Raise a Stein to Märzen Season: Oktoberfest in Jackson

Get your lederhosen or dirndl ready: Oktoberfest festivities are around the corner at Fertile Ground's Brewery in Belhaven Town Center.

We've gathered up info on the beloved celebration, as well as highlighted a few places where you can score local seasonal brews on tap or bottled and canned. Prost!

Fertile Ground Oktoberfest Marine in can and stein
Fertile Ground Beer Co. offers a Märzen on draft and in cans during this season
Credit: Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground Beer Co. Oktoberfest 2023

Fertile Ground welcomes back its two-day Oktoberfest event on Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st, kicking off with a ceremonial keg tapping. Make sure to grab an exclusive glass or ceramic stein as a memento and enjoy special pricing on their Märzen and Festbier brews throughout the weekend. Saturday starts with the inaugural Belhaven Hills Classic 8K Race sponsored by the JXN Trail Club at 9 a.m., followed by a Kid's Fun Run and an Adult’s Bier Mile. Stick around for live music and food trucks, and test your strength or stomach at the Stein Hoisting or Bratwurst Eating Competitions that afternoon.

Can't make it to Oktoberfest? There are still plenty of spots to sit and enjoy or pick up a taste of Fall.

Urban Foxes

Apart from their scratch-made pastries, pies, and coffee, Urban Foxes also offers several autumnal beer selections, including Vicksburg-based Key City Brewing Co.'s Prost! Märzenbier and Moon Child Oatmeal Stout, and Fertile Ground's Oktoberfest (on draft).

The Pig & Pint

While you snack on a plate of BBQ Nachos or Fondren Fries, try one of The Pig & Pint's many German and/or regional craft beer selections for Fall, including selections from Key City Brewing Co., Parish Brewing Co.'s Ghost In The Machine IPA, and Hattiesburg-based Southern Prohibition Brewing's Café Stout.

The Bulldog

A local watering hole for nearly 30 years, The Bulldog features Jackson's largest beer selection of 50 mainly local and craft beers on tap and 50+ in bottles, as well as an expansive menu that includes salads, juicy burgers, Tex-Mex appetizers, and Cajun signatures. From Yuengling to Founders Brewing Co. and beyond, there's an Oktoberfest for every palate.

LD's BeerRun

Outfitted for any craft beer enthusiast, LD's offers up a selection of local, regional, and national Fall beers for pick-up, like Crosstown Brewery's Crosstoberfest, Urban South Brewery's Oktoberfest Märzen, and Shipyard's Pumpkinhead Ale.

Corner Market

A great quick stop for groceries and beer, Corner Market has a rotating selection of craft hops from across Mississippi and the Southeast. If you can't decide which option to take home, fear not – they also offer customizable six-packs to pick and choose your favorites.

Anne Marie Hanna


Anne Marie Hanna