Oktoberfest Massachusetts Info

When is Oktoberfest 2022?
Saturday October 22nd from 12 – 5 PM

Where is Oktoberfest 2022?
The Young Men’s Club of Hadley (138 East St. Hadley, MA)

How old do I have to be to attend?

How should I get to Oktoberfest?
Drinking and driving do not mix and therefore there is NO parking allowed onsite or the surrounding streets. Please plan to arrive via Uber, Lyft, PVTA, Taxi, other form of sober drop-off or on our Shuttles which are FREE for all ticket holders

Where / When are the Shuttles?
Shuttles to the Young Men’s Club run from The Spoke Amherst (35 E Pleasant St. Amherst, MA) from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM and back from 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM. Shuttle schedule subject to change based on demand

What time should I arrive?
If you’re taking the shuttles, we recommend arriving before 1 PM, peak shuttle wait times are 1 – 1:30 PM. If you’re going straight to the venue, we recommend arriving before 2 PM, peak entrance wait times are from 2 – 2:30 PM and doors close at 3:15 PM

What should I bring?
21+ Government Issued Photo ID
Most vendors are Cash Only, and while there is an ATM onsite, we recommend planning ahead

Is there anything I cannot bring?
Strictly prohibited items are Backpacks, Cameras, Drones, Glass in any form, Medium bags, Large bags, Outside food and beverage, Pets, and Weapons of any kind: please do NOT bring any of these items! If there’s something not listed that you think may be questionable – we ask that you play it safe and leave it at home

Can I bring a small bag?
Small bags such as clutches, fanny packs, and purses are allowed as long as they are smaller than 12″ x 12″

Are tickets still on sale?
Last call! Limited tickets remain at oktoberfestma.com/tickets
Tickets may also be sold at the door based on availability
Beware of scammers! Do not buy resale tickets from strangers

How can my brand or company represent at Oktoberfest?
Vendors should contact us here: oktoberfestma.com/contact

When is music scheduled?
All day, 12:00 – 5:00 PM! We have a diverse lineup of artists performing, set times will be posted as the event approaches at oktoberfestma.com/artists

Who is headlining?

I can no longer attend, can a friend use my ticket?
Yes! They’ll just need your QR Code. The name on your ticket does not need to match your ID

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


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, via our shuttle service, or other form of sober drop off! For more info on the shuttles, please read the FAQ above. 


Oktoberfest Amherst will take place 10 minutes from campus one town over from Amherst at the outdoor Young Men’s Club located at 138 East St. Hadley, MA. The venues will have a full concert production with 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 is a beer and music festival producer with our flagship event Oktoberfest Amherst being in Hadley, MA.

The brand started in Amherst, MA where the majority of the local population are college students. The town is known for a lot of rich history and academic achievements, but the area is at times is missing a safe space where 21+ students can unwind from their rigorous courseload and enjoy some fun in the sun among their peers. A group of UMass Amherst students saw that need and created Oktoberfest Massachusetts in 2015, a sanctioned event which sold out with over 1,500 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 2,000 festival goers in Hadley and over 500 revelers in Boston. Each event featured multiple stages of concert production along with beer samplings, contests, games, music, and a Stein Hoisting Challenge which sent some very lucky winners on a FREE trip to Oktoberfest Munich.

While there is no Boston event scheduled in 2022; Oktoberfest Amherst celebrates its 7th annual event on Saturday October 22, 2022 with 3,000 attendees expected.

Oktoberfest Amherst 2023 is tentatively scheduled for Saturday October 14, 2023.