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October 19, 2019 | Knockdown Center, NYC

Parquet Courts | Mogwai


Screaming Females


(performing Ta det Lugnt)

Lower Dens






Control Top

  • $45 Ticket 

  • 18oz of beer samples included with ticket

  • Enjoy 2 stages with 10 artists

  • Culinary Programming TBA

  • Additional beer samples and full pours available for purchase

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Pitchfork, the most trusted voice in music, and October, a leading beer culture website, present the third annual OctFest, a one-of-a-kind beer, music and food festival taking place on October 19th at Knockdown Center in New York City.

  • For partnership inquiries please contact events@oct.co

  • For media inquiries, please contact rachel_janc@condenast.com. All requests must include publication/outlet name, website, primary areas of coverage (Beer/Music/Food), and indicate whether the request is for a photo or press pass

AB InBev is an investor in October through its venture capital arm, ZX Ventures.

Rules & Regulations

  • All attendees to Octfest must be 21+

  • Children 2 and under permitted with legal guardian. No ticket necessary.

  • Artists subject to change. No outside food or beverage allowed. No video recorders and no cameras with detachable lenses will be allowed in the festival grounds. If you are at all unsure about the equipment you're planning to bring, leave it at home!



  • Each single-day ticket-holder will receive 6 3-oz samples from the festival breweries of their choice. Once depleted, ticket-holders will be able to purchase additional samples for $2 per 3-oz pour. Sampling hours are from 3pm-8pm.


  • Please keep in mind that there will be absolutely no re-entry into the festival


  • By entering the festival you will be agreeing to allow your image to possibly be photographed or filmed for the use of the producers. You are not allowed to bring in video cameras or professional-quality cameras (NO cameras with detachable lenses).


  • If changes occur to your plans and you can no longer attend, no name changes are needed - you can simply give the digital print-at-home ticket to your friend. PLEASE NOTE: tickets will only scan once at entry, prohibiting multiple copies of the same ticket from being used


  • The following items will not be allowed: Tents, flags, lounge chairs, musical instruments, knives or other weapons, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras (NO cameras with detachable lenses), selfie sticks, pets, food, beverages, drugs or drug paraphernalia.


  • Digital cameras (non-professional), disposable cameras, film cameras(non-professional), fanny packs, sealed bottled water, backpacks/ satchels (medium-sized), hats, sun block, lighters, sunglasses, and cigarettes are permitted.


  • A valid government-issued photo ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages on the festival grounds. Attendees will need to show their ID to festival security personnel in order to receive a wristband that will allow them to purchase alcohol. Sales of alcohol will end promptly at 10:30 pm.


  • Octfest seeks to be a welcoming festival and community. As a festival guest, you have an active role in creating an enjoyable and accepting environment for your fellow attendees, including speaking out when you see unacceptable behavior.

  • Octfest has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination of any kind, including but not limited to: race, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, and disability status.

Offensive behavior includes, but is not limited to:

• Acts of physical assault or battery

• Verbal abuse

• Racial or ethnic slurs

• Groping, sexual assault, or unwanted sexual remarks

• Stalking

• Threatening language

Any individuals or groups found in violation of this policy may be removed from the festival.






  • When running, the shuttle runs to/from the Jefferson L train every 15 minutes, on Wykoff St, OUTSIDE The Cobra Club between Jefferson and Troutman.

  • If the L train is not running, the shuttle runs to/from the Flushing Ave. JMZ train every 20 minutes, OUTSIDE the Sumner Hotel.

  • Check mta.info for train information, and re-visit this page the night of your event to watch the real-time shuttle tracker




  • Knockdown Center is a quick 15 minute walk from the Jefferson L Train: Follow Flushing Ave. See walking map to 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378.



Car Service

  • We recommend the following local car services:

  • Fenix Car Service, (718) 821-2121,

  • Bushwick Car Service, (718)386-5002

  • Uber

  • Lyft

  • There is a designated car service pick-up/drop-off site on 54th St.




  • Knockdown Center is accessible by several convenient bus lines: Q59, Q54, B57, B38. See stops on map.



Drive / Bike

  • Knockdown Center is only 10-15 minutes from Williamsburg by Bike or Car. Bike parking is provided on-site. 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378. Valet parking is available during certain events – check back here for valet service updates when available.