Autumn in Cape Cod is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The weather begins to cool down, the foliage changes to hues of golden yellows, reds, and oranges as if by magic. With all of the changes in nature, there’s so much to celebrate! Each autumn, there’s various activities and festival that focus on this magnificent season. Oktoberfest Cape Cod is just one great example! Learn more about this festival’s history and what it’s like to attend this festival filled with great beer, tasty German fare, and more. Color your Cape Cod fall getaway with more ideas from our complimentary Vacation Guide!
Booze Meets Boos at Oktoberfest Cape Cod
All About the History of Oktoberfest
The history of Oktoberfest is a long one, and probably not what you would expect! Oktoberfest started in Munich, Germany, in 1810, and has since become a popular fall festival across the U.S. It first started as something of a 5-day wedding celebration for the Bavarian Crown prince and princess.
The then anniversary celebration has evolved greatly over the years. What was once a field celebration featuring a horse race has turned into a celebration of German foods, great beer from local vendors, and live music. It’s certainly a great legacy left behind by the royal family of Bavaria!
Where to Catch Oktoberfest on Cape Cod
This fall festival has been adopted all of the U.S., and Oktoberfest in Massachusetts is no exception. From early September to late October, the Oktoberfest celebrations makes its way through the Cape. Two of our favorite places to catch the festival is to attend Oktoberfest in Chatham and Hyannis. You can expect local, Cape Cod beer, German-style music and food, and a great time from both!
Oktoberfest in Chatham takes place at Kate Gould Park from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2019, for an afternoon filled with family-friendly fun! There’s beer and live music for the adults as well as arts, crafts, and games for the little ones!
Get a taste of what Oktoberfest has to offer as early as Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, when you attend Funktoberfest 2019 in Hyannis! Admission to this fun-filled, family-friendly event is free and features friendly competitions in yard games like cornhole toss.
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Other Autumn Activites on the Cape
If you love Oktoberfest, you’ll love other Cape Cod fall festivals as well! Whether you enjoy arts, music, outdoor recreation, or food, there’s a Cape Cod fall festival for you. The great things to do during this season is just one reason to visit. Find out more about why fall on Cape Cod is the area’s best secret season.
Stay at Candleberry Inn This Autumn
The complete autumn in Cape Cod experience wouldn’t be complete without cozy accommodations. At Candleberry Inn, we offer that and so much more! So, reserve a room at our Brewster, MA, bed and breakfast during Oktoberfest Cape Cod.
The Highlands Room is one of our coziest accommodations. This room boasts traditional Cape Cod comfort with a queen-size bed, fireplace, private bathroom, and more. Browse all of our Brewster, MA, accommodations and reserve your favorite. You can’t go wrong with any!