Beer & Wine Festivals
Valley Forge & Montgomery County, Pa
When summer turns to fall, it's time to gather with friends, family and a good brew. Check this list of our favorite annual beer fests coming to Montgomery County, Pa., and start planning your getaway today.
We're sorry if you missed these great events in 2017, but you won't want to miss them again next year. Mark your calendars and start planning your Oktoberfest visits to Montgomery County in 2018.
ELMWOOD PARK ZOO OKTOBERFEST
Elmwood Park Zoo
The 10th annual Elmwood Park Zoo Oktoberfest is one of the season's can’t-miss events. Sample beers from 40 breweries, indulge in great food, and experience one-of-a-kind animal encounters during the annual party at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.
GA: $49 Non-Members | $45 Members
Early Admission: $69 Non-Members | $65 Members
Designated Driver: $35
SUMMER "WINEDOWN" FEST
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Hosting wines and brews from across the country, this annual festival takes place in three sessions. Distilleries, breweries and wineries will be serving one-ounce pours into complimentary souvenir stemless glasses.
Single Tickets: $15 In Advance | $20 At Door
TAVERN NIGHT AT MORGAN LOG HOUSE
Morgan Log House
Morgan Log House presents its fifth annual Tavern Night on September 15. The evening includes local food, history and, of course, beer. The event takes place in the backyard of the historic home, and vendors include Round Guys Brewing Company, Cardinal Hollow Winery, Boardroom Spirits, Stone and Key Cellars and more.
$40 Per Person | $70 Per Couple
$65 for VIP Tickets
$30 for Designated Drivers
TAVERN NIGHT AT POTTSGROVE MANOR
Pottsgrove Manor presents an evening of colonial revelry at its annual Tavern Night. Guests can sample local beer, wine, cider and spirits while enjoying colonial entertainment and learning more about the alcohol that the Potts Family made three centuries ago.
$30 Pre-Registered | $35 at the Door
$10 for Designated Drivers
ARDMORE OKTOBERFEST AND FALL FESTIVAL
Can’t make it to Munich for Oktoberfest? Don’t be too upset, because Ardmore is bringing all the fun and culture of Oktoberfest right to Montco. Complete with traditional German fare, activities for the kids and live entertainment, Ardmore Oktoberfest offers the best of this traditional folk festival without the hassle of traveling there.
GA: $1 Admission + Cash Sales
VIP Beer Garden: $50 for 3 Drink Tickets and AYCE Food and Beverages
Sly Fox Brewery
Sly Fox Brewery's annual Can Jam celebration is one of the largest free music events in Montgomery County. Don't miss the opportunity to grab a couple cans of the brewery's signature beers (all pay-as-you-go) and join in the largest KanJam tournament in the world.
Free Admission, Pay-As-You-Go
KOP BEERFEST ROYALE
Presented by KOP BID
King of Prussia’s premiere beer fest is back and bigger than ever! Craft and international brews from all corners of the world will be pouring Thursday night for Donnerstag Happy Hour and twice on Saturday. Performances from Nick Greeley and the Operators as well as Swift Technique will be happening on both days.
Donnerstag Happy Hour: $65
Saturday Sessions: $40
Ambler Main Street
Ambler's Oktoberfest celebrated 25 years in 2016. Once again in 2017, Butler Avenue will be lined with more than 90 vendors and 10 food trucks. The event also features live musical entertainment on two stages, kids rides, and of course, the beer garden.
Pay As You Go
TASTE! PHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL OF FOOD, WINE & SPIRITS
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Three days of fine food and drink are coming to the Valley Forge Casino Resort this October. The event features chef demos, wine and spirits tastings, and appearances from special guests, including Kathie Lee Gifford and celebrity chef Brian Duffy from Spike TV's Bar Rescue.
$60 - $70 per Session
Additional VIP Experiences Available
“Uncork the fun” at Winetober Fest, Skippack’s annual wine sampling festival. Popular brands like Boardroom Spirits and Juanita Valley Winery will be featured alongside various food vendors. Dogs are welcome.
GA: $20 Friday | $25 Saturday
VIP: $30 Saturday Only
CONSHOHOCKEN BEER FEST
A.A. Garthwaite Stadium
Begun in 2014, the Conshohocken Beer Fest features more than 50 regional and craft brewers are bringing their best to the event. The day's activities also include tailgate games and live music. Local restaurants will be providing food throughout the day.
$50 General Admission | $15 Designated Driver
JS Stover Beverage
This Oktoberfest offers all the classic folk fare, with a twist. This year Souderton-Telford Oktoberfest will be holding a Chili cook-off in addition to beer, food and live entertainment by local band All Worn Out.
POTTSTOWN BREW FEST
Norco Fire Company
Voted the Best Outdoor Event in Montgomery County for two consecutive years, Pottstown Brew Fest is one of the county’s largest celebrations of beer. This year’s event will feature 125 vendors (including local favorites like Manayunk Brewing Co. and Pottstown United Brewing), food vendors and a musical performance by Philadelphia blues rock band, Delmont.
VIP: $75 | GA: $45 | DD: $10
VALLEY FORGE BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Spanning two sessions with 150 beers and ciders for sampling, the 7th Annual Valley Forge Beer and Cider festival is a brew fest you won’t want to miss. Participants for this year’s festival are to be determined, however in previous years many local favorites like Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. and Yards Brewing Co. have been in attendance.
VIP: $50 | GA: $40