It doesn’t matter whether you are in New York City or call Upstate New York home. You can find a place to celebrate the 2018 Oktoberfest in New York with the 2.2 million other New Yorkers that share German ancestry. And if you aren’t German, who cares? Check out these celebrations of German heritage for good food and good beer.Last Major Update:
Great Syracuse Oktoberfest - Syracuse, NY - Aug 4 to Aug 5, 2018
Annual Central New York Oktoberfest. German food, entertainment and tents from the German American Society of Central New York. Magic show and balloons for children. Free admission and parking.
Cheektowaga German Heritage Festival - Cheektowaga, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
A two day festival to celebrate German culture. Live music by Bergholz Blaskapelle, The Ausländers, The German-American Musicians and The Frankfurters. They will sell German food and beer. Kinder Park Family Fun area for children to enjoy and shopping in the Vendor Marketplatz. Sponsored by the Federation of German-American Societies.
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk - Clarence, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 17, 2018
5K Nature Run & Walk is a fundraiser to support the Brothers of Mercy mission. There is also beer, food, dancing and musical entertainment by the Auslanders between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Cost is between $10 and $25.
Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Always the weekend after Labor Day. Held at the Germania Festival Grounds. Delicious German foods, Munich beers, baked goods, children’s activities, dancers and singers.
Oktoberfest NY - Irondequoit, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 15, 2018
Their annual Oktoberfest party celebrates 27 years at Camp Eastman along Lake Ontario with two weekends of live music and special childrenâ€™s activities. Tickets are $8. Children under six are free when accompanied by adult.
Oktoberfest of Peekskill - Putnam Valley, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Get your polka on with great music from a 43 piece band from Germany and the Polka Brothers, plus great German food and beer, and entertainment
Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 9, 2018
Spring Garden Park hosts this celebration of the beginning of fall. Enjoy a Pork Roast dinner, traditional blood and liver sausage, more from the grill and German beers on tap. Live music. Cost is $6.00 per person.
German American Parade Afterparty - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
Hamburg Oktoberfest - Hamburg, NY - Sep 15, 2018
German beer, wine and food along with live German music, dancing and the German car show. Music by the German American Musicians. Location: Memorial Park on Lake Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
Steuben Parade - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
The German-American Steuben Parade of New York marches with German-American groups from around the country. Greeting ceremony on Friday. Parade starts at noon and goes from 68th street to 86th Street. The Oktoberfest in Central Park follows the parade. Location: Central Park, New York, NY
Oktoberfest in Central Park - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
German brews and food, live music, and more, the same day as the Steuban Parade.
Reichenbach Hall - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 30, 2018
200 seats in a 5000 sq foot hall in Midtown, with games, German food and beer, and music. They kick off festivities with the tapping of the Ceremonial Oktoberfest Keg and the opening party does not stop until this keg taps out. It will continue every night through the end of October highlighting live shows.
Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 21, 2018
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests.
Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 21 to Oct 14, 2018
Watermark NY (Pier 15), located in Lower Manhattan on Friday through Sunday for three weekends. Admission is free with two hour beer tasting for $60. Come enjoy the games, food, beer, and entertainment!
Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 22 to Oct 28, 2018
The popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.Every Saturday & Sunday plus Columbus Day. Live entertainment, German food and beer for those looking for a day trip out of New York City. Free admission but $8 parking per vehicle.
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 22 to Oct 14, 2018
Free admission. Four weekends of Oktoberfest fun with German-American music and local bands. First weekend: Gestalt BMW Car Rally. Second weekend: Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally. Third Weekend: Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally. Fourth weekend: Wine Tasting and Farmer’s Market.
Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Head into the Adirondacks for a weekend of celebrating all things German at Whiteface Mountain. Authentic German music, dancing, beer and food along with crafts and complimentary rides for kids and adults. Discounted gondola trips to the summit of Little Whiteface for a view of the fall foliage in the Adirondacks. Enjoy live music. Admission is $10-16 without gondola ride and $24 to $30 with trip. Location: 2634 Main St. Lake Placid, NY 12946
Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 22, 2018
Want to go to Oktoberfest without the expense of a flight to Europe? Well you’re in luck, The Mountain Brauhaus in Round Top, NY offers a one of a kind authentic German/Austrian experience right here in the United States. Oktoberfest at The Mountain Brauhaus includes music by one of the finest German bands, authentic Schuhplatter dancing by The Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein, German food, free flowing German beer and wines. Celebrate while fun among friends; and don’t forget the great Oktoberfest atmosphere and promotional items for our lucky patrons. This authentic Bavarian Beer Hall will have a German band, the Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein, German food, beer and wine for the Crystal Brook Resort Oktoberfest. Location: 430 Winter Clove Rd, Round Top, NY 12473
Cape Vincent Oktoberfest - Cape Vincent, NY - Sep 22, 2018
11th annual event. Noon to 5 PM. Featuring German music, dancers, food, beer and wine. Presented by the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce.
Munich on the East River - New York, NY - Sep 28 to Oct 7, 2018
Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Food, live music, casino tent and children’s games.
Oktoberfest - Mineola, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Knights of Columbus Hall hosts this Oktoberfest, which starts at 7 pm. Live Band, open bar, German food, German beer, coffee, dessert. $55 Per Person. Reservations only.
Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Springville Oktoberfest - Springville, NY - Sep 29, 2018
The Annual Oktoberfest will run from 2-11 PM with live music, German food, European car show, hot dog eating contest, best apfel dessert contest and Best German Dress contest.
North Albany Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Celebrate at the 7th annual Niagara Falls Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street. Authentic German food, beer and wine along with beer tent, street vendors, live music, German dancers and keg tapping. Family fun zone offers arts & crafts, petting zoo and bounce house for kids. Free admission. Hours are from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Trout Town Oktoberfest - Roscoe, NY - Sep 29, 2018
The brewerys largest festival of the year, the fourth annual Oktoberfest event on Saturday. With plenty of traditional food and craft beer to choose from, the Roscoe Beer Co will feature its very own Oktoberfest beer, as well as some other autumn favorites like our Autumn Spice and a few other highly anticipated brews. This a true family day of fun with an area for children to paint their very own pumpkins, enjoy the carriage hay rides, wind through the challenging hay maze, pick a pumpkin to take home and listen to live music. Come hungry because sticking to a true Oktoberfest there will be authentic German dishes that will sell out fast! Roscoe Cares will join us to sell hot cider and doughnuts raising funds for local families in need.
Oktoberfest in Cold Spring - Cold Spring, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Fairport Oktoberfest - Fairport, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
One of the largest and most popular Oktoberfests in New York State. An authentic and genuine German-American cultural experience through education, music, dance, food, wine, and, (of course) beer. All of FPPBCs programs and activities benefit the communitys residents.
Orchard Park Oktoberfest - Orchard Park, NY - Oct 6, 2018
Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Oct 6, 2018
Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2018
Annual Oktoberfest for 5+ years featuring German biers, food & music, arts & crafts, kids fun activities, and fireworks. Enjoy the fun on Canada Street beginning Friday at 5:00 pm.
Titus Mountain Oktoberfest - Malone, NY - Oct 6, 2018
The 38th Annual event on Saturday. Live Music, Vendors Galore, Beer & Brat, Chairlift & Hay Rides, FIREWORKS at Dusk.
Amsterdam Oktoberfest - Amsterdam, NY - Oct 6, 2018
Knights of Columbus Schuhplatter Oktoberfest - Cheektowaga, NY - Oct 13, 2018
Live Music by The Auslanders. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 14, 2018
Annual Oktoberfest with Authentic German food, live German music, games, and micro-brew tasting samples from 12 regional breweries from 1-5 PM. Oktoberfest costumes welcome! All inclusive tickets are $35 in advance. 100% of proceeds are donated to local North Country Ministry
Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 20, 2018
Swain Oktoberfest - Swain, NY - Oct 20, 2018
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Flying Bison Brewery Oktoberfest - Buffalo, NY - Sep 12, 2016
Hague Oktoberfest - Hague, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Friday Night Family Tent Dance offers live music, beer tent and festival food. $2 admission or $5 for the whole family. Saturday is Oktoberfest with seasonal beer from Adirondack Brewery, live music, kids activities, German food, keg toss & Miss Oktoberfest relay. Location: Hague Town Park
Founder’s Day Oktoberfest - Jeffersonville, NY - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Treadwell Park Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 8, 2017
Six Flags The Great Escape: Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2017
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Great Escape from 1-4 PM each day with German music, dancing, fall beers and festive foods. There will be acoustic performances at the Alpine Fest Haus and two headlining bands at the main stage by SkyCoaster. Admission is $21.50 or free with season pass.
Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise - New York, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Oktoberfest of Tonawanda - Tonawanda, NY - Oct 7, 2017
Hofbräuhaus Buffalo Sponsors Riverworks Oktoberfest – October 3, 2015
Village of Williamsville Oktoberfest – Williamsville, NY – September 25-27, 2015
Last Stop Oktoberfest – Amherst, NY – October 30, 2015
Location: Classics V Banquet Hall
Oktoberfest at The Mansion! – Glen Cove, NY – October 10-11, 2015
The Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island will be Hosting a two day tented Oktoberfest this year Oct 10 & 11.
3rd Annual Oktoberfest – Brooklyn, NY – October 3, 2015
This third annual event is hosted at the Aviator Sports & Event Center. Aviator Sports is well know for its two NHL size ice rinks, public skating, hockey, figure skating and training along with a great place to have a birthday party. The Oktoberfest event runs from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. It features music, games, and of course great beers. European beer giant Paulaner is the host sponsor. Other beers available include Franzianer-Hefeweizen, Tucher-Hefeweizan, Carsberg German Pilsner, St. Paulie Girl, Spaten Dunkel dark, Spaten Oktoberfest, and Sam Adams Oktoberfest. The games include flip cup, Bocce, beer pong and an organized Cornhole double elimination tournament with cash prizes. Cornhole goes by many names but is basically an organized team bean bag toss. Get your tickets for $40 online. Parking is free at Aviator Sports or take their shuttle from Brooklyn College. Location: Floyd Bennet Field, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Revelry by the River Oktoberfest – NYC – October 7, 2015
23rd Street & the East River
Club Lorelei Oktoberfest – Hamburg, NY – September 20, 2015
Brooktoberfest – Saratoga County, NY – September 26, 2015
Local food, silent auction and family fun under the big tents at Brookside Museum with the Saratoga County Historical Society. Event runs from 5:30 pm to 9 pm.
Location: 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Baldwinsville Oktoberfest – Baldwinsville, NY – Not Held in 2015, Expected back in 2016.
Oktoberfest with German food, live music and dancing Friday evening from 4 to 11 pm and Saturday from noon to 11 PM. 5K family run/walk on Saturday afternoon at 5 PM. Admission: Adults are $3, children 6-12 years old are $2. There will also be a pushball tournament.
Location: Baldwin Canal Square
Town Dock Tavern – Rye, NY – October 5, 2015
They have a special German menu and German beer for Oktoberfest. We’re not sure when this promotion ends so be sure to check with them!
Wings and Oktobeerfest – Rockville Center, NY – October 17, 2015
Blaue Gans – Tribeca, NYC – September 18 – October 3, 2015
Kurt Gutenbrunner’s restaurant serving Austro-German food in the heart of Tribeca is celebrating Oktoberfest with a special menu.
Location: 139 Duane St New York, NY 10013
Some of these Oktoberfest parties might be smaller than in Munich. 😉 Try this list of the largest Oktoberfests in the United States for the most popular and attended celebrations of German heritage. You should also check the lists of nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
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