Things to Do: Celebrating Oktoberfest 2022 in Connecticut

Things to Do: Celebrating Oktoberfest 2022 in Connecticut

Looking for a good time with great company? Indulge in a world of beers this October.

What is Oktoberfest?

Originating in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest has grown to become an internationally known festival celebrating beer.

The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. By the late 20th century the booths had developed into large beer halls made of plywood, with interior balconies and bandstands. Each of the Munich brewers erects one of the temporary structures, with seating capacities of some 6,000. 

Source: Britannica

Many bars in Connecticut rally this time of year with patrons ready to celebrate Oktoberfest whether from German descent or otherwise. These celebrations feature the best in local beer and food.

It’s not too late to celebrate!

Check out our list of upcoming events to celebrate beer in all of its glory:

Mohegan Sun

Sun BrewFest Weekend

October 7th & October 8th

Can’t choose which day to attend? Attend both for a discounted price.
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October 7th: Seltzer Social
8:00 – 10:00pm

Price: $40
Day-of tickets: $45
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The event will have a variety of hard seltzers including Truly, Bud Light, Evil Water, Canteen, H2Roads, Hornitos and many more! In between sips, savor on Hot Rod Café’s award winning wings! Enjoy live beats all night long from the one and only DJ Jay R One. Beverage and bite tastings are all included in your ticket.


October 8th: Sun Brewfest

Price: $50

Day-of tickets: $55

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Calling all beer lovers! Let the good times flow at Mohegan Sun’s Sun BrewFest. Step into a brew lover’s paradise and sample over 100 beers, including craft brews, microbrews, imports, domestics and ciders. Enjoy rockin’ live entertainment by Savage Brothers Band, sign up to play in our Wicked Cornhole tournament, and taste delicious signature food from local restaurants.


Play in the Wicked Cornhole tournament. The prize for the winning team is $500!

285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT
October 8 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Price: $30

Get the real Oktoberfest experience. East Rock Brewing Company is a German-inspired brewery, with live music, German-inspired food, games, and prizes. Two sessions are available, the first from noon to 4 p.m. and second from 5 to 9 p.m. $30 admission includes entry, first beer, and commemorative stein. Beer and pretzel tickets will be available for purchase at $7 a piece. 

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25 E Weatogue St, Simsbury, CT 06070

October 9, 2022 1:00 PM

Price: $59

Day-of Tickets: $65

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Celebrate Max Restaurant Group’s 7th Annual HOPtoberfest on Sunday, October 9th!

Local beer is the best beer! Enjoy live music by BooYah!, and a Beerfest inspired spread by Hunter Morton and Steve Michalewicz of Max Catering & Events.


Ticket price is $59, $65 at the door, and you must be over 21 to attend. Ticket price includes 1 tasting glass, 2 oz. pours of some of the best beers in the world, a tasting guide, and all the bites you can eat.

1214 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103

October 15, 2022

12:00pm – 4:00pm

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Brew & Wine Festival attendees will be entertained by various musical acts who will play at home plate and on top of the dugouts. Concession stands will be open for food purchases. Indulge and try out some new craft beers, wines, and spirits. Check out the list of breweries and wineries participating >>

Celebrate Responsibly with M7

You deserve to indulge during this fun holiday, don’t worry about parking headaches and most importantly driving. Instead book your ride with M7.


Our drivers are ready to get you to and from your event with the safest vehicles and drivers in Connecticut. Easily manage your rides, pay, and track your vehicles through the M7 Ride mobile app. We have a large fleet of vehicles that are wheelchair accessible for any special needs.

Enjoy Oktoberfest events safely!


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