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2016 Roxtoberfest  


Saturday, October 1, 2016
Noon- 6:00 PM

Ridge Avenue and Green Lane Roxborough
Roxtoberfest is on for this Saturday, October 1, 2016


Fall fun is brewing at the fourth annual “Roxtoberfest”, the proud Roxborough neighborhood’s uniquely Philly spin on Germany’s world-renowned Oktoberfest celebration.  The popular, family-friendly Roxtoberfest celebration presented by Roxborough Memorial Hospital will take place Saturday, October 1st from 12 noon until 6 pm.

A HomeBrew Beer Competition, fabulous food, live music by several of the region’s hottest artists, life-sized board games, and children’s activities are just some of the fun things to see, eat, drink and participate in at Roxtoberfest, which takes place all along Ridge Avenue between Lyceum Avenue and Leverington Avenue.

Roxtoberfest Tips

Oktoberfest [äk-tōber-fest]: A traditional autumn festival held in Munich, Germany, every October that features beer-drinking and merrymaking.

Roxtoberfest [räks-tōber-fest]: A traditional autumn festival held in Roxborough, Pennsylvania, every October that features beer-drinking and merrymaking.

Roxtoberfest Showcase Stage

Kite & Keshka

Kicking Down Doors

Greg Sover

Hurricane Hoss and The Sermon! featuring Hannah Taylor


For The Family

Balloon Twisting
Crafts & Activities
Hallo-Express Trackless Train
Water Pong Game
Obstacle Course
Dracula’s Castle
Children & Adult Games

Delectable Foods

The Roaming Raven
Glammy's Funnel Cakes and Cookies
The Smooth Cow
Jules Thin Crust
Philly Pretzel Factory
My Four Suns
The Lunchbox
Two Chefs
Chubby's Steaks

HomeBrew Competition

In 2016 the Roxtoberfest HomeBrew Competition returns to recognize and celebrate the most talented home brewers in the Philadelphia region. Interested participants will submit a BJCP sanctioned style beer to be judged by a panel composed of three highly qualified Roxtoberfest Beer Judges. Following a series of hoppy and delicious tastings, judges will select one winner from the home brew community.

The highest scoring beer as appropriate to the style will be named the 2016 Roxtoberfest HomeBrew Champion. Home brew samples will be available to invited Roxtoberfest Homebrewers at the event. Are you a local home brewer and interested in submitting a taste of your favorite batch? Find the registration information on how to get involved here Roxtoberfest HomeBrew Competition Form.

VIP Area

Get access today to our first ever VIP Area in the Roxborough Pocket Park and take advantage of intimate performances by locally and regional acclaimed artists and much more!

VIP Access Includes: 

VIP Area All Access Pass
Roxtoberfest T-Shirt
Roxtoberfest Collector Beer Stein
Roxtoberfest Flight Tasting Ticket
(1) Craft Beer Ticket

Click here to learn more about this year's VIP Area and to get your all access pass. This year's VIP Party Area is brought to you by J.D. McGillicuddys Roxborough.

Official Roxtoberfest Afterparty

Carry the Roxtoberfest celebration into the evening as part of the Official Roxtoberfest Afterparty at J.D. McGillicuddy's Roxborough (under new ownership). From 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM enjoy live music as well as food and drink specials at 473 Leverington Avenue.


The Roxtoberfest fall street festival concept was developed by the Roxborough Development Corporation and Advent. The event is unique in that it was initiated by a non-profit community development corporation, the Roxborough Development Corporation, and will be operated with the help of local community residents. This year we thank, and all those businesses that are helping to make Roxtoberfest what Roxborough deserves. The Roxtoberfest is Philadelphia's premiere family-friendly Oktoberfest event. Special thanks this year to the Philadelphia Folksong Society for coordinating this year's musical performances.

This Year's Sponsors

Getting to Roxtoberfest

Roxborough is very accessible both by automobile and by public transportation.

DuPont Municipal Parking Lot – 514 DuPont Street
Free parking for Roxtoberfest

Leverington Municipal Parking Lot 465 Leverington Ave and 4549 Mitchell Street
Free parking for Roxtoberfest

SEPTA has many direct bus routes to get to Roxtoberfest, bus line information and detours are listed below:

SEPTA Route 9- North at Roxborough Avenue and Ridge Avenue
SEPTA Route 9- South at Ridge Avenue and Gates Street
SEPTA Route 27- North at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 27- South at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 32- South at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 35- North at Roxborough Avenue and Ridge Avenue
SEPTA Route 35- South at Ridge Avenue and Gates Street

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