Save the date for the 2016 Bradtoberfest!

The 4th annual BradtoberFest Run/Rawk/Crawl will take place in Duluth, MN, on Sunday, October 2, continuing the tradition of fall Friends of Brad events in the merry spirit of Bavaria’s famous Oktoberfest celebration.

The BradtoberFest Run/Rawk/Crawl connects Duluth’s craft beer, music, and running communities, offering participants a unique opportunity to sample local beer and music while traversing a path that links local breweries and beer-centric venues. Proceeds benefit young musicians, supporting programs such as the Duluth Music Resource Center and FOBMF‘s scholarship, fellowship, and other charitable programs.

Participants can run or walk. The route begins at Bent Paddle Brewing and ends at the Red Herring Lounge. Registration and check-in starting at 11 am.

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Check out the fun recap of our 2015 event below. To keep up-to-date with all this year’s Bradtoberfest news, follow BradFest on Facebook.


To learn more about the shenanigans at past events, check out some info about the 2015 Bradtoberfest:

The 2015 BradtoberFest Run/Rawk/Crawl took place in Duluth, MN on Sunday, October 4.  

Registration: and Facebook event

2015 Bradtoberfest FAQs:

The Ultimate Sunday Funday, this event connected local music, craft beer, and outdoor culture in a fun-filled fall fest that benefited young local musicians & aimed to honor the memory of Duluth musician Brad Rozman. Participants could run or walk the ~5K path that connects local breweries and pubs. Registration included craft beer samples and live local music at each stop.

We had a stellar ‪#‎BradtoberFest‬ lineup:  

The Boomchucks, The Brothers Burn Mountain, Hannah Rey, Ingeborg von Agassiz, Lord Montague, Portrait of a Drowned Man, Robot Rickshaw,Tribal Alchemie, Two Harbors Ukulele Group, and Wood Blind!

Finish line party was emceed by Mr. Nice! Here was the full schedule of events.

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we couldn’t have done it without them!


Interested in volunteering? We have loads of fun opportunities! To volunteer, contact

Thanks to VLER Design for our wonderful 2015 poster design!

Check out this fun video promo and summary of the 2014 event by Mark Malenius of Malenius Media!

BradtoberFest proceeds support the charitable programs of the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation ( as well as other local groups such as the Music Resource Center – Duluth.