Oktoberfest in New York 2024

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 2024 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.

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In the process of updating for 2024, looks like plenty of great Oktoberfest parties running all the way up to November to enjoy, so Prost!

All events showing current dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2024 Events

Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2024
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.

Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 8, 2024
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.

Hamburg Oktoberfest - Hamburg, NY - Sep 21, 2024
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 21, 2024
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

Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2024
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.Take a gondola trip to the summit of Little Whiteface for a view of the fall foliage in the Adirondacks. Enjoy live music.

Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 28, 2024
Multiple biergartens and Oktoberfest bands, plus kids zone, dunk tank, car show and more

Cape Vincent Oktoberfest - Cape Vincent, NY - Sep 28, 2024
Featuring German music, dancers, food, beer & wine in Downtown Cape Vincent

Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2024
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in charming Rhinebeck, NY, Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck puts a creative spin on the traditional celebration, highlighting all things handcrafted — from beer and wine to homewares and seasonal grub. Also featuring carriage rides, master pumpkin carving demos, live music, a petting zoo and an extensive children’s center, this event will appeal to everyone!

Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2024
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.

Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 19, 2024
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 $35-40 in advance. 100% of proceeds are donated to a local nonprofit organization. 21+ event

You should also check the lists of nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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Past Events

Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 21, 2023
Dinner, live music, silent auction and more

OkTupperfest - Tupper Lake, NY - Oct 14, 2023
There will be something for the whole family – pumpkin painting, face painting, sack races, a beer tent, and musical entertainment all day long

Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest - Clay, NY - Oct 14, 2023
Enjoy German food, beer, music and dancing, hosted by the German American Society of Central New York. Magic show and balloons for children. Free admission and parking, held at NYS Fairgrounds

Titus Mountain Oktoberfest - Malone, NY - Oct 7, 2023
Annual event on Saturday. Live music, vendors, beer & brats, chairlift & hay rides, fireworks at dusk.

Wolff’s Biergarten Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Sep 30, 2023
5k, Dachsund races, music, food and fun

Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 30, 2023
Celebrate at the 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.

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 22, 2023
The popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area every Saturday & Sunday plus Columbus Day. Live entertainment, German food and beer, perfect for those looking for a day trip out of New York City. Free admission but $10 parking per vehicle.

Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
A traditional Oktoberfest experience on Hunter Mountain

Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Food, live music, casino tent, raffles, and children’s games.

Zum Schneider Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2023
Zum Schneider, the original Bavarian Bierhaus in NYC owned by Sylvester Schneider, once again presents an unforgettable and traditional München Oktoberfest experience. Zum Schneider hosts its annual event by following the age old traditions of Oktoberfest typically celebrated in Munich for over 200 years.

Fairport Oktoberfest - Fairport, NY - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2023
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 FPPBC’s programs and activities benefit the community’s residents.

Trout Town Oktoberfest - Roscoe, NY - Sep 23, 2023
The brewery’’s largest festival of the year is the 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 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 sell hot cider and doughnuts raising funds for local families in need.

Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
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. 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

Oktoberfest in Central Park - New York, NY - Sep 16, 2023
German brews and food, live music, and more, the same day as the Steuban Parade.

Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 21, 2023
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests.

Treadwell Park Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 15, 2023
Germany is famous for their amazing beers, and now you can experience them at Treadwell Park. Purchase one of their select offerings listed in the Oktoberfest passport, and receive a stamp to get started. Once you’ve completed your “tour” of Germany with stamps for all beers in the passport — receive a complimentary 32oz stein of Oktoberfest to keep!

Oktoberfest of Peekskill - Putnam Valley, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Get your polka on with great music, great German food and beer, and entertainment

Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk - Clarence, NY - Sep 8, 2023
5K Nature Run & Walk is a fundraiser to support the Brothers of Mercy mission. There is also an Oktoberfest party to follow with beer, food, dancing and musical entertainment.

Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
Let’s ease into the Fall with crisp local brews, warmed baked goods, and shop for cozy layers that our wardrobes need to be complete. The day’s DJs will be spinning vinyl all day long and will have some records of their own to sell.

Six Flags The Great Escape: Oktoberfest - Queensbury, NY - Aug 26 to Sep 24, 2023
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Great Escape 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 of Tonawanda - Tonawanda, NY - Oct 1, 2022
Held at Noco Pavilion, with German music, food, beverages and more!

Springville Oktoberfest - Springville, NY - Sep 24, 2022
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.

Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 2 to Oct 31, 2022
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!

Oaktoberfest at Oak Mountain - Speculator, NY - Oct 16, 2021
Throw on your lederhosen and come on up to Oak Mountain for Oaktoberfest! Live music, German buffet, craft vendors, kids activities, contests and more

Amsterdam Oktoberfest - Amsterdam, NY - Oct 9, 2021
Huge German themed block party on Bridge St. featuring Games, contests, German food, entertainment, vendors, live music & Biergarten beer specials!

Orchard Park Oktoberfest - Orchard Park, NY - Oct 24, 2020
Admission and parking are free. Enjoy traditional live music and taste delicious German cuisine and seasonal favorites by local establishments

Knights of Columbus Schuhplatter Oktoberfest - Cheektowaga, NY - Oct 17, 2020
Live Music by The Auslanders. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.

We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!

We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.

Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.

The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.

Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.

Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.

Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.

Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

Find other fun things to do in New York in fall:

New York Festivals
New York Corn Mazes
New York Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in New York
New York Pumpkin Patches

8 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in New York 2024

  1. James G. Halik says:

    Mountain Creek in NJ is our favorite. They have stepped it up! Dress up and get in free gets people into the spirit. Great mixed age crowd. Always luv Bear Mt. Big crowds . Cheap. Beautiful setting. Best bands(Meixner and DSB) and goes on for over a month! Dover NJ Germania small but real German! German club in Poughkipsee similar. Loved the one in Newport RI. Setting awesome. Great crowd with many college kids too. Good food. Great bands. Hunter in NY is good for a big fest but a little commercial. For a ski area fest Mountain Creek in NJ does it best and they have local boy Jimmy Sturr the polka legend there on his home turf. My German brother in-law says better than Germany! But he’s from Bremen where they don’t really do Oktoberfest. Best time of the year!!!!!!

  2. Platzl brauhaus Oktoberfest says:

    Check our website. A real Oktoberfest provided by a third generation German/American in Pomona NY. Celebrating German heritage since 1947. Our celebration begins Sept. 26 and runs for 4 Saturdays and the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. We offer a menu which includes a variety of wursts, sauerbraten, potato pancakes, dumplings, cucumber salad, and an assortment of American BBQ foods. Our beer selection includes the traditional Munich Oktoberfest beer, served alongside some American Oktoberfest beer, craft beers, German wine and hard cider. There are different German bands performing on each weekend, German dancers, Sam Adams stein hoisting contest and many different recreational activities.

  3. Brendan Mccarthy says:

    could you please send me information for the polka party at the Manhattan bridge.
    It is supposed to happen this saturday

  4. Christy says:

    Hello, would like to know if this coming weekend is the Little Miss Schuetzen Park contest taking place in North Bergen at Schuetzen Park?

  5. Bob says:

    Mt Creek Octoberfest went down hill this year They moved the stage No more dancers on beer barrels with German bands Food $40 and cold It’s just a drunk fest Very disappointed I liked the previous year’s

  6. Martin Chris says:

    2019 – You can’t beat Whiteface in Wilmington. The German food, traditional German music, (great dance floor), great vendors and the gondola ride are fantastic. We try to go every year. Were staying across the street at Ledgerock don’t have to drive far. Also Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole is up the street. A theme park that should not be missed and still original designed by the famous Arto Monaco.( see PBS “ A castle in every heart”. )

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