7 Beer Events You Can’t Miss This Fall

From Conshohocken to Kennett, beer-lovers all over the Main Line will have the best season ever.

It’s that time of year again—crisp air, colorful leaves, and beer drinkers delight at being able to participate in the timeless tradition of Oktoberfest. Fall ushers in a full lineup of fun festivals to pass the days with camaraderie, food, music, and of course, beer.

Sly Fox Can Jam, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

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Join Sly Fox Brewing Company at its Pottstown Tastin’ Room (331 Circle of Progress Dr., Pottstown) for a day of amazing music, food and beer in the beautiful pastures adjoining the brewery, accentuated by one of the largest KanJam tournaments on the planet. The KanJam tournament begins at 10 a.m. with 120 teams scheduled to compete, with bands performing at p.m. The event is free to attend; food, beer, and other beverages will be available for purchase. Find additional information at www.slyfoxbeer.com.

From left: The King of Prussia Beerfest Royale, the Kennett Brewfest//All photos by Nina Lea Photography.

Downingtown FallFest.

Downingtown FallFest, Sept. 27, noon–4 p.m.

Celebrate autumn’s return in Downingtown with a street festival showcasing local flavors. Over 80 artisans and 25 food vendors—including crowd favorites like Heart Food Truck, Dia Doce and Amani’s BYOB—will line East Pennsylvania Avenue in the borough between Wallace Avenue and Green Street. Beer drinkers should stop by the Victory Beer Garden at the East End Municipal Parking Lot to sample beer (pay-as-you-go) from the Victory Brewpub on Wheels. Find more information at www.downingtownfallfest.com.

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale.

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King of Prussia Beerfest Royale, Oct. 3, noon–3:30 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.

Sample incredible beer from local and regional craft and hard-to-find international brands under grand tents, outside the King of Prussia Mall. Over 50 different breweries, including Main Line favorites, Conshohocken Brewing Company and Stable 12, will be on hand providing 5 ounce samples. King of Prussia area restaurants like Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Seasons 52 will be serving up delicious food for purchase (all under $10!).

Tickets for each session are $50 per person. Want to win free tickets? Visit The Town Dish for your chance to snag free admission. For additional information visit www.kopbeerfest.com.

Pottstown Brew Fest, Oct. 4, 1:30–5:30 p.m. (VIP session at noon)

The Pottstown Brew Fest features unlimited sampling of over 100 beers and ciders from more than 50 of the best craft brewers across the Mid-Atlantic and United States, including local favorite Armstrong Ales and newcomer Hidden River Brewing Company. The event unfolds at Manatawny Park (75 West King St., Pottstown). General admission is $45; VIP tickets are $75. Get up close and personal with local brewers at a Meet the Brewers dinner on Oct. 3 at Lily’s Grill. Find more information at www.pottstownbrewfest.com.

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Kennett Brewfest, Oct. 10, 2–6 p.m.

The granddaddy of all local beer festivals, Kennett Brewfest is back for its 18th year, and better than ever. Sample beers from over 90 local and regional craft breweries, listen to live bands, shop artisan vendors, and get a taste of some great local cuisine. The festival is held on South Broad Street in downtown Kennett Square, and tickets are $50 per person. Better act fast—this event is a sell out. Find additional information at www.kennettbrewfest.com.

Upper Main Line Rotary’s Oktoberfest, Oct. 10, 2–8 p.m.

Join the Upper Main Line Rotary for a family-friendly event at The Church of the Good Samaritan (212 W. Lancaster Ave., Paoli) to celebrate Oktoberfest. The first 250 tickets sold will receive a free commemorative mug. Savor classic German dishes like bratwurst, potato salad and sauerkraut while enjoying a selection of several fine beers or non-alcoholic drinks. Enjoy plenty of live musical entertainment throughout the day, too. Children can visit the Oktoberfest pumpkin patch where they can partake in pumpkin decorating, inflatable jumpers, face painting and more. Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Anyone under 21 is free with a paying adult. Find more information at www.umlrotary.org.

Conshohocken Beer Festival, Oct. 17, 1–5 p.m.

This event, now in its second year, will feature over 50 local, regional and national craft breweries, live music, tailgate games and great food. The Conshohocken Beer Festival will be held at The Proving Grounds (725 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken). There will be shuttle service from downtown Conshohocken to the venue. Tickets are $45 per person and are expected to sell out. Leading up to the festival will be a series of events at local bars and restaurants for Conshohocken Beer Week. Find more information at  www.conshohockenbeerfestival.com.

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