2016 Oktoberfest Vermont: Beer, Food, and Bavarian Fun

Hand holding Glass of beer being poured from tap

Glass of beer being poured from tapWe know most of you are soaking up the last rays of summer – getting in the most outdoor fun that you can before the seasons shift once again. The guests that have joined us this summer have had the times of their lives – enjoying all that our gorgeous area in Vermont has to offer. Fall is around the corner though and we want to keep you posted on great events coming up so you have time to clear your calendars and book your getaways with us! One of our favorite local fall events is newer one called Oktoberfest Vermont and it is coming up September 22-25, 2016.

Oktoberfest Vermont takes place in Burlington, VT, a quaint town less than an hour away from our inn in Middlebury. It is a Bavarian-themed festival and all of the fun will happen at Waterfront Park on the shores of Lake Champlain. Waterfront Park serves as the west end of downtown Burlington and is the perfect venue for an event like this—gorgeous views, expansive boardwalk, sprawling greens and a mountain backdrop to top it off.

The goal of Oktoberfest is to provide an event that takes you right into the atmosphere of Munich, Germany but with a Green Mountains twist. At the heart of the celebration will be delicious local food, beer, authentic oompah music, games, and contests. For beer enthusiasts you’ll be pleased to hear that there will be over 40 brewers in attendance—both local and regional companies bringing their best just for you. There are some unique events throughout the weekend for which you may be interested in purchasing tickets. One is the “Meet Your Maker” VIP Benefit Dinner on Thursday, September 22nd. At this four-course dinner, top chefs have paired up with top brewers to create pairings of the finest beer with the freshest harvest from Vermont—with proceeds going to the Fork in the Road program. There are tickets for different Oktoberfest Vermont sessions and you can also sign up for the Lederhosen 5K run for charity. Find all ticket and schedule information on the event website.

Don’t miss out on the perfect home away from home for this fall weekend! Book online today or contact us for further information.

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