CanToberfest Presented By Half Full Brewery

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North Lawn & Grand Steps @ Mill River Park

1010 Washington Blvd

Stamford, CT 06901

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The 2017 Half Full Brewery CanToberfest is an Oktoberfest style event featuring a true "garden" themed Pop Up Beer Garden, Lawn Games, a Can Stein Hoist Competition and some of the best Food Trucks around. The festival is held in support of the Mill River Park Collaborative and will take place on The North Lawn & Grand Steps in Mill River Park in downtown Stamford. Tickets for this event are $15 and include 1 Free Beer Ticket and admittance into the park.



Ever wanted to see Stamford's own, Tom Madden kickoff a huge party? Don't miss the official event kickoff at 6:30pm sharp.


We'll have Kan Jam, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, and Giant Connect 4. For the Can Stein Hoist Competition, we'll take the first 10 guys and 10 girls, sign ups begin at 7:30pm and the Can Stein Hoist will kick off promptly at 8pm with prizes for the top 3 finishers.


Get ready for HAPA, Magee’s Curbside, PitoSofrito, Bang Burger, Crazy Taco Mex, Nosh Hound, Dough Girls, and M.O.C. Eatery! We've asked each truck to put an Octoberfest spin on a menu item so be on the lookout for some original eats with a German kick...


We'll have both cans (it is CanToberfest, afterall) and draft available. Beer tickets will be available for $5 / ticket. Beer will be available for purchase from 6PM - 9:30PM (the event will end at 10PM). 100% of beer sales will be donated to the Mill River Park Collaborative.


We'll have 'Melina & The Oompahs playing authentic German music! 'Melina & the Oompahs' put on a high energy Oktoberfest show with music from traditional German Oompah to hits from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's through now. Melina grew up in Germany and resides in NYC. She has put together a program which will take you on a musical ride based on the Original Oktoberfest in Munich/Germany where she has performed. Don't miss it!


Mill River Park Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to create and sustain a world-class park in Downtown Stamford. The board of the Collaborative includes representation from the City of Stamford, Stamford Partnership, Downtown Special Services District, the West Side and Downtown communities, Urban Redevelopment Commission, the corporate community and Stamford at large. The Collaborative was established as a public/private partnership that would “provide collaborative leadership in creating and sustaining a successful Mill River Park.”

A portion of the net proceeds (ticket sales/sponsorships) and 100% of beer sales are being donated to The Mill River Park Collaborative to further their mission of creating and sustaining a world-class park in Downtown Stamford.


Bartlett Tree Experts, Robinson & Cole, People's United Bank, Indeed, UBS, Speed Printing & Graphics, The City Of Stamford


Should I wear a Lederhosen?

Of course.

Will there be day of ticket sales?

Probably, but why wait? Day of and door tickets will be $20 and cash only.

Do I have to bring my actual paper ticket to the event?

Nope. You will, however, need to bring either the paper ticket or a digital copy. All tickets will be collected/scanned at entry.

My friend gave me her ticket but it says her name, and she's a she and im a he. Is that okay?

Yep. Come as you are. 1 ticket = 1 entry.

Where do we park our automobiles at?

Take a cab, take an Uber, walk from the train, walk from your apartment or ride your razor (really?). If you absolutely must drive, there are 8 municipal parking lots near the park. More info can be found at

Can I bring my kids? My mother in law won't watch them anymore.

We feel ya. And yes you may. Children 12 and under are FREE. For Children 13-17 you'll have to purchase a ticket at 1/2 price using the discount code "teenager" at checkout. Unfortunately, adults 18-20 years of age are not permitted to attend this event.

Can I bring my Dog/Cat/Bird?

Yep. Pets must be leashed at all times, including your Bird.

Can I bring Lawn Chairs?

Lawn chairs are a fantastic idea. There will be plenty of tables/chairs in the Pop Up Beer Garden area, but you are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets if you would like to sit out on the North Lawn.

Can I bring a bag of sorts? I have a lot of stuff that I carry around.

Yes and No. Fanny packs and purses will be permitted. No backpacks or large bags. How much stuff do you have anyway?

Can I bring outside food/beverage?

Sorry friend, no outside food or beverage may be brought into the park.

What happens if it rains?

CanToberfest is RAIN OR SHINE!

I lost my wallet and my passport, can I drink beers anyway?

Nope. Everybody needs to present a valid ID (Drivers License or Passport) at the ID Check Station in order to receive a wrist band, and 1 Free Beer. Anybody seen consuming alcohol without a wristband and proper identification will be promptly removed from the event and reported to the police.

How do I get more beer once I'm inside the festival?

Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase for $5 per ticket. Tickets are good for 1 beer.

If I buy a DD ticket, can I still drink? Like, only a little?

Nope. Stay safe!

Half Full Brewery and Mill River Park Collaborative are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

*Last call is at 9:30PM. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

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North Lawn & Grand Steps @ Mill River Park

1010 Washington Blvd

Stamford, CT 06901

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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