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Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race


Oct 8, 2017
11:00 AM until 04:00 PM


Roll Out the Barrels for Harpoon Octoberfest in Windsor, VT


Boston, MA (September 6, 2017) – At 11:00 am on October 7th, amidst lederhosen, Oompah bands, and the beautiful Vermont foliage, the first keg of Harpoon beer will be tapped signaling the start of Harpoon Octoberfest! Traditional German-style Oompah bands will entertain the crowd while delicious German fare is served. Join in the festivities by entering the infamous German chocolate cake-eating contest, do some chicken-dancing, or come take an in-depth brewer-led tour of the brewery throughout the weekend.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Octoberfest without beer! A wide selection of Harpoon’s Windsor-brewed beers will be on tap, including seasonal favorites like Octoberfest, Flannel Friday, and the new UFO Cranbeery. 

Come celebrate fall with your friends and great, local beer at Harpoon Octoberfest!

And on Sunday prior to the festival, we'll be hosting our annual Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race which benefits the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. It's a great start to the festival and we'd love to have you!


What:  Harpoon Octoberfest in Windsor, VT


When:  Saturday, October 7th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Doors close at 4:30 pm)
Sunday, October 8th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Doors close at 2:30 pm)


Where:  Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor, VT


Beers (and Cider) on Tap:  Enjoy pints for Harpoon IPA, House Golden, Flannel Friday, Octoberfest, Take 5, UFO White Ale, UFO Cranbeery, and Harpoon Craft Cider


What Else:  Live Oompah bands playing traditional German music, chocolate cake eating contests, chicken dancing, stein hoisint, keg bowling, and German fare


Admission:  $15.00 door charge per person, includes one drink ticket. Cash bar. Attendees must be 21 years or older to enter and must present proper ID.



Event Info: 


About the Harpoon Brewery:

The Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 by beer lovers who wanted more and better beer options. When the Brewery was founded, Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award winning IPA and UFO beers, along with special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 19th largest craft brewer in the US.  Harpoon has since introduced the limited batch 100 Barrel Series and the as well as the all-natural Harpoon Craft Cider made from freshly pressed apples.

In 2012 Harpoon was the recipient of the Green Business Award from the City of Boston. Harpoon has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of Massachusetts’ Best Places to Work. In 2016 Harpoon was named one of the Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. In August 2014 Harpoon became an employee-owned company.

For more information about Harpoon visit  


Media Contact:

Liz Melby

Harpoon Brewery

(617) 574-9551 ext. 523




View map Harpoon Brewery
336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT

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