Fall is right around the corner and with the summer heat at an all-time high, I am sure we are not the only ones looking forward to the cool breeze of fall.
Fall is one of the best times in the city, the leaves are changing colours, pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks and the cool and crisp air in our lungs revitalizes us after a long period of scorching heat.
But one of the highlights of fall is, of course, Oktoberfest!
This is the most epic autumnal celebration and what you may not know is that there are some pretty fun events going on in and around our city that we do not want you to miss out on!
When: September 20-21
Where: Vanleek Hill, Ontario
This even may not be in Montreal but it is only an hour and twenty minutes from our city, which makes it an ideal location if you and your gang want to do a mini road trip.
This outdoor festival is an homage to the Bavarian culture, which inspired Beau’s brewing traditions.
It is filled with activities, music, skateboarding and has an all around, super chill vibe.
There will also be a bevvy of restaurants cooking up some delicious local dishes and, of course, a lot of beer!
Oktoberfest de Repentigny
When: September 6-8
Where: Parc Regional de L'Ile Lebel
This massive Oktoberfest celebration is only 40 minutes away from Montreal and an absolute must for any local looking to embark on Oktoberfest festivities.
This outdoor space is equipped with a big stage and live performances going on all day, this is the ideal place to let loose and indulge in a few drinks.
Vendors from microbreweries, vinyards and cider mills will line the event. This is one festival you do not want to miss!
When: September 20-21
Where: Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont
This epic Oktoberfest fiesta is taking place from September 20th to 21st on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont.
The celebration will feature over 40 breweries and live music so you can dance (and drink) your troubles away!
There will also be a ton of carnival games, competitions and of course some delicious food like sausage, pretzels and BBQ!
This is one of those events which exudes good vibes, making it totally worth the drive.
When: October 5th
Where: Centre de foires de Sherbrooke
Located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, this single day event is one you do not want to miss!
This Oktoberfest has been going on for over seventeen years, so it is safe to say they have it down to a science.
With a giant stage featuring live music all night long, traditional food and an abundance of drinks, this is sure to get your energy level up and running!
They also decorate the location to the nines, making it the perfect spot to get some good Instagram content.
When: September 20th
Where: Quai Alexandra
This year, Montreal's Oktoberfest will be held at one of our city’s trendiest and most beautiful venues — the Quai Alexandra.
Spend a night enjoying Bavarian music, german food and drink, and some live dancing.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Montreal Children’s hospital Foundation.
When: October 5
Where: Armagh Sifton Price Park
This event is going down at the beginning of October and it is definetly going to be one for the books.
Held under a massive tent, guests are able to enjoy awesome attractions and live entertainment and will be able to participate in countless games.
Not only will there be a large selection of cold brews to choose from, but you can also indulge in some traditional foods like sauerkraut, sausage and pretzels.
Did I mention there will also be a lot of beer and wine?
When: September 26-28
Where: Ontario Place
This may be the furthest spot on our list, but the event is so epic we had to include it.
With a ton of beer taps, incredible eats and traditional music, this event is going to be bigger than ever.
The festival rules include: introducing yourself to strangers, wearing something traditional (items can be purchased at event), taking care of your friends, eating,drinking, and attempting to speak German.
Though we still have about two months left of summer, it can't hurt to plan ahead, especially when beer is involved!
This article has been updated*