The 13th Annual NB Oktoberfest is coming back to Downtown New Bedford’s Pier 3.

Grab your lederhosen (or don’t, that’s okay) and get ready for the 13th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14th from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm.Here are all the details you need to know:

The NB Oktoberfest is sponsored by the Southcoast Business Alliance (SCBA). This gang of “ambitious professionals” live, work and play on the Southcoast. They actively raise funds throughout the year with great events such as Oktoberfest.

Where is the money going you may ask. Well the money from Oktoberfest admissions goes towards supporting at-risk youth and education based charities in our community. For example, the YMCA’s After School Program, as seen below. You can buy your tickets in advance here or grab them at the door for $20.

Want to kick back and have a beer with the boys(or girls)? You can defiantly do that here! Currently, twelve local brewers will be on hand to pour your favorites, including:

  • Moby Dick Brewery - featuring a new brew made for the event!!
  • Buzzards Bay Brewing
  • Cisco Brewing
  • Mayflower Brewing
  • Naukabout Beer Company
  • Von Trapp Brewing
  • Weihenstephaner
  • Troegs
  • Peak
  • Otter Creek
  • Revolution
  • Two Roads
  • Paulaner
  • Hacker-Pschorr
  • Castle Island
  • Sam Adams
  • Downeast Cider
  • Curious Traveler
  • Narragansett Beer

Better choose your designated driver now! You have to be safe to have fun! Also be the first to buy a commemorative beer stein while supplies last.

Of course, once you have a beer you’ll want to chow down, too. Grab some extra cash for some great grub from:

  • Fancheezical Food Truck
  • No Problemo
  • The Baker
  • Cool Licks
  • Mad Good Cookie

Sound Good? It gets better! While you enjoying a cold one and chomping on some delicious food take there will be bumping jams playing from bands like:

  • The Pourmen
  • 7 Day Weekend
  • Craig DeMelo & Friends
  • Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute Band)

So get your dancing shoes on and hit the dance floor.

Got a new outfit to wear? Got a new hairdo you want to show off? Just bought some dope sneakers? This is the place for you NB Oktoberfest has become the place to see and be seen. If you go when doors open at 3pm, you could very well see everyone you’ve ever met within a 20 mile radius by the time the event shuts down at midnight.

NB Oktoberfest is a really fun time for a good cause but don’t ruin a good time by getting behind the wheel drunk. Look for anyone of of the many good folks in their SCBA shirts and ask them to call you a cab.

See you on the pier!