Pitchfork and October Team Up For 2nd Annual OctFest: Fall's Ultimate Beer, Food, and Music Celebration

What are a few of our favorite fall things? Food (obviously), concerts as the air starts to chill after a long summer's heatwave, and of course, crisp beer. It's still summer in the Northeast, but we're longing for NYC's second annual OctFest this year. Brought together by Pitchfork and October, OctFest is the ultimate fall celebration full of food, music, beer, and more.

]Back for its second year, the festival's prior success has led to an expanded 2-day event. OctFest will be held this September 8th and 9th on Governor's Island in NYC. The festival features 90+ international craft breweries, a wild musical line-up, and a seriously drool-worthy curated food program. Breweries from roughly 20 different countries will be on site, pouring roughly 250 varieties of beers throughout the weekend. Even if you aren't too keen on beer, you'll be destined to find your true match

Now as far as music, we couldn't be more excited about this line-up. The creators certainly put some strong thought into the bill, showcasing a solid 50/50 ratio of male-female artists, which is still hard to come by with other longer-running festivals. Headliners Vince Staples and The Flaming Lips will be lighting up the festival on their respective days, with support from various acts like BADBADNOTGOOD, Girl Pool, Hop Along, and plenty more.

Tickets are available at OctFest.co. Single-day passes are $75 and weekend passes are $140, including 15 beer samples per day. For more information, including lineup announcements, event news, and updates, please visit Oct.co and follow @Pitchfork and @ReadOctober.

Musical Lineup (By Day):

Saturday, September 8:

Vince Staples






Standing on the Corner



Madison McFerrin


Sunday, September 9:

The Flaming Lips

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Yo La Tengo


Hop Along

No Age



Julie Byrne

The Courtneys

Brewery List (By Region):

North America - West:

10 Barrel Brewing Co. (Bend, OR)
Austin Eastciders (Austin, TX)
Blake's Cider (Armada, MI)
Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton, CO)
Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, WA)
FiftyFifty Brewing Company (Truckee, CA)
Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, CA)
Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Four Peaks Brewing Co. (Tempe, AZ)
Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)
Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, MI)
Karbach Brewing Co. (Houston, TX)
Kona Brewing Company (Kailua-Kona, HI)
Live Oak (Austin, TX)
Monkless Belgian Ales (Bend, OR)
On Tour Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
Rogue Ales (Newport, OR)
The Shop Beer Co. (Tempe, AZ)
Urban Family Brewing Co.(Seattle, WA)
Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI)

North America - East:

Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue, NY)
Brasserie Archibald (Canada)
Braven Brewing Company (Brooklyn, NY)
Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)
Brickworks Cider (Canada)
Circa Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY)
Cisco Brewers (Nantucket, MA)
Collective Arts Brewing (Canada)
DC Brau (Washington, D.C.)
Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Roseland, VA)
Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD)
Hanging Hills Brewing Company (Hartford, CT)
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, MA)
Keegan Ales (Kingston, NY)
Lamplighter Brewing Co. (Cambridge, MA)
LIC Beer Project (Long Island City, NY)
Lord Hobo Brewing Company (Woburn, MA)
M.I.A. Beer Company (Doral, FL)
Microbrasserie Gainsbourg (Canada)
Mill Street Brewery (Canada)
Narragansett Brewing Company (Pawtucket, RI)
Sand City Brewing Co. (Northport, New York)
Stanley Park Brewing (Canada)
Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Baltimore, MD)
The Bronx Brewery (Bronx, NY)
Veza Sur Brewing Co. (Miami, FL)
Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC)
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery (Burlington, VT)

Aktien Brewery of Kaufbeuren (Germany)
Birra del Borgo (Italy)
Brasserie La Binchoise (Belgium)
Brouwerij Bosteels (Belgium)
Brouwerij DeKroon (Belgium)
Camden Town Brewery (UK)
Ginette (Belgium)
Hertog Jan (Netherlands)
Jopen (Netherlands)
La Virgen (Spain)
Laugar Brewery (Spain)
Radeberger (Germany)
Wild Beer Co (UK)

Latin America:
Barfuss (Argentina)
Bocanegra (Mexico)
Bogota Beer Co (Colombia)
Cervecería Urbana (Mexico)
Cervecería Wendlandt (Mexico)
Cerveza Patagonia (Argentina)
Colorado (Brazil)
Cucapá (Mexico)
Lohn Bier (Brazil)
Melas Beer (Colombia)
Nicaragua Craft Beer Co. (Nicaragua)
Pratinha (Brazil)
Wals (Brazil)*

Asia, Africa, Oceana:
Bira 91 (India)
4 Pines Brewing Company (Australia)
Balter Brewing Co (Australia)
Boxing Cat Brewery (China)
Cape Brewing Co. (South Africa)
Good George (New Zealand)
Newlands Spring Brewing Company (South Africa)
Pirate Life Brewing (Australia)
Playground Brewery (South Korea)
Taihu Brewery (Taiwan)
The Hand & Malt Brewery (South Korea)