Memphis Oktoberfests and Fall Beer Fests
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From Wiseacre: “Dust off your steins & lederhosen because Oktoberfest is officially back Saturday, September 25th with Gourmade Food Truck, Mighty Souls Brass Band, the Grizzline and more to come!”
Dixon Beer Garden, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, October 1, 8, and 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., free to enter, all ages
Stay cool in the Dixon Gardens and enjoy beer from seven local breweries plus beer selections provided by Buster’s Liquors. They’ll have live music each week, yard games, and food from their onsite restaurant Park+Cherry. The Dixon has some chairs and tables, but feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets. It’s free to enter, but you’ll need a 21+ ID to buy beer. See the brewery and music lineup here.
Live music, 20 local vendors, release of “Patio Perfect” beer, and free family fun at the Cordova brewery.
Grind City Oktoberfest / 1-Year Anniversary, Grind City Brewing Company, Saturday, October 2, noon - 10 p.m., all ages
Grind City in Uptown celebrates one year of taproom fun with beer, food, games, and music! Steins and other merch for sale. Kid and dog friendly! Indoor/outdoor.
More than 30 regional breweries and home brewers will gather at Autowerks in Cooper Young for a day of beer nerd heaven, with tastings, food, and music. Attendance is limited so there is more time for sipping and less time in line. CY Beerfest requires proof of vaccination for entry this year—bravo! Either bring your card or show a photo of your card on your phone that matches your ID, which you will also need for entry. No kids or pets for this one. Benefits the Cooper Young Community Association! This event will sell out, so get your tix today!
High Cotton Oktoberfest 2021, High Cotton Brewing, Sunday, October 10, noon - 5 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
High Cotton will brew plenty of Oktoberfest and German-style beers, music from Cody Dickinson & Friends, Evil Rain, and Joe Austin; Smurfeys Smokehouse food truck will be there, it’s indoors/outdoors, and it’s dog and kid-friendly! It’s free to enter!
Unlimited beer, seltzer, and canned cocktail samples from more than 40+ breweries (domestiic, some local), food trucks, games, live music, vendors, and more at the 11th annual Memphis Brewfest! (They’re also hosting Brunchfest on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Liberty Bowl from 12:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., more details here.)
There are limited spots available to participate in the illustrious half-K, benefitting the Carpenter Art Garden! On there race there are food stations and two beers for every runner, plus live music from Germantown School of Rock.
Masks are required indoors in Shelby County according to the Shelby Co. Health Department. Most places encourage masks outdoors if social distancing is difficult. Please bring your mask and wear it properly!
GET VACCINATED RIGHT NOW, PLEASE!
"Hospital and ICU admissions and deaths continue to increase. Almost all of this is preventable. Please get vaccinated! For vaccination and testing sites, please check http://Covid19.memphistn.gov" --Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, August 26, 2021