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39th Annual Oktoberfest & Honk Festival: Harvard Square

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Official Website:39th Annual Oktoberfest & Honk Festival: Harvard Square
Location:Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA map
Phone:(617) 491-3434
Dates:Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
Hours:Noon - 6:00pm
Category:Fairs & Festivals

39th Annual Oktoberfest & Honk Festival: Harvard SquareThe 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!

The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the return of the 38th Annual Oktoberfest and legendary HONK! Parade.

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.

In addition Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest boasts five beer gardens hosted by: Alden and Harlow, Charlie’s Kitchen, FiRE + iCE. Grafton Street and Night Market.

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.

Main Stage Schedule
(in the Super Cross Walk in front of Out of Town News):

12pm - Porch Party Mamas www.porchpartymamas.com
1pm The 10th Annual HONK! Parade
2pm - 6pm - All HONK! Review

Environmental Encroachment
Gora Gora Orkestar
Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band
Les Vilains Chicots
Extraordinary Rendition Band
Leftist Marching Band
Detroit Party Marching Band

Ten Man Brass Band
New Creations Brass Band
The Bread & Puppet Circus Band
The Expandable Brass Band
Dirty Water Brass Band
The Party Band
Forward! Marching Band

Minor Mishap Marching Band
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Hungry March Band
The Hill Stompers
The Brass Balagan
Dead Music Capital Band

Artesian Rumble Arkestra
Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
Trombone Choir
School of HONK

Church Street Stage Schedule

12pm - Cactus Attack www.facebook.com/Cactus-Attack-53190886206/timeline/
1pm - Ripe www.ripetheband.com/
2pm - And The Kids www.andthekidsmusic.com/
3pm - Oldjack www.oldjackmusic.com
4pm - Vapors Of Morphine www.vaporsofmorphine.com/
5pm - Quilt- www.quiltband.com/

Passim Stage Schedule
(at the intersection of Brattle & Church Streets)

12pm - Monica Rizzio www.monicarizzio.com
1pm - The Western Den www.thewesternden.com
2pm - Kellen Zakula and The Yeah Daddies – www.kellenzakula.bandcamp.com
3pm - Sugar Blood Jinx www.sugarbloodjinx.com
4pm - The Ladles www.facebook.com/ladlesband
5pm - Dietrich Strause www.dietrichstrause.com

Charlie’s Kitchen – HONK! Stage

3:15pm - Brass Balagan
3:45pm - Ten Man Brass Band
4:15pm - Second LIne Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band
4:45pm - Forward! Marching Band
5:15pm - Environmental Encroachment

Eliot Triangle – HONK! Stage

2:15pm - Minor MIshap Marching Band
2:45pm - Dead Music Capital Band
3:15pm - Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
3:45pm - Gora Gora Orkestar
4:15pm - New Creations Brass Band
4:45pm - The Party Band
5:15pm - Detroit Party Marching Band

Palmer Street – HONK! Stage

2:15pm - Expandable Brass Band
2:45pm - Artesian Rumble Arkestra
3:15pm - The Hill Stompers
3:45pm - DJA-Rara
4:15pm - Les Vilains Chicots
4:45pm - Dirty Water Brass Band
5:15pm - Extraordinary Rendition Band

During Oktoberfest, Beat Brasserie transforms into a Bavarian Beer Hall, complete with community tables, German food, a live oompah band, lederhosen, dirndls, and of course an amazing selection of German beers!

From 11:00AM to 6:00PM guests can enjoy traditional German drinking songs performed by Die Lustigen Musikanten des Heimatlandes aka The Mad Bavarian Brass Band. - See more at: http://www.harvardsquare.com/37th-annual-oktoberfest-and-honk-parade-harvard-square#sthash.Ah5GNn2I.dpuf


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