The 32nd Annual Oktoberfest and Honk! Festival Parade


The 32nd Annual Oktoberfest and Honk! Festival Parade

to Harvard Square to reclaim the streets for Horns, Bikes, and Feet!!!

 Sunday, October 10, 2010 from Noon – 6:00 pm 

(Rain date: Monday, October 11th 2010)


Join the HONK! Festival Parade leaving Davis Square at noon and arriving at the 32nd Annual Harvard Square Oktoberfest at 1:00 pm to “Reclaim the Streets for Horns, Bikes and Feet!” and an exciting day long party in the streets!

Grand Parade Marshals will welcome over 30 marching bands from the Honkfest and their rolling, strolling, biking, dancing, walking friends to Harvard Square! Join us at the reviewing stand from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. for the most entertaining and unusual parade you may ever see in your entire life!

Ascend to new heights with bird’s-eye-views of Oktoberfest inside the Re-max Hot Air Balloon located the Cambridge Commons offering rides for charitable donations.

Bring the kids for kid sized events and activities on Church Street, including a Thomas the Train ride around the square, and other rides.

AND as always for the last 30 years Oktoberfest features:

Six stages of live entertainment including a main stage in the Super Crosswalk, a Club Passim Stage, a showcase of music in the Church Street Parking Lot, and a HONK! Encampment and several HONK! Band Stages throughout the festival.  

50 plus International Food Vendors! Enjoy authentic Oktoberfest dishes at the Sandrine’s booth featuring Chef Raymond Ost’s world renowned Choucroute! Enjoy the ceremonial Keg Tapping and Toast and authentic Bavarian food, beer and costumes at Grendel’s Den.

People watch (and be watched) from a cozy corner of the Grafton Street/Sam Adams Beer Garden (across from the Main Stage)! Grab a seat on a hay-bale inside the UpperCrustBeerGarden along Mount Auburn Street and enjoy a great view of the Honk encampment in WinthropPark! Dance, eat, and be merry at the Fire + IceBeerGarden in the Church Street Parking lot.

Satisfy every food desire with Chef Paul O’Connell’s Cuban Sandwich, Korean Bar-b-que, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, fudge and kettle korn, and international flavors from Café of India and the Midwest Grill, and a host of Thai, Nepalese, Jamaican, Chinese, and Mediterranean booths from which to choose! Sample new Nantucket Nectars flavors, Tribe Hummus, and Knudsen Spritzers!

Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features 200+ stalls featuring artists, DIY vendors, vintage, and sidewalk sale vendors!  


OKTOBERFEST 2010 – Entertainment Schedule:


MAIN STAGE – in the Super Crosswalk!  

12:00 Gentleman Hall     

1:00 HONK PARADE              

2:00 The Lights Out                    

3:00 The Walk Ons                    

 4:00 Jacob and the House of Fire

5:00:00 Rude Mechanical Orch   

Playing throughout the day – Mistaker


PASSIM STAGE – on Brattle Street near Church Street

12:00 Chris O’brien        

1pm: The Points North     

2pm: NINI+BEN           

3pm: We’re About 9       

4pm: Margaret Glaspy    

5pm Treat Her Right       


FIRE + ICE STAGE – Church Street Parking Lot  

12:00 John Colvert         

1:00  TBD!

2:00 Skyler         

3:00 Gospel Music Project           

4:00 Dreadrocks            

5:00 LUNIC      


HONK PLAYERS in Eliot Triangle!           

2:00 Veveritse (NYC) 

3:00  DJA-Rara (Brooklyn)

4:00 Minor Mishap Marching Band (Austin)

5:00 What Cheer? Brigade (Providence)


HONK PLAYERS on Church Street at Mass Ave!                       

2:00 Springville Allstar Marching Band (Springville, NY)

3:00 Detroit Party Marching Band (Detroit)

4:00 Himalayas (NYC)

5:00 Extraordinary Rendition (Providence)


HONK PLAYERS on Palmer Street!                      

2:00 Black Bear Combo (Chicago)

3:00 Expandable Brass Band (Western MA)  

4:00 Environmental Encroachment (Chicago) –                   

5:00 Brass Liberation Orchestra (California)              



Dunkin Donuts, Nantucket Nectars, Sprint, Samuel Adams, Grafton Street, Fire + Ice, The Upper Crust, Café of India, Renewal By Anderson, Relay Rides, Newbury Comics, RE/MAX Destiny, The Irving House, Sonic Bids, Boston’s Weekly Dig, YELP, and Panorama.


Oktoberfest is Free to the Public.

For more info, please call 617-491-3434 or

RAINDATE: Monday, October 12, 2010