Oktoberfest in New York 2022
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 2022 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.
All listed Oktoberfests have been checked for 2022 dates - some with old dates were marked as canceled for this year but many just had no updates available that we could find. Still plenty of Oktoberfest parties running all the way into 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, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. 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!
You should also check the lists of nearby states that also celebrate Oktoberfest: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
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Oktoberfest NY - Irondequoit, NY - Sep 6 to Sep 14, 2019
Their annual Oktoberfest party at Camp Eastman along Lake Ontario with two weekends of live music and special children’s activities. Tickets are $8. Children under six are free when accompanied by adult.
Treadwell Park Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 20 to Oct 11, 2019
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 in Central Park - New York, NY - Sep 21, 2019
German brews and food, live music, and more, the same day as the Steuban Parade.
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 28 to Oct 20, 2019
Free admission. Four weekends of Oktoberfest fun with German-American music and local bands, each weekend having a different theme so you can come back for a different experience every time!
Six Flags The Great Escape: Oktoberfest - Queensbury, NY - Sep 12 to Sep 27, 2020
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.
Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
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.
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
Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Oct 22, 2021
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests.
Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 25, 2021
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
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!
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
Oinktoberfest - Clarence, NY - Aug 5 to Aug 7, 2022
Longest continuously running BBQ contest in NY. A KCBS sanctioned Competition Saturday, a Whole Hog Competition, Outdoor Cooking Contest and the Rib Oink-Off on Sunday and an Awards Ceremony following the contests both days.
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!
Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Sep 3 to Nov 6, 2022
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.
Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
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.
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk - Clarence, NY - Sep 9, 2022
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.
Oktoberfest of Peekskill - Putnam Valley, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
Get your polka on with great music, great German food and beer, and entertainment
Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 11, 2022
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 17, 2022
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 17, 2022
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
Fairport Oktoberfest - Fairport, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2022
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.
Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 24, 2022
Multiple biergartens and Oktoberfest bands, plus kids zone, dunk tank, car show 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.
Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 24, 2022
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.
Cape Vincent Oktoberfest - Cape Vincent, NY - Sep 24, 2022
Featuring German music, dancers, food, beer & wine in Downtown Cape Vincent
Trout Town Oktoberfest - Roscoe, NY - Sep 24, 2022
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.
Zum Schneider Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 9, 2022
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.
Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
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!
Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Oct 1, 2022
Food, live music, casino tent, raffles, and children’s games.
Wolff’s Biergarten Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Oct 1, 2022
5k, Dachsund races, music, food and fun
Titus Mountain Oktoberfest - Malone, NY - Oct 1, 2022
Annual event on Saturday. Live music, vendors, beer & brats, chairlift & hay rides, fireworks at dusk.
Oktoberfest of Tonawanda - Tonawanda, NY - Oct 1, 2022
Held at Noco Pavilion, with German music, food, beverages and more!
Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 23, 2022
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.
Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
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.
OkTupperfest - Tupper Lake, NY - Oct 8, 2022
There will be something for the whole family – pumpkin painting, face painting, sack races, a beer tent, and musical entertainment all day long
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 15, 2022
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
Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest - Syrcause, NY - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2022
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
Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 22, 2022
Dinner, live music, silent auction and more
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.
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8 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in New York 2022”
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!!!!!!
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.
This location has been closed since 2015. Its now a day camp.
could you please send me information for the polka party at the Manhattan bridge.
It is supposed to happen this saturday
Hello, would like to know if this coming weekend is the Little Miss Schuetzen Park contest taking place in North Bergen at Schuetzen Park?
Could you direct me to an October fest nearest to Webster, NY?
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
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”. )