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Annual Oktoberfest & Honk Festival 2019: Harvard Square

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Dates:Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
Hours:Hours Vary see below
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Fairs & Festivals
annual oktoberfest  honk festival 2019 harvard square photoThe Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Oktoberfest and slightly irrepressible and fabulously madcap 14th Annual HONK! Parade on Sunday, October 13th, 2019.

Come be a part of this unique, irreverent and family friendly annual tradition where musicians and spectators “reclaim the streets for horns, bikes and feet”!

Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts.

In addition, Oktoberfest boasts five beer gardens, live music, including a Passim stage and an all-HONK! Review on four different stages! Dancing in the streets is encouraged!



The Annual Oktoberfest and Honk Festival features six stages of live entertainment, over 40 restaurant vendors, outdoor beer-gardens, street vendors, sidewalk sales, and HONK bands from around the country!

Attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts.

This annual celebration of fall features six stages of live music, including a Passim stage, a rock stage, and on the main stage, an all-HONK! Review! Dancing in the streets is encouraged!

The highlight of the festival is the HONK! Parade which arrives in the Square at approximately 1pm. In its tenth year, the HONK! movement has become a global phenomenon.

HONK! bands from around the country will march from Davis to Harvard. Spectators will be treated to a horn-tooting, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, mind-blowing spectacle and are welcomed to join the back of the parade and make their way to Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest in Harvard Square was started 1978 by the late Frank Cardullo, a Square mover, shaker and owner of the renowned Wursthaus, which served up traditional German food from 1917 until it closed in 1996.

The early festivals were in keeping with the old world customs. Over the years, however, the festival has taken on a most discerningly Cambridge vibe to become an Oktoberfest unlike any other.

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12:00pm - 6:00pm
(Rain date: Monday, October 14th)


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www.harvardsquare.com/events/41st-annual-oktoberfest-harvard-square

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Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA map
Phone: (617) 491-3434

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