Road Trip: "Tapping Into Twain" Oktoberfest Sept. 23rd

Stephanie Webster

On Friday, September 23rd, the Mark Twain House will host their 4th Annual "Tapping Into Twain" Oktoberfest. This event features a selection of locally produced beers and artisanal ales paired with bites from local restaurants.

This is the event the Hartford Advocate has called "absolutely, positively, without any doubt whatever, one of the best charitable events Hartford has beheld in quite some time." 

Breweries participating include Blue Point, Bru Rm/Bar, Cavalry Brewing, City Steam Brewery Café, Hartford Better Beer Co., HDI & Franklin Distributors, Hook & Ladder, Hooker Brewery, Maltose  Express, Narragansett, Old Burnside Brewing, Southport SBC, Willimantic and Zok's Home Brewing, with more signing up every day.

Food will be supplied by the Black Bear Saloon, Black-Eyed Sally's, Catsup & Mustard, City Steam, Hidden Vine, Hook & Ladder, Hot Tomato's, Lena's, and more. 

The "Tapping Into Twain" Oktoberfest will be held Friday, September 23, from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. (Members' admission price is $35.) A designated driver ticket will be provided for $15. All proceeds will benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum.  For tickets call 860-280-3130.

The Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891.

In addition to providing tours of Twain's restored home, a National Historic Landmark, the institution offers activities and educational programs that illuminate Twain's literary legacy and provide information about his life and times.

The house and museum at 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-247-0998 or visit