We invite you to join us as we celebrate 25 years of Northside Oktoberfest. We are excited to announce the return of the in-person festival on Saturday, October 2nd while still offering Northside Oktoberfest in a Box with pick-up in September leading up to the in-person festival. For 2021, the Northside Oktoberfest will be composed of three different elements:
- Iowa City BrewFest (Saturday, October 2nd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
After taking a break from the in-person festivities in 2020, the sampling event is back to celebrate in-person with a new twist. For 2021, Iowa City Brewfest sponsored by FLY CID will be more exclusive than ever, with ONLY 600 BrewMaster tickets available. That means fewer lines and more beer for you to enjoy!
- Northside Oktoberfest in a Box (Friday, September 3rd, 10th, and 17th)
Thanks to the success of the 2020 Northside Oktoberfest in a Box, we have been asked to bring this feature back as part of the 2021 festival. The 2021 Northside Oktoberfest in a Box will once again be a take-home box including a variety of beers and your favorite treats from Northside businesses. Each box is built for 2 people to enjoy and can be customized when ordering.
- Northside Oktoberfest Outdoor Bier Hall (Saturday, October 2nd) General Admission will be welcome to attend the new outdoor Bier Hall on North Linn St. *More information coming soon! This will NOT give you access to sample from vendors at BrewFest.
The Northside Oktoberfest, benefiting Iowa City area nonprofits, showcases the Bohemian nature of the Northside Marketplace with great craft beers, neighborhood food, beer games, and much more! Join us as we take over the streets of the Northside, just blocks north of downtown Iowa City. For 2021, the Northside Oktoberfest in a Box will be a take-home experience people can enjoy at home, Iowa City BrewFest will be the traditional sampling event you love and ONLY ticket holders will be allowed to sample from multiple vendors, and the new Outdoor Bier Hall will be a general admission anyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy.