California Beer Festivals in September


September Beer Festivals and Events

CHULA VISTA: Avenue Amps & Ales September 16, 2023, 12-4 p.m.
Memorial Park
Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
Chula Vista's first craft beer event focusing on San Diego craft breweries, live music and select vendors, Avenue Amps & Ales is sure to cure what ails you. Purchase a tasting ticket to receive an  unlimited tastes of over 30 local breweries, distilleries and wineries, live music and local food vendors.

PETALUMA: Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival  September 9, 2023, 1-5 p.m. Water Street at the River,

REDDING: Redding Beer & Wine Festival September 16, 2023,  3-7 p.m. at Market Street Demonstration Block. Location: 1721 Market St. Redding, CA. $55 presale, |

WEST SACRAMENTO: Brewfest at the Ball Park Friday September 29, 2023, 5:30-10 p.m.
Raley Field
Sacramento, CA
50+ breweries line the warning track of Raley Field offering   samples of their brews. Live music, dedicated entrance and VIP area with food and specialty brews.

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Village Fest September 9, 2023, 6-10 p.m.
Kern Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
$95-125,  Ticket price includes 15 drink samples and unlimited food samples. 
60+ breweries, 30+ restaurants, 30+ wines, 5 stages of simultaneous live music with 15 bands, 30 of Bakersfield’s most popular restaurants serving unlimited food samples, 16 acres of fun in 7 distinctly themed areas, 60+ breweries with over 100 different brews, 25 Central Coast wineries in VinoVillage with 70 plus wines.

GLENDORA: 0.5k Beer Walk + Food & Music Saturday, September 17, 2023. Community Services Foundation is hosting it's 2nd Annual 0.5k Walk "The Run For The Rest Of Us". This 21+ event will be held on  with a SHOTgun start at Visiting Angels before walking up Glendora Ave and ending at Bennett Ave. The event will continue with food, music and a place to cash in your TWO free beer tickets.  Buy your tickets now!

SAN DIEGO: Beer by the Bay September 23, 2023, 1 p.m. 
Coronado Ferry Landing
Coronado, CA

SAN DIEGO: West Coast Taco & Beer Festival  September 23, 2023, 3-8 p.m.
Broadway Pier
1000 N Harbor Drive San Diego, CA
21+ only
Bottomless craft beer, hard cider, seltzers & other beverage tastings from local and regional breweries & beverage companies. Taco vendors on site sell tasty foods. Live music and Lucha Libre wrestling.

BAKERSFIELD: West Coast Taco & Beer Festival  September 30, 2023, 3-8 p.m.
Stramler Park
 4003 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA
21+ only
Bottomless craft beer, hard cider, seltzers & other beverage tastings from local and regional breweries & beverage companies. Taco vendors on site sell tasty foods. Live music and Lucha Libre wrestling.

CATALINA: Two Harbors Brew Fest September 9, 2023
Two Harbors Catalina Island
Two Harbors, California
Over 20 microbreweries in attendance pour selections from around the world. Admission includes a complementary beer glass, unlimited tastings of all participating breweries, live entertainment and complementary appetizers.

CORONADO: Beer by the Bay September 16, 2023, 1-5 p.m. at Coronado Ferry Landing. Unlimited tastings from several of the best local craft breweries and regional wineries, beer pong, flip cup, cornhole, giant Jenga, music by Yacht Sea band and lots of fun in the sun overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay.  Location: 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA. $60-100,

EL DORADO HILLS: El Dorado Hills Brewfest September 9, 2023,  3-7 p.m. 40+ breweries and wineries, with local food vendors, and musical entertainment with Apple Z..
Serrano Visitor Center Lawn
4525 Serrano Parkway
El Dorado Hills, CA

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Brewfest September 9, 2023, 12-5 p.m.
Tavern Bay Beach Club
28399 E. North Shore Road
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Beer drinkers gather and enjoy Lake Arrowhead's Brewfest. Includes a concert  and there are many food options. 

LONG BEACH: Craft Beer LB Fest September 16, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
$50 approx.,
Local breweries, businesses and artists, Live Performances by Kat Hall & Ms. B Royal, food vendors and more. Lineup: Altar Society, Ambitious Ales, Beachwood Brewing, Beachwood Blendery, Brouwerij West, Dutch’s Brewhouse, Everywhere Beer Co, La Jara Brewing, Long Beach Beer Lab, Sake Secret, Smog City, Syncopated Brewing, Ten Mile Brewing, Trademark Brewing, TrustedGut, Long Beach Homebrewers, Steinfillers

LOS ANGELES: LA Beer Fest September 16, 2023, 12-3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m. sessions 
LA Center Studios Studios 
1201 W 5th St., #T-110
Los Angeles, CA
The 15th annual LA Fall Beer Festival features over 80 breweries, 200 beers, 15 of LA's favorite food trucks with Lobster, burgers, German bratwurst, BBQ, deli, wood fired pizza, tacos, Mexican and poutine specialties,  bands, Power 106 DJ, and much more! 

VISALIA: Oktoberfest September 21, 2023
Vossler Farms
Sponsored by Visalia Chamber of Commerce



Past events


EMERYVILLE: Beer, Art & Wine Festival September 15, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bay Street
Free admission,
Arts, crafts, food, beer, wine and family activities

SAN DIEGO: Sorrento Valley Beer Festival. September 14, 2018, Time: 5-9 p.m.
Party Pals, 10427 Roselle St. San Diego, CA 92121 to celebrate American Craft Beer Week!
Enjoy cold delicious craft beer from local breweries. Meals available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.  Live music on the Sorrento Valley Perfect Smile stage.

VENTURA: Craft Beer Heaven, California Beer Festival September 15-16, 2018
Plaza Park - Downtown
673 E. Santa Clara St.
Ventura, CA
Boots & Brews September 15, 2018, 1-9 p.m. with Alexandria Corn | Arnie Newman Band | Sundance Head | Deana Carter | Montgomery Gentry
California Beer Festival September 16, 2018, 1-5 p.m. with Tone Loc And Sir Mix-A-Lot!
Closing out Ventura Craft Beer Week, Craft Beer Heaven is the final summer beer festival. Featuring 130+ beers, food trucks and live music, it's the perfect excuse to head north and spend the day in downtown Ventura.

SACRAMENTO: Summit Beer Festival September 8, 2018
Capitol Mall - Main Entrance on 7th & Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA
$60 General Admission,
Includes entry to the festival, a commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited pours for 4 hours
Food Trucks onsite to purchase food
September 6-7, 2018  California Craft Beer Summit Expo Hall at the Sacramento Convention Center $239 pass

OAKLAND: Oaktoberfest September 29-30, 2018
In the Dimond
Oakland, CA

SILVERADO: OC Brew HaHa September 15, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
Lake View Park
5305 E. Santiago Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA
Food Vendors and Food Trucks. Live music from Captain's Quarters. Free Shuttle from Metro station.

DUNSMUIR: State of Jefferson Brewfest 2018 Dunsmuir CA , California September 8, 2018

MONROVIA: Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Fest Monrovia, California September 15, 2018

SQUAW VALLEY: Squaw Valley Foam Fest Placer County, California September 1, 2018

FORT BRAGG: Beer Bison and Bluegrass Festival Fort Bragg, California September 1, 2018

SAN PEDRO: September 2, 2018  Brews, Blues & BBQ @ S.S. Lane Victory pier during FleetWeek S.S. Lane Victory San Pedro, California

SACRAMENTO: California Craft Beer Summit Sacramento, California  September 6-8, 2018  Volunteer For Beer Help out at beerfests. Get free stuff and good karma

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Village Fest Beer Festival Bakersfield, California September 8, 2018

CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Brewfest Carlsbad, California September 8, 2018

PETALUMA: Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival Petaluma, California September 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO: California Brewers Festival Sacramento, California September 15, 2018

SAN RAMON: V3 Hopfest San Ramon, California September 15, 2018

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest   Lake Arrowhead Lake Arrowhead, California September 15-October 28, 2018

VENTURA: California Beer Festival - Ventura Ventura, California September 15-16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By the Bay San Francisco, California Fri September 21-23, 2018

TIBURON: Tiburon Taps Beer Festival Tiburon, California September 22, 2018

ALAMEDA: Alameda Island Brewfest Alameda, California September 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Festival of Beer San Diego, California September 22, 2018

TEMPLETON: Templeton Oktoberfest Templeton, California September 29, 2018

OAKLAND: Oaktoberfest in the Dimond Oakland, California September 29-30, 2018

JUNE LAKE: June Lake Autumn Beer Festival June Lake, California September 29, 2018

Oktoberfest Events, always featuring beer!

PASO ROBLES: Central Coast Sour Fest Paso Robles, California September 21, 2019

Past events

PASADENA: Rockit Beer & Food Festival September 30, 2017, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rockit Venue
South Madison Ave. at Cordova
Pasadena, CA

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 29-October 8, 2017
1017 S. Molliison Ave.
El Cajon

SONORA: Unruly Country Brew N' Que Festival September 30, 2017, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Mother Lode Fairgrounds
220 Southgate Drive
Sonora, CA 95370
Live Country Music: Luke Combs | Tucker Beathard | Bachelorette star Luke Pell | Chris Bandi | and Jackson Michelson
Kansas City Barbecue Society CA State Championship BBQ Competition Humpz N' Hornz Buckin' Bulls Open Bull Ride Competition Craft Beer Garden Wine Garden West Coast Cornhole Open (free to play) and Pro-style (entry fee) Cornhole Tournament Line Dancing No Refunds or Exchanges • All Ages Welcome

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Brews & Bites (new Wingfest) September 2, 2017, 12-5 p.m.
SLO Mission Plaza
989 Chorro St.

UKIAH: Pints in the Plaza September 2, 2017, 3-7 p.m.
Beer tasting, food vendors, live music and games.

REDWAY: Sohum Beerfest & BBQ September 3, 2017, 4-8 p.m.
Mateel Community Center
59 Rusk Lane
Redway, CA 95560
(707) 923 3368
Mateel's annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off offers local grill masters an opportunity to put their best recipes to the test in a BBQ showdown, while regional breweries and home-brewers face off in a tasters choice competition. 


PLEASANTON: Craftoberfest September 30, 2017, 2-5 p.m.
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. $25-40, $10 parking, free admission to racetrack. Tickets:

VISALIA: Rotary Craft Brew Fest September 14, 2017, 5-9 p.m.
College of the Sequoia's
Porter Field House
915 S. Mooney Blvd. (Woodland near Noble)
Visalia, CA
Sponsored by the Visalia Rotary Community Foundation in support of the COS President's Scholars Program. VIP tickets $100, General Admission $50. Purchase tickets

ANAHEIM: Fest of Ales September 16, 2017, 12-4 p.m.
Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street
201 Center Street Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805
40 craft breweries, food pairings, live music, and games! INFORMATION Fest of Ales is back! Features include a home brew competition, unlimited craft beer tastes, unlimited gourmet food tastings, and  brewery Mayor's Trophy.

FERNDALE: Lost Coast Beer & Bocce Festival September 16, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Firemens Park
100 Berding Street
Ferndale, CA, 95536
Food, beer and bocce with live music by local acts. Ferndale Kiwanis Club fundraiser for the local community is sponsored by The Lost Coast Brewery at the Ferndale Bocce Court. Four-person team event; teams accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry: $25/person, $100/team ($20 alternate), limit of 24 teams. Registration: 8 a.m.; play: 9 a.m. Trophies to the top 3 teams. 

MONROVIA Station Beer & Music Fest September 16, 2017, 2-6 p.m. (time & details need confirmation)
Monrovia Station Square Park
Monrovia, California
Monrovia Chamber Of Commerce,
(626) 358-1159
Monrovia Station Beer & Music Fest celebrates the opening of the Station Square Park & Metro Goldline. Over 30 craft beers, food from popular local food vendors sold, and Go Betty Go & The Delgado Brothers perform. Proceeds benefiting the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce & Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills. Age 21+ 

SACRAMENTO: California Brewers Festival September 16, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
Discovery Park
Sacramento, CA

SAN RAMON: V3Hopfest Bikes and Beer! September 16, 2017, 12 Noon-5 p.m.
Bike registration begins at  6 a.m. 
 $30-up, register and get festival tickets:
 V3 is the ride (15, 30, 60, or 100 mi) in the majestic foothills of Mount  Diablo and the San Ramon and Livermore Valleys. 20 craft breweries,  live music, upscale food trucks, flyover by NorCal Beech Boys, and new this  year - a cornhole tournament! Best party in the SF Bay Area on a sunny  Saturday afternoon in September!  Sponsored by the Dougherty Valley San Ramon  Rotary Club and benefitting the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation  and the veterans causes.

BANNING: Oktoberfest September 15-17, 2017
free admission - $5 parking
Noble Creek Park
650 W. Oak Valley Parkway
Beaumont, CA

MORGAN HILL: Morgan Hill Downtown Brew Crawl, 1-5 p.m. Morgan Hill Downtown Association invites you to an afternoon experiencing amazing craft beers, local merchants and live music at the Annual Downtown Morgan Hill Brew Crawl. Check in  on 3rd Street near Monterey Road 11a-3p.  Proceeds from this event help pay for the Downtown Twinkle Lights. Your ticket includes:  Craft Beer tasting for up to 20 different Local Breweries,  Live Music and Dancing. $65, | eventbrite

PETALUMA: River Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
Downtown Petaluma Riverfront
Water Street
Petaluma, California 94952
Petaluma Chamber of Commerce
Annual festival with  regional craft breweries, local food purveyors, live music on historic Water Street by the River. Sponsored by Petaluma Valley Rotary and Petaluma Chamber of Commerce 

SAN FRANCISCO: PIER 39 Fall Beer Pour Friday September 22, 2017, 4-8 p.m. Pier 39, The Embarcadero @ Beach Street San Francisco, CA Tickets:

MONTEREY: Bikes & Brews September 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO: Festival of Beer September 22, 2017, 6-10 p.m.
Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
Festival will be held at a brand new location on the Broadway Pier. The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of tasty brews. Inside the San Diego Festival of Beer, will be food items and munchies for sale in addition to a selection of fine wines for purchase by the glass. The festival has grown every year since, and now draws around 4,000 beer loving San Diegans.

TIBURON: Tiburon Taps Beer Festival September 23, 2017, 1-4 p.m.
Shoreline Park
Tiburon Taps Beer Festival features more than 70 craft beers from the Bay Area and northern California, along with complimentary food tasting, Neon Velvet, the band.

SQUAW VALLEY: Oktoberfest September 23, 2017, 12-6 p.m.
Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of fun. Fee includes .5 liter stein mug and two beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for $5 each

CENTRAL COAST: Figtoberfest September 23, 2017, 1-11:30 p.m.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Locations: Buellton | Los Olivos | Santa Barbara | Santa Maria |Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company

CHULA VISTA:  Hoppy Beer, Hoppy Life  September 23, 2017, 1-5 p.m. Sips from 25 craft brewers matched with good eats from some of the region's best restaurants! Local bands will keep you grooving throughout the day, including Mimi Zulu and Jesse Nova. Location: Memorial Park, 373 Park Way, Chula Vista, CA.  Tickets start at $55-75, |

SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By The Bay September 22-24, 2017
Pier 48 near AT&T Park
Bringing Munich's autumn beer festival to the Bay, Oktoberfest features non-stop singing, dancing, music, German food and beverages.


  • RANCHO SANTA FE: Oktoberfest at The Inn at Rancho Santa  Fe
  • EL SEGUNDO: Rock & Brews Local Craft Beer Festival Main  $50,
  • SACRAMENTO: Gold Rush Days Beer Crawl
  • WOODLAND: Yolo Microbrew Festival 
    Rotary Park - Yolo County Fairgrounds
  • SAN DIMAS: California Beer Festival
  • HEALDSBURG: Beer in the Plaza
  • BRENTWOOD: Craft Beer Festival
  • STOCKTON: Beer Week
  • SARATOGA: Brews & Blues
  • BRENTWOOD: Downtown Craft Beer Festival
  • BEN LOMOND Oktoberfest
  • PLACERVILLE: Placerville Oktoberfest  Sponsored by Placerville Downtown Association.
  • WHITTIER: Taps & Tapas


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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