A Buffalonian’s Guide to Oktoberfest’s

When it comes to Buffalonian’s and their beer, the two come hand-in-hand. And to no surprise, when the fall season comes around, Buffalonian’s are professionals when it comes to hosting parties surrounded by their favorite beverage – Oktoberfest. Get prepared these next few months for Buffalo’s most epic Oktoberfest festivals. For a weekend guaranteed of fun, and more importantly beer, check out WNY’s most noteworthy Oktoberfest festivals this season. Let the festivities begin!


Bisonfest 2018

When: September 15

Where: Flying Bison Brewing Company

Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Suit up with your best German attire on Saturday, September 15! Flying Bison Brewing Company is hosting its annual “Bisonfest” party. 6 hours of live music will be provided by “The Frankfurters” (1-4) and “The Isotopes” (5-8), and German inspired fare by “The Flying Cock. There will be a $10 admission fee, which will include 1 free beer/soda ticket. Link for more details: Bisonfest 2018



RBC Oktoberfest Bash

When: September 15

Where: Resurgence Brewing Company

Time: 12 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Make way over to Resurgence Brewing Company on Saturday, September 15 for a day filled with food, beer, live music, dancing, and..yodeling perhaps? Upon entering, pick up a $10 stein granting a complementary first fill, and $0.50 off of all of your following fills. Food will be provided by Wayno’s BBQ, while Team Beer Games carry on throughout the day. Games will include barrel racing, a stein carry relay, stein hoisting competitions, and cornhole. Each individual team member will receive a stein and a free first fill. To sign a team up, proceed to the link: RBC Oktoberfest Bash



Hamburg Oktoberfest

When: September 15

Where: Memorial Park

Time: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Hamburg’s authentic German themed Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 15. Head over to Memorial Park for a day consisting of beer, food, wine, live music, entertainment, and a car show. Purchase your tickets at Hamburg Oktoberfest 2018




When: September 21-23

Where: The Great Pumpkin Farm

Oinktoberfest is almost here! The Great Pumpkin Farm will be hosting its annual BBQ Competition, September 21-23! See how Oinktoberfest makes a twist this Oktoberfest season, with its Mexican BBQ theme. Whole Hog competitions, outdoor cooking contests, and a Rib Oink-off will carry out throughout Saturday and Sunday, and BBQ vendors will be present all weekend. Saturday and Sunday include $8 admission fees (discounted tickets are available at Wegmans), and is FREE all day Friday! Times will vary each day, so be sure to check their website for more details: Oinktoberfest



Oktoberfest Williamsville

When: September 21-22

Where: Island Park

Time: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Williamsville will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest festival on September 21-22. German inspired cuisine, beer, music, and events will be offered throughout the weekend. Music will be provided by “Nerds Gone Wild”, “Die Auslanders”, “Bergholz Blitz German Music”, and “Hit n’Run”. For more information, check out the festivals event page on Facebook: Oktoberfest Williamsville



Buffalo’s Own Oktoberfest

When: September 22-23, 29-30 and October 6-7, 13-14

Where: Canalside

Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Canalside will be hosting its annual Buffalo’s Own Oktoberfest every Saturday and Sunday this fall season! Totaling up to the next 4 weekends, September 22-23, September 29-30, October 6-7, and October 13-14.   Weekly activities will include a hay maze, traditional beer hall, a pumpkin patch, several pop-up vendors, and water front hay rides. Head to the link provided, for more information about the events that will be occurring throughout each individual weekend: Buffalo’s Own Oktoberfest



Old Falls Street’s Oktoberfest

When: September 29

Where: Old Falls Street

Time: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Old Falls Street, of Niagara Falls will be participating in this year’s series of Oktoberfest’s. Sharing with you all of its German inspired festivities. Authentic German cuisine, music and beer will provided. Upon entering you’ll receive a complementary German stein, be sure to fill it up with German and Craft beers that will be available on tap! Games and all sorts of fun activities, including live music by the German American Music Association will be happening all day! More information is provided at its Facebook page: Old Falls Street Oktoberfest



Springville Oktoberfest

When: September 29

Where: Fireman’s Park

Time: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Have a day at Springville’s Oktoberfest! Saturday, September 29 Fireman’s Park will be hosting an assortment of festivities in celebration of the Oktoberfest season. As its 13th annual, the event will offer a selection of food and beer! Live music will be performed by WNY’s very own, “The Frankfurters”, and fireworks will proceed to close the event! Admission is free! For more details, head to their Facebook page: Springville Oktoberfest



Oktoberfest at the terminal

When: September 29

Where: Buffalo Central Terminal

Time: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 29 Buffalo’s Central Terminal will share its take on Oktoberfest. The event will consist solely of authentic German fare, beer, and music. Live music will be performed by “Those Idiots” (German-style). Oktoberfest at the terminal is strictly for those who are 21 and over. Tickets are available for $10! More details at, Oktoberfest at the terminal



Black Rock Riverside Oktoberfest

When: September 29

Where: Artisan Kitchens & Bath

Time: 3 p.m. – 12 p.m.

Celebrate this season and join in on the Black Rock Riverside Oktoberfest festivities, Bavarian style. Local music, beer, and food will be provided at participating venues within the Black Rock Riverside neighborhood. Shuttle busses will available starting at 5 p.m., bringing you to all of your desired venues – services will end at 1 a.m. Participants include: Artisan Kitchens & Bath, Amvets Medallion Post 13, Croation Club, Hot Mama’s Canteen, The Phoenix at 269, Rohall’s Corner, The Unknown Club, and Roaming Bison Tavern. Head to Black Rock Riverside Oktoberfest for more information.



Oktoberfest 2018 at Thin Man Brewery

When: October 13

Where: Thin Man Brewery

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thin Man Brewery knows how to party! Keeping with the theme of a German inspiration, Thin Man will offer a selection of beer and food. Upon entering, you’ll be supplied with your own glass stein to fill up on Thin Man Brewery’s craft beer. Music will also be provided by the German American Music Association. Tickets are available at: Oktoberfest 2018 at Thin Man Brewery. General admission ticket purchases are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event, which includes a stein glass and a complementary first pour. VIP ticket purchases are $60 in advance and $70 on the day-of, including a stein glass and unlimited beer and food throughout the event.


Buffalo is the perfect place to celebrate the upcoming Oktoberfest season! If you’re in the area, and looking for assistance on any of your real estate needs, give us a call at 716-768-1177.


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Baylee Casper


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