Oktoberfest Massachusetts is a beer and music festival in Amherst, Boston, and more cities coming soon.

The event started near Amherst, MA where community members have received negative publicity about unsanctioned day parties and rowdy student behavior for years. Oktoberfest Massachusetts was created in 2015 as a direct response to controversial events that gave the town of Amherst a black eye. Year One of the event sold out hosting 1,400 attendees along with national artists, multiple stages, local artists, vendors, and more.  The festival raised awareness for Breast Cancer and donated thousands to Rays of Hope at Baystate Medical Center.

In year two, Oktoberfest MA expanded in partnership with Samuel Adams hosting over 1,800 festival goers in Amherst and over 500 revelers in Boston. Each event featured multiple stages of concert production along with beer samplings, contests, games, music, and chances to win FREE trips to Oktoberfest Munich. A portion of proceeds from both events were donated to create academic scholarships for local families in need.

We most recently hosted 3,000 attendees at our fifth annual event on Saturday October 5th 2019 and as we were gearing up for Oktoberfest 2020, the world began to face the COVID-19 pandemic. We put our plans on pause and after much thought and deliberation on how to make the event as safe as possible, we ultimately decided the best course was to cancel the event entirely.

We are planning to be back for Oktoberfest 2021 on Saturday October 16, 2021.


Oktoberfest Massachusetts Info

Drinking and driving don’t mix, and therefore these is a no tolerance policy for driving to and from Oktoberfest MA. There will be a strictly enforced parking ban at Oktoberfest Amherst. Attendees are encouraged to arrive via Uber, Lyft, PVTA, Taxi, or our shuttle service in Amherst! For more info, read the FAQ below. 


Oktoberfest Amherst will take place at the outdoor Young Men’s Club located at 138 East St. Hadley, MA. The venues hosts two stages of live music along with multiple bars, beer, lawn games, food, vendors and more.


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Oktoberfest Massachusetts Info

We’d love for you to get involved with Oktoberfest Massachusetts! We’re constantly accepting applications for Ambassadors, Artists, Bands, DJ’s, Interns, Photographers, Stage Hands, Ticket Sales, Vendors, Videographers, Volunteers, and more! Positions available for Amherst, Boston, and beyond. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch shortly: oktoberfestma.com/contact


Oktoberfest Massachusetts Info

How can my band or act perform at Oktoberfest? 
Apply here: oktoberfestma.com/contact

How can my brand or company be present at Oktoberfest?
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How old do I have to be to attend Oktoberfest?

What’s the Stein Hoisting Competition?
Participants are challenged with holding a full Stein in their hand while keeping their arms straight out without bending their elbow. See it happen here: vimeo.com/66348151

Where are tickets being sold?
Tickets are on sale on our website along with Eventbrite.

How should I travel to Oktoberfest?
We will be running round trip shuttles to and from the Young Men’s Club throughout the day for ticket holders only. More information will be sent to ticket holders via email.

What time should I arrive?
We recommend arriving no later than 3 PM, doors close at 4 PM.

When is the music scheduled?
All day! We will have two stages of music and a diverse lineup, set times will be posted once the event approaches at oktoberfestma.com/artists

Do you have a question that isn’t listed?
Ask us anytime here: oktoberfestma.com/contact