Kent Oktoberfest – A Weeklong Celebration

September 21-26, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been transformed into a weeklong celebration, with participating bars and restaurants featuring a variety of Platform beers and seasonal beverages, and specially prepared German fare. By eliminating the road closures, street vending, and live music stage, the celebration is meant to be enjoyed over the period of a week, without the usual crowds and with an “around town” feel instead. Each participating bar/restaurant will be handing out FREE souvenir Kent Oktoberfest glassware with purchase, while supplies last. Enjoy your beverage in a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) cup for outdoor consumption in the downtown district! Find out about the DORA and how it works¬†here.

Participating Businesses
Click the links below or check directly with businesses for days and hours of operation. Get your beverage in a DORA cup for outdoor consumption in the downtown district. Find out more about the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area here.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Eldorado’s Pizza Pie
Kent Cheesemonger
Kent Lanes
Mike’s Place
Ray’s Place
Taco Tontos
The Pub
Tree City Coffee
Treno Ristorante
Venice Cafe
Water Street Tavern
Zephyr Pub

Festive Eats

Belleria Pizza & Italian – House-made Kielbasa w/ Sauerkraut Sandwich, Polish Boy Sandwich, Chicken Paprikash Soup
Bricco – Apple & Onion Stuffed Pork Roulade w/ Spaetzle & Braised Cabbage, Oktoberfest Pizza: Bratwurst, Potato, Onion, Beer Cheese, Swiss, & Mustard Greens
Erie Street Kitchen @ Venice Cafe– Bratwurst Sandwich or Dinner, Pretzel Bites w/ Beer Cheese Dip
GRAZERS – Butterbeer and Pumpkin Butterbeer (non-alcoholic)
Kent Cheesemonger – Beer Cheese Bread Bowls
Pita Pit – Oktoberfest Pita: Chicken Souvlaki, Bacon, Sauerkraut, Mustard or Horseradish, Cheddar, & Choice of Toppings
Popped! – Beer Roasted Peanuts, Candied Cinnamon Almonds, Fall Spiced Caramels
Ray’s Place – Schnitzel Sandwiches, Brats, German Potato Salad
Taco Tonto’s – Oktoberfest Burrito: Sausage, Kraut, Potato, Cheese, Sour Cream, & Spicy Mustard
Treno Ristorante – Potato & Cheese Pierogis w/ Beer & Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Raspberry & Strawberry-filled Berliners (German donuts)
Water Street Tavern РCrispy Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich w/ Beer-braised Caramelized Onions, Pickled Cabbage, & Spicy German Mustard

Live Music

Chardon Polka Band
Friday, September 25th from 7-9pm
Water Street Tavern Rooftop
Presented by Hometown Bank