As summer waves goodbye, it's time to look ahead to fall activities. Beer festivals and Oktoberfest celebrations are on the calendar in September and October, with events all over Connecticut.\u00a0 Alvarium Beer Co. in New Britain hosts an Oktoberfest party Sept. 24 from noon to 11 p.m., with beer, games and food from Hindsight BBQ. The event is free and open to the public.\u00a0 The Small State Great Beer festival returns to Hartford Sept. 24 at Trinity Health Stadium, with sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. (including VIP.) The event features an all-Connecticut lineup of\u00a0breweries, cideries and distilleries, alongside live music and local food trucks. General admission is $48; VIP is $68; designated drivers are $18. The second annual Torrington Oktoberfest will be held Sept. 24 at Torrington's Franklin Plaza, with Oktoberfest-style beer, food, live music and raffles. Tickets are $20 and include one complimentary beer or non-alcoholic drink.\u00a0 The 31st annual Oktoberfest at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury runs Sept. 24 and 25 in its pavilion from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with German food, beer and entertainment. Tickets are $29.99 and include a dinner ticket, one beer or soda and all-day rides. Use code OKTOBERFEST22 to purchase online. Brewfest at the Beach, hosted at New London's Ocean Beach, celebrates 50 years on Sept. 30 with beer tastings, live music and beer-friendly food. The event starts at 6 p.m.\u00a0Advance tickets are $25.\u00a0 Twelve Percent Beer Project's Oktoberfest runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in North Haven, with a weekend full of beer, live music, German food, games and dancing. The festival runs 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Meriden Turner Society and Hop Haus food truck will be serving German cuisine like schnitzel, bratwurst with sauerkraut, smoked venison potato pancakes, apple-braised pork shanks and jumbo pretzels with beer cheese. Tickets are $25, including entry to the daily celebration, a first beer and a commemorative stein. Weekend passes and designated driver tickets are also available.\u00a0 Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield\u00a0hosts its annual Oktoberfest Oct. 2, with tastings from more than 50 breweries, food vendors, rides on the ski lift, live music, a home brewers contest, keg tossing and stein holding contest. The event starts at 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $49 for VIP (admission one hour early), $39 for general admission and $15 for designated drivers.\u00a0 Spacecat Brewing Company in Norwalk hosts an Oktoberfest and first anniversary celebration Oct. 1 starting at noon, with German-style beers, new releases including a M\u00e4rzen and Altbier, an outdoor beer tent, stein holding contest, games, raffles and German food by Me'st?\u201cz\u014d Grill. General admission tickets are $30 and include a T-shirt, custom stein and one drink ticket.\u00a0 The Harvest Bounty Brewfest returns to the Litchfield Community Center Oct. 1 from 2 to 6 p.m., with tastings of beer, cider and spirits; food vendors, live music, lawn games and fire pits. Cost is $30.\u00a0 Sun BrewFest returns to Mohegan Sun Oct. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m., with beer tastings, live music, a cornhole tournament and food from local restaurants. Tickets are $50. A Seltzer Social on Oct. 7 from 8 to 10 p.m. features hard seltzers and fall-inspired spirits along with local bites. Tickets are $40; beverage and bite tastings are included in the ticket. Guests can also buy a package with tickets to both events for $75. East Rock Brewing in New Haven hosts its third annual Oktoberfest Oct. 8 at the German-inspired brewery, with live music, German-inspired food, games and prizes. Two sessions are available, the first from noon to 4 p.m. and second from 5 to 9 p.m. $30 admission includes entry, first beer and commemorative stein. Beer and pretzel tickets will be available for purchase at $7 apiece.\u00a0 Max Hospitality hosts its annual Hoptoberfest Oct. 9 at Simsbury's Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, with tastings of local and regional beers and ciders and beer fest-inspired food items. Tickets are $59 ($65) at the door and include two-ounce tasting pours and all the bites you can eat. Live music by BooYah! The event starts at 1 p.m. Buy tickets online here. The G.O.A.T. Brew & Wine Fest returns to Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., with tastings of beer, wine and spirits and food for purchase from the park's concession stands. Tickets are $60 for general admission and $85 for VIG (Very Important Goat), including early entry, on-field VIP access and a special mug. The annual Westoberfest event in Westport's downtown is Oct. 15, with beer tastings from 2 to 5 p.m., food vendors, live music, a 10K road race, pumpkin giveaway and other fall activities. Tickets are $45 for general admission. Smoke in the Valley Craft Beer & Home Brew Competition at BADSONS in Derby is scheduled for Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., with beer and liquor tastings, adult trick or treating and a costume contest. The home brew competition features beers brewed with candy. General admission is $35; VIP tickets are $35 before Sept. 1 and $45 after.\u00a0 The Elm City Brew Festival returns to New Haven\u2019s College Street Music Hall Nov. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring beer tastings, food vendors and music by local artists. VIP tickets are $60 and include early admission at noon. General admission tickets are $45 in advance, $55 on the day of the event. Buy tickets on Eventbrite.\u00a0 Foxwoods Resort Casino's annual Beerfest\u00a0returns to Mashantucket Nov. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m., with tastings of more than 150 beers, ciders, seltzers and specialty cocktails. Guests can enjoy live music, games, and food available for purchase in the Rainmaker Expo. General admission is $30; buy tickets here.