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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Oktoberfests and other alcohol-themed festivals abound during the fall. So we’ve compiled a list of options for you to plan accordingly in the season ahead, which officially started Sept. 22.

As always, a friendly reminder from FOX 8 News: please drink responsibly. Cheers!


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Cleveland Beer Week
Various locations
Oct. 14-23

While not technically a festival, it is certainly a celebration of drinking beer in Cleveland. Events include Night at the Brewseum, a night on the Nautica Queen and even a chocolate pairing. Proceeds from the week go toward the Malone Scholarship Fund. Find out about all of the events right here.

Summit Beerfest
Springside Athletic Club, 215 Springside Drive, Akron
Saturday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m.; $15-$55

Sample a bunch of local and regional brews to help determine which beer is the best in town at Summit Beerfest. The event was rescheduled from the summer and is hosted by the United Way of Summit and Medina.

Cheese and Wine Festival Cleveland
Lago Custom Events, 950 Main Ave #120, Cleveland
Saturday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $45-$65

What you need to know is the numbers: 50 kinds of cheese and 40 wines to sample. There will also be live music and pizza (which, amazingly, also comes with cheese).


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