When most people think October, they think Halloween. When beer lovers think October, they think Oktoberfest. During this month, it seems like every city in the world raises a glass to salute beer, and Philadelphia is no different.
Throughout the City of Brotherly Love, there are tons of different beer festivals where you can drink, eat and play – what better way to spend a day? While there are countless Philadelphia beer festivals, check out this list of some of the most popular ones.
- Roxtoberfest (October 1) – Starting at noon, the city of Roxborough will hold its fourth annual Roxtoberfest, a family-friendly tribute to the Oktoberfest events. The day will include a homebrew beer competition, craft beer, live music, life-sized board games and kids’ activities.
- Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest (October 1) – For 25 years, Ambler Main Street has been celebrating Oktoberfest by bringing together local restaurants and businesses. Butler Avenue will have over 90 vendors and 10 food trucks, as well as kids rides, a beer garden, two stages with live music and so much more.
- Kennett Brewfest (October 1) – While the other two events are more family-friendly, Kennett Brewfest is all about the beer, so no one under 21 will be admitted. There will be over 90 local, regional and craft breweries, live music and some great vendors. All proceeds from this event benefit Historic Kennett Square, so drink to support a good cause.
- King of Prussia Beerfest Royale (October 6 and 8) – While there are great stores inside the King of Prussia Mall, the parking lot will be transformed into a craft and international beer festival. Enjoy more than 100 beers, food, vendors, live music, a cigar lounge and tons of fun.
- Armory Oktoberfest (October 7-9) – The 23rd Street Armory is paying tribute to the German Oktoberfest by adding festival tables and benches, a lofted stage for authentic German music and Bavarian blue and white ceilings. Come celebrate beer and everything German with traditional food, beer, dancing and music.
- Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park (October 12-16) – For five days, enjoy live music, craft beer, German food and autumn cocktails in a beer garden at Dilsworth Park. It’s a great way to welcome the fall!
- Blocktoberfest (October 15) – This free festival features blocks of craft beer, big bands, food and family-friendly activities. Beer proceeds are used in community schools, projects and area organizations, which makes the festival even more worthwhile.
- Conshohocken Beer Festival (October 15) – For the third year, this festival is bringing together the community for over 50 types of local, regional and national craft beers, food, tailgate games and live music. All proceeds benefit The Conshohocken Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary, so make sure you check it out.
And of course, nothing goes better with beer than a delicious Geno’s sandwich, so ask your designated driver to make a pit stop at Geno’s for some food you’ll really enjoy.