2. Harpoon Oktoberfest
The Boston institution's annual Oktoberfest covers all the major essentials: German sausages (check), traditional Bavarian bands (ya), keg bowling (wunderbar!) and enough fresh UFO Pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers to get you chicken dancing.
Fri Oct 4 5:30-11p & Sat Oct 5 2-9p. Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Seaport (617-574-9551). $20.