October 2017 Beer Event Guide

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Casktoberfest 2017 • Raleigh • October 5, 5-10 p.m.
Join Big Boss for their seventh annual Casktoberfest celebration, featuring cask ale in the beer garden. Admission is free, but a commemorative mug and two beer tickets can be purchased in advance here.

Big Boss Brewing Company • 1249 Wicker Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

Fourth Annual Triangle Oktoberfest • Cary • October 6, 6-11 p.m., October 7, 1-11 p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly activities such as music from The Polka Brothers and Peak City Sound, dancing, bavarian food, wiener dog races, a yodeling contest, and a stein hoist competition. The event will feature Oktoberfest beers from Munich as well as local craft beer. Tickets can be purchased here.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre • 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC, 27518

Asheville Oktoberfest • Asheville • October 7, 1-6 p.m.
Asheville’s annual Oktoberfest celebration will be held at Pack Square Park. The event will feature beer from 30 local breweries, a costume contest, chicken dance, and other activities. Tickets can be purchased here.

Pack Square Park • 80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC, 28801

Hops & Harmony Craft Brew Fest • Statesville • October 7, 1-5 p.m.
Stateville’s second annual Hops & Harmony Craft Brew Festival will feature more than 70 beers and ciders from 24 breweries as well as live local music. Tickets can be purchased here.

Downtown Statesvilles • 112 S Center St, Statesville, NC 28677

Ceramic Beer Stein Pottery Class • Charlotte • October 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Catawba Brewing Company will feature local potter Allison Anne Brown, who will lead a ceramics class where you will make your own beer stein. Tickets include the materials as well as two points from the taproom, and can be purchased here.

Catawba Brewing Company • 933 Louise Avenue Ste 105, Charlotte NC 28204

Fantastic Brews & Where To Find Them • Gastonia • October 14, 12-11 p.m.
Cavendish Brewing is transforming into the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter, with the release of their own Butter Beer. The event will feature Harry Potter themed trivia, a costume contest, a Quidditch pong table, and more.

Cavendish Brewing Company • 207 N Chester St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Burnpile Harvest Fest • Asheville • October 14, 12-8 p.m.
Join Burial Beer Co. and over 40 other breweries, for Burial’s annual harvest festival. This year, Burial will release a fruited version of The Separation of Light and Darkness in 750ml bottles, and a version of Mixed Culture Saison brewed with fresh Carolina peaches. Tickets can be purchased here.

Burial Beer Co. • 40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

22nd Annual World Beer Festival • Durham • October 14, 12-10 p.m.
The 22nd Annual World Beer Festival will be held at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event features seasonal or limited availability beers from over 70 breweries, 40 of which are from North Carolina. Tickets can be purchased here.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park • 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

NC Brew Festival & Chili Cook-Off • Shelby • October 20, 6-9:30 p.m.
Join 14 breweries in uptown Shelby for a tasting as part of Shelby’s Mush, Music & Mutts Festival. Tickets include a commemorative cup and unlimited four ounce pours. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Court Square • 211 S Trade St, Shelby, NC 28150

Chalice in Wonderland Craft Beer Festival • Winston-Salem • October 20, 12-5 p.m.
Chalice in Wonderland will feature beer from 15 different breweries. Proceeds from the event will benefit Crossnore School & Children’s Home. Tickets are $30, include unlimited samples, and can be purchased here.

The Crossnore School • 1001 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Wrightsville Beach Brewery’s Oysterberfest • Wilmington • October 21, 11 a.m-11 p.m.
Join Wrightsville Beach Brewery for their inaugural fall harvest festival and oyster season kickoff party. An oyster roast and German cuisine accompany their lineup of fall beers. The event will also include live music performances in the beer garden.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery • 6201 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

Carousel Center Beer & Wine Festival • Wilmington • October 28, 1-5 p.m.
In its sixteenth year, the Carousel Center Beer & Wine Festival will feature over 100 craft breweries and wineries in Wilmington’s North Waterfront Park. Tickets can be purchased here.

North Waterfront Park • 11 Harnett St, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Ethan Butler is a freelance web developer based in Durham and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism. Butler helped create Our State’s BEER NC and continues to update the app with new information regularly.