As the leaves begin their golden transformation and the air turns crisp, it’s time to usher in the magic of fall in Southeast Pennsylvania. For beer enthusiasts, this season brings a series of vibrant beer festivals that promise a perfect blend of craft brews, lively music, and unforgettable memories. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor seeking the essence of the season, these upcoming fall beer festivals are not to be missed.
WMGK Brew Blast on the Battleship
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for craft brews (50+) and stunning views at the MGK Brew Blast. Rain or shine, this event offers an array of flavors under a tented main area. Enjoy over 50 brews, live classic rock by Incognito, and a FREE Battleship New Jersey tour with every ticket. Discover brews from Double Nickel, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, and more. Don’t miss this unique experience, get your tickets now for the ultimate craft beer celebration on September 9th.
Newtown Borough, PA
Get ready for an unparalleled experience as Newtown comes alive with the much-anticipated Newtown Beerfest. Delight in the rich flavors of 135 diverse beer varieties, harmonized with the rhythm of live music and complemented by an array of delectable food offerings that promise to tantalize your taste buds.
Beyond the festivities, this event carries a profound purpose—it stands as a beacon of support for the Newtown Fire Association, serving as their cornerstone fundraiser. By joining in, you’re directly contributing to the Newtown Fire and Emergency Services, aiding in the procurement of vital fire equipment and apparatus for their station. So, mark your calendars and be a part of the Newtown Beerfest, where your enjoyment merges with a meaningful cause to create an unforgettable celebration with a purpose.
OktoBEARfest at the Philadelphia Zoo
Indulge in the best of the season with unlimited tastings of over 100 autumnal brews and ciders, alongside mouthwatering local food trucks, lively music, and the company of incredible animals at America’s pioneering zoo. Exclusively for those 21 and older, this adults-only event promises an unforgettable evening limited to beer and cider enthusiasts.
Beyond the revelry, OktoBEARfest is a fundraising initiative that supports the Philadelphia Zoo’s vital mission—to ignite joyful discovery and inspire proactive measures for animals and their habitats. This year, the Peacock Pavilion transforms into a Bavarian beer tent courtesy of Samuel Adams Beer, featuring authentic Oktoberfest brews on tap, stein-holding and pretzel-eating competitions (with fantastic prizes!), and live performances by local DJs and the acclaimed Polkadelphia, Philly’s foremost Oktoberfest Polka band. Mark your calendars for an evening of fall festivities that makes a meaningful impact!
Pints in the Square Craft Brew Fest and 5K
Experience the best of both worlds as craft beer enthusiasm and active engagement converge. Beginning and concluding at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial in Newtown Square, this unique event promises a dynamic blend of live music, delectable local food vendors, and an enticing array of local and regional craft breweries. Take part in the timed 5K walk/run that adds a spirited touch to the festivities.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the sixth annual Pints in the Square is back by popular demand, following its resoundingly successful return in September 2022. Last year’s event saw over 300 walkers and runners along with 700 beer aficionados, united in celebration. The net proceeds from the event will generously support the Newtown Square Fire Company, a 501c3 Organization.
The All-Star Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival
Immerse yourself in a world of over 200 drink options, including craft beer, fine wines, and expertly crafted cocktails. Enjoy live bands, DJs, and dance areas, creating a vibrant atmosphere throughout the festival. Walk the bases, capture memories in the Phillies’ dugout, and savor gourmet bites from local food vendors. Engage in exciting activities like batting cage simulators, yard games, and climbing walls. Don’t miss this exceptional event that brings together the best of craft beverages, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences. Secure your spot now for a day of camaraderie and memories that will linger long after the festival ends.
A longstanding tradition, the Kennett Brewfest marks its 26th year of bringing together beer enthusiasts every October. Renowned as the pinnacle of craft beer events in the region, this festival showcases the finest offerings from both local and regional breweries. The festivities commence with the exclusive Connoisseur Session—an esteemed occasion where select breweries present their pinnacle creations alongside delectable food pairings from Talula’s Table, all set to the backdrop of live music. The Connoisseur Session brings forth the cream of the crop as these breweries contend for the coveted Best of Connoisseur award, a distinction decided by Connoisseur ticket holders.
The regular Brewfest session follows suit, boasting an impressive lineup of 80+ local and regional craft breweries. This gathering promises not only exceptional brews but also live music, tantalizing food trucks, and vendors offering beer-centric merchandise. As the Kennett Brewfest continues its legacy, it’s the ultimate opportunity to revel in the artistry of craft beer while supporting local and regional brewing excellence.
TASTE! Philly Festival Of Food, Wine & Spirits
King of Prussia, PA
Immerse yourself in a world of delectable wines, beers, and spirits, tailored to enthusiasts of all levels. With a legacy of fun since 1999, Philly TASTE! stands as the unrivaled pinnacle of food, wine, and spirit events. Brace yourself for captivating demonstrations led by celebrity chefs and A-list personalities, while indulging in tastings from renowned wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Sample the culinary wonders of the region’s finest chefs and restaurants, and explore unique travel and experience exhibits that promise to broaden your horizons. Embrace the opportunity to learn new home cooking techniques and glean insider tips. Whether you’re seeking the latest culinary delights or yearning to discover a new favorite hot sauce, Philly TASTE! Fest is your destination for savoring, discovering, and celebrating the world of flavors and experiences.
Valley Forge Craft Beer and Cider Festival
Get ready to embark on a flavor-filled journey as the Valley Forge Craft Beer and Cider Festival returns to dazzle your taste buds. Immerse yourself in a world of diverse craft brews and ciders from both local and regional makers. Indulge in a delectable array of beverages, from hoppy ales to crisp ciders, all while enjoying live music and savoring mouthwatering bites from local food vendors. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or a cider enthusiast, this festival promises an unforgettable experience. Mark your calendar and join us for a day of camaraderie, entertainment, and the celebration of craft beverages at the Valley Forge Craft Beer and Cider Festival!
Southeast Pennsylvania is a haven for beer lovers year-round. Mark your calendars for these upcoming beer festivals that promise not only exceptional brews but also the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of autumn. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or just beginning your beer journey, these festivals offer a unique and flavorful experience that captures the essence of the season.