is an annual event, which started in 2011, that brings together the best local sellers of seafood and other fine fare as well as beer, wine and spirits from Ocean State producers.

The festival includes live music, great food and much more. 

The festival will go from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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September 10

3rd Annual Ocean State Beer Festival 

South Kingstown, RI 

The third annual Ocean State Beer Festival will take place at Whalers Brewing Company in South Kingstown. 

The festival will feature beer from breweries around Rhode Island. 

The festival is hosted by the Rhode Island Brewer’s Guild. 

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September 12

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Boston, MA

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is an event to look forward too and it will be held on September 12 from 12- 4 p.m. on two streets next to Fenway Park.

Tickets are $40 in advance and online and will go up to $50 at the event.

The ticket includes sampling 100 of Phantom's foods from hot dogs and pizza to pulled pork and more. Beer and wine will be served on the street.

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September 15-17

Wormtown Music Festival at Camp Keewanee

Greenfield, MA

A three-day long concert featuring bands such as The Alchemystics (pictured), a community bonfire, craft vendors and more.

Kids 15 and under are FREE to the event. 

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September 15-17

Misquamicut Fall Festival

Misquamicut Beach, RI 

The 2017 Misquamicut Fall Festival features live music from John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band and other local bands. 

The festival will also feature a car show, crafts, food truck rodeo and much more. 

Parking is free. 

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September 15 - October 1

The Big E 

West Springfield, MA

The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts features a circus spectacular, Mardi Gras parade, agricultural competitions, arts & crafts, food contests, live music, and midway. 

Sample food and enjoy rides, games, horse shows, historical exhibits and more. 

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September 15 -16

2017 Fitchburg Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Fitchburg, MA 

The 2017 Festival begins at on Friday, September 15 from 5 p.m.to 10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, September 16 from 11 am. to 10 p.m.

The festival will feature an outdoor bar area, a menu including Mezedes, Greek BBQ, and pastries, vendors, music, and dance. 

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September 23

Ocean State Oyster Festival at Riverwalk Park

Providence, RI

The Ocean State Oyster Festival hopes to raise awareness and celebrate RI’s aquaculture industry. 

The festival will take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Providence. 

The festival will feature fine local food, beer, wine, and refreshments, local bands & DJs, activities for kids, culinary exhibitors, educational exhibits, a shucking contest. 

Purchasing a general admission ticket gets you a half dozen oysters and an ice cold craft beer of your choice.

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September 23 & 24

KidsFest 2017 at Wachusett Mountain

Wachusett Mountain, MA 

The festival runs from 10 a.m. on the 23rd to 5 p.m. on the 24th.

It will include entertainment such as a BMX Bike Show, Rainforest Reptile Shows Inc., and a Baby Animal Petting Zoo.

There will also be sample skiing and a USA Ninja Warrior Challenge Course. 

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September 29 -30

Harpoon Octoberfest at Harpoon Brewery 

Boston, MA

Octoberfest will feature beer, bratwursts, chicken dancing, and more as Harpoon celebrates 28 years of Octoberfest. 

Entrance to the festival is $25 and includes a souvenir pint glass and your first beer. 

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September 30

Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival

Burke, Vermont

The Burke Mountain Fall Foliage Festival is one of the biggest festivals of the year in Vermont.

Events at the festival include a parade which begins at 10 a.m., a farm animal petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, a beer and wine tent open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and live music by Tritium Well from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

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October 5 - November 5

Roger Williams Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 

Providence, RI

This annual event, created by artists and craftsmen of Passion for Pumpkins, and features 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme. 

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October 6-8

Freeport Fall Festival 

Freeport, Maine

The festival will feature more than 130 artists showing off their work ranging from photography oil, watercolor, mixed media and much more.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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October 7

International Oktoberfest at Bold Point Park 

East Providence, RI 

International Oktoberfest will take place over Columbus Day weekend at Bold Point Park. 

The festival will include seasonal beer, German cuisine, and live music. 

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October 7-8

Annual Fall Festival Weekend - Sunday River

Newry, Maine 

The annual Fall Festival Weekend welcomes the start of a new season with live music every day, a crafts fair and some friendly competition. 

That competition includes the 17th Annual North American Wife Carrying Competition where teams will compete and winners will receive the wife's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash.

 

PHOTO: Sunday River

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October 7-9

Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill

Providence, RI 

The annual Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill is ready to take place once again featuring three days of Italian music, food and entertainment. 

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October 14

8th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration at Patriots Place 

Foxboro, MA 

The day is filled with fall activities for all ages including hayrides, pumpkin painting, live music, and more. 

The celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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October 14

9th Annual New Hampshire Brewfest at Redhook Ale Brewery 

Portsmouth, NH

The New Hampshire Brewfest will feature more than 150 beers from over 50 brewers. 

Admission includes entry to the session specified on your ticket, 5oz souvenir sampling cup, beer samples, and live music and festivities

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October 20-29

2017 Vermont International Film Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

The 2016 Vermont International Film Festival is set to take place from October 20 to October 29. 

The festival will feature films from all over the world. 

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October 22

King Richards Faire 

Carver, Massachusetts

Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event. Dress up, play games and learn a lot at a fair that is a great fall event for the entire family.

The Fair started on September 2 through October 22

 
 

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