For families in the west, this is the last weekend of the Kultursommer at Breitschiedpark and you can check out the super cool band the Trouble Notes at 18:00 on Saturday October 2nd. They are a Berlin-based quartet with violin, guitar, bass and drums–a truly pan-cultural group with each member hailing from a different country. For a preview of the band, here is a music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMe9-6zhZbU
Also in the west, is the fall street festival -the Berliner Herbst-Rummel Wednesday through Sundays at Kurt-Schumacher Damm Central Festplatz until October 17th. It has all kinds of carnival rides and games, and your typical fairground fare. Kurt-Schumacher-Damm 20713405 Berlin. Entry is free, you need to purchase tokens for rides. Hours are: Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 21:00, Friday from 2 to 22:00, Saturday from 13 to 22:00 pm, Sunday from 12 to 21:00 pm (Monday and Tuesday closed.)
At the Domäne Dahlem, you can check out the Harvest Festival October 2nd and 3rd, 10-18:00, with pony rides, pumpkins, tractor rides, a carousel, and market stands with hand-made goods, bio vegetables and fruits bio street-food, and “ecological gastronomy”. Tickets (3,50 adults, and 2€ reduced and for kids under 12) at: www.eventfrog.de/domaenedahlem On Sunday the entry is free.
At the Zitadelle in Spandau, they will be having their annual Gauklerfest, on October 2nd and 3rd. You can step into the middle ages with a hand-pushed carousel and ferris wheel, performances, food, and crafts. Am Juliusturm 6413599 Berlin. For more info: https://www.visitberlin.de/de/event/4-gauklerfest, and for tickets you can go here: https://www.carnica-spectaculi.de/veranstaltung/gauklerfest-zitadelle-spandau/
If you are looking for an apple festival, be sure to check out the Apfelfest in Potsdam in the Großer Wiesenpark on October 3rd from 10-19:00. They will have a full program with knights and vikings, ax-throwing, bow and arrow shooting, a giant trampoline, a fire show, fresh pressed apple juice and other apple treats, and much more. Tickets are 3€ for children and 7€ for adults. For more info, go to: http://www.cocolorus-diaboli.de or https://www.volkspark-potsdam.de/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,19/func,details/month,10/year,2021/catsid,1/did,3279/
And of course, if you can stand the crowds, there is the Oktoberfest taking place center city, right at Alexanderplatz (behind Galeria/Karstadt.) It will be going until October 3rd and is open daily from 10-22:00, with a stage program from 16:00. There are some small rides for kids like merry-go-rounds and bungie-jumpers, and plenty of yummy food to please the little ones like those giant decorated gingerbread cookies and roasted bratwurst.
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