Philadelphia, PA - The fall season is going to swing right into Dilworth Park alongside the appearance of Octoberfest, the yearly five-day celebration starting Wednesday, October 17 to Sunday, October 21.
Center City, Octoberfest includes a jam-packed event featuring music, games and live entertainment, combined with in-season food and the best craft beer and cocktail garden in town.
Dilworth Park Octoberfest Returns
Brûlée Catering is going to showcase German and Philly-influenced foods such as grilled bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels, and smoked chicken wings, alongside EFFEN vodka and Maker’s Mark bourbon fall-inspired cocktails which include the Loretto Lemonade (Maker’s Mark, triple sec, lemonade). The Goose Island Beer Garden are featuring Goose Island IPA, Victory Festbier, Tröegs DreamWeaver Wheat and Conshohocken Brewing Co. Pumpkin Ale on tap, in addition to cans of Stella Artois Cidre, Bud Light, and Downeast Cider’s original and pumpkin blend ciders.
Octoberfest is actually sponsored through Lyft, Dilworth Park’s official rideshare partner, which can make getting there convenient and stress-free. New users can easily install the Lyft app and make use of code CCDFALL18 for $10 off their initial ride.
Dilworth Park spirits partner Beam-Suntory will make a commitment to sensible consumption at all event with the Drink Smart program. For additional information, visit drinksmart.com.
- Wednesday, October 17, Octoberfest kicks off with a Temple University pop-up pep rally celebrating Temple Homecoming 2018 alongside performances from Temple’s Marching Band and Spirit Squad.
- Saturday, October 20, family fun features pumpkin tic-tac-toe and also cornhole bean-bag toss, and a carved pumpkin competition (pre-registration required). Participants bring their own pre-carved pumpkins to Dilworth Park, where the audience is going to vote for Octoberfest’s top pumpkin starting at noon to 8 p.m. The champion will bring home a prize.
- Also on Saturday, October 20, Philly Loves Beer Executive Director Christina Dowd comes back to judge the Octoberfest stein-holding challenge at 4:30 p.m., sponsored by Victory Brewing Company. The man and woman who can keep their beer steins hoisted the longest will each receive a prize from Penn Beer Sales & Service.
The Made in Philadelphia Fall Market comes back for its 2nd year on Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21 and provides regional merchants an opportunity to selling a wide range of handmade art, photos, accessories and jewelry, seasonal gift items, and much more.
Dilworth Park Octoberfest Returns at Dillworth Plaza