Gardner’s own Moon Hill Brewing Co. at the Gardner Ale House, along with the City of Gardner, present their 14th Annual Oktoberfest “Party in the Street”. Admission for this event is free and open to all ages. Parker Street will be closed to traffic.

The party begins at 11:00 AM with the ceremonial Tapping of the Keg in front of the Gardner Ale House. Gardner closes Parker Street for the day and a New Orleans Street Party atmosphere ensues, featuring craft beer brewed locally by Moon Hill Brewing Co. and authentic German fare. Also at 11:00 AM begins the Chair City Community Workshop’s steamrolling print project Gardner Makes! The Gardner Chair Luge, powered by the Acadien Social Club, begins at 2:00 PM. Race teams convert their armchairs, sofas, and barstools into soapbox derby-style racers. They will be competing for the coveted Chair Luge Trophy and $200 in one dollar bills. Teams compete in costume and the event has become a legend in Central Massachusetts. “Human Bumpers” keep everyone safe. And revered Acadien Club mascot Brad Gallant clowns around dressed in this year’s theme: “The Muppets”. Mr. Gallant simply replied “No comment” to our query regarding this year’s costume. Then, relenting, he added: “I’m certainly not going to be Miss Piggy”. Knowing his proclivity for dressing in female garb, one wonders if Miss Piggy just might be making a showing in spite of denials.

According to Gardner Ale House and Moon Hill Brewing Co. owner Rick Walton, “Each year we keep shooting for the stars, which means we aim to make it twice as big as the previous year. Last year we accomplished just that and had our biggest party ever. The weather helps! This years major attraction, in addition to the luge is our Totally Local line up of musical acts.

This year’s musical lineup begins at 3:30 PM, just after the Chair Luge with:
3:30 PM Safehill Taking it back to the decade they were born in, these guys are solid 90s Rock.
5:15 PM The Green Sisters A Bluegrass/Newgrass quartet from Worcester County. The four local sisters sing tight harmonies while switching instruments from upright bass to fiddle to acoustic guitar to banjo. They deliver authentic Kentucky Soul while being totally original.
7:00 PM Electric Green Co. A local groove based Blues, Rock, Jazz fusion Funk band.
8:45 PM The Sufferin’ Bastards Local classic Rock band playing all your classics and favorites.

Oktoberfest “Party in the Street” is located at the Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Downtown Gardner, MA.
Admission: Free, Open to All Ages
Event: Saturday, September 28, starts at 11:00 AM. Live Music is 3:30 – 10:00 PM.
For more information visit gardnerale.com or call (978) 669-0122.

Oktoberfest Countdown

140Days 18Hours 34Minutes 36Seconds

Open 7 Days Per Week

11:00 AM till 8:00 PM
Monday to Thursday

11:00 AM till 9:00 PM Friday

10:00 AM till 9:00 PM Saturday
(Brunch 10:00 AM till 2 PM)

10:00 AM till 8:00 PM Sunday
(Brunch 10:00 AM till 2 PM)

 

74 Parker Street
Gardner, MA 01440

978-669-0122

FOLLOW US

                

eNews Sign Up

Sign up to receive special offers, new releases and our upcoming events!

Belgian Blonde Style

Bouctouche Blonde

Is this a gateway beer for the Belgian style? Let me pour forth… Bouctouche Blonde is a Belgian style beer for the people. For many beer drinkers, Belgian is...

Kölsch

Our first craft beer Summer’s End is getting a promotion! You Ale House adherents of many years may remember Summer’s End was our first brew at the Ale House,...

Parker St. Porter & St. Patrick

All y’all are probably wondering if anything is going on for St. Patrick’s Day here. And, to be brief, there is. You may recall that last year, this whole...

Facelift Old English IPA

Facelift might be new to you, but this beer has been here since 2006.  Rick Walton, Gardner Ale House owner, prior to buying, opening and running his brewpub...

Red Apple Farm Semi-Sweet Hard Cider is in Cans

Hear ye, hear ye! Our great collaboration brew with Red Apple Farm, namely the Red Apple Farm Semi-sweet Hard Cider, has made it into the can and is available...
Craft Beer reviewer, Rick Walton

Rick’s Beer Shorts – Craft Beer Video: Lit Lager

In our first 60-second video episode of Rick's Beer Shorts, which is featured on our Instagram feed (@moonhillbrewing) weekly, Rick's craft beer journey...
Craft Beer reviewer, Rick Walton

Rick’s Beer Shorts – Craft Beer Video: Pufnstuf

Rick continues his craft beer journey in this episode of Rick's Beer Shorts. In this video Rick reviews Moon Hill's flagship brew, Pufnstuf American IPA. Rick...

Oktoberfest Plans Announced

The Gardner Ale House & Moon Hill Brewing Co. Oktoberfest "Party In the Street" is cancelled this year. Instead, you can "Take The Party Home". Our...

We have our own online ordering app!

Order Gardner Ale House & Moon Hill Brewing Co. food and beer through our Chownow app! Click Here to install your iOS App Click Here to install your...
Perley Girl German Pilsner

Perley Girl Makes It In The Can

Our greatly anticipated release of Perley Girl, "in the can", just happened yesterday. Greatly anticipated for many reasons, not the least of which is that...