Business and Industry Events – September 2018

The 39th North Shore Bavarian Society’s Oktoberfest

September 28th – 29th, 2018

North Shore Recreation Centre | Tatamagouche, NS Canada

The largest Oktoberfest east of Kitchener-Waterloo takes place on the last full weekend of September each year with over 3,000 party goers travelling to Tatamagouche to attend the North Shore Bavarian Society’s Oktoberfest which is a non-profit multi-cultural society with members from various communities with its home base in Tatamagouche, N.S.

Each event includes good food, beverages, music and dancing. There’s great entertainment as they play German Oktoberfest music as well as popular music, so there is something for everyone.

There are many concession booths serving up all kinds of tasty treats ranging from traditional such as sausages, schnitzel, to pizzas and potato chips along with many beverages available including domestic, imported and local craft beers and wines.

So, put on your lederhosen or dirndl, learn the words to Ein Prosit and practice your chicken dance then come out and join us for the greatest party in Atlantic Canada.

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14th Annual Portland Fresh Hops Fest
September 28th – 29th, 2018

Oaks Amusement Park | Portland, OR, USA

The Portland Fresh Hops Fest is a celebration of the annual hop harvest that takes place from mid-August to mid-September in Oregon. The festival features Oregon craft beers made with hops that are freshly picked off the vine and used within hours of harvesting.

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BC Hop Fest 2018

September 29th, 2018

BC Hop Co Hop Farm | Abbotsford, BC, Canada

BC Hop Fest is all set to start off BC Craft Beer Month with a bunch of great beer and great people! This unique annual event brings together the best of British Columbia’s rapidly growing craft breweries and hop products of all kinds. This year, we welcome hop lovers to enjoy the offerings of 40 different breweries, of which many use fresh Sumas Prairie grown hops so you can’t get much more “fresh” and local than that!

Gather your friends for a Fraser Valley experience like no other. Eat and drink among hops still on the bine, kick up your heels to live music, talk to your favorite brew master, and join us in celebrating the hop harvest at BC Hop Fest 2018.


The BC Craft Brewers Guild represents craft brewers from all over BC. Some are small and others smaller, but they all brew flavorful local beer with passion and dedication. The mission of the guild is to support the ongoing creation and discovery of truly great BC Craft Beer.


BC Hop Company Ltd. is dedicated to supporting family farms through the world class processing and distribution of high quality BC grown hops to brewers, culinary experts, and hop heads everywhere!

For more information on the event:

Follow on Twitter: @bchopfest

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September 30th – October 2nd, 2018

McCormick Place| Chicago, IL, USA

PRINT 18 is the ONE event that helps you Grow YOUR Business. More than 80 engaging education sessions, an extensive exhibit floor featuring the latest RED HOT technologies. Networking with colleagues, customers and potential business partners. At PRINT 18 you will learn, shop, strategize and solve complex challenges with unconventional thinking, innovative products and trusted solutions that can be implemented immediately.

PRINT has served as the platform for breakthrough ideas and technologies for 50 years. Owned and produced by the Association for PRINT Technologies, it’s where emerging technology and powerful businesses meet.

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Los Angeles International Textile Show

October 3rd – 5th, 2018

California Market Center | Los Angeles, CA, USA

Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) is the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design & production resources from around the globe. Showcasing hundreds of international fabric collections and design services, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with West Coast’s Contemporary & Lifestyle designers in mind.

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Nocturne: Art at Night

October 11th -13th, 2018

Multiple Locations | Halifax, NS, Canada

Nocturne: Art at Night is a fall festival that brings art and energy to the streets of Halifax between 6 p.m.-midnight. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax. Nocturne, designed and planned by volunteers, is an opportunity for everyone to experience the art of Halifax in a whole new light. The Nocturne Program Guide provides details about exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

The Nocturne program and map guides residents and visitors alike to a variety of exhibitions in galleries and public spaces throughout the city.

Nocturne is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. We work on building partnerships with the city and area businesses and government organizations to bring the city access to art and wonder with no barriers. 

Every year the city of Halifax partners with Nocturne and that year’s curator to bring art and artists to create fixed points for the evening. These projects echo the year’s theme and create gathering spots to which to explore the festival from.

For more information on the event:

Follow on Twitter: @NocturneHalifax

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14th Annual Australian Beer Festival

October 12th – 14th, 2018

The Australian Heritage Hotel | The Rocks, NSW, Australia

A giant celebration of craft beer in the Rocks as Cumberland and Gloucester streets will come alive with great Australian craft beer festivities as festival goers celebrate it’s 14th year championing craft brews down in the Rocks they’re kicking the street party into gear with over 30 breweries where you can meet the brewers, attend blind tasting sessions and enjoy live entertainment. We’re talking 120 beers and ciders for you to taste and rate over two and a half days, so like fun to us.

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High Point Market

October 13th – 17th, 2018
Multiple Locations | High Point, NC, USA

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

What High Point Market offers those attending:

  • 180 Buildings
  • 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
  • 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

For more information on the event:

Follow on Twitter: @HPMarketNews

Follow on Facebook: @hpmkt

10th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival

October 26th – 27th, 2018

Eastern Market | Detroit, MI, USA

Join the Michigan Brewers Guild at Eastern Market in October for one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around. Attendees can enjoy some incredible food from Detroit area restaurants (available for purchase) and listen to a talented line-up of local musicians while sipping any of more than 800+ craft beers and nearly 120 Michigan breweries.

The Motor City has a long-standing brewing history and in recent years it has been revitalized thanks to a growing interest in the craft beer movement. Established in 1891, the current Eastern Market is one of the nation’s oldest farm markets and the area is rife with brewing history. In its heyday, there were more than 40 breweries in the Detroit area and malt silos still stand as a testament to the rich brewing history – making it the perfect backdrop for the Detroit Fall Beer Festival.

For more information on the event:

Follow on Twitter: @ MiBrewersGuild

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7th Annual Harrison Beer Festival 

October 26th – 27th, 2018

St. Alice Hall | Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada

The Harrison Beer Festival has been created to showcase BC Craft Breweries and to celebrate craft beer month in beautiful British Columbia.  The Harrison Hot Springs and the Agassiz Regions has a rich history in the beer industry.  For 60 years hops, a basic ingredient in beer was the main industry in the Agassiz area of British Columbia.  At the height of business, 300 acres were planted with hops. 

This annual event in addition to bringing great beer to the shores of Lake Harrison will also bring amazing food and entertainment and we celebrate our place in beer history.

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